|Posted on April 4, 2020 at 3:55 AM|
This bright, cheerful song works well on guitar or ukulele. It was always popular at the old folks’ home, and it’s great for kids, too.
Don’t be put off by the ‘18+’ level, it’s just because there are less-common chords, but they’re not hard to learn (there’s even a ukulele tutorial on YouTube- link on the songsheet).
If you don’t know the tune, there are links on the songsheets (and below) to Michael Buble’s version, which is bit less ‘jazzy’ than Louis Armstrong’s classic version; but you can sing it in whatever style you like.
Here are the links to the songsheets-
Guitar - (g) Level 18+ When You’re Smiling
Ukulele- (u) Level 18+ When You’re Smiling
Michael Buble – song clip (capo 1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyeos_o52Ok
Ukulele tutorial - Michael Lynch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBCGq2SbGPo