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When You're Smiling Louis Armstrong (Shay, Fisher, Goodwin, 1928)
5 Days In May Blue Rodeo (Jim Cuddy & Greg Keelor; 1993)
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash (1972)
Walkin In The Sunshine Roger Miller (1967)
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves (Kimberley Rew, 1983)
All You Need Is Love The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1967)
Le P'tit Bonheur Félix Leclerc (1948)
On the Sunny Side of the Street Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, 1930
Ain't No Sunshine Bill Withers (1971)
Sunny Bobby Hebb (1966)
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss, 1967)



When You're Smiling
Louis Armstrong (Shay, Fisher, Goodwin, 1928)


4/4 | d - D - d - D - |
      1   2   3   4


| [G]   | [G]   | [E7] | [E7] |
| [Am] | [D7] | [G↓] | [D7↓]

Oh when you're | [G] smiling | [G]
When you're | [Gmaj7] smiling | [Gmaj7]
The | [E7] whole world | ...smiles with |
| [Am] you [E7] | [Am]

Yes, when you're | [Am] laughing | [Am]
When you're | [C] laughing | [C]
The | [D7] sun | comes shining | [G] through | [G]

But when you're | [G7] crying | [G7]
You | [C] bring on the rain | [C]
So stop your | [A7] sighing baby | [A7]
and be | [D7] happy again | [D7]

And keep on | [G] smiling | [G]
Keep on | [E7] smiling baby | [E7]
and the | [Am] whole world | [D7] smiles with |
| [G] you [Em7] | [Am] [D7] | [G↓]

#Capo on 1st fret to play with Louis Armstrong.

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5 Days In May
Blue Rodeo (1994)


| d - D u - u d u |

Intro
[Em]   | [Em]   | [D]   | [D]   |
[Am]   | [Am]   | [C]   | [C]   |
[Em] They met in a hurricane
[D] Standing in the shelter out of the rain
[Am] She tucked a note into his [C] hand [C]
[Em] Later on they took his car
[D] Drove on down where the beaches are
[Am] He wrote her name in the [C] sand [C]
[G] Never even [F] let go of her [C] hand [D]   | [D]   |

[Em] Somehow they stayed that way
[D] For those 5 days in May
[Am] Made all the stars around them [C] shine [C]
[Em] Funny how you can look in vain
[D] Living on nerves and such sweet pain
[Am] The loneliness that cuts so [C] fine [C]
To [G] find the face you've [F] seen a thousand [C] times [D]   | [D]   |

Chorus
[C] Sometimes the world begins,
to [C] set you up on your feet again
And [Bm] oh, it wipes the tears from your [D] eyes [D]
[C] How will you ever know,
the [C] way that circumstances go
[Bm] Always going to hit you by sur- [D] prise [D]
But I [Am↓] know my past [G↓] you were there
In [C↓] everything I've [Em7↓] done
You are the [Em] one | [Em]   |

[D]   | [D]   | [Am]   | [Am]   | [C]   | [C]   |

[Em] Looking back it's hard to tell
[D] Why they stood while others fell
[Am] Spend your life working it [C] out [C]
[Em] All I know is one cloudy day
[D] They both just ran away
[Am] Rain on the windshield heading [C] south [C]
[G] Oh she loved the [F] lines around his [C] mouth [D]   | [D]   |

Chorus
[C] Sometimes the world begins,
to [C] set you up on your feet again
And [Bm] oh, it wipes the tears from your [D] eyes [D]
[C] How will you ever know,
the [C] way that circumstances go
[Bm] Always going to hit you by sur- [D] prise [D]
But I [Am↓] know my past [G↓] you were there
In [C↓] everything I've [Em7↓] done
You are the [Em] one | [Em]   |

[D]   | [D]   | [Am]   | [Am]   | [C]   | [C]   | [Em↓]


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I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash (1972)


