A Foggy Day (In London Town)

Words & Music by Ira & George Gershwin
Recorded by Fred Astaire, 1937
From the movie "Damsel In Distress"

Intro Verse:

G                       Am7
I was a stranger in the city;

GM7     G7            Am7      D9
Out of town were the people I knew.

G                          F#7
I had that feeling of self-pity --

        Bm           Bm7         Bm7-5  E7
What to do?  What to do?  What to do?

     Am7            Cdim           G9
The outlook was de - cid - ed - ly blue;

G6       Bm                 Am6    Am7      E9
But as I walked through the foggy streets alone,

Fdim  Bn         Fdim     Am7      D7        G   Am7   G
 It turned out to be the luckiest day I've known.


D7  G   Fm6 Am7          D9     Cdim
A foggy day     in London town

G   GM7  Gm7 Gm6 A7/6 A7  D9
Had  me  low     had  me down.

GM7  Em6       G9     CM7    Cm6
 I viewed the morning with alarm;

    GM7          E9          A6/9      D9
The British mu - se - um had lost its charm.

D7   G      Fm6             Am7         d9
How long, I wondered, could this thing last?

Cdim     G     Gm7       Gm6  A7/6   D9
But the age of mir - a - cles hadn't passed,

    Dm7         G7   C9       A9-5
For sud - den - ly I saw you there --

Em  Am7-5    G     C6     GM7
And through foggy London town

    C6       Em7    A9 Am7   D7     G - GM7 - D7 - G7   C7   D7
The sun was shin - ing ev' - ry - where.

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