This Is My Song

Words & Music by Charlie Chaplin
Recorded by Petula Clark, 1967 (#3


C          Am  Cdim CM7/6
Why is my heart so light?

C           Cdim       Dm7    G7
Why are the stars so bright?

G7         Dm7 Cdim  Dm7   G7
Why is the sky  so  blue

Cdim       Dm7 Cdim     C   G
Since the hour  I  met you?

C            Am   Cdim CM7/6
Flowers are smi - ling bright

C          Cdim   Dm7    G7
Smiling for our delight

G7     Dm7 Cdim        Dm7   G7
Smiling so ten - der - ly

Cdim     Dm7   Cdim     C   G
For the world, you and me


   C            Cdim     Dm7    G7  Dm7       G7   Cdim    C
I know why the world is smiling,   smiling so ten - der - ly

A            A7        Dm    Dm+7          D      D7         G7 
It hears the same old story       through all e - ter - ni - ty


C     CM7  C  C9  CM7
Love, this is my song
CM7/6  CM7 C CM7/6             Cdim    Dm7     G7
Here   is  a song, a ser - e - nade to you

     G7        Cdim     G7
The world can - not be wrong

  Bm7-5     G7   Fdim     C
If in this world there is you

  C9       Am        Em7       F
I care not what the world may say;

       G7      Cdim       G7 Fdim   C
With - out your love there is  no  day.

G    C    CM7  C  C9  CM7
So, Love, this is my song,

CM7/6 CM7 C CM7/6   Cdim       Dm7  G7     C
Here   is a  song, a ser - e - nade    to you.

This was Clark's fourth-biggest hit, from songwriter Charlie Chaplin's last film "The Countess from Hong Kong." Petula also recorded this song in French, Italian, and German, making it a huge world-wide smash hit. (Information from Lyrics World.) Suggested by recent visitor George Ruetters -- who coincidentally showed amazing patience in waiting for me to finally get this done.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.