A Wink and a SmileWords & Music by Marc Shaiman & Ramsey McLean
Recorded by Harry Connick, Jr., 1993 in the movie "Sleepless In Seattle"
E7 A6 A Dm Dm+7 I remember the days of just keeping time A AM7 F# F#7 D Fdim - Bm7-5 - E7 Of hanging around in sleepy towns forever, Bm7-5 Cdim A Edim Bm7-5 E7 Back roads emp - ty for miles. A6 A Dm Dm+7 Well, you can't have a dream and cut it to fit; A AM7 F# F#7 D Fdim E7 But when I saw you, I knew -- we'd go together E7/9 E7 E7/6 A D9 A7 Like a wink and a smile. Bridge 1: D9 Bm7 A A7 D9 Bm7 A Leave your old Jalopy by the railroad track F#m F#m+7 F#m7 Cdim B7 F7 E7 We'll get a hip double dip tip-toppy two-seat Pon - ti - ac. A6 A Dm Dm+7 So you can rev her up -- don't go slow A AM7 F# It's only green lights and alrights F#7 D Fdim E7 E7/9 E7 E7/6 A Let's go together with a wink and a smile (Instrumental interlude: first two lines of verse) Bm7-5 Cdim A Edim Bm7-5 E7 Give me a wink and a smile. (Instrumental interlude: first two lines of verse) F#7 D Fdim E7 E7/9 E7 E7/6 A D9 A7 We go together like a wink and a smile. Bridge 2: D9 Bm7 A A7 D9 Bm7 A Now my heart hears music -- such a simple song F#m F#m+7 F#m7 Cdim B7 F7 E7 Sing it again, the notes never end; this is where I belong. A6 A Dm Dm+7 Just the song in your voice, the light in your eyes A AM7 F# F#7 We're so far away from yesterday, D Fdim E7 Bm7-5 A AM7 C#m7-5 F#7 Together with a wink and a smile, D DM7 E7 E7/9 E7 E7/6 A We go together like a wink and a smile.
*Performance note: The recorded version puts a key change (up one-half step) at the beginning of the final verse.
By far the newest song in my collection here, I was absolutely sure that the song was a 40's revival, as were so many others from Sleepless In Seattle. It wasn't -- but writers Marc Shaiman and Ramsey McLean could hardly have paid greater homage to the music of the era than what they achieved with this song.