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High Summer   Van Morrison

 
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 *from 'Back On Top' (1999)*


 


 *CAPO 3rd FRET*


 


 (Original Key: Eb)


 


 Intro:


 


 Am F G, C


 [F] [C]  


 (x2)


 


 Verse 1:


 


 [(C)] By the mansion on the [Am]hillside,


 [F] Red sports car comes,


 G C F, C


 Driving down the road.


 And pulls [C/B]up into the [Am]driveway,


 F G C F, C


 And a story does un-fold.


 


 Verse 2:


 


 [C] She's standing [C/B]by the rhodo-[Am]dendrons,


 F G C F, C


 Where the roses are in bloom.


 Looking out at the At-[C/B]lantic [Am]ocean,


 F G C F, C


 And in her head she hums this tune.


 


 Verse 3:


 


 [C] Thank god the dark nights,


 Are drawing [C/B]in a-[Am]gain,


 F G C F, C


 'Cos high summer has got me down.


 I'll wait till the [C/B]end of [Am]August,


 F G C F, C


 And get off this merry-go-round.


 


 Verse 4:


 


 [C] And they shut him [C/B]out of [Am]paradise,


 F G C F, C


 Called him Lucifer and frowned.


 She took pride in [C/B]what God [Am]made him,


 Even before the [F]angels,


 C F, C


 Shot him down to the ground.


 


 Verse 5:


 


 [C] He's a light out [C/B]of the [Am]darkness,


 F G C F, C


 And he wears a starry crown.


 If you see him [C/B]nothing will [Am]shake him,


 F G C F, C


 'Cos high summer has got him low down.


 


 Solo:


 


 Am F G, C


 [F] [C]  


 (x2)


 


 Bridge 1:


 


 [C] High summer's got him [Dm]lonesome,


 [G] Even when he makes the [Am]rounds,


 (Makes the [F]rounds).


 


 [F] There's been no two ways a-[Dm]bout it;


 G C F, C


 High summer's got him low down.


 


 Verse 6:


 


 [C] Checked in to the tiny village,


 [Am] By the lakeside,


 F G C F, C


 Settled down to start a-new.


 Far away from the [C/B]poli-[Am]ticians,


 F G C F, C


 And the many chosen few.


 


 Verse 7:


 


 [C] Far away from the [C/B]jealousy [Am]factor,


 [F] And everything,


 G C F, C


 That was tearing him a-part.


 Far away from the [C/B]organ [Am]grinder,


 F G C F, C


 And everyone that played their part.


 


 Verse 8:


 


 [C] And they shut him [C/B]out of [Am]paradise,


 F G C F, C


 Called him Lucifer and frowned.


 She took pride in [C/B]what God [Am]made him,


 Even before the [F]angels,


 C F, C


 Shot him down to the ground.


 


 Verse 9:


 


 [C] He's a light out [C/B]of the [Am]darkness,


 F G C F, C


 And he wears a starry crown.


 If you see him [C/B]nothing will [Am]shake him,


 F G C F, C


 'Cos high summer has got him low down.


 


 Solo:


 


 Am F G, C


 [F] [C]  


 (x2)


 


 Coda:


 


 [C] High summer's [C/B]on the [Am]rebound,


 F G C F, C


 High summer's got him low down.


 


 [C] High summer's [C/B]on the [Am]rebound,


 F G C F, C


 High summer's got him low down.


 


 [C] High summer's [C/B]on the [Am]rebound,


 [F] High [G]summer's got him low [C]down,[F]


 Low [C]down.


 


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