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1.6. Village Green

Cm         Fm         Bb        Eb              G#            Fm     G7                Cm
Out in the country    Far from all the soot and noise of the city    There's a village green
Cm         Fm          Bb        Eb                  G#            Fm          G7                Cm
It's been a long time  Since I last set eyes on the church with the steeple    Down by the village green
Cm         Fm      Bb             Eb              G#          Fm     G7                    Cm
Ah la la la la     'Twas there I met a girl call Daisy               And kissed her by the old oak tree 
Cm         Fm     Bb         Eb              G#          Fm    G7                Cm
Ah la la la la    Although I loved my Daisy, I sought fame     And so I left the village green 

CHORUS:
Fm         Fm/E       Fm/Eb           Fm/D             
I miss the village green, And all the simple people    
Cm         Cm/B       Cm/Bb           Cm/A                      
I miss the village green, The church, the clock, the steeple     
D                       G
I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school 

And now all the houses are rare antiquities    American tourists flock to see the village green 
Ah la la la la     They snap their photographs and say "Gol' darn it    Isn't it a pretty scene?"
Ah la la la la     And Daisy's married Tom the grocer boy    And now he owns a grocery ...

CHORUS 

And I will return there    And I'll see Daisy
And we'll sit and laugh    And talk about the village green 

Cm        Fm  Bb  Eb    G#        Fm      G7               Cm
La la la la la          We will laugh and talk about the village green 

(slow down at end)

CHORDS:
Fm/E: 1 3 2 1 1 1  Fm/Eb: 1 3 1 1 1 1  Fm/D: 1 3 0 1 1 1 
Cm/B: 3 2 5 5 4 3  Cm/Bb: 3 1 5 5 4 3  Cm/A: 3 0 5 5 4 3 


NOTE: The one change here is the second line of the chorus.  It is a bit
harder to play this way, but concentrate on getting the 5th string changes
correct and you don't necessarily have to finger or play the two top
strings as you are reaching.


1.7. Sunny Afternoon

From: rogers@sasuga.hi.com (Andrew Rogers)
Subject: Re: Req:Sunny Afternnon/Kinks

intro:	Dm  Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb   A   A/G   A/F  A/E

	     Dm             C
	The taxman's taken all my dough
	     F              C
	And left me in my stately home
	A     A/G   A/F   A/E   Dm
	Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
	And I can't sail my yacht
	He's taken everything I've got
	All I've got's this sunny afternoon

	D7                                     G7
	Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
	            C7                       F     A7
	I got a big fat mama tryin' to break me
	      Dm                G7
	And I love to live so pleasantly
	 D7               G7  C7
	Live this life of luxury
	F            A7        Dm  Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb
	Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
		A    A/G   A/F  A/E
	In the summertime

	My girlfriend's run off with my car
	And gone back to her ma and pa
	Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty
	Now I'm sittin' here
	Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer
	All I've got's this sunny afternoon

	Help me, help me, help me sail away
	Or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay
	'Cause I love to live so pleasantly
	Live this life of luxury
	Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
	In the summertime

From: Harlan L Thompson 

SUNNY AFTERNOON- The Kinks

Dm  Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb   A  A/G  A/F  A/E
Dm  Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb   A  A/G  A/F  A/E

     Dm             C7
The taxman's taken all my dough
     F              C7
And left me in my stately home
Dm     Dm/C  Dm/B Dm/Bb  Dm
Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
               C7
And I can't sail my yacht
       F          C7
He's taken everything I've got
Dm        Dm/C       Dm/B Dm/Bb Dm
All I've got's this sunny afternoon

CHORUS #1:
D                  D7                   G   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
            C7                       F     A7
I got a big fat mama tryin' to break me
      Dm                G
And I love to live so pleasantly
 D7                  G7 
Live this life of luxury
F            A         Dm  Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb
Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
         A       A/G  A/F  A/E
In a summertime
         Dm     Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb
In a summertime
         A       A/G  A/F  A/E
In a summertime

My girlfriend's run off with my car
And gone back to her ma and pa
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty
Now I'm sittin' here
Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer
Lazin
CHORUS #2:
Help me, help me, help me sail away
Or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay
'Cause I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazin' on a sunny afternoon
In a summertime, in a summertime
In a summertime

REPEAT CHORUS #1


   Dm/C  Dm/B  Dm/Bb  A   A/G  A/F  A/E
E --1------1-----1------------------------
B --3------3-----3----2----2----2----2----
G --2------2-----2----2----2----2----2----
D --0------0-----0----2----2----2----2----
A --3------2-----1----0-------------------
E -------------------------3----1----0----
(one could alternately keep on the Dm and add the bass notes
all the way down to E)

(from Face to Face, 1966, also on Greatest Hits)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 10:56:27 +0200 (MET DST)
From: "Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Kruell" 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kinks :		Sunny afternoon

	[Intro:]


     a		    G7		      C		    G7
The taxman's taken all my dough, and left me in my stately home,
 E7			a
lazing on a sunny afternoon.
 a	     G7			 C	     G7
And I can't sail my yacht, he's taken ev'rything I've got.
 E7				 a
All I've got 's this sunny afternoon.

