Guitar lesson for
Summer of '69
INTRO Dsus2 ... D ... Dsus4 ... D ... Dsus2 D Asus2 ... A ... Asus4 ... A ... Asus2 A VERSE D A ...I got my first real six string.... bought it at the five and dime D A ...Played it 'til my fingers bled.... was the summer of '69 D A ...Me and some guys from school...... had a band and we tried real hard D A ...Jimmy quit and Jody got married... I shoulda known we'd never get far CHORUS Bm A D G ...But when I look back now.... that summer seemed to last forever Bm A D G .....And if I had the choice........ Yeah, I'd always wanna be there Bm A D ...Those were the best days of my life (...repeat intro) (repeat verse + chorus chords for rest of song) Ain't no use in complainin'... When you got a job to do Spent my evenings down at the drive-in... and that's when I met you, yeah Standin' on your mama's porch... you told me that you'd wait forever Oh and when you held my hand... I knew that it was now or never Those were the best days of my life... back in the summer of '69 BRIDGE F Bb ...Man, we were killin' time C Bb We were young and restless, we needed to unwind F Bb C Bb ...I guess nothin' can last forever... forever, no... (repeat intro) And now the times are changin' Look at everything that's come and gone Sometimes when I play that old six string I think about you, wonder what went wrong Standin' on your mama's porch You told me it would last forever Oh the way you held my hand I knew that it was now or never Those were the best days of my life Oh yeah... back in the summer of '69 (etc)
E ||–––0–––––––2–––––––3–––––––2–––––––0––––––2––––––– B ||–––––3–––––––3–––––––3–––––––3–––––––––––––––––––– G ||–––––––2–––––––2–––––––2–––––––2––––––2––––––2–––– D ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Dsus2 D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D E ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– B ||–––0–––––––2–––––––3–––––––2–––––––0––––––2––––––– G ||–––––2–––––––2–––––––2–––––––2–––––––––––––––––––– D ||–––––––2–––––––2–––––––2–––––––2––––––2––––––2–––– A ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ||–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Asus2 A Asus4 A Asus2 A
Intro, verse, and chorus chords
E ||––––2––––0––––2––––3–––– B ||––––3––––2––––3––––0–––– G ||––––2––––2––––4––––0–––– D ||––––0––––2––––4––––0–––– A ||–––––––––0––––2––––2–––– E ||–––––––––––––––––––3–––– D A Bm G
E ||––––2––––––0––––––––3–––– B ||––––3––––––3––––––––3–––– G ||––––2––––––2––––––––2–––– D ||––––0––––––0––––––––0–––– A ||––––––––––––––––––––––––– E ||––––––––––––––––––––––––– D Dsus2 Dsus4
E ||––––0––––––0––––––––0–––– B ||––––2––––––0––––––––3–––– G ||––––2––––––2––––––––2–––– D ||––––2––––––2––––––––2–––– A ||––––0––––––0––––––––0–––– E ||––––––––––––––––––––––––– A Asus2 Asus4
E ||––––1––––6––––8––––– B ||––––1––––6––––8––––– G ||––––2––––7––––9––––– D ||––––3––––8––––10–––– A ||––––3––––8––––10–––– E ||––––1––––6––––8––––– F Bb C
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