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The Sound Of Music
Words by Oscar Hammerstein, Music by Richard Rogers - 1959
Five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
 First Chorus:
F - E -
F - Bb C7
F - E -
F                 Bb C7 F -
Bb            Bbdim F Bb            Bbdim F
Bb            Bbdim F G7 C              F
Bb            Bbdim F Bb            Bbdim F
Dm Am Dm            G7 C             C7
 Last Chorus:
F - E -
F - Bb Bbm
F Am Bb Gm7
Am C7 F      (C7 repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
First Chorus:
The hills are alive with the sound of music,
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music,
My heart wants to sing every song it hears.
My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds that rise from the lake to the trees.
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies from a church on a breeze,
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over stones on its way,
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray.
Last Chorus:
I go to the hills when my heart is lonely,
I know I will hear what I've heard before.
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music,
And I'll sing once more.
Listen to Larry Kennedy perform "Sound Of Music" (mp3)
Recorded at 39 Main Restaurant in Tiburon, CA - 1975
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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