 A7				     D7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
	    G				 C  E7
I've got a big fat mamma tryin' to break me.
       a		D	   a		     D7		
And I love to live so pleasantly, live this life of luxury
 C	     E7		a   E7
lazing on a sunny afternoon,
    a	     E7    a 	    E7    a        E7
in summertime, in summertime, in summertime.

   a			  G7	       C		   G7
My girlfriend's gone off with my car, and gone back to her ma and pa
 E7				 a
telling tales of drunkeness and cruelty.
 a	 G7 	       C		G7	
Now I'm sitting here, sipping at my ice-cold beer,
 E7			a
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

 A7			   D7
Help me, help me, help me sail away,
	G7				    C
you give me two good reasons why I ought to stay.
 E7			  D	    a		      D7	
'Cos I love to live so pleasantly, live this life of luxury
 C	     E7		a   E7
lazing on a sunny afternoon,
    a	     E7    a 	    E7    a        E7
in summertime, in summertime, in summertime.

 A7				     D7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
	    G				 C  E7
I've got a big fat mamma tryin' to break me.
       a		D	   a		     D7		
And I love to live so pleasantly, live this life of luxury
 C	     E7		a   E7
lazing on a sunny afternoon,
    a	     E7    a 	    E7    a        E7
in summertime, in summertime, in summertime.




1.8. The Village Green Preservation Society

From: Harlan L Thompson
The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks

C G F G  riff 1  C G F C riff 1
 C               G             F            G    riff 1
We are the the Village Green Preservation Society
 C          G             F            C    riff 1
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
 C            G               F          G   riff 1
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
 C           G               F                    C    riff 1
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties

CHORUS:
  C             G             F       C  riff 1
Preserving the old ways from being abused
  C             G            F          G
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
 F                C
What more can we do?

 C             G             F          G    riff 1
We are the Draught Beer Preservation society
 C         G              F              C   riff 1
God save Mrs. Mopp and good old Mother Riley
 C            G           F              G     riff 1
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
 C              G              F                   C
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them
 C  G  F  G riff 1  C  G F  G
Oo-wo-oo           oo-wo-oo

 D             A             G                  A     riff 2
We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
 D         A            G             D  riff 2
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula
 D            A            G          A      riff 2
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
 D           A           G              D      riff 2
God save little shops, china cups and virginity
 D            A           G            A     riff 2  
We are the Skyscraper Condemnation Affilliate 
 D         A             G                    D    riff 2
God save Tudor houses, antique tables and billiards

CHORUS:
 D              A        G            D   riff 2
Preserving the old ways from being abused
 D               A       G              A
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
 G               D
What more can we do?

REPEAT VERSE ONE (in the new key)

 D           A             G            D    riff 2
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
 D          A            G             D     riff 2
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
 D           A              G            D    riff 2
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
  D         A            G             D     riff 2
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
 D              A          G  D  D  A  G  D
God save the Village Green

RIFF 1:          RIFF 2:
D ------------- -------0---0-
A -----0h3-0h3- -0-0h2---2---
E -3-3--------- -------------


NOTE: Try to play the riffs without breaking your stride in strumming the 
chords.
(from The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
(sent by Harlan)



Date: August 4, 2000 2:16 PM
From: Mike Pratt

On Village Green Preservation Society, I believe that I can make a
correction:

CHORUS:
  C             G             F       C  riff 1
Preserving the old ways from being abused
  C             G            F          *E*
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
 F                C
What more can we do?

CHORUS:
 D              A        G            D   riff 2
Preserving the old ways from being abused
 D               A       G              *F#*
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
 G               D
What more can we do?

The chords may not appear in the correct part of the line in my email, but
the order is right. Basically I think it's an 'E' on 'you', or F# following
the key change??


1.9. Father Christmas

FATHER CHRISTMAS                   Ray Davies


(The *G thru *D sequences could probably be played as something more
like:  G Bm7 Em D   G  Bm7 Em D - but it's all in the bass)

C G  C G   C G   C  G
G C D   G C D   G C D  G C D

*G
When  I  was  small  I  believed  in  Santa  Claus
                      *D
'Though  I  knew  it  was  my  dad
G
And  I  would  hang  up  my  stocking  at  Christmas
                         D
Open  my  presents  and  I'd  be  glad
Em                       Bm
But  the  last  time  I  played  Father  Christmas
Em                       B7
I  stood  outside  a  department  store
G  
A  gang  of  kids  came  over  and  mugged  me
                             D
They  knocked  my  reindeer  to  the  floor
            C      G          C               G
And  said  Father  Christmas  give  us  some  money
C             G                  C        D
Don't  mess  around  with  those  silly  toys
       C          G            C                G
We'll  beat  you  up  if  you  don't  hand  it  over
C                G                 C           D  
We  want  your  bread  so  don't  make  us  annoyed
                 C     D                       
Give  all  the  toys          -          
                        G   C  D   G  C  D
to  the  little  rich  boys

