Words & Music by John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons & Charles Chaplin
Recorded by Tony Bennett, 1959 (#70)
First used in the 1936 movie "Modern Times"

 D                  D9
Smile, though your heart is aching,

DM7           D9
Smile, even though it's breaking;

  D6            Fdim         Em  Cdim        B7 
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by

B7sus4    Em     B+        Em7       Em6    
 If you smile through your fear and sorrow,

Gm           C9
Smile, and maybe tomorrow

  D     DM7     D6                Em    B+       A6    A7
You'll see the sun come shining through     for you.

  D            D9
Light up your face with gladness,

DM7         D9
Hide ev'ry trace of sadness,

D6         Fdim        Em  Cdim     B7 
Although a tear may be ev - er  so near,

B7sus4      Em   B+      Em7      Em6
That's the time you must keep on trying,

  Gm                C9
Smile - what's the use of crying?

 D9       D      DM7       D6          Em    B+
You'll find that life is still worth while

(First time)

   A6      A7   D       Bm7   Em7   A7sus4    A7
If you'll just smile.

(Last time)

    A6     A7    D     DM7   D6
If you'll just smile.

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