"Summer in the City" by the Lovin' Spoonful

(In 4/4 time. 4 bar piano Intro)

 

Hot town, summer in the city

Back of my neck

Getting dirty and gritty.

Been down, isn't it a pity

Doesn't seem to be

A shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead

Walking on the sidewalk,

Hotter than a match head.

But at night it's a different world

Go out and find a girl

Come on, come on,

And dance all night

Despite the heat, it'll be alright

And babe,

Don't you know it's a pity

That the days can't be

Like the nights.

In the summer...in the city

In the summer...in the city.

(4 bar instrumental)

Cool town, evening in the city

Dressing so fine and looking so pretty.

Cool cat, looking for a kitty

Gonna look in ev'ry corner of the city

'Til i'm wheezing like a bus stop

Running up the stairs,

Gonna meet you on the rooftops.

But at night it's a different world

Go out and find a girl

Come on, come on,

And dance all night

Despite the heat, it'll be alright

And babe,

Don't you know it's a pity

That the days can't be

Like the nights.

In the summer...in the city

In the summer...in the city.

(4 bar instrumental)

Repeat first verse and chorus