Slowdown Sundown

From the Album "Arc of a Diver", released 1981 on Island Records.
Words and Music by Steve Winwood and Will Jennings.
Key of G-major. Time signature alla breve.


C      D  G                   Em  Am        D             G  Am7  G/B
Sundown   coming down too soon,      no time to be alone

        C                   Am7         G/D
So I'll take a glass of memories and understand the blues

        Am7      D7               G  Am7 G7/B C
Oh they're the last thing you lose

        C/D  G       Am7  G7/B  C     C/D            G    Am7 G7/B
Slowdown     sundown,           all I really need is time

C            C/D             G    D/F#       Em
For faded love songs and feelings in the wine

Bm7       C      Am7  D             C/D  G
Let them take me      down the line


Sunrise, a woman's eyes, good loving one warm afternoon
Here's to all the strong ones who don't care if they win
The kind I'll never see again
Slowdown, give me just a little while
It's not the darkness, it's just the night's so long
Puts the sadness in the song


E  A/E                                    B/E
      Here's to someday when someone understands it

A/E            B              A          E
Why life keeps turning like a mad thing

A              B                 C#m          A       E/B               B
Until that someday I'll just play what I have to play though I play it alone


Slowdown sundown, all I really need is time
For faded love songs and feelings in the wine
Let them take me down the line

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