G
Don't  give  my  brother  a  Steve  Austin  outfit
                             D
Don't  give  my  sister  a  cuddly  toy
     G
We  don't  want  a  jigsaw  or  monopoly  money
                      D
We  only  want  the  real  Macoy
C       G          C              G
Father  Christmas  give  us  the  money
C                 G             C            D
We'll  beat  you  up  if  you  make  us  annoyed
C       G          C               G
Father  Christmas  give  us  some  money
C            G               C            D
Don't  mess  around  with  those  silly  toys
Em                       Bm
But  give  my  daddy  a  job  'cos  he  needs  one
Em                    B7
He's  got  lots  of  mouths  to  feed
G 
And  if  you've  got  one  I'll  have  a  machine  gun
                             D
So  I  can  scare  all  the  kids  on  the  street

C  G   C  G

C        G          C               G
Father  Christmas  give  us  some  money
C                G                C     D
We've  got  no  time  for  your  silly  toys
       C          G             C               G
We'll  beat  you  up  if  you  don't  hand  it  over
C               G                  C          D
We  want  your  bread  so  don't  make  us  annoyed
                 C    D
Give  all  the  toys          -
                        G   C  D
to  the  little  rich  boys

G  C  D   G  C  D

G     
Have  yourself  a  merry  merry  Christmas
                   D
Have  yourself  a  good  time
G
But  remember  the  kids  who  got  nothing
                          D
While  you're  drinking  down  your  wine


C        G          C               G
Father  Christmas  give  us  some  money
C                G                C     D
We've  got  no  time  for  your  silly  toys
C       G          C                D
father Christmas please  hand  it  over
C               G             C          D
We'll beat you up  so  don't  make  us  annoyed


C        G          C               G
Father  Christmas  give  us  some  money
C          G                   C     D
Dont mess around with those  silly  toys
      C        G          C                D
We'll beat you up if you dont  hand  it  over
C            G                  C          D
We want your bread  so  don't  make  us  annoyed
               C  D                         G    C  D
Give all the toys    -  to the little rich boys

G  C  D    C  G  D ...  fade out


1.10. Apeman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEep67akIn4&feature=BF&list=MLGxdCwVVULXfneVR2VAkNbXmyYF0Eizjr&index=5
Date: August 30, 1997  4:24 PM
From: Harlan Leslie Thompson


APEMAN- The Kinks

D D D D D A A   D  E  A

A                                                               E      Esus4  E
I think I'm sophisticated cos I'm living my life like a good Homosapien
    A                                                 
But all around me everybody's multiplying
               E                           Esus4  E
Till they're walkin' round like flies man
   D                                                 A                  Asus4  A
So I'm no better than the animals sitting in their cages in the zoo man
                                                        E           A
Cos compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees I am an ape man

I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized cos I'm a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation and the crazy politicians
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war                              RIFF 1
I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man

CHORUS #1:
A                                             E
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, oh I'm an ape man
A                                                E
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an ape man
     D
Cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky
A
Compared to the clouds as they roll by
                                               E           A
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies I am an ape man

D  D  D  D  D    A  A    D  E  A   RIFF 1
La la la la la,  la la

BRIDGE:
A                                          E
In man's evolution he has created the cities and the motor traffic rumble
A                                             E
But give me half a chance and I'd be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle
         D                                 A
Cos the only time that I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree
                            E              A      RIFF 1
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man

CHORUS #2:
I'm an ape, I'm an ape ape man, oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voodoo man, oh I'm an ape man
I look out my window, but I can't see the sky
The air pollution is a-foggin' up my eyes
I want to get out of this city alive and make like an ape man

D  D  D  D  D   A  A    D  E  A
La la la la la, la la

             E (RIFF 2)               A (RIFF 3)
Ah come and love me,   be my ape man girl
                  E (RIFF 2)               A    RIFF 4     RIFF 1
And we will be so happy    in my ape man world

CHORUS #3:
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man, oh I'm an ape man
I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane
I'll keep you warm and you'll keep me sane
We'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an ape man   RIFF 1

CHORUS #4:
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, oh I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man, oh I'm an ape man
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war                           
I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man

D  D  D  D  D    A  A    D  E  A
La la la la la,  la la



RIFF 1:                 RIFF 2:               RIFF 3:
E -------------------   --------------------  ------------------
B -------------------   --------------------  ------------------
G -------------------   --------------------  ------------------
D -------------------   --------------------  --------2-4-2-----
A ---------------0---   --------2-4-2-------  -0--0s4-------0---
E -0-1-2-1-2-3-4-----   -0--0s4-------0-----  ------------------

RIFF 4:
E -----------------------
B -----------------------
G ------5------3------0--
D ----6------4------0----
A -s7-----s5-----s2------
E -----------------------


1.11. Do it again

From: Jim Smart
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 07:01:49 -1000


Do It Again

Written by Ray Davies

Opening chord: G7sus??? or D7sus???? (see Hard day's night, possibly)

Note: the intro is played by strumming a D chord, then hammering on your
pinky to suspend the chord, then releasing the top string to add a high E
note. Repeat this freely.

D
Standing in the middle of nowhere,
Wondering how to begin.
Lost between tomorrow and yesterday,
        C             G
Between now and then.
D
And now we're back where we started,
Here we go round again.
Day after day I get up and I say
          C (hold)
I better do it again.
A       A-D     G-G-G-A
A       A-D     G-G-G-A

A       A-D     G-G-G-A
Where are all the people going?
A       A-D     G-G-G-A
Round and round till we reach the end.
A       A-D     G-G-G-A
One day leading to another,
A       A-D     G-G-G-A
Get up, go out, do it again.
         D      C        G
Then it's back where you started,
D          C       G
Here we go round again.
D      C     G
Back where you started,
         C           G
Come on do it again.

