Smilin’ Like A Buddha

Tabbed By: Derek Bodkin

NOTES:  This tune is a 12/8 feel but we can count it as a 4/4 measure.  The 12/8 feel is as though each quarter note is counted as a triplet.  Watch the alternating A – G – D then A – D – G thing going on.  Whew!  Next column is in the box starting at the ‘bridge.’

~ Introduction – 12 Measures~

         Picking Triplets!

         A  GD  A  DG A GD  A  DG A  GD  A  DG   A GD  A  DG

12/8|| . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |  . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |  . . . . | . . . . | . . . . ||

 

A               G      D                 A                                  D                   G                           A   G  D   A    D  G

And the river ends you leave the boat and find you’re walkin              | .  .  .   . | .  .  .   .  |

A                     G      D                   A                                       D               G                    A   G  D   A    D  G

The boat is floatin’ in your mind although these words are talking       | .  .  .   . | .  .  .   .  |

D                     G          A                D                                     A                D                    D    G  A  D    A   G 

This seems a very good place to sit and rest awhile before the chorus   | .  .  .   . | .  .  .   .  |


 

A      G D

Ooohhh

A                     D      G          A           GD     A    D G

And there’s a feelinrunnin through ya

A       G D

Ooohhh

A                 D          G      A           G  D     A    D G

And you’re smilin’ like a buddha

 

The music draws you up a valley and across a mountain

You gather round it like your gathering around a fountain

And when the music is right you hear the spirit lockin

 

Ooohhh

And there’s a feelinrunnin through ya

Ooohhh

And you’re smilin’ like a buddha

 

(Guitar solo – short)

  A  GD  A  DG A GD  A  DG

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There’s magic in the air and it can take you higher

You take a breath, you breathe it in and then you catch a flyer.

Well you wake up from the floor you see a golden mornin

 

Ooohhh

From your sandal to your stupa

Ooohhh

And you’re smilin’ like a buddha

 

~Instrumental solos  (same thing, watch for change*)~

  A  GD  A  DG A GD  A  DG A  GD  A  DG   A GD  A  DG

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*D    GA   D  A G  D  G A   D  A G* A GD  A   DG  A GD  A  DG

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Oh while you have the eyes

To look around

Oh while you have the eyes

To carry into town

Take the time to look

Take the time to look

Bridge  (different feel.  More like a ‘boom chick’)

Around…..

 

Oh while you have the ears

To hear the sounds

Oh while you have the ears

….just hangin’ round

Take the time to hear

Take the time to hear

The Soooouuuunds

 

(Back to 12/8 groove)

   A  GD  A  DG A GD  A  DG A  GD  A  DG   A GD  A  DG

|| . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |  . . . . | . . . . | . . . . ||

 

And then your seein’ in a light you didn’t know was glowin

And your walkin’ in a stream you didn’t know was flowin

Ever beat of your hear open, love is formin

 

Ooohhh

And there’s a feelinrunnin through ya

Ooohhh

And you’re smilin’ like a buddha

Ooohhh

And there’s a feelinrunnin through ya

Ooohhh

And you’re smilin’ like a buddha

 

Ooohhh  (drum break) | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

 

Ooohhh

And there’s a feelinrunnin through ya

OoohhhAnd you’re smilin’ like a buddha  (then play forever.)

Disclaimer: the folks who tabbed the songs can't guarantee that they are either

a) in the same key as on the artist's record, and
b) are perfect in any way.

They are our best estimate of the chords as we play them. Enjoy!