Mudcat Café message #133431 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4175   Message #133431
Posted By: Chet W.
08-Nov-99 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/chords: Summertime (Gershwin)
Subject: Chords Add: SUMMERTIME
Here's the ones I use, drawn basically from the Doc Watson version.

(/****/ is one measure)

/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/

/Gm7 /Gm7 /A7 Bb7/A7 /

/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/

/F Dm/Gm7 A7/Dm7 Am7/Dm7 Am7/

I play this one with the capo on the second fret so it sounds in Em (better for my voice). I also play a harp break on it with a Lee Oskar D natural minor, which makes it sort of in an E dorian mode. All the notes are there. Being from the vicinity of Charleston we always considered this a local tune. I'm glad it's being appreciated in other places.

Good luck, Chet