Don Henley - The Boys of Summer

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The usual version of this song is with a tuning which is half a tone lowered. When playing with standard tuning, the chords should be lowered half a tone. Than you get this beast:

Intro

D#m A# C# A#

Verse 1

D#m                                          
   Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach.

A#                                                
  I feel it in the air, the summer's out of reach.
  
C#                                                     
   Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.  

A#
  I'm driving by your house, though I know your not home.

Chorus

F#                 C#
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.

                                     A#
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.

F#                C#
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 

                  A#
After the boys of summer have gone.

Verse 2

I never will forget those nights.
I wonder if it was a dream.
Remember how you made me crazy,
Remember how I made you scream.

Now I don't understand what
Happened to our love.
But, baby, when I get you back,
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of.

Chorus

F#                 C#
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.

                                     A#
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.

F#                C#
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 

                  A#
After the boys of summer have gone.

Bridge

D#m A# A# C# A# A# C# G# A# C# A# D#m A# C# A# 

Verse 3

Out on the road today I saw a Black Flag
Sticker on a Cadillac.
A little voice inside my head said:
"Don't look back, you can never look back."

I thought I knew what love was.
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever.
I should just let them go, but

Chorus (2x)

D♯m - Doorgeschoven Am
A♯
C♯ - Doorgeschoven A

With adjusted tuning

With the adjusted tuning, the song becomes a piece of cake:

D# G# C# F# A# D#
Intro: Em C D C


Verse 1: 

Em                                          
   Nobody on the road, nobody on the beach.

 C                                                
  I feel it in the air, the summer's out of reach.
  
 D                                                     
   Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone.  

 C
  I'm driving by your house, though I know your not home.


Chorus:

G                 D
But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun.

                                     C 
You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby.

G                 D
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong 

                  C
After the boys of summer have gone.


Verse 2:  (The same as verse 1)

I never will forget those nights.
I wonder if it was a dream.
Remember how you made me crazy,
Remember how I made you scream.

Now I don't understand what
Happened to our love.
But, baby, when I get you back,
I'm gonna show you what I'm made of.


(Chorus)


Bridge-Em C C D C C D A C D C Em C D C


Verse 3:  (Also the same as verse 1)


Out on the road today I saw a Black Flag
Sticker on a Cadillac.
A little voice inside my head said:
"Don't look back, you can never look back."

I thought I knew what love was.
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever.
I should just let them go, but

(Chorus X2)