Southern NightsWords & Music by Allen Toussaint
Recorded by Glen Campbell, 1977 (#1)
Intro: | G - D - E7 - D9 | A - G - A7 - A7sus4 | D Fdim B7 E7/9 Southern nights have you ever felt a Southern night GM7 G6 A6/7/9 A7 Free as a breeze not to mention the trees A7sus4 F#m Bm7 Em7 G/B A7sus4 A7+5 Whistling tunes that you know and love so. D Fdim B7 E7/9 Southern nights just as good even when closed your eyes GM7 G6 A6/7/9 A7 I apologize A7sus4 F#m Bm7 Em7 A7 to any one who can truly say he has found a better way, D Hey hey. D Fdim B7 E7/9 Southern skies -- have you ever noticed Southern skies? GM7 G6 A6/7/9 A7 It's precious beauty lies just beyond the eye F#m Bm7 Em7 G/B A7sus4 A7+5 It goes running thru your soul like the stories of old. D Fdim B7 E7/9 Old man he and his dog they walk the old land GM7 G6 A6/7/9 A7 Ev'ry flower touches his cold hand A7sus4 F#m Bm7 Em7 A7 D6 As he slowly walked by, weeping willows cry for joy, joy. D Fdim B7 Feel so good -- feel so good it's fright'ning E7/9 Fdim E7/9 Wish I could stop this world from fighting GM7 G6 A6/7/9 A7 La dah dah dahhh dahhhh dot dah dah dah dahhh dahhh A7sus4 F#m Bm7 Em7 A7 A7sus4 Dot dah dah dot dahhh dah dot dahhhh D Fdim B7 E7/9 Mysteries like this and many other in the trees GM7 G6 A7 A7sus4 D Blow in the night in the Southern skies CODA: | G - D - E7 - D9 | A - G - A - A7+5 | D6 |
In all honesty, the intro and Copa that I show here are probably not all that close to what Glen Campbell plays. It will, however, put you close enough to the neighborhood that you may be able to figure it out for yourself. If you do, feel free to let me know.