4/4 | d - R u - u - u |
       1   2 &   &   &

Intro
| [D] | [D] |

| [D] ...I can see | [G] clearly now the | [D] rain is gone | [D] |
| [D] ...I can see | [G] all obstacles | [A] in my way | [A] |
| [D] ...Gone are the | [G] dark clouds that | [D] had me blind |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day | [D] |

| [D] ...I think I can | [G] make it now the | [D] pain is gone | [D] |
| [D] ...All of the | [G] bad feelings have | [A] disappeared | [A] |
| [D] ...Here is that | [G] rainbow I've been | [D] prayin for |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day | [D] |

| [F] ...Look all a- | round there's nothing but | [C] blue skies | [C] |
| [F] ...Look straight a- | head nothing but | [A] blue skies | [A] |
| [C#m7] | [G] | [C#m7] | [G] |
| [C] | [Bm7] | [A] | [A] |

| [D] ...I can see | [G] clearly now the | [D] rain is gone | [D] |
| [D] ...I can see | [G] all obstacles | [A] in my way | [A] |
| [D] ...Gone are the | [G] dark clouds that | [D] had me blind |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day |
| [D] ...It's gonna be a | [C] bright | [G] bright sun-shiny | [D] day | [D↓]

#Play along with either version in this key.


#Last Updated 4/27/19 JJ
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Walking In The Sunshine
Roger Miller (1967)


[F] Walking in the Sunshine, | singing a little sunshine [C7] song, [C7]  
[C7] Put a smile upon your | face as if there's nothing [F] wrong.  [F]  
[F] Think about a good time | had a long time ago;
[Bb] Think about forgetting about your | worries and your woes,
[F] Walking in the Sunshine, [C7] singing a little sunshine [F] song. [F]  

[Bb] ...La la la la [F] la dee oh
[C7] Whether the weather be [F] rain or snow
[Bb] ...Pretending can [F] make it real
A [G↓] snowy pasture, a [C7↓] green and grassy field. <1,2,3,4>

[F] Walking in the Sunshine, | singing a little sunshine [C7] song, [C7]  
[C7] Put a smile upon your | face as if there's nothing [F] wrong.  [F]  
[F] Think about a good time | had a long time ago;
[Bb] Think about forgetting about your | worries and your woes,
[F] Walking in the Sunshine, [C7] singing a little sunshine [F] song. [F]  

Instrumental - KAZOO!
| [F] | [F]   | [Bb] | [Bb] |
| [F] | [C7] | [F]   | [F]   |

[Bb] ...La la la la [F] la dee oh
[C7] Whether the weather be [F] rain or snow
[Bb] ...Pretending can [F] make it real
A [G↓] snowy pasture, a [C7↓] green and grassy field.

Key Change
| [A7] [D7] |   

[G] Walking in the Sunshine, | singing a little sunshine [D7] song, [D7]  
[D7] Put a smile upon your | face as if there's nothing [G] wrong.  [G]  
[G] Think about a good time | had a long time ago;
[C] Think about forgetting about your | worries and your woes,
[G] Walking in the Sunshine, [D7] singing a little sunshine [G] song. [G↓]  


#Capo on 2nd fret to play with original through most of the tune.
#Capo on 1st fret after key change.
#Last Updated 3/12/18 JJ
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Walking On Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves (Kimberley Rew, 1983)


  C             F
| D - D - D - d U | - u d u d u d u |
  1   2   3   4 &     & 2 & 3 & 4 &
  G             F
| D - D - D - d U | - u d u d u d u |
  1   2   3   4 &     & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]

I [C] used to think [F] maybe you [G] love me,
now [F] baby I'm [C] sure    [F]   [G]   [F]
And [C] I just can't [F] wait till the [G] day
when you [F] knock on my [C] door.   [F]   [G]   [F]
Now [C] everytime I [F] go for the [G] mailbox
gotta [F] hold myself [C] down.   [F]   [G]   [F]
'Cos [C] I just can't [F] wait till you [G] write me
you're [F] coming a- [C] round.   [F] [G]

Chorus
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]

I [C] used to think [F] maybe you [G] loved me,
now I [F] know that it's [C] true   [F]   [G]   [F]
And [C] I don't wanna [F] spend my whole [G] life just
a- [F] waitin' for [C] you   [F]   [G]   [F]
Now [C] I don't want you [F] back for the [G] weekend,
not [F] back for a [C] day   [F]   [G]   [F]
I said [C] baby I [F] just want you [G] back,
and I [F] want you to [C] stay   [F]   [G]

Chorus
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]

I feel [C] alive, I feel a [F] love,
I feel a [G] love that's really [F] real
I feel [C] alive, I feel a [F] love,
I feel a [G] love that's really [F] real

