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SMILE
Eric Clapton

from the album "Time Pieces Vol.2" (1983)

transcribed by Steve Garner ([email protected])

I'm not 100% sure about all the chords, but for the most part
they sound alright. It's pretty close to what you hear on the CD.

INTRO: A  D7  A  D7
       A  D7  A  D7
       A  E

A
Smile though your heart is aching
Amaj7
Smile even though it's breaking
F#m                D/F#        Bm              F#
Though there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
E  F#   Bm                              A  Dm
If you smile through your fears and sorrows
Dm                   E  A
Smile and maybe tomorrow
A              F#m                Bm
You'll see the sun come shining through
   E          A
If you just light up your face with gladness
Amaj7
Hide every trace of sadness
F#m         D/F#          Bm          F#
Although a tear may be ever, ever so near
E      F#   Bm                       A  Dm
That's the time you must keep on trying
Dm                           E  A
Smile, what's the use of crying
A                F#m               Bm
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
  E          A
If you just smile
A
Come on and smile

SOLO: use verse chords
(F#m, D/F#, Bm ...)

ENDING:

A   D7   A   D7
ooh ooh, ooh ooh
A    E
ooh ooh
             A
If you just smile

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CHORDS USED:

A     = x02220     Bm   = x24432
Amaj7 = x02120     Dm   = xx0231
D7    = xx0212     F#   = 244322
E     = 022100     D/F# = 200232
F#m   = 244222

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Eric Clapton - Smile :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Smile tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Smile:

Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is a English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. He is one of the most successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries,[1] garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (The Yardbirds, Cream, and solo). Often viewed by critics and fans alike as one of the greatest guitarists of all time[2], Clapton was ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[3] and #53 on their list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[4]

Although Clapton's musical style has varied throughout his career, it has always remained rooted in the blues. Clapton is credited as an innovator in several phases of his career, which have included blues-rock (with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Yardbirds) and psychedelic rock (with Cream). Clapton has also achieved great chart success in genres ranging from Delta blues (Me and Mr. Johnson) to pop ("Change the World") and reggae (Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"). Clapton also achieved fame with Derek and the Dominos through the hit song "Layla".

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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