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Everybody loves a freebie . . . Free PDF tablature download: “SMILE” by Charlie Chaplin – Chord/Melody arrangement for ukulele by Ukulele Mike Lynch . . . “SMILE” is contained in the Ukulele Chord/Melody eBook ONE . . . recently reduced to just $20

August 26, 2013


“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, while 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. “Smile” has become a popular standard since its original use in Chaplin’s film.

This song has always had a special place in my musical soul. There is just something so universal about its message and the elegant, simple melody that came from the creative genius of Charlie Chaplin perfectly matches the lyrical sentiments. I had great joy in arranging this for solo ukulele. I decided to do it in a simple chord/melody fashion and I think this approach fits the song just right. Play with thumb throughout. I wrote this arrangement to be accessible to even beginning instrumental ukulele players so this is an ideal song for everyone. Teachers of ukulele might want to use this to introduce the subject of chord/melody. Below is the tablature for this song. . . My gift to all in the global ukulele community.
Enjoy and happy strumming . . . Ukulele Mike Lynch

SMILE tablature for ukulele

I’m excited to announce that I’m inviting everyone to learn this tab and perform it on You Tube or Vimeo. Your performance will appear on one of my upcoming blogs . . . So download it now and HAPPY STRUMMING
Vimeo video of the SMILE ukulele performance by Ukulele Mike Lynch


SMILE is typical of the arrangements in my new 52 song Chord/Melody eBook – $20.00
It can be purchased by making a payment through the paypal donate button on the Ukulele Mike Lynch website:
Once purchased, it will be personally emailed to you within the day.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2014 2:54 p09

    Reblogged this on UKULELE MIKE LYNCH – All things UKULELE.

  2. Sharon permalink
    August 26, 2013 2:54 p08

    This is beautiful, Mike! and so generous of you to share it with us … thank you!!

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