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"Smile" is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie: Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music, inspired by Puccini's Tosca. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. In the lyrics, based on lines and themes from the film, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile. Nat King Cole, the first with lyrics, charted in 1954. It reached Number 10 on the Billboard charts, and Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It was used as the theme song on NBC-TV'S The Jerry Lewis Show from 1967-69.

Performances Edit

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2016
Jul 26 Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel New York City, NY Us
July 28 "Camden Rising" Concert at BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ

LyricsEdit

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You'll get by...

If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through, for you

Light, up your face with gladness
Hide, every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you'll just smile

That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you'll just smile.