The Summer Knows

Words by Marilyn & Allan Bergman, Music by Michael Legrand
Recorded by Barbra Streisand, 1971
From the movie "Summer of '42"

     Em                        B+ 
The summer smiles, the summer knows,

        Em7         Em6 
And unashamed, she sheds her clothes;

     Am                 Am+7
The summer smoothes the restless sky,

     Am7         F#m              B7sus4     B7
And lovingly she warms the sand on which you lie.

     E                         Am6
The summer knows, the summer's wise,

    E                   Bm7
She sees the doubts within your eyes,

     AM7             Bbm7-5
And so she takes her summer time

          G#      C#m7          G#     D7
Tells the moon to wait and the sun to linger,

    G        Cm7             G      C#7
Twists the world 'round her summer finger,

 E                F#m7        B7sus4    B7
Lets you see the wonder of  it all.

     E                     F#m
And if you've learned your lesson well,

         E              Am6
There's little more for her to tell;

     Em          B+     F#m7           B7     Em   E+  F#m7  B7   E9
One last carress - it's time to dress    for fall.

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