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Island in the Sun

Weezer

from the album Weezer (Green Album) released in 2001

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Lyrics

Intro

| Em . . . | Am . . . | D . . . | G . . . | (with riff)

Verse

Em Am D G . . . . . When you're on a holiday You can't find the words to say All the things that come to you And I wanna feel it too

Chorus

On an island in the sun We'll be playin' and having fun And it makes me feel so fine I can't control my brain (repeat intro) When you're on a golden sea You don't need to memory Just a place to call your own As we drift into the cove On an island in the sun We'll be playin' and having fun And it makes me feel so fine I can't control my brain

Bridge

D G ...We'll run away together D G ...We'll spend some time forever C Am D ...We'll never feel bad anymore... (repeat intro, add solo) On an island in the sun We'll be playin' and having fun And it makes me feel so fine I can't control my brain We'll run away together We'll spend some time forever We'll never feel bad anymore---- (repeat intro to end)

Notes & Tabs

Basic Chords Used

Here are open chords that can be used to play this song. Be sure to note the Main Riff, which shows an alternative way to play these chords.

e-|----0-------0-------2------3------0-----
B-|----0-------1-------3------0------1-----
G-|----0-------2-------2------0------0-----
D-|----2-------2-------0------0------2-----
A-|----2-------0--------------2------3-----
E-|----0----------------------3------------
       Em      Am      D      G      C 

Main Riff (Intro & Verse)

This can be played during the verses as well, since the same chords are used.

e-|---3----5-5---2--2---3-3----
B-|---5----5-5---3--3---3-3----
G-|---4----5-5---2--2---4-4----
D-|---5----7-7---4--4---5-5----
A-|----------------------------
E-|----------------------------
      Em   Am    D      G 

Verse Fill Riff

This riff is played over top of the chords during certain parts of the verse -- main the verse with "On on island in the sun..." lyrics. This is a great simple riff to learn. The trick is to bar (with your index finger) the 9th string for the Em and Am fills, and the 7th string for the D and G fills.

e-|-----------------------------------------------------------
B-|-----8----8--------10----10--------7-----7--------8-----8-- 
G-|---9----9--------9-----9---------7-----7--------7-----7----
D-|-----------------------------------------------------------
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------
      Em            Am              D              G 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| Em . . . | Am . . . | D . . . | G . . . | (repeat, with riff)

Verse

"When you're on a holiday..."
| Em . . . | Am . . . | D . . . | G . . . | (repeat)

Bridge

"We'll run away together..."
| D . . . | . . . . | G  . . . | . . . . |
| D . . . | . . . . | G  . . . | . . . . |
| C . . . | . . . . | Am . . . | . . . . |
| D . . . | . . . . | .  . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Island in the Sun
Artist: Weezer
Album: Weezer (Green Album)
Year: 2001
Label: Geffen

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

In December 2012, I began designing & developing a website that became Songnotes. Here, I share my personal collection of hand-crafted music notation with all those online. I hope you enjoy.

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