summer in the city

Lovin' Spoonful



Date: Thu, 14 Nov 1996 14:49:38 -0500
From: Andrew Rogers 
Subject: ./l/lovin_spoonful/summer_in_the_city.crd

                          "Summer in the City"
            (John Sebastian - Mark Sebastian - Steve Boone)

Intro:

organ and electric piano arr. for guitar [3X]

 v   v   v   v
-----------------
-----------------
-------------x---
-6-------5-------
-----------------
-4-------3-------
             ^ echoed drums

bass (note intentional G-Ab dissonance on the first beat):
             
 v   v   v   v
-----------------
-5-------5-------
-----------------
-----------------


Verse 1:

[Notes: 1) I believe that the guitar is capoed at the third fret,
 in which case the chord progression transposes to the stock folkie
 riff Am-Am/G-D9/F#-Fmaj7-E.  This is further confirmed by the
 voicings of the F and Bb chords in the chorus, which sound like
 root-position D and G capoed up.  2) The electric piano plays a
 variation of the second part of the instrumental break (q.v.) on
 the first four lines of the verse.]

Cm        Cm/Bb
Hot town, summer in the city
F9/A [x03543]           Abmaj7        G
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Cm         Cm/Bb
Been down, isn't it a pity
F9/A                 Abmaj7          G
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

 G          G7/B
All around, people looking half dead
 Cm                       C
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

Chorus (w/autoharp):

F                   Bb
But at night it's a different world
F          Bb
Go out and find a girl
F                   Bb
Come-on come-on and dance all night
F                      Bb
Despite the heat it'll be alright

    Dm               G
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
 Dm         G
That the days can't be like the nights
       Dm              G
In the summer, in the city
       Dm              G
In the summer, in the city

Verse 2:

Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I'm wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

[repeat chorus]

Instrumental break:

guitar (doubled octave higher w/electric piano) w/sound effects

 Cm               Ab7
 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v 
-----------------|------------------
-----------------|------------------
-----------------|------------------
-5--3-3-5-3---3--|-6--4-4-6-4---4---
-----6------6----|-----6------6-----
-----------------|------------------

organ:

C (octaves; hold through next section)
/ / / /

Wurlitzer electric piano arr. for two guitars [2X]

(Cm)       (/Bb)         (/A)        (/Ab)(Gsus4)
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  
15----15----1515--15-----|1515--15----1515-15--15--
16----16----1516--16-----|1516--16----1615-15--15--
17----17----1717--17-----|1717--17----1717-17--17--
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------

           guitar 3 (2nd time only): Abmaj7  G
 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v  
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
-------------------------|-------------------------
10-10----10--8-------8---|-7--------7--6--------5--
-------------------------|-------------------------
-8--8-----8--6-------6---|-5--------5--4--------3--
2: ^^  1: ^^

[repeat first verse and chorus]

[repeat instrumental break]

[repeat first verse and chorus w/o vocals; fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers








































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