Mona Lisa

Words & Music by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole, 1950 (#1) (Academy award winner, 1950)

(G7+)  C              F        C
Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have named you;

                    C/B  Am7     Am7/G    Dm7    G7
You're so like the lady with the mystic smile.

      Dm                 Dm7            G7sus4   G7
Is it only 'cause you're lonely men have blamed you

        G    G/A   G/B        G        C
For the Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?

        C6       C      C6      C   F  C
Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Li-sa,

                         C7            F
Or is this the way you hide a broken heart?

       Fm                             C
Many dreams have been left upon your doorstep;

           G7        G7+          C
They just lie there,    and they die there.

C7       F             Fm         C
Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa,

          Dm7       G7     Dm7    G7       C
Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art.

       Fm   G7  Fm-C
Mona Lisa, Mona Li-sa.

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