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I'll be all smiles tonight

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I'll be all smiles tonight

Brisk 3/4 time

verse 1:
(D)I'll deck my brow with roses the (G)loved ones may be (D)there
And (A)gems that others gave me will shine within my (D)hair
And even those who know me will (G)think my heart is (D)light
(A)Though my heart may break tomorrow, I'll be all smiles to(D)night

Chorus:
(D)I'll be all smiles tonight, Love,I'll (G)be all smiles to(D)night
A)Though my heart may break tomorrow, I'll be all smiles to(D)night

Carter pick chorus

verse 2:
Oh when the dance commences, Oh how I will rejoice
I'll sing the songs he taught me without a faulting voice
When the flattering ones come around me they'll think my heart is light
Though my heart may break tomorrow, I'll be all smile tonight

Chorus

Carter pick chorus

verse 3:
And when the room he entered with a bride upon his arm
I stood and gazed upon him as though he was a charm
And once he smiled upon her as once he'd smiled on me
They knew not what I suffered, they found no change in me

Chorus......end

 

Thanks to Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.






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