Guitar lesson for

Summer of '69

by Bryan Adams

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Lyrics

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)

Acoustic riff

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
       Dsus2     D     Dsus4     D     Dsus2    D

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
       Asus2     A     Asus4     A     Asus2    A

Chords used

Intro, verse, and chorus chords

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“4โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“4โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
        D    A    Bm   G

D-sus chords

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
        D    Dsus2    Dsus4

A-sus chords

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“0โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
        A    Asus2    Asus4

Bridge chords

E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“6โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“8โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
B ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“6โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“8โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
G ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“2โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“7โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“9โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
D ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“8โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“10โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
A ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“3โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“8โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“10โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
E ||โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“1โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“6โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“8โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“โ€“
        F    Bb   C    

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