Summer In The City Uke tab by The Lovin Spoonful

10 Chords used in the song: Am, Am/G, D/F#, F, E, E7, A, D, G, Bm

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Am Am          Am/G Am/G                D/F# D/F#                    F F         E E
Hot town, summer in the city; back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Am Am Am/G Am/G D/F# D/F# F F E E
Been down, isn't it a pity; doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
E E E7 E7
All around, people looking half dead
Am Am A A
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl
Come-on come-on and dance all night
Despite the heat it'll be alright
Bm Bm E E
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
Bm Bm E E
That the days can't be like the nights
Bm Bm E E
In the summer, in the city
Bm Bm E E
In the summer, in the city

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


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About this song

"Summer in the City" was a 1966 hit single by The Lovin' Spoonful, written by Mark Sebastian (brother of John Sebastian) and Steve Boone. It came from their album, Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 13. The song featured a series of car horns, during the instrumental bridge, starting with a Volkswagen Beetle horn, and ending up with a jackhammer sound, in order to give the impressions of the sounds of the summer in the city. The song is ranked #393 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.