– September Song –
by Maxwell Anderson & Kurt Weill
as sung on "The Intimate Ella" with Paul Smith

  . . . F#m . . . . . A . . . . . . . E
When he was a young man courtin' the girls,
  . . F#m . . . A . . . . . E
He played a waiting  game;
  . . F#m . . A . . . . . . . . . . E
If a maid refused him with tossing curls, 
  . F#m . . . . . .A . . . . . . . . E
He let the old earth take a couple of whirls,
{this line below not sung by Ella}
And he'd ply her with tears  instead of pearls,
. . . . . F#m . . . . . . A . . . . . E
For as time went along she came his way,
  . . F#m . . . . . A . . . . . . E
As time went along, she came.

{Refrain:}
. . . . . . . Em6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Am . . . . . E
But it's a long, long time    from May to December,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Am6 . . . . . . . . . . A . . . . . E
And the days grow short   when you reach September;
. . . . . . . . . . Em6 . . Am . . . . . . . . . . . . E
The autumn weather   turns the leaves to flame,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Am6 . . . . . . . A . . . . E
And I haven't got time    for the waiting game.

. . . . . . Am6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G-
Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few...
. . . . Am6 . . . . . . . G- . . . . . . . . E
Sep-tem-ber...No-vem-ber...

. . . . . . . . . . . .Em6 . . . . . . . . . . . Am . . . . . E
And these few precious days    I'll spend with you,
. . . . . . . . . . . . Am6 . . . A . . . Am . .E
These precious days I'll spend  with  you.

{repeat four lines above}

{Verse 2, not on Ella's recording with Paul Smith:}
When you meet with the young men in the early Spring
They'll count you with wine and with song
They'll woo you with  words  and a clover ring
But if you examine the goods that they bring
They have little to offer but the songs that they sing
And a plentiful  waste of time of day
A plentiful  waste of time
– Too Darn Hot –
by Cole Porter
from Kiss Me Kate, 1948

Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot,
Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E . F E
I'd like to sup with my baby tonight,
 . Am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E . F E
Refill the cup with my baby tonight.
 . . A . . . . G . . . . . . . .D . . . . F
I'd like to sup with my baby tonight,
 A .. . . G . . . . . . . . D . . . . F
Fill the cup with my baby tonight,
 . . .A . . . G . . . . . .D . . . . .F
But I ain't up to my baby tonight,
. . . . . . . . Am . E . Am
'Cause it's too darn hot.

Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot,
Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot.
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E . F E
I'd like to coo with my baby tonight,
 . . . . Am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E . F E
And pitch the woo with my baby tonight.
 . . A . . . . G . . . . . . . .D . . . . F
I'd like to coo with my baby tonight,
 . . . . A . . . . . G . . . . . . . . D . . . . F
And pitch the woo with my baby tonight.
 . . . . A . . . . . . . .G . . . . .D . . . . .F
But brother you'll fight my baby tonight
. . . . . . . . Am . E . Am
'Cause it's too darn hot.
 . .A (4, 2)
According to the Kinsey Report
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E
Ev'ry average man you know
 . . . . . . . A (4, 2)
Much prefers his lovey-dovey to court
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E
When the temperature is low,
. . . . A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D
But when the thermometer goes 'way up
. . . . . . . A . . . . . . . . . . . .E
And the weather is sizzling hot,
. . . . . . A . . . . . . . . C . . . . A
Mister Pants-for-romance is not,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Am . G . Am
'Cause it's too, too, too darn hot,
Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot,
. . . . . . E . . . . . Am
It's too too darn hot.

{repeat from "I'd like to coo,"
replacing the last four lines with:}
. . . . . . A . . . . . . . .C
Mister gob, for his squab,
. . . . .A . . . . . . . . C
A marine, for his queen,
. . . A . . . . . . .C . . . . . A
A G.I, for his cutypie is not,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Am . G . Am
'Cause it's too, too, too darn hot,
Am . . . G . .Am
It's too darn hot,
. . . . . . . E . Am
It's too darn hot.

. . . . . . E . . Am
It's too darn hot,
. . . . . . E . . Am
It's too darn hot,
. . . D . . . E . . . .Am G Am G Am
It's too    darn     hot