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Keep On The Sunny Side Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash

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Did You Know? Keep On The Sunny Side was recorded and popularised 1928 by the family of June Carter, Johnny Cash's wife, she sings the second verse on his version and their daughters join in on the chorus.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Yellow Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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White Pick Level

Keep On The Sunny Side Chords And Strumming, 

Django Chords:  

Django G Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord


Key: D

Strumming:

"The Driver":

|D    D    D U D U |



Tempo:

186 bpm

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Verse 1 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Well there's a 
(D)dark and a (G)troubled side of (D)life (D)
There's a
(D)bright and a (D)sunny side (A)too (A)
Though we
(A)meet with the (A)darkness and (D)strife (D)
The
(A)sunny side we (A)also may (D)view (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life (D)


Verse 2 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

Let us (D)greet with a (G)song of hope each (D)day (D)
Though the (D)moments be (D)cloudy or (A)fair (A)
Let us (A)trust that the (A)saviour al(D)ways (D)
Will (A)keep us every(A)one in his (D)care (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life (D)

 

Verse 3 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

Oh, the (D)storm and its (G)fury broke to (D)day (D)
Crushing (D)hopes that I (D)cherish so (A)dear (A)
Storms and (A)cloud will in (A)time pass a (D)way (D)
And the (A)sun again will (A)shine bright and (D)clear (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D 


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life


Final Chord Strum: D

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Yellow Pick Level

Keep On The Sunny Side Chords And Strumming, Johnny Cash

Open Chords:  

Open G, D & A Chords


Key: D

Strumming:

"Bass Driver":

|B    D    D U D U |


Tempo:

186 bpm

Intro -

d|0 2 |4  55  4|4  42  2|0      |0      | 

 (3 4 |1 2&3  4&|1 2&3  4|1 2 3 4|1 2 3 4)


Verse 1 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


Well there's a 
(D)dark and a (G)troubled side of (D)life (D)
There's a
(D)bright and a (D)sunny side (A)too (A)
Though we
(A)meet with the (A)darkness and (D)strife (D)
The
(A)sunny side we (A)also may (D)view (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life (D)


Verse 2 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

Let us (D)greet with a (G)song of hope each (D)day (D)
Though the (D)moments be (D)cloudy or (A)fair (A)
Let us (A)trust that the (A)saviour al(D)ways (D)
Will (A)keep us every(A)one in his (D)care (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life (D)

 

Verse 3 -

|D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

 

Oh, the (D)storm and its (G)fury broke to (D)day (D)
Crushing (D)hopes that I (D)cherish so (A)dear (A)
Storms and (A)cloud will in (A)time pass a (D)way (D)
And the (A)sun again will (A)shine bright and (D)clear (D)


Chorus -

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |A - - - |A - - - |

|D - - - |D - - - |G - - - |D - - - |

|D - - - |A - - - |D 


(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side, (G)always on the (D)sunny side
(D)Keep on the (D)sunny side of (A)life (A)
It will (D)help us every (D)day, it will (G)brighten all the (D)way,
If we (D)keep on the (A)sunny side of (D)life


Final Chord Strum: D

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