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Nat King Cole

Smile (2:54)

"Smile" is a song, originally used as an instrumental theme in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times. Chaplin composed the music. While some believe the words were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons. Recorded in 1954 by Nat King Cole. (Wikipedia)

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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 through your fear and sorrow

Nat King Cole - Smile Lyrics


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  • Chaplin composed this for the finale of his film Modern Times,in what is sometimes cited as the saddest key of all-D minor,there have been many fine versions but Nat's voice adds an extraordinary,unique intensity......
  • Amore..... like honey..... pure and delicious......
  • smile even though your heart is breaking
  • Beautiful.
  • Charlie Chaplin's Oscar winning song (and perhaps his theme...)
  • Hi Suzy .. This made me smile .. What a great recording so relaxing and perfect Mmmmmm .
  • My philosophy in life - smile through whatever is thrown at you........... I try!
  • melodiously
  • took long enough for this song to come on. love you, nat.
  • =)

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