Welcome to my “Summer Of 69′ chord chart. The chords are D, A, Bm, G, Asus, Dsus, F Bb and C.

What a great song! Wow, top to bottom…This song requires a few different techniques.

There is a palm mute happening with the introduction D chord and with the first guitar part during the verses. Play that with eighth notes 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + The second guitar part is strumming big whole notes.

The strumming pattern for the chorus is:

D DU U DU 

1   2+  +  4+

You can play the arpeggiated part with alternate picking or with just downs.

SUMMER OF 69′ CHORD CHART

Intro

D D

Verse 1

D                                           A

I got my first real six string, bought it at the five and dime

D                                              A
Played it till my fingers bled, was the summer of ’69

D                                                   A

Ma and some guys from school, had a band and we tried real hard

D                                                        A
Jimmy quit and Jody got married, I shoulda know we’d never get far

Pre Chorus

Bm            A                        D                                     G

But when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever

Bm      A                     D                   G
And if I had a choice, ya I’d always wanna be there

Bm                   A                         D (sus, add9) A(sus, add9)
Those were the best days of my life

Verse 2

D                                            A

Ain’t no use in complainin’, when you’ve got a job to do

D                                                                 A
Spent my evenin’s down at the drive-in, and that’s when I met you, ya

Pre Chorus

Bm                      A                       D                                    G

Standin’ on your mama’s porch, you told me that you’d wait forever

 

Bm                         A                      D                             G
Oh, and when you held my hand, I knew that it was now or never

Bm                   A                         D (sus, add9)

Those were the best days of my life

Chorus

A(sus, add9)

Oh, yeah!

                                       D (sus, add9)
Back in the summer of ’69

A(sus, add9)
Oh!

Bridge

F                     Bb

Man, we were killin’ time

C
We were young and restless

Bb
We needed to unwind

F         Bb                        C
I guess nothing can last forever

Forever no

Yeah!

Interlude

D A D A

Verse 3

D                                         A

And now the times are changin’, look at everything that’s come and gone

D                                                                         A
Sometimes when I play that old six-string, I think about ya ‘n wonder what went wrong

Pre Chorus

Bm                      A                               D                        G

Standin’ on your mama’s porch, you told me that it’d last forever

Bm                         A                         D                          G
Oh, and when you held my hand, I knew that it was now or never

Bm                    A                        D (sus, add9)
Those were the best days of my life

A(sus, add9)

Chorus

Oh, yeah

                                         D (sus, add9)
Back in the summer of ’69

A(sus, add9)
Uh-huh

                                       D (sus, add9)  
It was the summer of ’69

A(sus, add9)
Oh, yeah!

                                      D (sus, add9)
Me and my baby in a ’69

A(sus, add9)
Oh! Oh!

 

It was the summer

Summer

                     D (sus, add9)
Summer of ’69

 

A(sus, add9)
Yeah!

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      This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.