Chorus
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
[F] I'm walking on [G] sunshine... | Whoa- [F] oah!
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
And [F] don't it feel [C] good! Hey! [F] Al- [G] right now
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]
[C]   [F]   [G]   [F]   [C↓]


#Original is in Key of Bb. This chart is in C.
#Last Updated 3/30/18 JJ
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All You Need Is Love    
The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney, 1967)
:Riff2:
  

  Riff 1              Riff 2                    Riff 3
   Em                 D                  G      D
A|-------------|   A|-2--3--5----------|     A|------5-5-4-3-2--|
E|-----------0-|   E|-2----------------|     E|-----------------|
C|--------2----|   C|-2----------2--4--|     C|-----------------|
G|-------------|   G|-2----------------|     G|-----------------|

Intro (Hum the opening to the Marseillaise)
  
| [G] Love [D] love | [Em] love [Riff1] |
| [G] love [D] love | [Em] love [Riff1] |   
| [D7] Love [G] love | [D] love [Am] |   
| [D] [D7] | [D] [Riff2] |     

| [G] There's nothing you can [D] do that can't be | [Em] done  [Riff1] |   
| [G] Nothing you can [D] sing that can't be | [Em] sung  [Riff1] |   
| [D7] Nothing you can [G] say but you can | [D] learn how to play the game [Am] ...    
It's | [D] easy [D7] | [D] [Riff2] |   

| [G] There's nothing you can [D] make that can't be | [Em] made [Riff1] |     
| [G] No one you can [D] save that can't be | [Em] saved  [Riff1] |     
| [D7] Nothing you can [G] do but you can | [D] learn how to be you in [Am] time    
It's | [D] easy [D7] | [D] [Riff2] |   

Chorus
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [B7] need is | [Em] love [G] love |     
| [C] Love is [D] all you need | [G↓] [D↓]  

| [G] Love [D] love | [Em] love [Riff1] |
| [G] love [D] love | [Em] love [Riff1] |   
| [D7] Love [G] love | [D] love [Am] |   
| [D] [D7] | [D] [Riff2] |   

Chorus
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [B7] need is | [Em] love [G] love |     
| [C] Love is [D] all you need | [G↓] [D↓]  

| [G] There's nothing you can [D] know that isn't | [Em] known [Riff1] |       
| [G] Nothing you can [D] see that isn't | [Em] shown  [Riff1] |     
| [D7] There's nowhere you can [G] be that isn't | [D] where you're meant to [Am] be    
It's | [D] easy [D7] | [D] [Riff2] |   

Chorus
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [B7] need is | [Em] love [G] love |     
| [C] Love is [D] all you need | [G↓] [D↓]  

Chorus
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [A] need is love | [D] [Riff3]   |
| [G] All you [B7] need is | [Em] love [G] love |     
| [C] Love is [D] all you need | [G↓] [D↓]  
Love is | [G] all you need (love is [D] all you need)
Love is | [G] all you need (love is [D] all you need)
Love is | [G] all you need (love is [D] all you need)
Love is | [G] all you need (love is [D] all you need)  etc.

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 04/06/20 JJ
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Le P'tit Bonheur
Félix Leclerc (1948)



4/4  u | D u X u D u X u | D u ...
     &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 &

C'est [Gm] un petit bonheur que j'avais rama- [Cm] ssé
Il était tout en [D7] pleurs sur le bord d'un fo- [Gm] ssé
Quand [Gm] il m'a vu passer il s'est mis à cri- [Cm] er
Monsieur ramassez- [D7] moi chez vous amenez- [G] moi

Mes [G] frères m'ont oublié je suis tombé je suis ma- [A] lade
Si [A] vous n'me cueillez point, je vais mourir quelle ba- [D7] lade
Je [G] me ferai petit, tendre, soumis  je vous le [A] jure
Monsieur, je vous en [D7] prie, délivrez-moi de ma tor- [Gm] ture

J'ai [Gm] pris le p'tit bonheur, l'ai mis sous mes [Cm] haillons
J'ai dit faut pas qui [D7] meurt viens t'en dans ma mai- [Gm] son
A- [Gm] lors le p'tit bonheur a fait sa guéri- [Cm] son
Sur le bord de mon [D7] coeur y'avait une chan- [G] son

