Intro:
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xG|-------------------------------------|-4--------4--------4--------4--------|  x2
 

Verse 1:
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The war      was      over,    I was     living  with  my   folks
 
    C9                G5                   A7                      D
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 I yelled    up-     stairs, "hey ma', I'm off to   grab some     smokes"
 
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And my father called, "why you need to smoke so late?"
 
             C
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   Well I lied                      I had a date
 

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    Free from   my        folk's        en-         slave-               ment
 
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    Skippin'    a-       long           the         pa-         ve-      ment
 
    G           Em7                                 A
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To see a        bru-      nette                 who I         never       met
 
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But I never would forget how she looked in that dress
 
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How she stuck out her hand and said, "My      name is Cecily    

   Em7
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     Smith           and I hope you like

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        mu-                   sic                                'cause I've got        two
 
    G              B7         Em          G       G/A      -nc-
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   tickets for La Traviata"   That's when I said "I hate opera"
 

Chorus:
    C                      G                  C                  G
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She laughed and said "well lucky for you that you're with Cecily Smith-
 
    C                  G                  C                    Em7
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who cares what you are listening to, it's who you're listening with
 

Interlude:
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xG|-------------------------------------|-4--------4--------4--------4--------|  x2
 
Verse 2:
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So we take   our     seats her hands were folded in her lap
 
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if not       a       kiss then I at       least will get a         nap
 
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  So I close my eyes as the ochestra begins
 
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xG|----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
        Then I                          hear violins
 

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and the hair on     my       neck         was           ri-                sing
 
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  A feeling     new     and           sur-          pri-                   sing
 
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But it wasn't      the    sound                   that made my     heart pound
 
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No, it was because I found her hand is in mine
 
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and that's where it will stay until they    play the final    chord            She says,
 
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"were you bored?"                                               And      I        say,
 
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"I guess it wasn't quite so bad it was the best time that I've ever had."
 
Chorus:
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She laughed and said, "well lucky for you I got seats to Beethoven's fifth
 
    C                  G                  C
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who cares what you are listening to, it's who you're listening
 
Interlude:
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  with"
 
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                                                      A
 
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    per-  fect     wife                               A
 
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    per-  fect     life
 
Verse 3:
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The time     ex-      ploded   like a    bullet from a gun
 
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  A week,    a        year &  then a       marriage and a          son
 
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and a rental    where I     still can hear her laugh
 
             C                                             C  
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xG|----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
      When I play                    the phonograph
 
Pre-Chorus:
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    So I let       the         mu-         sic         guide            me
 
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 As Cec-      ily       sits            be-        side                     me
 
       G           Em7                                 A
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     A girl of     nine-       teen             with a nervous    ma-       rine  Feel her
 
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       head        be-         gin         to          lean        As the  mel-    ody
 
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                  soars
 
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       And though it was real it   doesn't feel like it could be                That night when you
 
       A
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      said to me                                         That    I've   got         two
 
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   tickets for La Traviata"
 
Break:
 
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Chorus:
     C                       G                   C               G
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It's sad but true        how much I miss you   I miss you Cecily Smith
 
     C                G                       C                    -nc-
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xG|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
     Life is not the  things that we do  it's who we're doing them with
 
Outro:
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