The green leaves of summer

 

        Am            E             Am            G

1. A time to be reaping, a time to be sowing,

             C                   Dm               B7              E

   the green leaves of summer are calling me home.

                     A7            Dm                         G               C

    T'was so good to be young then, in the season of plenty

                    Am               E                F                E

    when the catfish were jumping as high as the sky.

 

        Am                E             Am                G

2. A time just for planting, a time just for plowing,

         C             Dm           B7              E

    a time to be courting a girl of your own.

                 A7            Dm                        G                C

    T'was good to be young then, to be close to the earth,

                Am                  E                F              E

    and to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

 

       Am              E            Am             G

3. A time to be reaping, a time to be sowing,

         C               Dm         B7              E

    a time just for living, a place for to die.

                     A7             Dm                        G               C

    T'was so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,

                  Am                     E                  F               E

    now the green leaves of summer are calling me home.

 

                 A7            Dm                        G                C

    T'was good to be young then, to be close to the earth,

                   Am                    E                  F               E      - Am

    now the green leaves of summer are calling me home.

 

    (The Brothers Four)