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The Boys Of Summer chords

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Don Henley - Boys of summer

Capo -1 = tune 1/2 down

[Chords]       

              (Fingering with pimac notation)
Em7    020033 (0i00ac)
Em9    020032 (0i00am)
Csus2  x30033 (0m00ac)
Csus2 *x30032 (0m00ai)
Dsus4  xx0233 (xx0iac)
D      xx0232 (xx0iam)
G      300033 (m000ac)
C      x32010 


The chord progession for the verse (Em-C-D-C) is alternated between the chords Em7 Em9, Csus2 Csus2 *and 
Dsus4 D by lifting the pinky finger while the middle or index finger resides on the second fret of the 
high e string.


[Intro]

Em7 Em9  Em7 Em9  Csus2 Csus2 *    Dsus4 D Dsus4 D  Csus2 Csus2 *
                          Csus2 Csus2                       Csus2 Csus2 *
|3---2---3---2---|3---2---3---2---|3---2---3---2---|3---2---3---2---|
|3-----3-3-----3-|3-----3-3-----3-|3-----3-3-----3-|3-----3-3-----3-|
|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|2-------2-------|0-------0-------|
|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|
|2-------2-------|3-------3-------|----------------|3-------3-------|
|0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|0-------0-------|


[Verse 1] 

Em7 Em9       Em7 Em9     Em7 Em9   Em7 Em9
       Nobody on the road,   nobody on the beach.
Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *                                              
   I feel it in the air,       the summer's out of reach.
Dsus4 D        Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D         Dsus4 D                                          
   Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.  
Csus2 Csus2 *  Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *                                              
   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.


[Verse 2]

Em7 Em9             Em7 Em9     Em7 Em9   Em7 Em9
   I never will forget those nights.
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *                                              
   I wonder if it was a dream.
Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D         Dsus4 D                                          
  Remember how you made me crazy,
Csus2 Csus2 *    Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *                                              
  Remember how I made you scream.

Em7 Em9             Em7 Em9     Em7 Em9   Em7 Em9
  Now I don't understand what
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
  Happened to our love.
Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D         Dsus4 D 
  But, baby, when I get you back,
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
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 you're 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 C C D C C D A C D C Em C D C


[Verse 3]

Em7 Em9             Em7 Em9     Em7 Em9   Em7 Em9                       
   Out on the road today
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
  I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillaxc
Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D         Dsus4 D  
  A little voice inside my head said:
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
 "Don't look back, you can never look back."

Em7 Em9             Em7 Em9     Em7 Em9   Em7 Em9
  I thought I knew what love was.
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
  What did I know?
Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D            Dsus4 D         Dsus4 D 
  Those days are gone forever.
Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 * Csus2 Csus2 *     Csus2 Csus2 *     
  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 that top pulled down, and that radio on, baby
G                       D
  And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong,
                    C
  After the boys of summer have gone

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

            
            
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