Note: Dave's lead is played over the chorus...D C G G, etc. ending with

 D D/C D/B Bb

riff: repeat this phrase, which basically alternates between the chords of
A and D.

 A CA D C A A C A D C (repeat)

          A       A-D     G-G-G-A
And you think today is going to be better,
A            A-D     G-G-G-A
Change the world and do it again.
A          A-D       G-G-G-A
Give it all up and start all over,
A           A-D        G-G-G-A
You say you will but you don't know when.
          D      C     G
Then it's back where you started,
D           C     G
Here we go round again.
D         C          G
Day after day I get up and I say
         C             G
Come on do it again.

Dave's lead, then the riff

Note: play the part below just like above, except when you get to the line
"But it's superficial..." Then you should pick the triad of the 4 chords A
D G A over and over. This means for A to play A, C#, E...etc.


The days go by and you wish you were a different guy,
Different friends and a new set of clothes.
You make alterations and affect a new pose,
A new house, a new car, a new job, a new nose.
But it's superficial and it's only skin deep,
Because the voices in your head keep shouting in your sleep.
Get back, get back.
D (strum it like at the beginning, adding pinky and releasing)
Back where you started, here we go round again,
D                                C          G
Back where you started, come on do it again.
 D     C        G       D           C       G
Back where you started, here we go round again,
D          C       G                    C          G
Day after day I get up and I say, do it again.
Bb               D D/C D/B Bb
Do it again.
D                                          C (hold)
Day after day I get up and I say, come on do it again.


Jim Smart
Honolulu



Date:  October 2, 2008
From:  Scott Stetzer

It's Dmaj Pent, but with some weird slidey-type thing going on. The
second part of the figure, the fast part is just hammers /pull offs
on the B and E at the 10th and 12th frets.


1.12. Scattered

Scattered/R. Davies

G        C

           G                 C
1.  Like a seed that is sewn
        G                      C
All the children are scattered
     G                    C
By a breeze that is blown
        G                       C
Now the crops are all scattered
       G            D
We are torn, we are shattered
    G                            C
Now some of us are barmy and battered
        G               D
And the fields where we gathered
    G                             C
Are overgrown in weeds and in tatters
           G           D
Through it all we were scattered
 
           G             C
2.  To the fields we are scattered
         G               C
From the day we are born
        G                    C
To grow wild and sleep rough
              G                 C
Till from the earth we are torn
      G            D
And a soul that is free
    G              C
Can live on eternally
        G               D
And the spirit can live on
            G                         C
Though it's scattered in the world beyond
              G
And I've been out of my mind
     D
Ever since she's been gone

Eb      Bb               F
I look around that empty room
             D                   Eb      
No sight nor sound, she left so soon, 
             Bb                F
She's out of view,  but then I found
                 D                      
Those scattered clues she left behind
                                                     
Eb
A photograph with a smiling face
 Bb                                                              
A cigarette stubbed out on the fireplace
 F                                                         
A coffee cup with her lipstick stains
D
I guess I'll never see her again

           G                     C
3.  Now my life is all scattered
      G                    C
Ever since she's been gone
       G                    C
I feel older, I feel fatter
           G               C
I feel the blues coming on
       G
We get bruised
       D
We get battered
          G                            C
But we'll pick up the pieces that scattered
          G
And with emotional glue
            D                                         
We're gonna stick together, body and mind

 Eb                                        
Ever since she went away
Bb
I've been alone to contemplate
F
Time and space and why world's move
D
While sitting in my solitude
Eb
I've watched the stars and wondered why
Bb
They're scattered up there in the sky
F
And is she up there out of view
D
On some higher platitude
Eb          Bb
I wish I knew
             F
Wish I could prove
The reason why this life on earth
D
Is scattered like the universe
Eb
Do-do,  do-do,  do-do,  do-do-do
Bb
Do-do,  do-do,  do-do
F
I'm scattered here and scattered there
D
Bits of me scattered everywhere
       G                       C
To the fields we are scattered
              G                C
Then from the dust we are born
      G                      C
We survive somewhat battered
         G                C
To a new life, a new dawn
       G                D
In the end what will it matter
         G                   C
There'll only be my ashes to scatter
            G
And all the logical answers
     D
To a worrying mind
        G                 C
Will be scattered in time
G                   C
Beaten and battered
       G             D
To the earth you are scattered
       G                          C
You're going home so what does it matter
      G
To an atomic mind
D                               Eb
Scattered here while you travel time
               G
Ah,  ah,  ah,  ah

(from the album Phobia by The Kinks)
(Submitted by Johnny Vargas)


1.13. Days

Date: August 30, 1997  4:24 PM
From: Harlan Leslie Thompson


DAYS- The Kinks

D                        A
Thank you for the days
         G     D             G    D        A   D
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
     D                     A
I'm thinkin' of the days
    G     D       G      D     A    D
I won't forget a single day believe me
     G         D
I blessed the light
    G          D             G       D    A    D
I blessed the light that shines on you believe me
      G            D
And though you're gone
         G       D     G     D      A   D
You're with me every single day believe me

