Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Cover Session #4

Listening to: 'In The Summertime' by Shaggy ft. Rayvon [Boombastic]

The original plan for singing on the blog was for me to try my hand at a variety of styles, to reflect my somewhat bizarre taste in music. I've done one jazz, one indie and one adult numero quattro was supposed to be a pop cover. However, I've been working on it for a while and the perfectionist in me still isn't happy with you're gonna have to hang on for a bit. In the meantime, and in light of my last post, I thought I'd do this unaccompanied jazz cover.

The lyrics for Smile were written by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons, and the music was composed by the legendary Charlie Chaplin in 1936. It's since been covered by a gazillion artistes and if I'm not mistaken, Nat King Cole's version is probably the most famous. But forget that, here's mine ;-)


Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile


  1. whoooooo!! encore encore..

    nice stuff

  2. i concur! one o my favs... :) ooh ooh pop song, yay! :P

  3. Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it! And Gehan...'ooh ooh pop song' indeed! You know you love it really ;-)

  4. you have a beautiful voice!!! Keep smiling!!!

  5. Aww thanks Passionatelypatient!

  6. Wow - Pseudo, stunning, your voice is fantastic.

  7. Wow I love your voice... :) Dunno why, but it somehow reminds me of Mary Poppins... hmmm :/

  8. I forgot how beautiful your voice was :)


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