Cecily Smith Uke tab by Will Connolly

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[Intro]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9 x2

[Verse 1]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9
The war was over I was living with my folks
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 A7 chordA7 D chordD
I yelled upstairs hey ma' I'm off to grab some smokes
G chordG B7 chordB7 Em chordEm A chordA
And my father called why you need to smoke so late
C chordC
Well I lied I had a date

[Pre-chorus]
G chordG
Free from my folk's enslavement
B7 chordB7
Skippin' along the pavement
G chordG Em7 chordEm7 A chordA
To see a brunette who I never met
A chordA N.C. G chordG F# chordF# G chordG F# chordF# G chordG
But I never would forget how she looked in that dress
B7 chordB7 B chordB Em7 chordEm7
How she stuck out her hand and said My name is Cecily Smith
A chordA
And I hope you like music
G chordG B7 chordB7
Cause I've got two tickets for La Traviata
Em chordEm G chordG G/A chordG/A N.C.
That's when I said I hate opera



[Chorus]
C chordC G chordG C chordC G chordG
She laughed and said well lucky for you that you're with Cecily Smith
C chordC G chordG C chordC Em7 chordEm7
who cares what you are listening to it's who you're listening with

[Interlude]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9 x2

[Verse 2]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9
So we take our seats her hands were folded in her lap
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 A7 chordA7 D chordD
if not a kiss then I at least will get a nap
G chordG B chordB Em chordEm A chordA
So I close my eyes as the ochestra begins
C chordC C/G chordC/G
Then I hear violins

[Pre-chorus]
G chordG
and the hair on my neck was rising
B7 chordB7
A chordA feeling new and surprising
G chordG Em7 chordEm7 A chordA
But it wasn't the sound that made my heart pound
A chordA N.C. G chordG F# chordF# G chordG F# chordF# G chordG
No it was because I found her hand is in mine
B7 chordB7 B chordB Em7 chordEm7
and that's where it will stay until they play the final chord
G chordG A chordA
She says were you bored
G chordG B7 chordB7 Em chordEm G chordG G/A chordG/A N.C.
And I say I guess it wasn't quite so bad it was the best time that I've ever had


[Chorus]
C chordC G chordG C chordC G chordG
She laughed and said well lucky for you I got seats to Beethoven's fifth
C chordC G chordG C chordC Em7 chordEm7
who cares what you are listening to it's who you're listening with

[Interlude]
Gsus2 chordGsus2 C chordC Cmaj7 chordCmaj7

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7 Gsus2 chordGsus2 C chordC Cmaj7 chordCmaj7

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7 Gsus2 chordGsus2 C chordC Cmaj7 chordCmaj7
A chordA per- fect wife

Am7 chordAm7 Em7 chordEm7 Gsus2 chordGsus2 C chordC Dsus4 chordDsus4 D chordD
A chordA per- fect life

[Verse 3]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9
The time exploded like a bullet from a gun
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 A7 chordA7 D chordD
A chordA week a year and then a marriage and a son
G chordG B chordB Em chordEm A chordA
and a rental where I still can hear her laugh
C chordC C/G chordC/G
When I play the phonograph

[Pre-chorus]
G chordG
So I let the music guide me
B7 chordB7
As Cecily sits beside me
G chordG A chordA
A chordA girl of nineteen with a nervous marine
D chordD
Feel her head begin to lean
N.C. G chordG F# chordF# G chordG F# chordF# G chordG
As the melody soars
B7 chordB7 Em chordEm
And though it was real it doesn't feel like it could be
A chordA
That night when you said to me
G chordG B7 chordB7 Em chordEm G chordG G/A chordG/A N.C.
That I've got two tickets for La Traviata

[Chorus]
C chordC G chordG C chordC G chordG
It's sad but true how much I miss you I miss you Cecily Smith
C chordC G chordG C chordC N.C.
Life is not the things that we do it's who we're doing them with

[Outro]
C9 chordC9 G5 chordG5 Cadd9 chordCadd9 (x2)

 

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