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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


The Ataris
The Boys of Summer (Don Henley cover)
So Long, Astoria (2003)

KEY
~  Let Ring
h  Hammer on
p  Pull off
PM Palm Mute
/  Slide
x  Mute (not PM)
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MAIN CHORD PATTERNS
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Intro/Verse Chords (PATTERN 1)  Chorus/Outro Chords (PATTERN 2)
  D#  B  C#  B                     F# C#    B
e|--------------|               e|-------------|
B|--------------|               B|-------------|
G|-8------------|               G|----6--6-----|
D|-8--9--11--9--|               D|-4--6--6--9--|
A|-6--9--11--9--|               A|-4--4--4--9--|
E|----7---9--7--|               E|-2--------7--|

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INTRO

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1, with two D# chords at start, let all chords ring, and 
some feedback
Guitar 2 - first section follwed by RIFF 1

   D#                RIFF 1
e|-------------|  e|-------------------------|
B|-------------|  B|-7-6----7-6----7-6---etc-|
G|-8~------6---|  G|-----7------7------7-----|
D|-8---6h8---8-|  D|-------------------------|
A|-6-----------|  A|-------------------------|
E|-------------|  E|-------------------------|

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VERSE 1

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1
Guitar 2 - RIFF 1

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CHORUS

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 2 twice
Guitar 2 - RIFF 2 twice (RIFF 2 is basically notes from the full (major) 
chords of
           PATTERN 2, so feel free to mess with it)

RIFF 2
e|-2-------------------------------------|
B|---2-----------------------------------|
G|------6------6-------------------------|
D|--------6------6------9-9-9-9-9-11-9-8-|
A|----------4------4----x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x-|
E|----------------------7-7-7-7-7--9-7-6-|

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BRIDGE FROM CHORUS TO VERSE 2

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1
Guitar 2 - RIFF 1
Guitar 3 - RIFF 3

RIFF 3
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8~--8/10/11/13/11-11-10/11------------------------------6-|
D|-x---x/-x/-x/-x/-x--x--x/-x--4/6/8/6~-4/3--3-3-3/4/6/8/4-x-|
A|-6---6/-8/-9/11--9--9--8/-9--x/x/x/x--x/x--x-x-x/x/x/x/x-4-|
E|-----------------------------2/4/6/4--2/1--1-1-1/2/4/6/2---|

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VERSE 2

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1, palm muted all the way through
Guitar 2 - RIFF 1
Guitar 3 - PATTERN 1, let chords ring (for interest's sake!)

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CHORUS 2

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 2 twice
Guitar 2 - RIFF 2 twice

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BRIDGE PART 1

Guitar 1 -

e|---------------|
B|---------------|
G|---------------|
D|-9~---9~--11/9-|
A|-9----9----x/x-|
E|-7----7----9/7-|

Guitar 2 - ALL PM

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-6-6-----8-x-8-6-------8-8-6-6-----8-x-8-6---|
D|-9---------9-9---------9---9---------9-9---------9-|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|---8-8-6-6-----8-x-8-6-------8-8-6-6-----8-x-8-6-|
D|-9---------9-9---------9---9---------9-9---------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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BRIDGE PART 2

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1 twice, let ring first time round.
Guitar 2 - RIFF 1
Guitar 3 - RIFF 3, then:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-18(repeated/quickly)-16/15-13-13/15/11~--11/13/15/13~-11/10-|
D|--x--------------------x/-x--x--x/-x/-x----x/-x/-x/-x---x/-x-|
A|-16-------------------14/13-11-11/13/-9----9/11/13/11---9/-8-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-10/11/13/18(repeated/quickly)--|
D|--x/-x/-x/-x--------------------|
A|--8/-9/11/16--------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

Guitar 4(!) - This is played with a delay effect, at least for the slides 
down the string.

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14/--14p11-----14/--11p9-----14/--14p11-----11p9----------------------------|
G|------------13---------------------------13--------10-10-10h11p10----10h11p10|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------11---------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
continued
D-11-11/13-|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-------11-13-----11-13-13/15~-|
D|-13-13--------13--------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

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Verse 3

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 1, first two chords let ring, second two PM

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CHORUS 3

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 2 four times
Guitar 2 - RIFF 2 four times
Guitar 3, rest two bars, then this twice (with brackets both times)

RIFF 4
e|-6---6--------6---6--------6---6---------------------------|
B|---9---7---7----9---7---7----9---7---7------7-----(--7-9-)-|
G|---------6------------6------------6----6h8---8~--(8-----)-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

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Outro

Guitar 1 - PATTERN 2 once
Guitar 2/3 whatever - RIFF 4 once without brackets

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