Cecily Smith Uke tab by Will Connolly

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[Intro]
C9 C9 G5 G5 Cadd9 Cadd9 x2

[Verse 1]
C9 C9 G5 G5 Cadd9 Cadd9
The war was over, I was living with my folks
C9 C9 G5 G5 A7 A7 D D
I yelled upstairs, "hey ma', I'm off to grab some smokes"
G G B7 B7 Em Em A A
And my father called, "why you need to smoke so late?"
C C
Well I lied, I had a date

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



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

[Interlude]
C9 C9 G5 G5 Cadd9 Cadd9 x2

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

[Pre-chorus]
G G
and the hair on my neck was rising
B7 B7
A A feeling new and surprising
G G Em7 Em7 A A
But it wasn't the sound that made my heart pound
A A N.C. G G F# F# G G F# F# G G
No, it was because I found her hand is in mine
B7 B7 B B Em7 Em7
and that's where it will stay until they play the final chord
G G A A
She says, "were you bored?"
G G B7 B7 Em Em G G G/A G/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 C G G C C G G
She laughed and said, "well lucky for you I got seats to Beethoven's fifth
C C G G C C Em7 Em7
who cares what you are listening to, it's who you're listening with"

[Interlude]
Gsus2 Gsus2 C C Cmaj7 Cmaj7

Am7 Am7 Em7 Em7 Gsus2 Gsus2 C C Cmaj7 Cmaj7

Am7 Am7 Em7 Em7 Gsus2 Gsus2 C C Cmaj7 Cmaj7
A A per- fect wife

Am7 Am7 Em7 Em7 Gsus2 Gsus2 C C Dsus4 Dsus4 D D
A A per- fect life

[Verse 3]
C9 C9 G5 G5 Cadd9 Cadd9
The time exploded like a bullet from a gun
C9 C9 G5 G5 A7 A7 D D
A A week, a year and then a marriage and a son
G G B B Em Em A A
and a rental where I still can hear her laugh
C C C/G C/G
When I play the phonograph

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

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

[Outro]
C9 C9 G5 G5 Cadd9 Cadd9 (x2)

 

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