Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

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The notes for 'Summer of 69' turned out to be easier than I'd anticipated and also higher pitch, making it a great beginner practice piece :)

Did you know? This has been covered by One Direction and Bowling for Soup.


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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 'til my fingers bled

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Was the summer of sixty-nine


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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, Jody got married

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I should've known we'd never get far


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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!

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