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 |-------------------------------------------|