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Intro: B  Gb  B  Gb 

B                                Gb 
  i got my first real six string - brought it at the five & dime
B                               Gb 
  played it til my fingers bled - was the summer of '69
B                             Gb 
  me and some guys from school had a band and we tried real hard
B                                 Gb 
  jimmy quit and jody got married - shoulda known we'd never get far


Abm          Gb              B                      E
  oh when i look back now - that summer seemed to last for ever
Abm         Gb               B              E
  and if i had the choice - ya i'd always wanna be there
Abm               Gb               B    Gb 
  those were the best days of my life


Riff:
     B                     Gb
xA|-----9--10--9-----9--|--------------------|
xE|---------------------|--------------------|
xC|---------------------|--------------------|
xG|--9-----------9------|--4--6--7--6--4--6--|


B                          Gb 
  ain't no use complaining - when ya gotta job to do
B                                        Gb 
  spent my evenings down at the drive in - and that's when i met you - ya
Abm                 Gb              B                       E
  standing on your mamma's porch - you told me that you'd wait forever
Abm           Gb               B                   E
  and when i held your hand - i knew that it was now or never
Abm               Gb               B    Gb                        B   Gb 
  those were the best days of my life - back in the summer of '69


D             G
  man we were killin' time
          A                       G
  we were young and reckless - we needed to unwind
D         G                  A
  i guess nothing can last forever...

Interlude: B  Gb  B  Gb 

B 
  and now the times are changin'
Gb 
  look at everything that's come and gone
B 
  sometimes when i play my old six string
Gb 
  i think about you wonder what went wrong


Abm                 Gb              B                 E
  standing on your manna's porch - you told me it'd last forever
Abm           Gb               B                   E
  and when i held your hand - i knew that it was now or never
Abm               Gb                    B  Gb                        B   Gb 
  those were the best days of my life -    back in the summer of '69

Outro: B  Gb
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2 Comments

  1. livilarson16

    -2 is easiest and still sounds good :)

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