The Sound Of Music chords

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 in F Major: F, F6, Fm6, C7, Gb, Gm, E, Eb, Bb, Bbdim, G7, G7b5, Dm, Dm6, Am

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

Chart Legend
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
F Major F6 Fm6 C7 Gb Major Gm E Major Eb Major Bb Major Bbdim G7 G7b5 Dm Dm6 Am
F Major F6 Fm6 C7 Gb Major Gm E Major Eb Major Bb Major Bbdim G7 G7b5 Dm Dm6 Am

The Sound Of Music

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
      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        G7b5     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...

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