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Intro:
xA|-----5------5---|-----5------5---|-----5------5---|-----5------5---|
xe|-3------3-------|-3------3-------|-3------3-------|-3------3-------|
xD|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
xG|---0------0-----|---0------0-----|---0------0-----|---0------0-----|

G          Bm
Summer has come and passed
    Em           D
The innocent can never last
C               Cm        G
Wake me up when September ends

G                Bm
Like my fathers' come to pass
Em              D
Seven years has gone so fast
C               Cm        G    G   
Wake me up when September ends

Em             Bm
Here comes the rain again
C                G     G   
Falling from the stars
Em             Bm
Drenched in my pain again
C               D
Becoming who we are

G         Bm
As my memory rests
    Em            D
But never forgets what I lost
C               Cm        G
Wake me up when September ends

G          Bm
Summer has come and passed
    Em           D
The innocent can never last
C               Cm        G 
Wake me up when September ends

G            Bm
Ring out the bells again
Em               D
Like we did when spring began
C               Cm        G    G   
Wake me up when September ends

Em             Bm
Here comes the rain again
C                G     G   
Falling from the stars
Em             Bm
Drenched in my pain again
C               D
Becoming who we are

G         Bm
As my memory rests
    Em            D
But never forgets what I lost
C          Cm             G
Wake me up when September ends

G          Bm
Summer has come and passed
    Em           D
The innocent can never last
C               Cm        G
Wake me up when September ends

G                Bm
Like my father's come to pass
Em               D 
Twenty years has gone so fast
C               Cm        G    G   
Wake me up when September ends
C               Cm        G    G   
Wake me up when September ends
C               Cm        G   
Wake me up when September ends    
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23 Comments

  1. I like to add one time through the tabs, and then a little G chord at the end. Just so it doesn’t end so abruptly.

  2. panictrash

    its kind of simple but at the beginning i like to do the tab like
    xA|—–5——–5–|
    xE|-3—-3–3——|
    xD|————–|
    xG|–0———-|
    and then just repeat it

  3. This song is great!

  4. Steph.is.learning

    strumming pattern??

  5. boulevardofbrokenukes

    I like to play the chords given, but I play them by picking the C string, then the E string, then plucking both the G and A strings together. Play that twice for each chord… I don’t think it sounds too bad. :)

  6. onebluesoprano

    Instead of the Bm, I’ve been playing a D chord that’s facing the opposite way.
    Same fret, except the A string is open instead of the G.

  7. I would change the D’s to G7’s. It sounds significantly better in my opinion

  8. weyls_on_the_bus

    It’s so much easier when you transpose it to positive 5

  9. I think it sounds great when you play it like this

    xA|—–5——5—|—–5——5—|—–5——5—|—–5——5—|
    xe|-3——3——-|-3——3——-|-3——3——-|-3——3——-|
    xD|—————-|—————-|—————-|—————-|
    xG|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|

    xA|—–5——5—|—–5——5—|—–5——5—|—-3——3—-|
    xe|-2——2——-|-0——0——-|—————-|—————-|
    xD|—————-|—————-|-2——2——-|-0—–0——–|
    xG|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|

    xA|—–3——3—|—–2——2—|
    xe|—————-|—————-|
    xD|-3—–3——–|-2——2——-|
    xG|—0——0—–|—0——0—–|

  10. After the G in the chorus, I like to put a G7. I just think it sounds better that way.

  11. My ukelele is GCEA what is the difference with your GDEA

  12. kendallemore

    I think the tabs are most accurate this way
    xA | – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – –
    xE | – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – – –
    xD | – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    xG | – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – –

    xA | – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – -5 – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – 7 – – – – – – 7-3 – – – – 6 – – – – – – 6-3
    xE | – 2 – – – – – – 2 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    xD | – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 2 – – – – – – 2 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – 3 – – –
    xG | – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – 0 – –

    xA | – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – – – 5 – – – – – – – – 5 –
    xE | – 3 – – – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – – – 3 – – – – – – – – 3 – – – – – –
    xD | – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    xG | – – – 0 – – – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – – – 0 – – – – – – – – 0 – – – –

  13. You should change the “Bm” in the verses to a “D”, it sounds better.

  14. Polarhawk25

    I like to lay the chords written but sort of finger picking just the last 3 strings–sounds close but is pretty easy

  15. MichaBderAuefan

    and you can go on like this
    xA|—————5——-5–|——–5——-5–|——–5——-5–|——–5——-5–|
    xE|———————————|—————————|—————————|—————————|
    xD|—2-0———0–——|—3———3———|—2———2——-|—2———2——-|
    xG|————0——-0—-|——0———0–—|——0——-0—-|——0——-0—-|

  16. bret ibpmn valenti

    Scaryaccruate, thanks a bunch

  17. benjaminalanhunt@gmail.com

    I like to play the tabs rather than chords, find below my interpretation:

    xA|——5——-5–|—–5——-5–|——–5——-5–|
    xE|-3——-3——-|-3——3——-|-3-2——-2——-|
    xD|—————–|—————-|——————-|
    xG|—-0——-0—-|—0——0—–|——0——-0—-|

    xA|———-5——-5–|————-5———-5—|
    xE|-2-0——–0——–|–0————————-|
    xD|———————|—–2———-2———–|
    xG|——-0——–0—-|———0———-0——-|

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