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Elms, The - Smile At Life Again

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Song: Smile at Life Again
Artist: The Elms
Album: Truth, Soul, Rock & Roll
Written By: Owen Thomas and Thomas Daugherty
Label: Sparrow Records

This is EXACTLY the way Mr. Daugherty plays it on the CD!  It's a gorgeous
song and not hard at all once you get the hang of it.

CAPO 4TH FRET

INTRO:

For the introís second and third notes youíll want to bar the 1st and 2nd
string (e & b) on the 3rd fret with your middle finger. Then play this:

E-----3---2---0--
B---3-----3-3-1--
G-0-----0--------
D----------------  (4X)
A----------------
E----------------

VERSES:

Hold down the G chord using your pinkie finger, your middle finger and your
ring finger.  If you donít do it this way itíll be infinitely harder to play

I donít know if this will make it any easier for anyone, but the chord
progression for the verses goes like this (thereís just a definite picking 
pattern): G Am7 G Am G C G C G - fancy picking thing (2x) If you hold down 
those chords with the correct fingers itís nowhere near as hard to play as it 
could be. 

 G        Am7   G    Am              G        C
E--------------------------------------------------------------ó
B-----0----1----0----1-----1---3--1---óĖ0--0---------1--0---0--ó
G---0--------3----3----0h2-ó-2--2--2---0--0--0--------0----0---ó
D----------------------------------------0--0----0h2-----------ó
A--------------------0----ó----0--0------------3--------3------ó
E-3-----3ó-0----3---------------------3------------------------ó


  G      C         G         (fancy picking thing)  
E-------------------------------------------------
B----0----------1------0-----0h1-0--------------3-
G---0--0---------------------------2-0------------
D-----0----0h2---2---0---0-------------0-0-4-5---- (2x)
A--------3----------------------------------------
E-3----------------3------------------------------

The second time around go directly into the chorus, if you pause at all itís 
not gonna be right. (listen to the CD, you'll hear what I mean)

CHORUSES:

E------- S -3-2-2-0-0------
B------- T -3-3-3-1-1-3-3--
G------- R -0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
D-5-4-0- U -----------0-0--
A------- M ----------------
E-------   ----------------

C G D (D lick) C G D (2X)

The D lick used in the chorus goes like this (you can hear it on the CD if you
listen).  To make it easy on yourself, hold down D with your ring, middle and
pointer fingers, and instead of using your pinkie to do the hammering with,
manipulate your ring finger for the hammering, itís much easier...for me at
least.  Itís simple once you get the hang of it, and it sounds really nice.


E-2h3-2-0---
B---------3-
G-----------
D-----------
A-----------
E-----------

The intro is used as a ďfillĒ between the choruses and verses.

BRIDGE: 

Due to inability to post lyrics you're going to have to figure out when this
part is by yourself.  It's not hard to find it, it's the only part different
from the intro, verses, and choruses.

Again, there is a chord pattern, Am Em D, but a definite picking pattern.

                                (same D lick as   
  Am          Em         D       used in Chorus) 
E-----------------------------2---2h3-2-0--------
B--------1-0---------0------3-------------3------
G---0h3--2-2--ó-------0--------2----------------ó
D------------------------0-----------------------
A-0------0-0----0h2------------------------------
E-------------0----------------------------------

That should just about do it.  These tabs are EXACTLY correct.  They sound just
like the CD.  This is a beautiful song.  Listen carefully to it when youíre 
trying to read this tab, itíll help a lot, really. I'm sorry it's kinda' hard
to read, but once you do it's perfect.

Good Luck!  Mindy (michelebayko@cs.com)

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