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Island in the Sun

Weezer


Strum Guide

Em      Am    D         G

D   D U D   D U   U   U D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Main Riff:

    Em       Am    D          G

E|--3--3--x--5--x--2--2-2--x--3--3--

B|--5--5--x--5--x--3--3-3--x--3--3--

G|--4--4--x--5--x--2--2-2--x--4--4--

D|----------------------------------

A|----------------------------------

E|----------------------------------

 

Chorus Riff:

     Em       Am       D        G

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----8---8---10--10----7---7----8---8----|
G|---9---9----9---9----7---7----7---7------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------|

 

Intro:  Main Riff x4

 

Em    Am                D    G

            When you're on a holiday

Em    Am              D        G       

            You can't find the words to say

Em   Am            D                G      

            All the things that come to you

Em   Am             D         G           

            And I want to feel it too

 

 

Chorus (with chorus riff):

Em    Am              D      G          

               On an island in the sun

Em    Am                  D               G     

               We'll be playing and having fun

Em     Am               D            G      

              And it makes me feel so

    Em     Am     D             G

fine I can't control my brain

 

 

Main Riff x2

 

Em    Am                     D        G

              When you're on a golden sea

Em    Am                   D          G

             You don't need no memory

Em    Am                D      G

             Just a place to call your own

Em    Am        D           G

              As we drift into the zone

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

D5                   G5

      We'll run away together

D5                           G5

      We'll spend some time forever

C5                    A5                D5 (2)

      We'll never feel bad anymore

 

Main Riff x2

 

Solo (x2) w/main riff:

E|-10------------------------------------------------------

B|----------------------------------------------------------

G|------9--7------------------------------------------------

D|------------10--9----10--9------9--7----------------------

A|-----------------------------10--------10--9---10---10--10

E|----------------------------------------------------------

 

Chorus

 

Bridge

 

Play Main Progression x6
sing "We'll never feel bad anymore" during 2nd and 5th repetitions

 

Hold last G


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.