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Author
Artist: Don Henley
Song: The Boys Of Summer
Album: Building The Perfect Beast

Yeah, I know this tab's on here already, but I'm convinced this is like 96% right and 
other one... well... honestly doesn't sound that great

Standard Tuning E-a-d-g-b-e


[Intro]

Intro: Guitar 1
(Drums Play Here)
e|------|-------|------|----------|----------|---------|-------------|-6---|
b|------|-------|------|----------|----------|-7-------|-9p7-7-------|---9-|
g|------|-------|-6//8-|------6---|------6---|---8-6-8-|-------8-6-8-|-----|
d|------|-------|------|-6//8---8-|-6//8---8-|---------|-------------|-----|
a|------|-------|------|----------|----------|---------|-------------|-----|
E|------|-------|------|----------|----------|---------|-------------|-----|

Intro: Guitar 2
(This whole part is actually played on synthesizer keyboard, but every other tab 
this, so here it is)
e|------|-------|------|----------|----------------------------------------|
b|------|-------|------|----------|--7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6-----|
g|------|-------|------|----------|------6-----6---------------------------|
d|------|-------|------|----------|----------------------------------------|
a|------|-------|------|----------|----------------------------------------|
E|------|-------|------|----------|----------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________


[Verse]

Verse: Guitar 1
(In the song, it sounds like he just strums it once, but I just keep strumming it, so do 
you want)
e|------6------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
b|------7------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
g|------8------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
d|------8------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
a|------6------|------2-------|------4--------|-------2------|
E|-------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|

Verse: Guitar 2.................(cont. throughout verse)
e|--------------------------------------|
b|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6----|
g|----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus]

Chorus: Guitar 1
e|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|
b|--2----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--2-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
g|--3----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--3-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
d|--4----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--4-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
a|--4----|--4----|--4----|--2----|--4-----|--4----|--4----|--2----|
E|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|

Chorus: Guitar 2
e|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
b|---7---|-------|-------|--2-4--|---7---|-------|--------|--2-4--|
g|----6--|---6---|--6----|-----4-|----6--|---6---|--6-----|-----4-|
d|-----6-|----6--|---6---|-------|-----6-|----6--|---6----|-------|
a|-------|-----4-|----4--|-------|-------|-----4-|----4---|-------|
E|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|

____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________


[Post-Chorus]

Post-Chorus: Guitar 1
e|----|-----------|-----------|--9-6---|--------|
b|----|-----------|-----------|------9-|--------|
g|----|-------6---|------6-6--|--------|--------|
d|----|--6//8---8-|--6-8------|--------|--------|
a|----|-----------|-----------|--------|--6\\---|
E|----|-----------|-----------|--------|--------|

Post-Chorus: Guitar 2...................(cont.)
e|----------------------------------------------|
b|--7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6-----------|
g|-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6----------|
d|----------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________


[Verse]

Verse: Guitar 1
(In the song, it sounds like he just strums it once, but I just keep strumming it, so do 
you want)
e|------6------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
b|------7------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
g|------8------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
d|------8------|------4-------|------6--------|-------4------|
a|------6------|------2-------|------4--------|-------2------|
E|-------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|

Verse: Guitar 2.................(cont. throughout verse)
e|--------------------------------------|
b|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6----|
g|----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
d|--------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

Chorus: Guitar 1
e|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|
b|--2----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--2-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
g|--3----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--3-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
d|--4----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--4-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
a|--4----|--4----|--4----|--2----|--4-----|--4----|--4----|--2----|
E|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|

Chorus: Guitar 2
e|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
b|---7---|-------|-------|--2-4--|---7---|-------|--------|--2-4--|
g|----6--|---6---|--6----|-----4-|----6--|---6---|--6-----|-----4-|
d|-----6-|----6--|---6---|-------|-----6-|----6--|---6----|-------|
a|-------|-----4-|----4--|-------|-------|-----4-|----4---|-------|
E|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________


[Bridge]

Bridge: Guitar 1
(I'm not entierly sure, what Guitar 2 does, and I'm not sure on the exact picking for 
1, but this is pretty close)
 (cont. throughout bridge)
e|----------------------------|
b|------4-4--2-2-----4-4--2-4-|
g|--4-4----------4-4----------|
d|----------------------------|
a|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


