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Summer of '69

Bryan Adams

 

Strum Pattern:  D   D U   U D U
                1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Intro: / D - - - / - - - - /

 

D (2)

   I got my first real six-string

A (2)

   Bought it at the five and dime

D (2)

   Played it 'til my fingers bled

A (2)

   Was the summer of '69

 

D (2)

   Me and some guys from school

A (2)

   Had a band and we tried real hard

D (2)

   Jimmy quit, Joey got married

A (2)

   I shoulda known we'd never get far

 

Chorus 1:

Bm              A

    Oh, when I look back now

D                          G

    That summer seemed to last forever

Bm            A

    And if I had the choice

D                     G

    Yeah, I'd always wanna be there

Bm                  A (hold)              

    Those were the best days of my life

 

/ D - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - /

 

D (2)

    Ain't no use in complaining

A (2)

    When you got a job to do

D (2)

    Spent my evenings down at the drive in

A (2)

    And that's when I met you

 

Chorus 2:

Bm                    A

    Standin' on your mama's porch

D                           G

    You told me that you'd wait forever

Bm                    A

    Oh, and when you held my hand

D                       G

    I knew that it was now or never

Bm                  A (hold)             

    Those were the best days of my life

 

D (2)    A (2)                         D (2)      A (2)

     Oh yeah    Back in the summer of '69     Uh-huh

 

Bridge:

F                Bb

   Man, we were killing time

         C                       Bb

We were young and restless  We needed to unwind

F           Bb                 C (2)

   I guess nothing can last forever, forever, no

 

/ D - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - / x2

 

D (2)

   And now the times are changing

A (2)

   Look at everything that's come and gone

D (2)

   Sometimes when I play that old six-string

A (2)

   I think about you, wonder what went wrong

 

Chorus 3:

Bm                    A

    Standing on your mama's porch

D                          G

    You told me that it'd last forever

Bm                    A

    Oh, and when you held my hand

D                       G

    I knew that it was now or never

Bm                  A (hold)             

    Those were the best days of my life

 

D (2)    A (2)                         D (2)      A (2)

     Oh yeah    Back in the summer of '69     Uh-huh

 

/ D - - - / - - - - / A - - - / - - - - / x4

 

End on D


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.