Let's Face The Music And Dance
Words:Irving Berlin
Music:Irving Berlin
Performed By:  Fred Astaire (1936), Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole (1961), Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall
Copyright:Unknown
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A
A9
Am
Amaj7
Asus4
B7
Bb9
Bm7-5
C#7
C#m7-5
Unknown
C7
D6
Dm6
Dm7
Dm7-5
Unknown
E7
F
F#7
F7
Fdim
Am    A9  Am  Dm7  Bm7-5 Am   E7 
There may be trou - ble  a - head,

Am    A9    Am    Dm7     A        Bm7-5  E7
But while there's moon - light and   mu - sic,

   Asus4  A  A9    Amaj7
And love and ro - mance,

D6            Dm6   E7       Am     Bb9 E7
Let's face the mu - sic and dance.


Am    A9  Am  Dm7    Am   Bm7-5 E7
Be - fore the fid - dlers have fled,

F7             B7       Bm7-5     E7
Be - fore they ask us to pay the bill,

    C#m7-5    F#7             C#7
And while we still have the chance,

D6    Dm6    Fdim   E7       A 
Let's face the mu - sic and dance.


(Bridge:)

F    Dm7      C7      F       C7
Soon,   we'll be without the moon,

Dm7     C7 F         C7   F7   E7
Humming a different tune, and then,


Am    A9  Am  Dm7    Am  Bm7-5 E7
There may be tear - drops to  shed,

Am   A9    Am    Dm7     A        Bm7-5  E7
So while there's moon - light and   mu - sic,

   Asus4  A  A9    Amaj7
And love and ro - mance,

D6            Dm6   E7       Am     Dm7 Dm7-5 Bb9 Amaj7
Let's face the mu - sic and dance.



This song was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1936 movie "Follow the 
Fleet" -- and in the minds of many, the song is his. I just happen to love 
what Cole did with his version.

As a performance note, the opening line can be drastically simplified, and 
played this way without losing too terribly much:


Am            Dm7          E7
There may be teardrops to shed

...but as always, I like to complicate my life whenever possible, and the 
version I show in the full chart comes pretty close to duplicating what 
Cole sings.
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