CHORUS:
 Bb          F             C
Days I'll remember all my life
 Bb            F                     C
Days when you can't see wrong from right
     Bb       F
You took my life
     Bb      F        Bb    F         C    F
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me
     Bb     F
But it's alright
    Bb         F        Bb       F      C    F
Now I'm not frightened of this world believe me
  
BRIDGE:
        A   A7           Dm
I wish today would be tomorrow
              A  A7                 Dm     C      Bb   A   
The night is dark, it just brings sorrow- let it wait

Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I'm thinkin' of the days                             A
I won't forget a single day believe me ...CHORUS ...days

Thanks you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I'm thinkin' of the days
I won't forget a single day believe me
I blessed the light
I blessed the light that shines on you believe me
And though you're gone
I won't forget a single day believe me
   D  Eb F F# G G# A A#  D(IX)
Days

CHORDS:
Eb->A#: move the D (x x 0 2 3 2) shape up one fret for each chord)
D(IX): 0 11 10 9 9


NOTE: The only difference here with the last version is the bit at the
very end.  This song also works well in the key of E to get an extra riff
in I didn't include here.


1.14. Shangri-La

SHANGRI-LA - The Kinks

(opening riff: pluck Am 5 4 3 4 2 4 3 4  twice)

  Am               G         E7   Am
Now that you've found your paradise
   Am          C       G     E7
This is your kingdom to command
         Am   C          G          E7
You can go outside and polish your car
    Am          C            E7     Am  (opening riff)
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-La

 Am             G          E7       Am
Here is your reward for working so hard
  Am            C          G       E7
Gone are the lavatories in the backyard
  Am           C              G            E7
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
      Am          C            E7     Am   A
You just want to sit in your Shangri-La

 D                        Dmaj7
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
         D7                      G         G/F#      Em
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
                 C            C/B            Am  Am/G
You're in your place and you know where you are
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C
In your Shangri-La
 D                 Dmaj7
Sit back in your old rockin' chair
     D7                  G          G/F#  Em
You need not worry you need not care
                 C   C/B  Am
You can't go anywhere
         F A         F A         Bb F     C   A
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahh

       D            Dmaj7
The little man who gets the train
         D7              G          G/F#  Em
Got a mortgage hanging over his head
                C              C/B  Am Am/G
But he's too scared to complain
              F            F/E  Dm Dm/C
Cos he's conditioned that way
 D                   Dmaj7
Time goes by and he pays off his debts
       D7              G   G/F#  Em
Got a T.V. set and a radio
             C             C/B  Am
For seven shillings a week
        F A         F A         Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh
        F A         F A         Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh

Bb F C   Bb F C  Bb F Dm

 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B              Dm/Bb
And all the houses in the street have got a name
 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B                 Dm/Bb
Cos all the houses in the street they look the same
  A                             D                 Dm
Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes
 Dm            Dm/C              Dm/B                 Dm/Bb
The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know
 Dm             Dm/C                  Dm/B              Dm/Bb
They say their lines they drink their tea and then they go
 A                          D             Dm
They tell your business in another Shangri-La
 Dm                    Dm/C             Dm/B            Dm/Bb
The gas bills and the water rates and payments on the car
 Dm             Dm/C             Dm/B         Dm/Bb
Too scared to think about how insecure you are
 A                            D
Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-La
         G        C        F  Bb  G C F Bb G C F Bb G C F Bb... G C F A 
Shangri-La la la la la la la...

 D                        Dmaj7
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
           D7                     G         G/F#      Em
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
                 C             C/B           Am
You're in your place and you know where you are
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C
In your Shangri-La
  D               Dmaj7
Sit back in your old rockin' chair
      D7                 G          G/F#  Em
You need not worry you need not care
                C     C/B  Am
You can't go anywhere
        F A         F A          Bb  F    C    A
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh
        F A         F A          Bb  F     C
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh



Note: For verses that begin with Am, pick in B 4 3 2 style, once for each 
chord.  For verses that begin with D, pick in  B 3 1&2 3 style.  All 
other parts, including "Shangri-La" lines, strum.
(from that greatest of Kinks albums, Arthur, 1969)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)


1.15. God's Children

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSciUplVZrA
Date: August 30, 1997  4:24 PM
From: Harlan Leslie Thompson


GOD'S CHILDREN- The Kinks

 F            Am             Dm            Bb   Am  Gm
Man made the buildings that reach for the sky
     F            Am            Dm            Bb   Am  Gm
And man made the motorcar and learned how to fly
        Dm               C             Bb               F   Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
But he didn't make the flowers and he didn't make the trees
        Dm          C          Bb         F   Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
And he didn't make you and he didn't make me
          Bb     Am       Bb  Am Gm F     Csus4  C  Csus2  C 
And he's got no right to turn us into machines

CHORUS #1:
          F      Bb       C
No, he's got no right at all
    F       Bb          C
Cos we are all God's children
          F       Bb       C
And they got no right to change us
       Bb       Am      Bb   Am  Gm    F   C       F  Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

BRIDGE:
Bb                  Am
I don't want this world to change me
    Gm                       F
I wanna go back the way the good Lord made me
Bb                  Am 
Same lungs that he gave me to breathe with
 Gm                      C
Same eyes he gave me to see with

Oh the rich man, poor man, saint and the sinner
The wise man, simpleton, loser and the winner
We are all the same to him
Stripped of our clothes and all the things we own

CHORUS #2:
Ah, the day that we are born
We are all God's children
And they got no right to change us          [stay on C]
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made ...

