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Summer of '69

Bryan Adams

Key: D (D harmonica in 1st position)

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VERSE 1:

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I got my first real six-string
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Bought it at the five-and-dime
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Played it 'till my fingers bled
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Was the summer of sixty-nine


VERSE 2:

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Me and some guys from school
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Had a band and we tried real hard
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Jimmy quit and Joey got married
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Shoulda known we'd never get far

CHORUS (version 1)
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Oh when I look back now
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That summer seemed to last forever
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And if I had the choice
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Yeah I'd always wanna be there
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Those were the best days of my life

VERSE 3:
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Ain't no use in complainin'
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When you got a job to do
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Spent my evenings down at the drive-in
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And that's when I met you    (yeah)

CHORUS (version 2):
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Standin' on your Mama's porch
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You told me that you'd wait forever
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Oh and when you held my hand
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I knew that it was now or never
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Those were the best days of my life

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Ooh, yee-aah… back in the summer of sixty-nine     (oooh)

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