Henley Don – The Boys Of Summer tab

The Boys Of Summer
by Don Henley

Transcribed by Larry Whittaker (dugoutlar@hotmail.com)
Otherwise the chorus chords will not work.

Key:	H - Hammer-On	P - Pull-Off
 	^F - Full Bend	^H - Half Bend 
	/ - Slide up	\ - Slide down
	~ - Vibrato

Use a clean standard tone with chorus effect for chord richness and
make good use of neck and bridge pickup switching. A few leads use the
bridge pickup with distortion. I have loved this song ever since it 
was released and since none of the tabs I found were exactly accurate,
I decided to give it a go. 

Please mail me if you find anything that needs changing.  Thanks.
Intro***** USE NECK PICKUP *****e------|--|-----------|--|----------|--|--P-------|--|---P----P---------|B------|--|-----------|--|----------|--|-8-5------|--|-10-8--8-5--------|G-7/9~-|--|-----7-----|--|-----7----|--|-----7/9~-|--|-----------7--7/9-|D------|--|-7/9---9~--|--|-7/9---9~-|--|----------|--|------------------|A------|--|-----------|--|----------|--|----------|--|------------------|E------|--|-----------|--|----------|--|----------|--|------------------|
Verse The rhythm played underneath the verse is simply an easy A7 arpeggio (Once each per line - 8x total)
|---------PM----------|e------------------------------|B-----0-0----------0--0--------| G---------2-2--------2---------|D-2-2----------2-2-------------|A------------------------------|E------------------------------|
(Conversely it can be played even easier if you wish - I play this) |---------PM-----------|e------------------------------|B------------------------------| G------------------------------|D-----9-9-7-7------9-7-9-------|A-7-7----------7-7-------------|E------------------------------|
Nobody on the road Nobody on the beach I feel it in the air The summer's out of reach Empty lake, empty streets The sun goes down alone I'm drivin' by your house Though I know you're not at home Chorus (eh, close enough for government work - arpeggiate as you like) Play 2x ***** Switch to BRIDGE PICKUP ***** Dsus4 G D | D D C(add9)
G D Dsus4 D But I can see you, your brown skin shining in the sun D C(add9) You got your hair combed back and your sunglasses on, baby G D Dsus4 D I can tell you my love for you will still be strong D C(add9) After the boys of summer have gone
***** Switch to NECK PICKUP ***** Pe------|---|---------------|---|----------|---|-10-7-----|---|-------|B------|---|---------------|---|----------|---|------10--|---|-------|G-7-9~-|---|--H--7---P-H---|---|---7-9-7~-|---|----------|---|-------|D------|---|-7-9----9-7-9--|---|-/9-------|---|----------|---|--7\---|A------|---|---------------|---|----------|---|----------|---|-------|E------|---|---------------|---|----------|---|----------|---|-------|
Repeat Verse 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 babe, I'm gonna get you back (Distorted fill near end of verse) ***** Switch to BRIDGE PICKUP *****
I'm gonna show you what I'm made ofe--------------------------------12----|B--------------------------------------|G-----------12-12^H------12-14^F-------|D-----------12-12^H--/14---------------|A--------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------|
Repeat Chorus I can see you- Your brown skin shinin' in the sun I see you walkin' real slow and you're smilin' at everyone I can tell you my love for you will still be strong After the boys of summer have gone
Bridge:(Simple open string G chord arpeggio - This rings better)|----------PM--------------|e-0-0-----------0--0-------------------|B-----3-3--------3----3---3------------| G---------0-0-----0----0---0-----------| D--------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------|
(Conversely it can be played even easier if you wish) |---------PM-------------------|e--------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------|G-9-9--7-7--0-0--9-7-0-9--7-0--7-0-----| D--------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------|
Interlude(May be played as what's comfortable to you but these are the notes sounded) P P H P |------DISTORTION------|e-10-7------||---P-----||-5-3-5-3---3--P-----H---||------------------------|B------10~~-||-12-10~~-||---------5---5-3---3-5--||-----8---8-10-10^F------|G-----------||---------||-----------------4------||/9-9---9-----------9-9~-|D-----------||---------||------------------------||------------------------|A-----------||---------||------------------------||------------------------|E-----------||---------||------------------------||------------------------|
Repeat Verse: (The seagull sounds may be a synth effect but can be created by scraping the pick against the higher strings with a delay effect. A metal pick works even better, i.e. a dime) Out on the road today, I saw a Dead Head 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- Repeat Chorus: (2X) I can see you- Your brown skin shinin' in the sun You got that top pulled down and that radio on, baby And I can tell you my love for you will still be strong After the boys of summer have gone I can see you- Your brown skin shinin' in the sun You got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby I can tell you my love for you will still be strong After the boys of summer have gone
Outro: (Perhaps played by two guitars (2 tracks), but very easily done with one.)(The first time through play the first bar, and 2nd time play the 2nd bar) |--1st bar--| |---------2nd bar--------|e-7--7~-----7--7~----7--7~----||-7------------||------------------H--P-----|B--10--8-8~--10--8-8~-10--8-8~||--10-8~-8-7---||--H-8-H-8-H-8--H-8-10-8-P--|G-------7---------7--------7--||-----------7~-||-7-9-7-9-7-9--7-9------9-7-|D-----------------------------||--------------||---------------------------|A-----------------------------||--------------||---------------------------|E-----------------------------||--------------||---------------------------|
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