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/ Bryan Adams / MTV Unplugged (1996) / Summer of '69 guitar tab

This is an excellent song, and it's really easy. 
Sounds great on acoustic. Here we go...

INTRO:
e-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|---------------|
b-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-2-0-2-3-2-0-2-|
g---------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
d---------------|---------------|
a---------------|---------------|
E---------------|---------------|

The intro chord progression basically goes like this:
D Dsus2 D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D
A Asus2 A Asus4 A Asus2 A

VERSE 1(use intro over verse)
D
I got my first real six-string
A
Bought it at the five-and-dime
D
Played it til my fingers bled
A
It was the summer of '69

(Same for verse 2)
Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I shoulda known we'd never get far

CHORUS
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
Ya - I'd always wanna be there
Bm             A                     (Back to intro progression)
Those were the best days of my life

VERSE 3(use intro progression)
Ain't no use in complainin'
When you got a job to do
Spent my evenin's down at the drive-in
And that's when I met you

CHORUS (use same chords)
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

(Intro progression)
Back in the summer of '69

BRIDGE
F            Bb  
 Man we were killin' time
        C
We were young and restless
Bb
We needed to unwind
F          Bb               C
  I guess nothin' can last forever - forever, no

VERSE 4 (Back to intro progression)
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 ya wonder what went wrong

CHORUS (use same chords)
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

INTRO PROGRESSION
Back in the summer of '69
CONTINUE ON INTRO PROGRESSION

Happy playing!
Corrections welcome at fender137@yahoo.com


Bryan Adams albums
2004 Room Service
1998 On a Day Like Today
1997 MTV Unplugged
1996 18 'til I Die
1991 Waking up the Neighbours
1987 Into the Fire
1984 Reckless
1983 Cuts Like a Knife
1981 You Want It, You Got It
1980 Bryan Adams
MTV Unplugged tabs
01Comin' Home tabbass tab
02Plaster Caster tabbass tab
03Goin' Blind tabbass tab
04Do You Love Me? tabbass tab
05Domino tabbass tab
06Sure Know Something tabbass tab
07A World Without Heroes tabbass tab
08Rock Bottom tabbass tab
09See You Tonight tabbass tab
10I Still Love You tabbass tab
11Every Time I Look At You tabbass tab
122,000 Man tabbass tab
13Beth tabbass tab
14Nothin' To Lose tabbass tab
15Rock And Roll All Nite tabbass tab

 

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