Henley Don - Boys Of Summer (acoustic) Chords & Tabs

 

Boys Of Summer (acoustic) Chords & Tabs

Henley Don Chords & Tabs

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Boys Of Summer (acoustic) Tab

   
*** SOLO ACOUSTIC VERSION ****
"The Boys of Summer"
Don Henley and Mike Campbell, 1984
Don Henley
Building the Perfect Beast
Geffen 24026-2

Tabbed by Michael in S.A.


Try this to play it solo acoustic.
It alludes to the keyboard sections to give a bit of a fuller sound.


Let the bass notes ring throughout.  
I suggest strumming in a down, up, down, down pattern 
(tho' not so rigidly as my meager tab implies.)

On the G, you may substitute [for the B] or add the root G shown in brackets below.  
To me, the chorus has more power playing the full G chord after playing G/B in the verses.  

As far as I know there is no official acoustic version,
I just made this stuff up to sing to the ladies.

Anyway, the verses go like this:

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/henley_don/boys_of_summer_acoustic_tab.html ]
 G/B (four times)  C (four times)    D (four times)    C (four times)
-3---3---2-------|-3---3---2-------|-3---3---2-------|-3---3---2-------|
-3---3---3---3--.|-3---3---3---3--.|-3---3---3---3--.|-3---3---3---3--.|
-0-------0--[0]--|-0-------0--[0]--|-2-------2--[2]--|-0-------0--[0]--|
-0-------0------.|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
-2---------------|-3--------------.|----------------.|-3--------------.|
[3]--------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

The choruses are just strumming the regular chords

GDDC9 2x


I play it according to the following outline:
Full verse intro
Verse One
Chorus One
Full verse break
Verse Two
Chorus Two
     [Skip the lead]
Full verse break
Verse Three
Choruses Three and Four
and then i do this little outro reminiscent of the real one:

 {3 or 7 times}         (slowin' down -- )
-/7-5-7---3---3--|-----3-----3-----3-----3---2~--3---
------------3---.|-3h5---3h5---3h5---3h5---------3---
-----------------|-------------------------------0---
-----------------|-------------------------------0---
----------------.|-----------------------------------
-----------------|-------------------------------3---
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