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The Boys Of Summer chords

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Simplified Version of Don Henley's classic Boys Of Summer, from the 1984 album - Building The Perfect Beast

Easy chords, and nice to play

Please rate, I'll know if I'm doing it right then, and enjoy it!!

Capo 1st fret

Chords Used relative to capo 

Em - 022000
C - x32010
D - xx0232
G - 320033

[Intro]
Em 

[Verse 1]

Em                                          
   Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach.
 C                                                
  I feel it in the air, the summer's out of reach.
 D                                                     
   Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.  
 C
  I'm driving by your house, though I know your not home.


[Chorus]

G                 D
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.
                                     C 
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.
G                 D
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 
                 C
After the boys of summer have gone.


Em  

[Verse 2]


Em                                  
I never will forget those nights. I wonder if it was a dream.
C                                 
Remember how you made me crazy, Remember how I made you scream.
D
Now I don't understand what Happened to our love.
C
But baby, when I get you back, I'm gonna show you what I'm made of.


[Chorus]

G                 D
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.                                    
                                        C
I see you walking real slow and your smiling at everyone
G                 D
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 
                  C
After the boys of summer have gone.



Bridge - Em 


[Verse 3]
 
Em
Out on the road today I saw a Black Flag Sticker on a Cadillac.
C
A little voice inside my head said:"Don't look back, you can never look back."
D
I thought I knew what love was. What did I know?
C
Those days are gone forever. I should just let them go, but


[Chorus]

G                 D
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.                                    
                                        C
You got your top pulled down and your radio on, baby
G                 D
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 
                  C
After the boys of summer have


G                 D
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.                                    
                                        C
You got your hair slicked back, and your wayfairers on, baby
G                 D
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 
                  C
After the boys of summer have


[Outro]


Em 
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Beowolff 718 May 26, 2014 12:02 AM

Nice job! Thanks for this... I can play this even with my arthritic fingers/hands. Good work.

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Paul Suttle 624 May 26, 2014 12:35 AM

Glad you like it, we play this song at a open mike night, so we made it as easy to play as possible

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mrsuns10 151 Jul 10, 2014 04:04 PM

sounds better to me with a capo on 1

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