Mes [G] jours, mes nuits, mes peines, mes deuils, mon mal, tout fut ou- [A] blié
Ma [A] vie de désoeuvré j'avais l'dégoût d'la r'commen- [D7] cer
Quand [G] il pleuvait dehors ou  q'mes amis faisaient des [A] peines
J'prenais mon p'tit bon- [D7] heur et j'lui disais c'est toi ma [Gm] reine

Mon [Gm] bonheur a fleuri, il a fait des bour- [Cm] geons
C'était le para- [D7] dis ça s'voyait sur mon [Gm] front
Hors un matin joli que j'sifflais ce re- [Cm] frain
Mon bonheur est par- [D7] ti sans me donner la [G] main

J'eus [G] beau le supplier le cajoler lui faire des [A] scènes
Lui montrer le grand trou qu'il me faisait au fond du [D7] coeur
Il [G] s'en allait toujours la tête haute sans joie sans [A] haine
Comme s'il ne pouvait [D7] plus voir le soleil dans ma de- [Gm] meure

J'ai [Gm] bien pensé mourir de chagrin et d'en- [Cm] nui
J'avais cessé de [D7] rire c'était toujours la [Gm] nuit
Il me restait l'oublie il me restait l'mé- [Cm] pris
Enfin que j'me suis [D7] dit il me reste la [G] vie

J'ai [G] repris mon bâton, mes deuils, mes peines et mes gue- [A] nilles
Et je bat la semelle dans les pays de malheu- [D7] reux
Au- [G] jourd'hui quand je vois une fontaine ou une [A] fille
Je fais un grand dé- [D7] tour ou bien je me ferme les [G] yeux

Je [A] fais un grand dé- [D7] tour ou bien je me ferme les [G] yeux


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On the Sunny Side of the Street
Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, 1930


[D7↓]... Grab your [G] coat and get your [B7] hat,
leave your [C] worry on the [D7] door step,
[G] Just direct your [E7] feet,
to the [Am7] sunny [D7] side of the [G] street. [D7]

Can't you [G] hear the pitter [B7] pat?
And that [C] happy tune is [D7] your step
[G] Life can be so [E7] sweet
on the [Am7] sunny [D7] side of the [G] street

I used to [G7] walk in the shade.
With those [C] blues on parade.  
But [A7] I'm not afraid.
This [D7↓↓]  rover [Z↓↓]  crossed [D7↓↓] over.

If I [G] never have a [B7] cent,
I'll be [C] rich as Rocke- [D7] feller.
[G] Gold dust at my [E7] feet,
on the [Am7] sunny [D7] side of the [G]street.

I used to [G7] walk in the shade.
With those [C] blues on parade.
But [A7] I'm not afraid.
This [D7↓↓] rover [Z↓↓] crossed [D7↓↓] over.

If I [G] never have a [B7] cent,
I'll be [C] rich as Rocke- [D7] feller.
[G] Going to set my [E7] feet,
on the [Am7] sunny [D7] side of the [E7] street
...on the [Am7] sunny [D7] side of the [G↓↓] street [C↓↓] [G↓] [C↓] [G↓]


#Follow along with Ukester Brown. Ignore the intro verse.
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Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers (1971)


Ain't no sunshine when she's | [Am] gone  [Em↓] [G↓] |
| [Am] It's not warm when she's a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] |
| [Am] Ain't no sunshine when she's | [Em] gone
And she's always gone too | [Dm] long
Anytime she goes a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] |

| [Am] Wonder this time where she's | [Am] gone  [Em↓] [G↓] |   
| [Am] Wonder if she's gone to | [Am] stay  [Em↓] [G↓] |   
| [Am] Ain't no sunshine when she's | [Em] gone
And this house just ain't no | [Dm] home
Anytime she goes a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] | [Am↓]

and I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
Hey I ought to leave the young thing alone
But ain't no sunshine when she's | [Am] gone [Em↓] [G↓] |

| [Am] Ain't no sunshine when she's | [Am] gone [Em↓] [G↓] |
| [Am] Only darkness every- | [Am] day [Em↓] [G↓] |
| [Am] Ain't no sunshine when she's | [Em] gone
And this house just ain't no | [Dm] home
Anytime she goes a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] |
[Am] Anytime she goes a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] |
[Am] Anytime she goes a- | [Am] way [Em↓] [G↓] | [Am↓]

#Play along with original in this key.

