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Last Days Of Summer chords

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transcription and chart 
Peter Kruger 

small case letters indicate melody notes
C4-middle C

solo flute:
          ab5   c6  ab5   eb   ab

ab5   c6  ab5   eb   ab

solo oboe:  
       db5   f   db   ab4  bb

       db5  f   db  ab4   db5     


ab4    c5   ab4    eb   ab       db   f   db  ab3    bb
Ab/Gbmaj7          Fm7           Db/Bmaj7     Fm7    Gbmaj7

    Ebm11     Db/F        Ab     Gb/Ab     Ab
The trees are full and green
    Ebm11   Db/F     Ab  
The garden sweet and lush
    Ab            Db  Bbm7    Ebm7 Db      Ab
The warmth of the sun      be lies Sep tem ber
  Gm7-5  F#7-5  Fm7    Bbm7   Ebm7  Db     Ab
A truth  to     which       I must  surren der
    Ab/Gb     Fm7 Db/F
The hours are num bered
      Bbm7         Db/F  Gbmaj7
These last days of sum   mer


c5  eb c  bb4   c5  eb c  bb4
Ab/Gb     Gb    Ab/G      Gb

f5  ab  f  eb db   db  f db  eb
Gbmaj7     Ab      Bbm7      F7/C

    Ebm11      Db/F          Ab      Gb/Ab
Her sundress,      pink and white
   Ebm11   Db/F        Ab
An orchid       in her hair
    Ab      Db/F  Bbm7    Ebm7  Db  Ab
As lovely a sight      as ever  to  me
     Gm7-5 C7 Fm7   Bbm7  Ebm7  Db      Ab
Were I     a  stran ger   would she woo me
  Ab/Gb          Fm7   Gbmaj7     
I can’t help but won   der
      Bbm7         Db/F  Bb6/9
These last days of sum   mer

F9              Bb/F
Thinking the un thinkable
F9                  Bb  F+5/Bb  Bb
Chased   with lemon tea
Ab            Ab/Gb  Db/F
Thoughts that never  crossed my mind
     Abdim G7     Cadd9
When I was twenty-three
    Gdim  Gb7  Badd9 Gb/B Badd9
Too busy being me

  F9                 Bb/F
A ship once hailed unsinkable
   Ab/Gb              Bb  F+5/Bb  Bb 
Is floundering in the deep
  C       C/Bb               F/A  Am7 
A boy who once prayed to his God

                    f3   gb   f   gb    f   bb    a g
Ab7             Db     Gb/Db  Db  Gb/Db Db  Gb/Db Ab/Db
For his soul to keep
                                 c4     db      c
      F            G7-9          C      Bbm/C   C
Would settle for a good  night’s sleep
   Fm     C7-9          Fm/D  C7-9
My father warned of the waning years                            
     Db     Db9   G7-5      Ab    Db    G7   C
What every man         goes through
  Fm/C        Dbdim        Fm/D         Edim
I thought him weak and too fraught with fear                                   
   Fm/Eb  Fm/D     Db7-5  G7       Ab    Db   G7   C
To see         his tragic point of view

       F/A     Bbm6 
It’s a sad cliché
         F/C               Bbm6/Db 
But ever since he’s passed away
     Ab/C      Dbdim      Fm/Ab  C/Ab
He’s ever more present to me
        Gadd9/D   B7/D 
Looking past my prime
       Gadd9/D        B7/D 
Waging war on Father Time

      d5            c     b4      bb........   
      Bb/D         F7/C   B       Bb  Bb-5 
Dad I think I understand,    finally

ab     f    f       eb 
Ab/Bb  Bb9 Dm7-5/Ab B/F#

   c#4     c#     c#      c      bb....
    A7    Dbm/Ab  Gm7-5   F7     Bb.... 

Bbm             Cdim        F7/C        Bbm
Strange that my eyes should gain more sight
       Bb7-9   Ebm    Eb7-9     F7/Eb F7/Db  F7/C   F7
As the days  begin to lose the li-    ight 
Bbm    Bb11  Adim  F7/A  Db/Ab 
Winter looms on    my ho rizon
Gb6    Db/F      Ebm7   Dbmaj7
Look at me in my summer wear

           clar: a4    ab  gb  f.....  
Gb6        Gdim  F7
Completely un        pre pared
   Ebm11          Ab
We wrestle in the grass
     Ebm11    Db       Ab
He’s grown so tall so quick
  Ab          Db/F Bbm7    Ebm7 Db     Ab
I struggle to get      the bet  ter of him
Gm7-5 F#7-5   Fm7  Bbm7     Ebm7 Db      Ab
Just  how     much        I tru  ly love him
Ab/Gb          Fm7 
This I’ve dis  covered
      Bbm7         Db/F Gbmaj7 
These last days of sum  mer


   eb4   f    gb    ab    db     gb    f   f   eb
   Ab        Ab7/Gb Db/F  Bbm7   Ebm7  Db      Ab

Gm7-5   F#9-5  Fm7  Bbm7   Ebm7 Db      Ab
Just    how    much      I tru  ly love them

  ab4   c5   ab4   eb  f
Ab/Gbmaj7              Gbmaj7

       Db/F             Gbmaj7
…These last days of sum mer

f5   f  c       f  f    c      d   eb  f  gb   f   eb
Fm/Bb  Ebm6/Bb Fm/Bb   Ebm6/Bb Bb         Ebm6/Bb

f5   f  c       f  f    c       f  f    c           
Fm/Bb  Ebm6/Bb Fm/Bb   Ebm6/Bb  Fm/Bb   Ebm6/Bb        

d5  eb  f  gb   f   eb   f5   f  c         bb4........
Bb         Ebm6/Bb       Fm/Bb   Ebm6/Bb   Bb............

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