Ukulele Utopia

A Virtual Learning Experience

Don Henley – The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer

I, like many other people my age from England, first heard this song thanks to the one and only DJ Sammy. A catchy euro-pop number that has the same undeniable mega chorus from the original Don Henley version. I later heard the original while playing GTA: Vice City. Let’s learn to play it on a ukulele.

What Are We Learning To Play?

Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post. 

Ukulele Tabs

The main riff that’s running throughout the song is actually so simple. So I have included the guitar licks that accompany it. I am subtly playing the main riff in-between but you don’t have too to do that.

A |-----------------------4---|--9-8---9-8---9-8-----9p6/4/6--|
E |-------------------4/6---6-|------9-----9-----9------------|
C |-6-5---6-5---6-5-----------|-------------------------------|
G |-----6-----6-----6---------|-------------------------------|

A |-9-8---9-8-------11p9--9p6--4/6-----13-11--|
E |-----9-----9-------------------------------|
C |-------------------------------------------|
G |-------------------------------------------|


3 Killer Tips

Badge Unlocked

Welcome To The Jungle

Complete your first lesson

Badge Unlocked

Start Me Up

Complete The Basics

The Basics

In this section, we will cover everything you need to know about starting to play the ukulele.