Trooper "We're Here for a Good Time" chords and strum


They said they were only going to be here for a good time... not a long time. But they're still playing this song. Regardless, it's a Canadian 70s classic and it's a request I get every now and then. It's a very catchy melody and a great one for campfire sing-alongs.


If you want to play the guitar strum pattern as it is in the original recording, be warned it's quite difficult. For beginners, I recommend just using a simpler 4-beat strum pattern. But for those of you who want the challenge, here it is. Note, the X's are scratch strums in which you must mute the strings while still strumming in the direction of the X.

You can download the chord chart using the link below, or just read the chords from the page below.

Trooper - We're Here for a Good Time
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We’re Here For a Good Time (Not A Long Time)

Trooper - From the album Hot Shots (1979)


INTRO: A x8


VERSE:

A

A very good friend of mine

E

Told me something the other day

F#m

I'd like to pass it on to you

D A

Cause I believe what he said to be true

CHORUS:

A

He said we're here for a good time

E

Not a long time (not a long time)

F#m

So have a good time

D A

The sun can't shine every day

BRIDGE:

D

And the sun is shinin'

Bm A x2

In this rainy city

D

And the sun is shinin'

Bm A x2

Oooooh, isn't it a pity

Bm x2

And every year, has it's share of tears

E / / D / / C#m / / Bm / /

And every now and then it's gotta rain

CHORUS:

A

We're here for a good time

E

Not a long time (not a long time)

F#m

So have a good time

D A x2

The sun can't shine every day

[Harmonica Solo] Ax2 Ex2 F#m D Ax2

[repeat BRIDGE]

[repeat CHORUS X2]

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