Dive into the rich tapestry of classic rock, and it won’t be long before you encounter the formidable soundscapes of Boston. “Smokin'” is a testament to their innovative approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Hailing from their groundbreaking debut album, this track stands as a shining example of Tom Scholz’s genius. Not only did he craft the song’s memorable guitar riffs, but he also showcased his versatility with an impressive turn on the Hammond organ. For the aspiring guitarist, “Smokin'” is a delightful challenge. It offers a unique blend of classic rock guitar layered with groovy organ melodies, creating a sound that’s both familiar and refreshingly different. When attempting to master this track, one can truly appreciate the seamless interplay between the instruments—a dance of strings and keys that elevates the song to its anthemic status. And if you ever get the chance to witness or partake in a live performance of “Smokin'”, embrace the energy it brings. It’s a reminder of the boundless possibilities that lie at the intersection of talent, innovation, and, of course, a love for good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.
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Key of the Song:
The original key of Smokin’ by Boston is in A major.
Guitar Chords for Smokin’ by Boston
This song features many of the common cowboy chords. C to A will be the most challenging chord change, as your 1st and 3rd fingers need to move to different strings quickly. The slash chords will be a bit challenging so feel free to remove the bass notes if you want to play that part.
Smokin’ by Boston – Lyrics with Chords
A [Verse] D C A We're gonna play you a song, a little bit of rock-n-roll D C A You gotta let yourself go, the band's gonna take control. E D A We're gettin' down today E C G We'll pick you up and take you away A Get down tonight [Chorus] A D Smokin', Smokin' C D E A We're cookin' tonight, just keep on talkin' A D Smokin', Smokin' C D A G A I feel alright, mamma I'm not jokin', yeah. [Bridge] A [Verse] D C A Get your feet to the floor, everybody rock and roll D C A You've got nothing to lose just the rhythm and blues, that's all, yeah E D A We're gonna feel ok E C G We'll pick you up and take you away A Get down tonight. [Chorus] A D Smokin', Smokin' C D E A We're cookin' tonight, just keep on talkin' A D Smokin', Smokin' C D E A G D I feel alright, mamma I'm not jokin', yeah. [Solo] A A A A A A7 A A7 A A7 A A7 A C D C A [C-Part] Gm/Bb Dm/A Em7/G A* Bb* Dm/A Dm/G Asus4* A* Gm/Bb Dm/A Em7/G A* Bb* Dm/A Dm/G Asus4* A* Bb5 A5 G5 A5 Bb5 A5 G5 Asus4 A G F C Bb Am Gm Asus4 A Bdim7 Asus4 A A7#9 A A7#9 A A7#9 A A7#9 [Solo] D A D A E D A E C G D A [Verse] D A Everybody jumpin', dancin' to the boogie tonight D Clap your hands, move your feet A If you don't you know it won't seem right E D A We're gettin' down today E C G A We'll pick you up and take you away A Get down tonight E D A We're gettin' down today E C G A We'll pick you up and take you away A Get down tonight, well alright!