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Summer of '69   Bowling For Soup




[D5]Me and some guys from school [A5]
Had a band and we tried real hard [D5]
Jimmy quit and Jody go[A5]t married
I shoulda known we'd never get far
[B5]But when I[A5] look back now
[D5]That summer seem[G5]ed to last forever
[B5]And if I[A5] had the choice
[D5]Yeah - I'd al[G5]ways wanna be there
B5 A5~
Those were the best days of my life

D5, A5, D5, A5
[D5]Ain't no use in complainin'[A5]
When you got a job to do[D5]
Spent my evenin's down a[A5]t the drive-in

And that's when I met you - yeah
[B5]Standin' on your[A5] mama's porch
[D5]You told me tha[G5]t you'd wait forever
[B5]Oh and when you[A5] held my hand
[D5]I knew that it wa[G5]s now or never
B5 A5~ D5, A5
Those were the best days of my life
Oh yeah, bac[D5]k in the summer of 69   [A5]
[F5]Yeah, we were kil[A#5]lin' time
[C5]We were young and restless
[A#5]We needed to unwind
[F5]I guess no[A#5]thin' can last forev[C5]er - forever, no...

[D5]And now the times are a-changi[A5]n'
Look at everything that'[D5]s come and gone
Every time I play that old s[A5]ix string

I think about ya'n wonder what went wrong
[B5]Standin' on your [A5]mama's porch, that’s right
[D5]You told me we[G5]’d would last forever
[B5]Oh the way you[A5] held my hand
[D5]I knew that [G5]it was now or never
B5 A5~
Those were the best days of my life

D5, A5, D5, A5, D5, A5, D5, A5, D5, A5, D5, A5


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