Sara Smile - Hall and Oates

How to play Sara Smile by Hall and Oates

In this lesson, we look at how to play Sara Smile by Hall and Oates. This is a very advanced song using barre chords throughout. We also look at the concept of playing the thinnest 3 strings of each barre chord alone, known as a 'triad' as there are only 3 notes, aka strings heard. This is a very cool song though, and the strumming is pretty easy so if you have played E and A shaped barre chords before, you should attempt this if you like the song!

Sara smile by Hall and Oates

Intro:

|Dm               Am            |Gm          C            |x2

Verse 1

|Dm7                    |Am`                            |

Baby hair           with a woman's eyes

|Gm                             |A                            |

I can feel you watching in the night

|Dm7                         |Am`                                    | Gm                           |A                 |

All alone with me and we're waiting for the sunlight

Bridge

|Bb              C           |A           Dm7        |

When I feel cold, you warm   me

|Bb                C                  |Eb            Dm         |

I feel I can't go on, you come and hold me

Gm (mute)

It's you...and me forever

Chorus (Same as Intro)

|Dm                 Am                 |Gm           C           |

Sarah smile

|Dm                 Am                 |Gm           C           |

Oh, won't you smile awhile for me, Sarah...

Verse 2

|Dm7                    |Am`                            |

If you feel like leaving you know you can go

|Gm                             |A                            |

But why don't you stay until tomorrow?

|Dm7                         |Am`                                    | Gm                           |A                 |

If you want to be free you know, all you've got to do is say so

Bridge

|Bb              C           |A           Dm7        |

When you feel cold, I'll warm you

|Bb                C                  |Eb            Dm         |

And when you feel you can't go on, I'll come and hold you

Gm (mute)

It's you...and me forever

Chorus x2

|Dm                 Am                 |Gm           C           |

Sarah smile

|Dm                 Am                 |Gm           C           |

Oh, won't you smile awhile for me, Sarah...

Break:

|Gm          |C                 |F               |Bb                 |C#

Chorus x 2