Summer The First Time Chords & Lyrics Artist:

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A7 chord Am7 chord B7 chord Bm7 chord D chord E7 chord Em7 chord D/A chord Cmaj7 chord Dsus2 chord Em9 chord E7sus4 chord A7sus2 chord Dsus2/A chord Em6/C# chord F#m7/E chord
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How To Play

CAPO: 2nd fret (Will then sound in the recorded key of F#m)

[*Riff]
    (A7sus2)           Em6/C#
e |--------------------0----|
B |--------------------0----|
G |--------------------0----|
D |----------------0---2----|
A |----0-----2---0-----4----|
E |--0-----3----------------|
 
INTRO
 
e |------------------------|
B |------------------------|
G |------------------------|
D |----------------0-------|
A |----0-----2---0-----4---|
E |--0-----3---------------|
 
  Em7             D    Dsus2     A7    A7sus2
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
    (A7sus2)           Em6/C#
e |--------------------0----|
B |--------------------0----|
G |--------------------0----|
D |----------------0---2----|
A |----0-----2---0-----4----|
E |--0-----3----------------|
 
VERSE 1
         Em7                D           Dsus2
It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June,
        A7         A7sus2   (A7sus2)  Em6/C#
And the sun was a demon,   [*Riff]
     Em7                    D          Dsus2
The clouds were afraid, one ten in the shade,
          A7          A7sus2    (A7sus2)  Em6/C#
And the pavement was steaming  [*Riff]
 
VERSE 2
  Em7                      D            Dsus2
I told Billy Ray ...in his red Chevro - let,
       A7            A7sus2    (A7sus2)   Em6/C#
Needed time for some thinking,  [*Riff]
      Em7                     D             Dsus2
I was just walking by, when I looked in her eye,
      A7           A7sus2   (A7sus2)    Em6/C#
And I swore it was winking  [*Riff]
 
VERSE 3
Cmaj7                         Am7
She was thirty one, and I was seventeen,
Bm7                                 Em9
I knew nothing about love, she knew everything,
    Cmaj7                        Am7
But I sat down beside her on her front porch swing,
    Bm7                 B7                 Em7     F#m7/E
And wondered what...the coming night would bring-----------!
 
  Em7   Dsus2/A    A7    A7sus2
|  /  /   /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
    (A7sus2)           Em6/C#
e |--------------------0----|
B |--------------------0----|
G |--------------------0----|
D |----------------0---2----|
A |----0-----2---0-----4----|
E |--0-----3----------------|
 
VERSE 4
    Em7                        D              Dsus2
The sun closed her eyes, as it climbed in the skies,
       A7         A7sus2    (A7sus2)   Em6/C#
And it started to swelter,  [*Riff]
    Em7                     D            Dsus2
The sweat trickled down the front of her gown,
      A7               A7sus2    (A7sus2)    Em6/C#
And I thought it would melt her! [*Riff]
 
VERSE 5
    Em7                      D        Dsus2
She threw back her hair like I wasn't there,
    A7          A7sus2   (A7sus2)    Em6/C#
She sipped on a Julep,   [*Riff]
    Em7                        D            Dsus2
Her shoulders were bare, and I tried not to stare,
       A7            A7sus2    (A7sus2)   Em6/C#
When I looked at her two lips! [*Riff]
 
VERSE 6
Cmaj7                              Am7
When she looked at me, I heard her softly say,
   Bm7                                       Em9
"I know you're young, you don't know what to do, or say,
    Cmaj7                          Am7
But stay with me until the sun has gone away, 
    Bm7              B7             Em7   F#m7/E
And I will chase the boy in you a - way----------!
 
  Em7  Dsus2/A    A7    A7sus2
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
    (A7sus2)           Em6/C#
e |--------------------0----|
B |--------------------0----|
G |--------------------0----|
D |----------------0---2----|
A |----0-----2---0-----4----|
E |--0-----3----------------|
 
VERSE 7
Em9                          Cmaj7
And then she smiled, then we talked for a while,
        Bm7                       E7      E7sus4  E7(no3)
Then we walked for a mile, to the sea,
   Cmaj7                  Am7
We sat on the sand, and a boy took her hand,
      Bm7                   E7    E7sus4  E7(no3)
But I saw the sun rise as a man
 
BREAK
  Cmaj7          Am7            Bm7             Em9
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |
 
  Cmaj7          Am7            Bm7    B7      Em7   F#m7/E
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |
 
  Em7   Dsus2/A      A7    A7sus2
|  /  /     /  /  |  /  /   /  /  |
 
   (A7sus2)           Em6/C#
e |--------------------0---|
B |--------------------0---|
G |--------------------0---|
D |----------------0---2---|
A |----0-----2---0-----4---|
E |--0-----3---------------|
 
VERSE 8
    Em7                        D             Dsus2
Ten years have gone by since I looked in her eyes,
        A7     A7sus2    (A7sus2)   Em6/C#
But the memory lingers,  [*Riff]
     Em7                    D          Dsus2
I go back in my mind to the very first time,
         A7           A7sus2    (A7sus2)   Em6/C#
Feel the touch of her fingers [*Riff]
 
VERSE 9
         Em7                D           Dsus2
It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June,
        A7        A7sus2   (A7sus2)  Em6/C#
And the sun was a demon,   [*Riff]
    Em7                     D          Dsus2
The clouds were afraid, one ten in the shade,
        A7           A7sus2
And the pavement was steaming
 
[Suggestion for coda]
   (A7sus2)                E6sus2/4
e |--------------------------0---||
B |--------------------------0---||
G |--------------------------2---||
D |----------------------0---4---||
A |------0-------2---0-------4---||
E |--0-------3-------------------||

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