Dsus2 A I got my first real six string - brought it at the five & dime Dsus2 A Played it til my fingers bled - was the summer of '69 Dsus2 A Me and some guys from school had a band and we tried real hard Dsus2 A jimmy quit and Jody got married - shoulda known we'd never get far
Bm A D G Oh when I look back now - that summer seemed to last for ever Bm A D G And if I had the choice - ya I'd always wanna be there Bm A D A Those were the best days of my life
Dsus2 A Ain't no use complaining - when ya gotta job to do Dsus2 A Spent my evenings down at the drive in - and that's when I met you - ya Bm A D G Standing on your mamma's porch - you told me that you'd wait forever Bm A D G And when I held your hand - I knew that it was now or never Bm A D A D A Those were the best days of my life - back in the summer of '69
F Bb Man we were killin' time C Bb We were young and reckless - we needed to unwind F Bb C I guess nothing can last forever...
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D And now the times are changin' A Look at everything that's come and gone D Sometimes when I play my old six string A I think about you wonder what went wrong
Bm A D G Standing on your nanna's porch - you told me it'd last forever Bm A D G And when I held your hand - I knew that it was now or never Bm A D A D A Those were the best days of my life - back in the summer of '69