#Last Updated 06/05/20 JJ
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Sunny
Bobby Hebb (1966)


4/4 | D - X u D - X u |
      1   2 & 3   4 &


Riff
    Em      Em#5     Em6     Em#5
A |-2----2--3----3-|-4----4--3----3--||
E |-3----3--3----3-|-3----3--3----3-o||
C |-4-------4------|-4-------4------o||
G |-0-------0------|-0-------0-------||

Intro - Riff x 2
| [Em] Sunny | [G7] yesterday my | [C] life was filled with | [F#m] rain [B7] |   
| [Em] Sunny | [G7] you smiled at me and | [C] really eased the | [F#m] pain [B7] |
Now the | [Em] dark days are done, and the | [G7] bright days are here |
| [C] My sunny one shines | [Cm] so sincere |
| [F#m] Sunny, one so | [B7] true, I love | [Em][Riff] you   | [Em] |

[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you for the [C] sunshine bou- [F#m] quet [B7]
[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you for the [C] love you brought my [F#m] way [B7]
You [Em] gave to me your [G7] all and all
And [C] now I feel [Cm] ten feet tall
[F#m] Sunny, one so [B7] true, I love | [Em][Riff] you   | [Em] |

[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you for the [C] truth you've let me [F#m] see [B7]
[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you for the [C] facts from A to [F#m] Z [B7]
[Em] My life was torn, like [G7] windblown sand
Then [C] a rock was formed when [Cm] we held hands
[F#m] Sunny, one so [B7] true, I love | [Em][Riff] you   | [Em] |

[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you for that [C] smile upon your [F#m] face [B7] mm-mm-mm
[Em] Sunny [G7] thank you thank you for that [C] gleam that flows with [F#m] grace [B7]
[Em] You're my spark of [G7] nature's fire
[C] You're my sweet com- [Cm] plete desire
[F#m] Sunny, one so [B7] true, yes I love | [Em][Riff] you   | [Em] |

[Em] Sunny [G7] yesterday all my [C] life was filled with [F#m] rain [B7]
And [Em] Sunny, you [G7] smiled at me and [C] really, really eased the [F#m] pain [B7]
Now the [Em] dark days are done, and the [G7] bright days are here
[C] My sunny one shines [Cm] so sincere
[F#m] Sunny, one so [B7↓]  true
I love | [Em] you | [C] [B7]
I love | [Em] you | [C] [B7]
I love | [Em↓] you


#Play with original in this key for 1st & 2nd Verses.
#At the jam we will play all in same key.
#To learn with the video, starting @ 3rd verse, capo 1 fret higher for each verse.
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What A Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong (Thiele & Weiss, 1967)


      Slowly and gently
4/4 | t - D - t - D - |
      1   2   3   4

I see | [C] trees of [Em] green, | [F] red roses [Em] too |
| [Dm] I see them [C] bloom, | [E7] for me and [Am] you,  
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] What a wonderful | [C] world. [Caug] | [Dm] [G7]

I see | [C] skies of [Em] blue and | [F] clouds of [Em] white, |
| [Dm] The bright blessed [C] day, the | [E7] dark sacred [Am] night, |
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] what a wonderful | [C] world  [F]   | [C]  

Bridge
The | [G] colours of a rainbow are so | [C] pretty in the sky
Are | [G] also on the faces of | [C] people going by
I see | [Am] friends shaking [Em] hands saying | [Am] how do you [Em] do |
| [Am] They're really [Em] saying | [Dm] I love [G7] you.


I hear | [C] babies [Em] cry, | [F] I watch them [Em] grow   |
| [Dm] They'll learn much [C] more than | [E7] I'll ever [Am] know, |
And I | [F] think to myself, | [G] what a wonderful | [C] world   | [A7]  
Yes I | [Dm] think to myself, | [G7↓] ...what a wonderful | [C] world.  [Fm]   | [Cmaj7↓]      


#Here is a simple setting of the tune in C. Original is in the key of F.
#This arrangement focuses on accessible chords, great for a jam setting.
#Last Updated 01/29/18 JJ
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