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Smile Chords

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============================================================================
Title:  Smile
Author: Chaplin, Charlie
Key of: F
Notes:  This is the 1936 melody of the theme song for the movie 'Modern Times.'
In 1954, the lyrics were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons and the song
was performed by Nat King Cole.
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 A        A
|* * * * |* * * * |
Amaj7       Amaj7
|* * * * |* * * * |
F#m       D
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        Gb  E Gb
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        Bm
|* * * * |* * * * |
Dm        Dm  E
|* * * * |* * * * |
A         F#m
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        E
|* * * * |* * * * |
A         A
|* * * * |* * * * |

A                  A
Smile, though your heart is aching
Amaj7       Amaj7
Smile, even though its breaking
F#m              D
Though there are clouds in the
Bm             Gb  E  Gb
sky You'll get by, If you
Bm                  Bm
Smile through your fears and sorrow
Dm            Dm   E
Smile, and maybe tomorrow
A              F#m
You'll see the sun  come shining 
Bm          E
through for you

A             A
Light up your face with gladness
Amaj       Amaj7
Hide every trace of sadness
F#m        D   
Although a tear may be
Bm       Gb   E      Gb
Ever so near, That's the
Bm            Bm
time you must keep on trying
Dm                Dm     E
Smile, what's the use of crying
A                F#m
You'll find that life is still worth-
Bm       E
while If you'll just...

 A        A
smile... |* * * * |
Amaj7       Amaj7
|* * * * |* * * * |
F#m       D
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        Gb  E Gb
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        Bm
|* * * * |* * * * |
Dm        Dm  E
|* * * * |* * * * |
A         F#m
|* * * * |* * * * |
Bm        E
|* * * * |* * * * |
A         A
|* * * * |* * * * |

A           [0 0 2 2 2 0]
Amaj7       [x 0 2 1 2 0]
Bm          [2 2 4 4 3 2]
D           [x x 0 2 3 2]
Dm          [x 0 0 2 3 1]
E           [0 2 2 1 0 0]
Gb          [2 4 4 3 2 2]
Gbm         [x x 4 2 2 2]
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DjangoWannabe wrote on August 23 2009, 07:41 pm

Unless you're capoed at the seventh fret this song is in A, not F.

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samincliche wrote on December 11 2009, 08:12 pm

I don't think the key matters. That's fixable.

I think it's perfect if you just want to play it acousticly.

Thanks.

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CE Lineberry wrote on September 7 2010, 03:13 pm

The D chord should be Adim..otherwise sounds great!

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