The Summer Wind

Words & Music by Hans Bradtke & Henry Mayer
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1966 (#25)

      D    DM7       Cdim   (B7)  Em7              A9    A7
The summer wind came blowin'  in  across the sea,

     Em       B+      Em7        A9       DM7       D6
It lingered there to touch your hair and walk with me;

Am7  D7      D       D9     D7     G           G/F#   C9     Gdim
All summer long we sang a song and strolled in golden sand,

D    Bm7-5       Em7   A7     DM7            D6   Em7   A7
 Two sweethearts and     the summer wind.

        D     DM7        Cdim     B7          Em7       A9    A7
Like painted kites, the days and nights went flying by;

     Em        B+    Em7     Em6     DM7       D6
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky.  

Am7    D7          D9              G     G/F#      C9    Gdim
Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you -

D   Bm7 -5   Em7  A7      DM7        B7    
  I lost you to      the summer wind.

(Key change to E)

    E       E+7       E7    Fdim        F#m7           B7
The autumn wind, the winter winds have come and gone;

     F#m        B7       Fdim  B7       E9       E    E6    E
And still the days, the lonely days, go on and on.

    Edim        E7      Bm7-5   E7          A          AM7    D9   Cdim
And guess who sighs his lul-la-bies though nights that never end?

 E    C#m7-5   F#m   B7      E            E+7  F#m     B7
   My fickle friend,    the summer wind.


     E          E+7  F#m   B7              E      E+7  F#m  B7   E9
The summer wind,              the summer wind.

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