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In the Heat of the Summer  Phil Ochs

Intro: Dm Gm Dm Gm Dm
In the [Gm]heat of the [Dm]summer
[F]When the pavements were [A]burning
The [Dm]soul of a [C]city was [Dm]ravaged in the night
After the [Gm]city sun was [Dm]sinkin'
[Dm]Now no one [Gm]knows how it [Dm]started
[F]why the windows were [A]shattered
[Dm]But deep in [C]the dark, [Dm]someone set the spark
And then it[Gm] no longer [Dm]mattered.
[Dm]Down the [Gm]streets they were [Dm]rumbling
[F]All the tempers were [A]ragin
[Dm]Oh, where, o[C]h, where are [Dm]the white silver tongues
Who forgot to [Gm]listen to the [Dm]warnings?
[Dm]On and [Gm]On come the [Dm]angry
[F]No longer following [A]reason
[Dm]And all [C]the stores were [Dm]the target now
Where just the [Gm]other day they were [Dm]buyin
[Dm]Drunk with the [Gm]memory of the [Dm]ghetto
[F]Drunk with the lure of the [A]looting
[Dm]And the memory of [C]the uniforms [Dm]shoving with their sticks
Asking, "Are [Gm]you looking for [Dm]trouble?"
[Dm]"No, no, [Gm]no," moaned the [Dm]mayor.
[F]"It's not the way of [A]the order.
"[Dm]Oh stay in [C]your homes, please [Dm]leave us alone
"We'll be glad [Gm]to talk in the [Dm]morning."
[Dm]"For shame, for [Gm]shame," wrote the [Dm]papers.
[F]"Why the hurry to your [A]hunger?
[Dm]"Now the rubb[C]le's resting [Dm]on your broken streets
"So you see what [Gm]your rage has un[Dm]raveled."
[Dm]Baricades [Gm]sadly were [Dm]risin
[F]Bricks were heavily [A]flyin
[Dm]And the loud[C]speaker drowned like [Dm]a whisperin' sound
when compared [Gm]to the angered [Dm]emotions
[Dm]And when the [Gm]fury was [Dm]over
[F]And the Shame was replacing the [A]anger.
[Dm]So wrong, [C]so wrong, but [Dm]we've been down so long
And we had [Gm]to make somebody [Dm]listen
In the [Gm]heat of the [Dm]summer....[Gm]..[Dm] [Gm] [Dm]

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