The Way We WereWords & Music by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
Recorded by Barbra Streisand, 1974 (#1)
CM7 Em7 FM7 Am9 Am FM7 Mem'ries light the corners of my mind, Em7 E7 Am Am+7 FM7 Misty water-colored mem'ries E7sus4 E7 CM7 Am7 Dm7 G7 of the way we were. CM7 Em7 FM7 Am9 Am FM7 Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind, Em7 E7 Am Am+7 FM7 E7sus4 E7 CM7 C7 Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were. Bridge: FM7 Em7 Dm7 Can it be that it was all so simple then? Em Em7 A7sus4 A7 Or has time rewritten every line? Dm Dm+7 Dm7 If we had the chance to do it all again, Em7 CM7 F G7 Tell me, would we, could we? CM7 Em7 FM7 Am9 Am FM7 Mem'ries may be beautiful and yet Em7 E7 Am Am+7 FM7 What's too painful to re-mem-ber, E7sus4 E7 Am7 Am7/G FM7 We simply choose to forget. Em7 FM7 Em7 FM7 So it's the laughter we will remember Em7 Am7 Dm7 Whenever we re-mem-ber Dm7/G CM7 FM7 F The way we were, Fm C FM7 CM7 The way we were.