Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights Guitar Chords

Allen Toussaint

funk, louisiana blues, new orleans blues, soul

Chords: F, F6, G, Bbmaj7, Am, C7, D7, Fsus4, C
Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights [1975]

Writer(s) - Allen Toussaint

Capo 1st Fret


[Intro]

 F          F  
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|x2


[Verse 1]

F6      
Southern nights,
                      G
 Have you ever felt a southern night?
Bbmaj7
Free as a breeze, not to mention the trees,
 Am                       C7                 
Whistling tunes that you *know and love so.
    (*know)
    C7                  F6    F    F6    F 
6/4|/  /  /  /  / /|4/4|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|


[Verse 2]

F6        
Southern skies,
D7                     G
 Just as good even when closed yours eyes,
   Bbmaj7
I apologise,
      Am
To anyone who can truly say,
            C7
That he has found a better way.

 F          F  
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|x2


[Verse 3]

F6       
Feel so good
D7
 Feels so good, it's frightening,
G
Wish I could stop this world from fighting,

(la di da da etc)

 Bbmaj7     Bbmaj7     Am         C7
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|

 F6         F6    
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|x2


[Verse 4]

F6 
Southern skies,
D7                    G
 Have you ever noticed southern skies?
              Bbmaj7
It's precious beauty lies just beyond the eye,
        Am
It goes running through your soul,
          C7
Like the stories told of old.

Fsus4   F    F
 |/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|


[Verse 5]

F6
Old man,
          D7                  G
He and his dog that walked the old land,
                         Bbmaj7
Every flower touched his cold hand,
      Am
As he slowly walked by,
        C7
Weeping willows
              F6
Would cry for joy.

 F6         F6    
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|x2


[Verse 6]

F6
Mysteries,
D7                        G 
 Like this and many others in the trees,
Bbmaj7
Blow in the night,
C                F6
 In the southern sky.

(la di da da etc)

 F6         D7         G          G          Bbmaj7     C          F6
|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|/  /  /  /|| Fade out 


[End]

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