Gino Vannelli - Last Days Of Summer chords

      
THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER

small case letters indicate melody notes
c4-middle C

solo flute:
          ab5   c6  ab5   eb   ab


ab5   c6  ab5   eb   ab
ab/Gbmaj7


solo oboe:  
       db5   f   db   ab4  bb


       db5  f   db  ab4   db5     
       Dbmaj7/Bmaj7  

orchestra:

ab4    c5   ab4    eb   ab       db   f   db  ab3    bb
ab/Gbmaj7          Fm7           db/Bmaj7     Fm7    Gbmaj7

Ebm11 db/f ab Gb/ab abThe trees are full and green
Ebm11 db/f ab The garden sweet and lush
ab db Bbm7 Ebm7 db abThe warmth of the sun be lies Sep tem ber
Gm7-5 F#7-5 Fm7 Bbm7 Ebm7 db abA truth to which I must surren der
ab/Gb Fm7 db/fThe hours are num bered
Bbm7 db/f Gbmaj7These last days of sum mer
oboe: c5 eb C bb4 c5 eb C bb4 ab/Gb Gb ab/G Gb f5 ab f eb db db f db eb Gbmaj7 ab Bbm7 F7/C
Ebm11 db/f ab Gb/abHer sundress, pink and white
Ebm11 db/f abAn orchid in her hair
ab db/f Bbm7 Ebm7 db abAs lovely a sight as ever to me
Gm7-5 C7 Fm7 Bbm7 Ebm7 db abWere I a stran ger would she woo me
ab/Gb Fm7 Gbmaj7 I can’t help but won der
Bbm7 db/f Bb6/9These last days of sum mer
F9 Bb/FThinking the un thinkable
F9 bb f+5/bb bbChased with lemon tea
ab ab/Gb db/fThoughts that never crossed my mind
Abdim G7 Cadd9When I was twenty-three
Gdim Gb7 Badd9 Gb/B Badd9Too busy being me
F9 Bb/FA ship once hailed unsinkable
ab/Gb bb f+5/bb bb Is floundering in the deep
C C/Bb F/A Am7 A boy who once prayed to his God
f3 Gb f Gb f bb ag
Ab7 db Gb/db db Gb/db db Gb/db ab/dbFor his soul to keep
c4 db C
f G7-9 C Bbm/C CWould settle for a good night’s sleep
Fm C7-9 Fm/D C7-9My father warned of the waning years
c4 db f e
db Db9 G7-5 ab db G7 CWhat every man goes through
Fm/C Dbdim Fm/D EdimI thought him weak and too fraught with fear
c4 db D e
Fm/eb Fm/D Db7-5 G7 ab db G7 CTo see his tragic point of view
F/A Bbm6 It’s a sad cliché
F/C Bbm6/db But ever since he’s passed away
ab/C Dbdim Fm/Ab C/AbHe’s ever more present to me
Gadd9/D B7/D Looking past my prime
Gadd9/D B7/D Waging war on Father Time
oboe d5 C b4 bb........
Bb/D F7/C B bb Bb-5 Dad I think I understand, finally
ab f f eb ab/bb Bb9 Dm7-5/ab B/F# strings: c#4 c# c# C bb.... A7 Dbm/ab Gm7-5 F7 bb....
Bbm Cdim F7/C BbmStrange that my eyes should gain more sight
Bb7-9 Ebm Eb7-9 F7/eb F7/db F7/C F7As the days begin to lose the li- ight
Bbm Bb11 Adim F7/A db/ab Winter looms on my ho rizon
Gb6 db/f Ebm7 Dbmaj7Look at me in my summer wear
clar: a4 ab Gb f.....
Gb6 Gdim F7Completely un pre pared
Ebm11 abWe wrestle in the grass
Ebm11 db abHe’s grown so tall so quick
ab db/f Bbm7 Ebm7 db abI struggle to get the bet ter of him
Gm7-5 F#7-5 Fm7 Bbm7 Ebm7 db abJust how much I tru ly love him
ab/Gb Fm7 This I’ve dis covered
Bbm7 db/f Gbmaj7 These last days of sum mer
orchestra: eb4 f Gb ab db Gb f f eb ab Ab7/Gb db/f Bbm7 Ebm7 db ab
Gm7-5 F#9-5 Fm7 Bbm7 Ebm7 db abJust how much I tru ly love them
ab4 c5 ab4 eb f ab/Gbmaj7 Gbmaj7
db/f Gbmaj7…These last days of sum mer
flute: f5 f C f f C D eb f Gb f eb Fm/bb Ebm6/bb Fm/bb Ebm6/bb bb Ebm6/bb f5 f C f f C f f C Fm/bb Ebm6/bb Fm/bb Ebm6/bb Fm/bb Ebm6/bb d5 eb f Gb f eb f5 f C bb4........ bb Ebm6/bb Fm/bb Ebm6/bb bb............ transcription and chart Peter Kruger casparus@yahoo.ca
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