The Sound Of Music chords & lyrics

by Julie Andrews

The Sound Of Music is the theme song from one of the greatest musicals of all time. The original Broadway production opened on Nov 16th, 1959 while the original London production opened on May 18th, 1961 at the Palace Theatre.

In 1965 it was adapted as a musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer - winning 5 Academy Awards.

The musical was written by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics). They were a very successful musical theatre writing team often referred to as Rodgers and Hammerstein - considered by many as the greatest partnership of the 20th century.

Music: Key of F Major in 4/4 time at a moderate tempo

Chords: F, F6, Fm6, C7, Gb, Gm, E, Eb, Bb, Bbdim, G7, G7(b5), Dm, Dm6, Am

Capo on the first fret if playing with the video.


The Sound Of Music by Julie Andrews
The Sound Of Music by Julie Andrews

The first verse is omitted in the video clip... starts at the first refrain.

Julie Andrews sings in the key of F# Major, so if you are playing with the video, you will need to place a capo on the 1st fret.

If you want to transpose the song to F# Major, you can use the transposition service below.

Free Music Transposition Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet below - then click on the link... more

Tabbed Chords
     F    F6  Fm6  C7   Gb   Gm    E   Eb   Bb  Bbdim G7 G7(b5)  Dm  Dm6  Am
e |--1----1----1----0----2----3----0----3----1----0----1----------1---2----0---|
B |--1----3----3----1----2----3----0----4----3----2----0----2-----3---0----1---|
G |--2----2----1----3----3----3----1----3----3----3----0----0-----2---2----2---|
D |--3----3----3----2----4----5----2----1----3----2----0----3-----0---0----2---|
A |--3---------3----3----4----5----2---------1----1----2----2--------------0---|
E |--1---------1---------2----3----0-------------------3----3------------------|
     B         B         B    B              B
     
B signifies a barre chord
numbers on the grid indicate frets
0 means the string is played open
unmarked strings are not to be played... more

The Sound Of Music

Capo on 1 if playing with the video

        F                              C7
1. My day in the hills has come to an end, I know.
      F                                 Gb
   A star has come out to tell me it's time to go.
        C7                     F            C7                      F
   But deep in the dark green shad-ows are voic-es that urge me to stay.
         Fm6                   Eb          C7
   So I pause and I wait and I lis-ten for one more sound
        F                               Gm    C7    F
   For one more love-ly thing that the hills might say.

               F                                E
Refrain: The hills are a-live with the sound of mu-sic.
               F6                                   Bb   C7
         With songs they have sung for a thou-sand years.
               F                                   E
         The hills fill my heart with the sound of mu-sic.
              F             Bb          C   C7      F
         My heart wants to sing ev-'ry song... it hears.

              F             Bb           Bbdim        F
         My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds 
                              Bb  Bbdim       F
         That rise from the  lake  to   the trees.
             Bb            Bbdim         F
         My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
                    G7  G7(b5)       C     F
         From a church    on   a   breeze.

              Bb         Bbdim           F
         To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls
                 Bb    Bbdim        F
         O-ver stones   on   its   way.
             Dm    Dm6        Am
         To sing through the night
                 Dm           G7           C
         Like a lark who is learn-ing to pray.

         C7     F                                  E
         I...   go  to the hills when my heart is lone-ly
            F                                   Bb  | Bbm |
         I know I will hear what I've heard be-fore
              F                   Am                   Bb   | Gm7  |
         My heart will be blessed... with the sound of mu-sic
                    Am   C7   F
         And I' ll sing once more...

Free Music Transposition   Simply highlight & copy the entire song sheet above - then click on the button... more.
The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

My day in the hills has come to an end, I know.
A star has come out to tell me it's time to go.
But deep in the dark green shadows are voices that urge me to stay.
So I pause and I wait and I listen for one more sound,
For one more lovely thing that the hills might say.

The hills are alive with the sound of music.
With songs they have sung for a thousand years.
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music.
My heart wants to sing every song it hears.

My heart wants beat like the wings of the birds
That rise from the lake to the trees.
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
From a church on a breeze.

To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls
Over stones on its way.
To sing through the night
Like a lark who is learning to pray.

I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more...

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