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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

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)


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

	 v   v   v   v
	             ^ echoed drums

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

	 v   v   v   v

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


	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

	           guitar 3 (2nd time only): Abmaj7  G
	 v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
	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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Drell* 10 Nov 03, 2004 07:00 PM

It goes like : Cm , Cm/Bb , Cm/A , Cm/Ab

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JohnnySardine 152 Oct 24, 2014 04:06 AM

Andrew Rogers tabs are ace !!

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