TRY TO REMEMBER - chords and comments


The stablemates Harvey Schmidt (1929-2018) and Tom Jones (1928-) [NOT the roaring welsh sexicon, stupid!] wrote the songs for the musical comedy "The Fantasticks", which had première on 3rd of May 1960 and ran off-Broadway for 42 years! This was the intro song, originally performed by Jerry Orbach. Quickly followed by all the hit vultures for the past sixty years. No wonder why: Schmidt must have been struck by The Holy Spirit of Harmonies when he composed this, and Jones came up with pop history's most rhyming lyrics, including both interpolated rhymes and alliteration. It's almost a plague ...
A         Amaj7      D6         E7
try to remember the kind of September
      A        F#m     Bm     E7+9
when life was slow and oh so mellow
A         Amaj7      D6         E7
try to remember the kind of September
      A         F#m        Bm       E7+9
when grass was green and grain was yellow
A         Amaj7      D6         E7
try to remember the kind of September
     Amaj7       F#M       Bsus4   E7
when you were a tender and callow fellow
A         Amaj7     D6        E7
try to remember and if you remember
     Dmaj7  ... D6 ... E7
then follow
A major
A
A major seventh
Amaj7
D sixth
D6
E seventh
E7
E seventh add nine
E7+9
F sharp minor
F#m
B minor
Bm
B suspended fourth
Bsus4
D major seventh
Dmaj7