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The Sound Of Music chords

version 2
version 2

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  • Guitar works with F base chord and reworked about 30% of the other chords.
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Song: The Sound Of Music (Hammerstein II/Rodgers)
Album/Film: The Sound of Music
Chord Analysis: Mats Fagergren

Use the chords according to the instructions below.
Note the chord E with F in the base E/F or
it can also be called Fm(maj7)(#11) ! it is one of the 
very special chords that gives this lovely song its very special harmony.

        E,A,D,G,B,e          E,A,D,G,B,e
F       x,x,3,2,1,1  G7/D    x,5,3,4,3,3
E/F     x,x,3,1,0,0  Bbdim7  x,x,2,3,2,3
Bb/D    x,x,0,3,3,1  Db7-5   x,4,5,4,6,4
C7      x,3,2,3,1,0  Dm      x,x,0,2,3,1
F/A     x,0,3,2,1,1  Dm6     x,x,0,2,0,1
F/C     x,3,3,2,1,1  Am      x,0,2,2,1,0
Am/C    x,3,2,2,1,0  C       x,3,2,0,1,0
Bb      x,1,3,3,3,1  G7      3,2,0,0,0,1
Fadd9   x,x,3,2,1,3  F6/9    x,x,3,2,3,3
Bbm/Db  x,4,3,3,2,x  Gm7     3,5,3,3,3,3
F6      x,x,3,2,3,1


F                                      E/F
The  Hills are alive with the sound of Music, With
F6                                  Bb/D  C7
songs they have sung for a thousand years,    the
F                                     E/F
hills fill my heart with the sound of music, My
F/A            Bb/D       Am/C   C7  F       Bb  F
heart wants to sing every song      it hears

[Section 1]

N.C              Bb            Bbdim7        F/A        F/C
My heart want to beat like the wings  of the birds that rise  
N.C       Bb  Bbdim7 F/A   F/C
from the lake to the trees....., My
Bb            Bbdim7       F/A        F/C
heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies , from the
G7/D   Db7-5 C7       
church on a  breeze.
F/A Bb          Bbdim7        F/A       F/C
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls, over
Bb    Bbdim7   F/A   F/C
stones in  its way.....to

[Section 2]

Dm   Dm6         Am   
sing through the night like a
Dm          G7         C
lark who is learning to pray.


Fadd9                               E/F
I go for the hills when my heart is lonely, I
know I will hear, what I've heard 
Bb/D   Bbm/Db   
Db7-5 F/C                Am/C                 Bb           Gm7
My    heart will be blessed with the sound of music
Gm7.     Am/C  C7   F
And I'll sing, once more

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bengternst 13 May 23, 2016 01:11 PM

Perfect chords .

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cjzak1 10 Feb 09, 2017 07:48 PM

nice job on that e/f - every time I've heard this song I would think: "what is that 2nd chord??" - wouldn't have guessed e/f. it sounds harsh by itself but in the context of the song it's haunting.

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