Song facts: “Summertime” was written in 1935 for the opera Porgy and Bess. With over 33,000 covers, “Summertime” is one of most covered songs in the history of recorded music.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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Summertime and the living is easy
 8    8  8 -8 -8   
Fish are a-jumpin' 
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And the cotton is high
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Your daddy's rich and 
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Your mama's good looking
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So, hush, little baby, don't you cry

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One of these mornings
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You're going to rise up singing
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Then you'll spread your wings
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And you'll take to the sky
 7  -8 8   7   -6  5 
But till that morning
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There's a-nothing can harm you
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With daddy and mamma standing by

 8  7  8   -8   7  -8  8  7  -6 5
Summertime and the living is easy
 8    8  8 -8 -8    
Fish are a-jumpin'  
7   -6   7 -6   7  -7 
And the cotton is high 
 8    8  7    8   -8   
Your daddy's rich and  
  7   -8 8    7   -6  5 
Your mama's good looking 
5    6     5  6  -6 7  8-8   7 7 7-6 
So, hush, little baby, don't you cry

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