Oh the good Lord made us all
And we are all his children
And they got no right to change us
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

          Bb       Am       Bb  Am  Gm   F    C       F
Yeah, we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

F/D  F(2)  F  Fsus4  F/D  F(2)  F  Fsus4   (repeat and fade)


CHORDS:  Fsus4: 1 3 3 3 1 1  Csus4: x 3 2 0 1 1  Csus2: x 3 2 0 3 0
         F/D: x x 3 2 3 1  F(2): x x 3 2 1 1 (otherwise, 1 3 3 2 1 1)


1.24. Waterloo Sunset

From: Franz Lemmermeyer
Subject: CRD: Waterloo Sunset (Kinks)

 Waterloo Sunset        (Ray Davies)

              D                    A                  G
1. Dirty old river, must you keep rolling, rolling into the night
              D                 A                   G
   People so busy make me feel dizzy, taxi lights shine so bright
          Em    B            Em7    A
   But i don't     need no friends
                 D                A               G       G B E
   As long as i gaze on Waterloo Sunset, i am in paradise
                 E7                       A       G B E
   Every day i look at the world from my window
                         E7             A7
   The chilly-chilliest evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine.


2. Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station, every Friday night
   But i am so lazy, don't want to wander, i stay at home at night
   But i don't feel afraid
   As long as i gaze on Waterloo Sunset, i am in paradise
   Every day i look at the world from my window   
   The chilly chilliest evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine.

3. Millions of people swarming like flies round Waterloo underground
   Terry and Julie cross over the river where they feel safe and sound
   And they don't need no friends
   As long as they gaze on Waterloo Sunset, they are in paradise
   Every day i look at the world from my window   
   The chilly chilliest evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine.

 
   '&'     ********************************************************
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    #      Erwin-Rohde-Str. 19            **   been your enemies  *
   _#_     69120 Heidelberg               **   for 20,000 years!  *
  ( # )                                   ** - I'm not that old,  *
  / O \    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.de             **      said Hagbard.   *
 ( === )                                  *****  Illuminatus  *****
  '---'    ********************************************************          


From: PSHAW
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 13:16:00 -0500 (EST)

[...]
	Also, Waterloo Sunset is off, but I don't know the names of the chords
that are right.  It is one of those songs that is really so nicely put
together, that I wish I knew what the chord names were so I could tell them. 
Still, what is on the page is very nice too, although the song is in E, not D. 
D is easier to play though, and that makes it fine for me.  My God--in so many
ways is Waterloo Sunset fine.


From: Jim Smart
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 07:05:31 -1000
Subject: chord changes for Waterloo Sunset


I have been strumming away at this song, which IS in the key of E, not D.
Still, this is the easiest key, so you should put a capo on the 2nd fret,
and play it like this.

Thanks for the chords. I have made a few changes...The following lines
should emphasize the descending notes from E, Eb, D, and C#, while the bass
should also climb from E to A, like this: E, F#, G, A..........

          Em    B7            Em7    A
   But i don't     need no friends

The "Sha La La" part must be changed: do NOT play a B chord, please!

                 D                A               G       G D(F# bass) E
   As long as i gaze on Waterloo Sunset, i am in paradise

Here, there is a missing D chord, played twice hard, before the second "Sha
La La"

   E7(descending bass line: E,D,C#,B)  A      D   G  D(F# bass) E
   Every day i look at the world from my window
   E7  (descending bass again)        A7 (descending bass line: A, G, F#, E...)
   chilly-chilly is the evening time,  Waterloo sunset's fine.


That last part is also the intro....Hope this helps!!!

Jim Smart


Date: July 8, 1998 12:12 AM
From: David M. Toole


    the song is in E, with NO capo.
    the intro is a steadily strummed B7 fretted low to high like this: X
2 1 2 0 2 with
the lead going over it.
    the verse chords are E, B7(X 2 4 2 4 2), and A.
    the "and i don't need..." part has a screwy chord sequence like
this:
    F#m(2 4 4 2 2 2), F#m something (2 4 3 2 2 4), F#m7 (2 4 2 2 2 2),
and the above
B7. then back to verse chords.
    the "sha la la" is A(X 0 2 2 2 0), then the bass line with your
pinky on the fourth fret
of the low E, F# (major this time, strummed all the way through to
"my"), and on "window" go back to the B7 (X 2 4 2 4 2). then two quick
strums on E and repeat from the "sha la la", winding back up at the
intro of the song, which is also the ending.
    thanks for taking the time to read this, and i hope my layout isn't
too confusing.


Date: February 26, 1999 6:18 PM
From: jmaxwell


     I've been struggling with Waterloo Sunset for several years now. I
feel most comfortable with the version which Franz Lemmermeyer has
presented. I believe that the "And I don't need no friends" bit should
be corrected to the following:

  and I don't(Emajor)-(Bmajor)...need no friends(Gmajor)-(Amajor) as
long as I gaze etc.

