Watermelon WeatherWords & Music by Paul Francis Webster & Hoagy Carmichael
Recorded by Perry Como, 1952, with Eddie Fisher*
Cdim G G/F# Em7 A7 G6 D DM7 It's watermelon weather, that summer kind of weather, G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 When people get together and sing; Em7 A7 D DM7 D7 D7/9 D9 G G/F# It's the time of year the stars seem to dance with laughter, Em B+ Em7 Em6 A7 And the moon's so big and ripe, it can hardly climb, G/B A7 Em7 A7 Bright as a dime. Cdim G G/F# Em7 A7 G6 D DM7 So why don't you meander to your best girl's veranda, G G/F# Em7 G/B A7 And sorta kinda hand her the ring? G/B A7 D F#m B7 B7/F# For it's the sweetheart kissin' season, G6 Cdim G And all the world's in rhyme, G5 A7 D B7 E7 Gdim A7 G6 D When it's water - melon, sweet love tell - in' time. A7 Em7 A7 Em7 A7 This is the time to sing this kind of purdy little ditty D G D A-walkin' along an' singin' a song an' clinging to someone purdy, Em7 A7 The type of a tune to go with the moon Em7 Gdim Em7 A That's sailin' along a way on high! Em7 A7 D F#m Af - ter strollin' a while, for maybe a mile, Bm Bm7/E E7 B7 Remember to stop an' pop the ques - tion! Edim E B+ If your timin' is right, your future is bright, E Bm7-5 A7 As bright as a water - melon sky! Em7 A7 An' then when you found a bench for two, Em7 A7 Fou found your cue to linger D Em7 The chance you sought, to show what you bought, D Em7 D You happily thought to bring her, G G/F# To cinch the thing, you give her the ring, Em7 G/B A7 You purchased from the five an' dime! Edim D D7 Cdim G6 Cdim Gdim Take her in your arms an' whisper that you are mine all mine, G Edim D B7 With that line to sell, I'm here to tell, E Bm7-5 G/B A7 D That you'll do well in wa - ter - mel - on time! G/B A7 D F#m B7 B7/F# For it's the sweetheart kissin' season, G6 Cdim G And all the world's in rhyme, G5 A7 D B7 E7 Gdim A7 G6 D When it's water - melon, sweet love tell - in' time.
*Yet another synthesis chart. There are elements of the introduction of this chart (preceeding the section that begins "This is the time to sing this kind of purdy little ditty") that come from a Bing Crosby-Peggy Lee duet which, to my ear, sounds better than the Como-Fisher version which is credited here. However, the Crosby-Lee version omits the uptempo second section that the Como-Fisher uses, and without it, the song is so short it feels like its over in little more than a heartbeat.