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Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
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Verses (with palm muting):

   D                                   A
        _   _   _     _   _   _             _   _   _     _   _   _
   |   | |   | | |   | | | | | | |     |   | |   | | |   | | | | | | | 
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-----3---------|-------------3---|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|-2-----2---------|-------------2---|
D|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-2---2-2---2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-0---0-0---0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Riff: D  A]

   Dsus2 D     Dsus4   D   Dsus2 D     Asus2 A     Asus4   A   Asus2 A
    _   _   _   _     _   _   _         _   _   _   _     _   _   _
   | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |     | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | |
e|-0-----2-----3---|---2-----0---2---|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---3-----3-----3-|-----3-----3-----|-0-----2-----3---|---2-----0---2---|
G|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2---------|---2-----2-----2-|-----2-----2-----|
D|-0---------------|-----------------|-----2-----2-----|-2-----2---------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


Introduction: D

D                               A
I got my first real six string, brought it at the Five and Dime
D                               A 
Played it till 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, should've known we'd never get far


Bm        A              D                     G                    
Oh when I look back now, that summer seemed to last for ever
Bm       A               D          G
And if I had the choice, I'd always wanna be there
Bm             A              [Riff: D  A]
Those were the best days of my life


D                          A 
Ain't no use complaining, when ya gotta job to do
D                                       A 
Spent my evenings down at the drive in and that's when I met you
Bm                 A             D                       G
Standing on your Mamma's porch  you told me that you'd wait forever


Bm           A              D                 G
And when I held your hand I knew that it was now or never
Bm               A              [Riff: D  A]                       [Riff: D  A]
Those were the best days of my life.      Back in the summer of '69


F             Bb
Man we were killin' time
          C                       Bb
We were young and reckless. We needed to unwind
F         Bb                  C
I guess nothing can last forever...


[Riff: D  A] (times 2)


D                               A
And now the times are changing, look at everything that's come and gone 
D                                        A
Sometimes when I play my old six string, I think about you wonder what went wrong


Bm                 A            D                 G
Standing on your manna's porch You told me it'd last forever
Bm           A             D                   G
And when I held your hand I knew that it was now or never
Bm               A             [Riff: D  A]                       [Riff: D  A]
Those were the best days of my life.      Back in the summer of '69


D  A... (fade out) 
        
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Song Info  Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Summer of 69 is a song recorded by Canadian recording artist Bryan Adams, from his fourth studio album, Reckless (1984). The song was written by Adams and Jim Vallance, a long-time writing partner of Adams. Summer of 69 was produced by Adams and Bob Clearmountain. It was released in June 1985 under A&M Records as the fourth single from Reckless. As with most Adams songs, "Summer of '69" is an up-tempo rock song. According to Adams, who came up with the title, the number 69 is used in reference to sex, and not the year 1969; his co-writer Jim Vallance disagrees, however, claiming that it has nothing to do with the sex position.

The song was released with two B-side tracks; "Kids Wanna Rock" and "The Best Was Yet to Come". "Summer of '69" received favourable reviews from music critics. The single had a strong effect on music charts internationally, with its highest peak being number four in the Netherlands, and its least successful charting country being Germany. The track was promoted with a music video, which was filmed by Steve Barron. The video features Adams and his backing band in a variety of settings, including running from the police.

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/17/2012
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