Bridge Pt. 2: Guitar 1
e|------|--9p6---|--6p4--|--9p6--------------|------------6---|
b|------|------9-|-------|------9p7----------|------7---9-----|
g|------|--------|-------|----------6-8-6-8--|--8-8---8-----8-|
d|------|--------|-------|-------------------|----------------|
a|------|--------|-------|-------------------|----------------|
E|------|--------|-------|-------------------|----------------|


Bridge Pt. 2: Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6----|
g|----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Pt. 2: Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6----|
g|----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Pt. 3: Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge Pt. 3: Guitar 2 (cont. throughout bridge until chorus picks up again)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6---7-6----|
g|----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6---|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus]

Chorus: Guitar 1
e|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|
b|--2----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--2-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
g|--3----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--3-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
d|--4----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--4-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
a|--4----|--4----|--4----|--2----|--4-----|--4----|--4----|--2----|
E|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|

Chorus: Guitar 2
e|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
b|---7---|-------|-------|--2-4--|---7---|-------|--------|--2-4--|
g|----6--|---6---|--6----|-----4-|----6--|---6---|--6-----|-----4-|
d|-----6-|----6--|---6---|-------|-----6-|----6--|---6----|-------|
a|-------|-----4-|----4--|-------|-------|-----4-|----4---|-------|
E|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|

Chorus: Guitar 1
e|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|
b|--2----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--2-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
g|--3----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--3-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
d|--4----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--4-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
a|--4----|--4----|--4----|--2----|--4-----|--4----|--4----|--2----|
E|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|

Chorus: Guitar 2
e|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
b|---7---|-------|-------|--2-4--|---7---|-------|--------|--2-4--|
g|----6--|---6---|--6----|-----4-|----6--|---6---|--6-----|-----4-|
d|-----6-|----6--|---6---|-------|-----6-|----6--|---6----|-------|
a|-------|-----4-|----4--|-------|-------|-----4-|----4---|-------|
E|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|--------|-------|
____________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________

The song fades out with guitar 1 playing the chorus, and guitar 2 has the cool ending 
thing:
____________________________________________________________________________


[Chorus]

Ending Chorus: Guitar 1
e|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|
b|--2----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--2-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
g|--3----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--3-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
d|--4----|--6----|--6----|--4----|--4-----|--6----|--6----|--4----|
a|--4----|--4----|--4----|--2----|--4-----|--4----|--4----|--2----|
E|--2----|-------|-------|-------|--2-----|-------|-------|-------|


Ending Chorus: Guitar 2
 Play x7 and then.....................fades out on this
e|---6---6------|------------------|---6---6------|
b|-----9---7--7-|--7----7-----7//9-|-----9---7--7-|
g|-----------6--|---6-6---6-6------|-----------6--|
d|--------------|------------------|--------------|
a|--------------|------------------|--------------|
E|--------------|------------------|--------------|

I know the part in the middle on the ending chorus isn't right, but post any suggestions 
have...



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//=slide up
\\=slide down
p= pull off
h= hammer on

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GNRkixass 111 May 31, 2007 04:26 PM

Hey this is a great tab so im not complainin but im just pointin out that this song was most likely played a half step down, just so in the chorus and verses "guitar 1" could play open chords instead of bar chords. For example like the chorus the chords would just be G-D-D-C if it was a half step down. Idk if that made sense but just tune your guitar to Eb and play G D D C insted of the bar chords shown. Its the same I promise. It doesnt matter. Its the same. Im just sayin thats most likely what he did. oh well. 5 stars.

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uncoplayer 97 Jul 09, 2008 03:26 AM

good pointer GNRkixass

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usmc.chandler 10 Sep 16, 2008 05:02 PM

Bridge Pt. 2: Guitar 1
e|------|--9p6---|--6p4--|--9p6--------------|---------------------|
b|------|------9-|-------|------9p7----------|------7---7-9-9/11---|
g|------|--------|-------|----------6-8-6-8--|--8-8---8----------8-|
d|------|--------|-------|-------------------|---------------------|
a|------|--------|-------|-------------------|---------------------|
E|------|--------|-------|-------------------|---------------------|

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