Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime (Chords)

Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime (Chords)

I can relate to this song’s take on summer. Not so much the drinking, driving and leching. More the writing half a line of a song, running out of brain power and just lapsing into dee-dee-dees. But the main reason I’m tabbing it is Tom Richter‘s excellent ukulele version.

The only downside with the version is that he’s using the very high E- tuning (b-E-G#-C#). But it’s very easy to replecate that tuning by slapping a capo on the fourth fret.

If you don’t have a capo, here are the chords in non-capo form:

In the Summertime (No Capo Chords)

Suggested Strumming

Here’s a simple strum you can use all the way through:

d u x u – u d u

Twiddly Bits

In the Summertime (Intro Tab)

Here’s a tab of that fantastic intro.

For the solo the basic chords are the same as the verse. But he’s throwing in all sorts of variations: 6, 7, sus2, sus4. Knock yourself out.


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  1. gunnee July 30th, 2014 5:47 am

    I have always loved that song since it first came out. thanks

  2. Howard July 30th, 2014 7:36 am

    I do this in F, no capo. First ‘weather’s high’, rhymes with sky. Great song and interesting strum.

  3. Woodshed July 30th, 2014 8:08 am

    gunnee: You’re welcome!

    Howard: Thanks.

  4. Mark England July 30th, 2014 8:25 am

    Hi Al, sorry to be a pain but you mention Capo 3rd in the text but Capo 4th on the sheet. Some, much like myself, are easily confused..

  5. Woodshed July 30th, 2014 2:05 pm

    Mark: Argh! Thanks very much for letting me know. It should be 4th in the text.

  6. tripleM August 1st, 2014 3:37 pm

    Awesome, thanks for doing this!

    *starts practising right now*

  7. Woodshed August 2nd, 2014 11:14 am

    tripleM: Happy practicing.

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