Put On A Happy Face

Words & Music by Lee Adams & Charles Strouse
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1960
From the musical "Bye, Bye Birdie"

A                    F#7       D9              E7
Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face;

A                        F#7     Bm7             Fdim
Wipe off the clouds and cheer up, put on a happy face.

C#7                  F#7           Bm7-5     E7        A     A7 
Take off that gloomy mask of tragedy -- it's not your style

      C#7                F#7               D     Fdim      E7
You'd look so good that you'd be glad that you decided to smile

A                   F#7       D9                  E7
Pick out a pleasant outlook, stick out that nobel chin;

A                      F#7        Bm7             Fdim
Wipe off that full-of-doubt look, slap on a happy grin.

D      Cdim  A           E7       F#7         
Spread      sunshine all over the place

          D       E7     C#7       F#7
And just put on a happy, put on a happy,

D        E7   Fdim   A
Put on a hap - py  face.

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