Happy B-Day, Charlie

Posted: April 16, 2013 in cinema, movies
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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Knight Commander of the British Empire, was born on 16 April 1889, supposedly in East Street, Walworth, London, England. Chaplin died in his sleep in Vevey, Switzerland on Christmas Day 1977.

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Today, he would turn 124. Happy B-Day, Charlie.

Click here to read Chaplin: a Life in Black and White Part 1.
Click here to read Chaplin: a Life in Black and White Part 2.

SMILE

“Smile” is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for the 1936 Charlie Chaplin movie “Modern Times”. Chaplin composed the music, while John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954. In the lyrics, the singer is telling the listener to cheer up and that there is always a bright tomorrow, just as long as they smile.

SMILE
A Song by Charlie Chaplin

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’ll just smile

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’ll just smile.

SMILE
sung by Michael Jackson

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