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High Summer  Van Morrison

...HIGH SUMMER... by 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.
CHORD DIAGRAMS:
 
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[Am] [F] [G] [C] [C/B] [Dm] 
[EADGBE]x02210 [EADGBE]133211 [EADGBE]320003 [EADGBE]x32010 [EADGBE]x20010 [EADGBE]xx0231
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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