Summer Rain

Words & Music by James Hendricks
Recorded by Johnny Rivers, 1967 (#14)


Intro: ||: Em   B+   Em7   Em6  :||   C   G


Em     B+   Em7        Em6    Em   B+    Em7        Em6
Summer rain taps at my window, west wind, soft as a sweet dream;

Em   B+   Em7        Em6
My love, warm as the sunshine,

C                G        C              G
Sittin' here by me, yeah, she's here by me.


Em    B+    Em7      Em6      Em     B+    Em7          Em6
She stepped out of a rainbow, golden hair, shining like moonglow;

Em    B+    Em7         Em6
Warm lips, soft as her soul,

C                G        C             G
Sittin' here by me, yeah, she's here by me.


Bridge 1:

B7                        Em      B+      Em7     Em6
All summer long, we spent dancin' in the sand,

A7
And the jukebox kept on playin'

          C                           D7
Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Em    B+     Em7          Em6
She wants to live in the Rockies;
Em   B+    Em7                 Em6
She says, "That's where we'll find peace,
Em       B+   Em7        Em6
Settle down, raise us a fam'ly
C           G         C              G
To call our own, yeah, we'll have a home.

Bridge 2:

B7                        Em       B+     Em7  Em6
All summer long, we spent groovin' in the sand,

A7
Ev'rybody kept on playin'

          C                           D7
Sargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Em  B+     Em7      Em6     Em      B+   Em7          Em6
We sailed into the sunset, drifted home caught by the gulf stream;

Em     B+    Em7             Em6
Never gave a thought for tomorrow 

C                 G        C             G
Just let tomorrow be, yeah, let tomorrow be.


Em     B+    Em7         Em6     Em   B+   Em7           Em6
Winter snow drifts by my window, west wind blowin' like thunder;

Em   B+  Em7          Em6
Our love burnin' like fire,

C                  G       C               G
And she's here by me, yeah, she's here by me.

C            G       C                G
Let tomorrow be, yeah, she's here by me.


Instrumental Coda:

||: Em   B+   Em7   Em6  :||   C   G



 
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