ARTIST: Rodgers and Hammerstein
TITLE: A Cock-Eyed Optimist
Lyrics and Chords

[South Pacific]

[ G+ = xx1003 ; Cdim7 = xx1212 ]

When the sky is a bright canary yellow
I forget every cloud I've ever seen
So they call me a cock-eyed optimist
Immature and incurably green

( Am7D7 ) / G G+ G6 Gmaj7 / Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 /
   / C Cdim7 Gmaj7 G6 / Am7 D7 G - /

I have heard people rant and rave and bellow
That we're done and we might as well be dead
But I'm only a cock-eyed optimist
And I can't get it into my head

I hear the human race is falling on its face
And hasn't very far to go
But every whip-poor-will is selling me a bill
And telling me it just ain't so

/ Bm Gmaj7 C#m7 F#7 / Bm - C#m7 - / 
   / B Bmaj7 C#m7 F#7 / D A7 Am7 D7 /

I could say life is just a bowl of jello
And appear more intelligent and smart
But I'm stuck like a dope with a thing called hope
And I can't get it out of my heart
Not this heart

/ G G+ G6 Gmaj7 / Dm7 G7 Dm7 G7 /
   / C Cdim7 G A7 / D7 G+ BmG Gmaj7G7 / C D7 Gmaj7 - /

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