Part of the problem with trying to figure this song out is that the
record is not "pitched" to a proper tuning. Its impossible to play along
with it unless your guitar is somewhat sharp or flat.
   I believe that Ray Davies played the song with the capo on the second
fret when he did the live program for the television.

Hope this helps,

John Maxwell


Date: July 26, 1999 5:28 PM
From: Jonathan Longstaff


First of all, I have to give my guitar teacher, Troy, credit for this as he
taught it to me and figured out the leads.

Throughout the song, Ray has a capo on the second fret and is playing the
following chord pattern:
Chords are relative to capo
Intro: 4 bars of A

Verses: ||: D . . . | A/C# . . . | G/B . . . |   %     :|| Em . . . | Em+7 .
. . | Em7 . . . |

Chorus: | A . . . | D . . . | A/C# . . . | G/B . . . | G/B . G G/F# | Em . .
. |  %     | A . . . | D . G G/F# | Em . . . |  %     | repeat four bars of
A from intro


For the fuzzy electric guitar (plus bass), play this (no capo, slightly
muted):
Intro: | B . B/A . | B/G# . B/F# . | B/E . B/D# . | B/C# . B . |

Verses: ||: E . . . | B/D# . . . | A/C# . . . |  %      :|| F#m . . . |
F#m+7 . . . | F#m7 . . . |

Chorus:  | B . . . | E . . . | B/D# . . . | A/C# . . . | A/C# . A A/G# | F#m
. F#m/E . | F#m/D# . F#m/C# . | B . B/F# . | E . A A/G# | F#m . F#m/E . |
F#m/D# . F#m/C# . | repeat intro chords


I know that's awfully convoluted, but I don't know how to do it any better
than that.
Here are the leads:

This one comes at the beginning and at the end. Basically, it's just the
melody.
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------5-----------------------------------------------------|
G|----4s6s4---s6-4--------4---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------4-s6s4---4s6-4--------s6-4-2-------------------|
A|--------------------------------2-s4s2--------4-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
When Dave plays this at the end, though, some of the slides become
hammer-ons.

Now, here's the very subversive, hard-to-hear lead throughout the song. It
is played in several variations, but here's how it appears the first time:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------5----------------------------------------------------------5-----------|
G|----2-4s6---6s4-2----------4---------------4-------------------2-4s6---6s4-2-----|
D|---------------------2-4s6---6s4-2-2-2-4s6---6s4-1-1-1-2-4-2---------------------|
A|------------------s5-----------------------------------------4-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Date: Nov. 12, 1999 4:07 PM
From: Scott A. Smith

I play the song in E without a capo, similar to how David Poole describes it, 
but when I reach the screwy chord sequence, I play it.


        F#m       Faug             A         B                 E
But I don't            need no friends/ As long as I gaze on. . . .


Try it out.

Scott Smith


Date: January 2, 2000 6:30 PM
From: jeff cooper

Waterloo Sunset


E                B7
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
A 
Rolling into the night 
E               B7
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy 
A
Taxi lights shine so bright
      C#m   C#m(maj7)         Cm7    F#7
But I don't,          need no friends 
             E       B7   
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset 
A                  [E E/D#] 
I am in paradise... 
C#m         F#                        E  B
Every day I look at the world from my window 
C#m              F#
Chilly, chilly is evening time 
F#                F#/E   F#/D#             F#
Waterloo sunset's fine...Waterloo sunset's fine... 

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station 
Every Friday night 
But I am so lazy, don't want to wander 
I stay at home at night 
But I don't feel afraid 
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset 
I am in paradise 

Every day I look at the world from my window 
But chilly, chilly is the evening time 
Waterloo sunset's fine 

Millions of people swarming like flies 'round Waterloo underground 
But Terry and Julie cross over the river 
Where they feel safe and sound 
And the don't need no friends 
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset 
They are in paradise 

Waterloo sunset's fine

Date: January 20, 2001 4:01 PM
From: kim.d


Waterloo sunset.

I've just been looking at the chords for the above on the Kinks 
chords & tabs site. The above is my own version obtained by 
listening to the single and trying to match on my Fender! Maybe 
some of the B chords could be B7's other wise it seems ok. Let 
me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it.



Guitar run down. B 3 _ bars E B F#m

       E                      B                    F#m
Dirty old river must you keep rolling, rolling into the night.
       E               B                       F#m
People so busy, make me feel dizzy, taxi light shines so bright.
    F#m7 C#m             A      B               E
But I don't,       need no friend, as long as I gaze on,
        B                F#m
Waterloo sunset, I am in paradise.


Chorus.

  E  F#m             B                           E
Sha la la. Every day I look at the world from my window.
F#m  E F#m                    B               
Sha la la. Chilly chilly it's evening time, Waterloo sunset's fine.


///////////

           E                B              F#m
Terry meets Julie, Waterloo station, every Friday night.
         E                      B                 F#m
But I am so lazy, don't want to wander, I stay at home at night.
    F#m7 C#m      A      B              E
But I don't,   feel afraid, as long as I gaze on,
        B                F#m
Waterloo sunset, I am in paradise.


Repeat chorus.

