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I can hear the bells.

Well, dont cha hear em


chime? Cant cha feel my heart - beat keep - ing per - fect time? And
all be - cause he touched me. He looked at me and stared. Yes, he bumped me. My


Dm
Tracy:
B

Slowly and freely


G(9)
Am F
F C Csus Dm
Moderate rock beat
I CAN HEAR THE BELLS
from HAIRSPRAY
Music by MARC SHAIMAN
Lyrics by MARC SHAIMAN and SCOTT WITTMAN
Copyright 2001 by Winding Brook Way Music and Walli Woo Entertainment
All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission
heart was un - pre - pared when he tapped me and knocked me off my feet.
One lit - tle touch, now my lifes com - plete. Cause when he nudged me, love
put me in a fix. Yes, it hit me just like a ton of bricks. Yes, my
heart burst. Now I know what lifes a - bout. One lit - tle touch and loves

G7 F
B

C7sus(9)
F/A
Dm
G7sus
F/A F/G G7
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knocked me out, and I can hear the bells. My head is spin - ning.
I can hear the bells. Some - things be - gin - ning. Ev - ry - bod - y says that a
girl who looks like me cant win his love. Well, just wait and see, cause
I can hear the bells. Just hear them chim - ing. I can hear the bells. My

C
B

Csus F
F/A
F/C
F/G
Dm
G7 Dm7/C C C
F Dm
B

/C
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temp - ra - tures climb - ing. I cant con - tain my joy cause I fin - lly found the boy Ive been
miss - in. Lis - ten! I can hear the bells.
Round one, hell ask me on a date, and then round two, Ill

/C
E

m
D

sus
F/A
(ding!)
F/G G7 C7sus F(9) F
F
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primp, but wont be late be - cause round threes when we kiss in - side his car. Wont
go all the way, but Ill go pret - ty far. Then round four, hell
ask me for my hand, and then round five, well book the wed - ding band, so by
round six, Am - ber, much to your sur - prise, this heav - y - weight cham - pi - on

/B

(9)/B

7 G

/A

7
D

/D

/A

m7 E

m
D

sus2
G

/B

m7 C

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takes the prize and I can hear the bells. My cars are ring - ing.
I can hear the bells. The brides - maids are sing - ing. Ev - ry - bod - y says that a
I can hear the bells. My fa - ther will smile I can hear the bells as he
guy whos such a gem wont look my way. Well, the laughs on them cause

m7/D

m C

/D

(9)/B

/B

7 A

7sus D

m7/D

/D

m G

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kiss - in. Lis - ten! I can hear the bells.


I can hear the bells. My head is reel - in. I can hear the bells. I
walks me down the aisle. My moth - er starts to cry, but I cant see cause Link and I are French -

/A

/G

(9) A

7
(ding!)
Dsus G

D
G Em
C

/B

(9)/B

7sus
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cant stop the peal - in. Ev - ry - bod - y warns that he wont like what hell see, but
I know that hell look in - side of me. Yeah, I can hear the bells. To -
days just the start cause I can hear the bells, and til death do us part. And
e - ven when we die well look down from up a - bove, re - mem- ber - ing the night that we

Em
G/B
G
Am7
D
G(9)/B
G/A
C
A7 Em7/D C/D
G/B C G(9)/B
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two fell in love. We both will share a tear, and hell


whis - per as were rem - i - ni - scin. Lis - ten! I can hear the
bells. I can hear the bells.
I can hear the bells.

rit.
colla voce
Em7
G
G7/F
(ding!)
G9/F
G(9)
G G(9)
D7sus A G/A G/B
C G7/B G/B G(9)/B
Cm6(maj7)/E

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