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Why Not Smile   R.E.M



Why Not Smile - R.E.M.

(Oxford American Version)


This is a great, mellow tune from the Oxford American Magazine "Why Not Smile." Here are the lyrics, chords and a bit of tab.
I don't think that this is perfect, but it's a easonable facsimile, and I think it sounds decent. 
This is the first tab that I've posted, so I'd love to hear some feedback. Thanks.
D                  D		     G                 A

|--------2--------|--------2--------|--------3--------|--------0--------|
|----3-----3---3--|----3-----3---3--|----3-----3---3--|----2-----2---2--|
|--2---2-----2----|--2---2-----2----|--0---0-----0----|--2---2-----2----|
|0----------------|0----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|0----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|3----------------|-----------------|
The rest of the song pretty much follows that pattern.  You should probably be able to figure it out. 
If not, drop a line, and I'll see what I can do. 


At the (*) there is some little fill. It's something like this:
|2-0---
|----3-
|------
|------
|------
|------
A6 : 0-0-2-2-2-2
D         D              G   A          
The concrete broke your fall
D             D         G   A6
To hear you speak of it
D               D       G   A
I'd have done anything
D           D        G   A6
I would do anything
     G             A            D    F#m
I'd feel like a cartoon brick wall 
G             A6    *      D
To hear you speak of it
 G              A   D             D
You've been so sad, it makes me worry
G   A6    D     D
Why not smile? 
G            A         D     D
You've been sad for a while
G   A6    G    A6    D    F#m    
Why not smile? 
G           A6   *     D     D
I would do anything
G            A       D    D
To hear you speak of it
G   A6   D     D
Why not smile?
G            A         D     D
You've been sad for a while
G            A         G     
You've been sad for a while
 
A6  D  F#m  G ... guitar fades out with same chords as organ comes in
-Enjoy

One more note : 
Many thanks to David Wagner(wagner@mindspring.com) for the chords/lyrics.  
(I just added the finger picking part.)



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