          E                       B                      F#m
Millions of people, swarming like flies round, Waterloo under ground.
            E                     B                       F#m
But Terry and Julie cross over the river, where they feel safe and sound.
        F#m7 C#m         A        B                 E
And they don't,    need no friends, as long as they gaze on, 
        B                    F#m
Waterloo sunset, they are in paradise.


Guitar run down. E B F#m End on B.



Date: March 16, 2001 4:40 PM
From: Navin Johnson


WATERLOO SUNSET
           E                    B              A
dirty old river,wont you keep rolling,rolling into the night.ect...
F#m       Db7      A      B
but i dont,need no friends.
A   E  F#m                                         B     E,E
sha,la,la-every day i look at the world through my window
A   E  F#m                              B
sha,la,la-chilly,chilly is evening time.waterloo sunsets fine...

JUST THOUGHT ID ADD TO THE FIVE PAGES OF WATERLOO SUNSET MADDNESS YOUVE GOT 
GOING. I DO AGREE WITH THOSE WHO SAY IT SHOULD BE PLAYED WITH CAPO ON 
TWO,BUT THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO PLAY IT WITH NO CAPO.AND IT SOUNDS GOOD.ITS 
NOT PERFECT BUT OH,WELL.

JEFF HASSETT


Date: April 15, 2002 2:51 AM
From: jgleeson


Theres about ten different "Waterloo Sunse"t tablatures and there all wrong.

Heres the correct version enjoy.........

waterloo sunset

chords
B    E   B7   A   F#m   C#/E#  A/C#   F#   B   E5/B   A    G#m   E/B   B5   A5
#    0   2    0   2     1      #      2    7   #      #    4     7     #    #
4    0   0    2   2     2      2      2    7   #      #    4     9     #    #
4    1   2    2   2     1      2      3    8   9      6    4     9     #    #
4    2   1    2   4     3      2      4    9   9      7    6     9     9    7
2    2   2    0   4     #      4      4    9   7      7    6     7     9    7
#    0   #    #   2     #      #      2    7   7      5    4     7     7    5

intro
(bass)
B   B/A   B/G#   B/F#   B/E   B/D#  B/C#  B    

 B
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-
-----------------------------

            E                 B7               A
---------------------------------------------------
-------5-------------------------------------------
-s6--4---s6-4-----------4--------------------------
----------------4-s6--4---s6--4----------6-4---2---
-----------------------------------2-4-2---------4-
---------------------------------------------------

riff 1
--------------
------5-------
-2-s6---6s4-2-
--------------
--------------
--------------

verses
          E                      B7                   A(w/riff 1)
(1)dirty old river must you keep rolling rolling into the night
(2)terry meets julie waterloo station every friday night
(3)millions of people swarming like flies round waterloo underground

   people so busy make me feel dizzy taxi lights shine so bright
   but i am so lazy dont want to wander i stay at home at night
   terry and julie cross over the river where they feel safe and sound

      F#m   C#/E#            A/C#       B7    
but i dont      need no friends
but i dont feel afraid
and they dont   need no friends

             E                B7                   A     (bass/A G#)
as long as i gaze on waterloo sunset i am in paradise
as long as i gaze on waterloo sunset i am in paradise
as long as i gaze on waterloo sunset they are in paradise

          F#                                     B           E5/B   (bass/A G#)
(Sha la la)
           every day i look at the world from my window

          F#                                     B           
(Sha la la)                                    
          but chilly chilly is evening time  waterloo sunsets fine

Outro
B5    A5 B5     A5 B5     A5 B5     A5 B5     A5 B5     A5 B5     A5 B5     E 



From: Mike Freemont
Date:  May 1, 2007

The last one you have posted is nearly perfect, 
but i think the C#/E# chord maybe off
so i looked up some live performances from youtube to see as many of the actual finger postions as i could make out
and this is the best i can come up with, hope you enjoy 

Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks 

Chords:

E - 022100
B7 - x21202
B - x24442
A - 002220
Asus2 - 002200
F#m - x44222
F#m+7- x43222
F#m7 - x42222
F# - x44322
AII - x77655
G#m - x66444
BII - x99877

intro: B chord (descending notes B A G# F# E D# C#) 

opening riff
e ------------------------------------------------
b ------------------------------------------------
g ------9-----------------------------------------
D -9-11---9/11-9--------9------------6------------
A ---------------9-11-9---9/11---------9-7--------
E -----------------------------7-9-7-------9--(7)-


E B7 
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
A (Asus2)*
Flowing into the night
E B7
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
A 
Taxi light shines so bright
F#m F#m+7 F#m7 B
But I don't..... need no friends
E B7
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
A AII G#m** 
I am in paradise (sha la) 
F# B E A G#m
la Every day I look at the world from my window sha la
F# 
la But chilly, chilly is the evening time
B B7 
Waterloo sunsets fine (Waterloo sunsets fine)

Terry meets julie, waterloo station
Every friday night
But I am so lazy, dont want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I dont feel afraid
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunsets fine

Millions of people swarming like flies round waterloo underground
But terry and julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And the dont need no friends
As long as they gaze on waterloo sunset
They are in paradise


BII
Waterloo sunsets fine..repeat until fadeout


*Ocassionally he switches to asus2
**he Could possibly be just playing a plain G# major, but its not all that noticable 
since its played so quickly 
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