Summer of 69 Chords – Bryan Adams


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Tuning: Standard(E-A-D-G-B-e)
CHORDS: A, A#, Asus2, Asus4, Bm, C, D, Dsus2, Dsus4, F, G

Strumming Pattern 1:

|    1      |     &     |     2     |     &     | 3 | & | 4 | & | 1 | & | 2 | & | 3 | & | 4 | & |
|   chord   | only Base | Base note |   chord   | Play only Base note continuously for 12 times |
| with muted| note of   |
| 1st string|  chord    |

All fast down-strokes.

Strumming pattern 2: D DU UD

Capo: None

Summer of 69 Chords Progression

Intro

Only (D) chord with Strumming Pattern 1.
For example, like this below.

|    1      |      &       |    2     |     &     | 3 | & | 4 | & | 1 | & | 2 | & | 3 | & | 4 | & |
| (D) chord | hit D string | D string | (D) chord | Play only D string continuously for 12 times. |

All fast down-strokes.

Verse 1

With Strumming Pattern 1
(D)..I got my first real six-string

(A)..Bought it at the five-and-dime.

(D)..Played ’til my fingers bleed

(A)..It was summer of ’69.

Chorus 1

With Strumming Pattern 1
(D)..Me and some guys from school

(A)..Had a Band and we tried real hard.

(D)..Jimmy quit and Jody got married

(A)..I shualda known we’d never get far.

With Strumming Pattern 2
(Bm)..Oh when I (A)look back now

(D)..That was seems to (G)last forever.

(Bm)..And if I (A)had the choice

(D)..Ya – I’d always (G)wanna be there.

(Bm)..Those were the (A)best days of my life.

Interlude

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  1. Hold (Dsus2), strike string in order 1-2-3.
  2. Hold (D), strike again 1-2-3.
  3. Hold (Dsus4), strike again 1-2-3.
  4. Hold (D), strike again 1-2-3.
  5. Hold (Dsus2), strike 1-3.
  6. Hold (D), strike again 1-3.
e|--0--------|--2--------|--3--------|--2--------|--0------|--2-----|
B|-----3-----|-----3-----|-----3-----|-----3-----|---------|--------|
G|--------2--|--------2--|--------2--|--------2--|-----2---|-----2--|
D|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
	(Dsus2)		 (D)		(Dsus4)	     (D)	   (Dsus2)	  (D)
  1. Hold (Asus2), strike string in order 2-3-4.
  2. Hold (A), strike again 2-3-4.
  3. Hold (Asus4), strike again 2-3-4.
  4. Hold (A), strike again 2-3-4.
  5. Hold (Asus2), strike 2-4.
  6. Hold (A), strike again 2-4.
e|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
B|--0--------|--2--------|--3--------|--2--------|--0------|--2-----|
G|-----2-----|-----2-----|-----2-----|-----2-----|---------|--------|
D|--------2--|--------2--|--------2--|--------2--|-----4---|-----2--|
A|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
E|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------|--------|
	(Asus2)		 (A)		(Asus4)	     (A)	   (Asus2)	  (A)

OR

you can simply play the Below chords.
(D) (A)

Verse 2

With Strumming Pattern 2
(D)..Ain’t no use in complainin’

(A)..When you got a job to do.

(D)..Spent my evenin’s down at the drive in

(A)..And that’s when I met you.

Chorus 2

With Strumming Pattern 2
(Bm)..Standin on (D)a mama’s porch

(D)..You told me that you’d wait (G)forever

(Bm)..Oh and when you held (A)my hand.

(D)..I knew that it was (G)now or never

(Bm)..Those were the (A)best days of my life

(D) (Oh yeah).. Back (A)in the summer of 69’.

Interlude Again

Same as above interlude.

OR

Play the Below chords instead.
(D) (A)

Bridge

With Strumming Pattern 2
(F)..Man we were (A#)killin’ time

We were young and(C) restless

We needed(A#) to unwind

(F)..I guess (A#)nothin’ can last forev(C)er,
forever no.

Interlude Again

Same as above interlude but this time twice.

OR

Play the Below chords instead.
(D) (A)

verse 3

With Strumming Pattern 2
(D)..And now the times are changin’

(A)..Look at everything that’s come and gone.

(D)..Somethimes when I play that old six-string

(A)..I think about ya wonder what went wrong.

Chorus 3

With Strumming Pattern 2
(Bm)..Standin on (A)a mama’s porch

(D)..You told me that you’d wait (G)forever.

(Bm)..Oh and when you held (A)my hand

(D)..I knew that it was (G)now or never.

(Bm)..Those were the (A)best days of my life.

Outro

With Strumming Pattern 2
(D) (Oh yeah).. Back (A)in the summer of 69’
(D) (A)
(D) (A) (All the way to the end).

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