Chords in this song

Bm chordC chordCm chordD chordEm chordG chord

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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-----|

GG chord          BmBm chord
Summer has come and passed
    EmEm chord           DD chord
The innocent can never last
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord
Wake me up when September ends

GG chord                BmBm chord
Like my fathers' come to pass
EmEm chord              DD chord
Seven years has gone so fast
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord    GG chord   
Wake me up when September ends

EmEm chord             BmBm chord
Here comes the rain again
CC chord                GG chord     GG chord   
Falling from the stars
EmEm chord             BmBm chord
Drenched in my pain again
CC chord               DD chord
Becoming who we are

GG chord         BmBm chord
As my memory rests
    EmEm chord            DD chord
But never forgets what I lost
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord
Wake me up when September ends

GG chord          BmBm chord
Summer has come and passed
    EmEm chord           DD chord
The innocent can never last
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord 
Wake me up when September ends

GG chord            BmBm chord
Ring out the bells again
EmEm chord               DD chord
Like we did when spring began
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord    GG chord   
Wake me up when September ends

EmEm chord             BmBm chord
Here comes the rain again
CC chord                GG chord     GG chord   
Falling from the stars
EmEm chord             BmBm chord
Drenched in my pain again
CC chord               DD chord
Becoming who we are

GG chord         BmBm chord
As my memory rests
    EmEm chord            DD chord
But never forgets what I lost
CC chord          CmCm chord             GG chord
Wake me up when September ends

GG chord          BmBm chord
Summer has come and passed
    EmEm chord           DD chord
The innocent can never last
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord
Wake me up when September ends

GG chord                BmBm chord
Like my father's come to pass
EmEm chord               DD chord 
Twenty years has gone so fast
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord    GG chord   
Wake me up when September ends
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord    GG chord   
Wake me up when September ends
CC chord               CmCm chord        GG chord   
Wake me up when September ends    
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20 Comments

  1. 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

  2. This song is great!

  3. Steph.is.learning

    strumming pattern??

  4. 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. :)

  5. 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.

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

  7. weyls_on_the_bus

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

  8. 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—–|

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

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

  11. 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 – – – –

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

  13. Polarhawk25

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

  14. 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—-|

  15. bret ibpmn valenti

    Scaryaccruate, thanks a bunch

  16. 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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