The Kinks - Arthur Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
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2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X

B

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
3
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

E

variations
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

A

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

B/G

3 fr
         
         
         
         
         

B/F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
X
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
X
3
4
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         

C

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
1
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
1
2
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
3
4
         
         
         
         
         
3
1
X
X
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
3
4

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1

F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X

11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

F7

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
2
4
3
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
2
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
X
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
1
1
1
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
2
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1

12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
4
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X

Am

variations
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
1
1
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
4
2
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
3
1
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
4
2
1
X
X
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
2
X
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
3
1
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
3
4
X
         
         
         
         
         
2
3
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
2
1
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
X
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
4
3
1
1
1
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
3
2
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
4
2
3
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
3
3
14 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X

Am/G

         
         
         
         
         
4
X
2
3
1
         
         
         
         
         
3
4
2
1
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
         
         
         
         
         

Dm/B

         
         
         
         
         
X

Cdim

variations
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
X
4
3
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
2
1
3
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
2
1
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
2
4
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
2
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
1
3
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
X
1
4
1

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X

Edim

variations
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
X
4
3
1
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
2
1
X
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
2
1
3
11 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X

Adim

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
X
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X

Bdim

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
6 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
4
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
4
3
1
2
1
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
X
3
4
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
4
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
4
3
2
X

Fdim

variations
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X
         
         
         
         
         
3
4
2
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
1
2
3
4
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
1
1
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
X
X
3
4
X

Dm9

10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
4
         
         
         
         
         
3
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
1
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
1
1
3
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
2
4
2 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1

7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
3
2
4
1
12 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4

Ddim

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
1
4 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
X
4
3
1
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
2
1
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
4
2
1
3
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
1
4
1
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
1
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
X
1
4
1
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
4
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
2
8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
X
1

8 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
2
4
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
2
4

Bdim

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
2
4
3
X
         
         
         
         
         
X
2
4
3
1
7 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
4
2
X
X
9 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
2
4
3

Gm9

3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
1
3
1
1
1
4
3 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
1
3
3
3
3
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
4
3
1
1
1
1
10 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
1
3
1
4

Am/F

variations
         
         
         
         
         
X
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
X
5 fr
         
         
         
         
         
X
No chord
Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
No capo
"Arthur" – 5:27

D G C G D G

-----------------------------------------------------| -----------------------------------------------------| ----------------------0------------------------------| -----0------------0-2---------0-2-0--------0---------| -0-2-----2-0---------------------------0-2-----0-2---| -------------3-------------------------------------3-|
     D       G         C          G        D       G
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----7-----------------12------------------7---------|
-7-9-----9-7-5---12-14------12-14-12---7-9-----9-7-5-|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
Long aDgo life was clGean Sex was bCad and obsGcene And the rDich were so mGean Stately hDomes for the LGords Croquet laCwns, village grGeens VictorDia was my quGeen

Chorus

ViGctoriDa, VEmictorBmia, VictorDia, 'tGoria I was born, lucky me In a land that I love Though I am poor, I am free When I grow I shall fight For this land I shall die Let her sun never set ...CHORUS TWICE

Bridge

EmLand of hope and gloDria LaDnd of my VictCoria EmLand of hope and glDoria LaDnd of my VictCoria VictoDria, toGria

Solo

OVER VERSE CHORDS)

Chorus

hold the first two "Victoria"s longer)

G D Em Bm D G

Victoria, Victoria, Victoria---------
Yes Sir, No Sir GYes Sir, Dno Sir BWhere do I Fgo Sir EWhat do I Bdo Sir AWhat do AI Bsay BYes Sir, Fno Sir EWhere do I Bgo Sir EWhat do I Bdo Sir How Ado I AbeBhave BYes Sir, Fno Sir EPermission to Bspeak Sir EPermission to Bbreathe Sir AWhat do AI Bsay, how Ado I AbeBhave, Awhat Ado I Bsay BSo you BthiAnk that you've B/Ggot amB/Fbition E Stop your EdreDaming and your EidlCe Ewishing CYou're outCsidCe and there CainB't no adCmisAsion ATo Aour Bplay BPack up your BambAition in B/Gyour old kit B/Fbag E Soon you'll be EhapDpy with a EpacCket of Efags DChest CoutC sCtomBach Cin A ADo wAhat I Bsay, Ado what AI Bsay AYes riAght Baway GYes Sir, Dno Sir BWhere do I Fgo Sir EWhat do I Bdo Sir AWhat do AI Bsay BYes Sir, Fno Sir EPermission to Bspeak Sir EPermission to Bbreathe Sir AWhat do AI Bsay, how Ado I AbeBhave, Awhat Ado I Bsay CmDoesn't matter who you are You're there and there you are B A E CmEverything Is in its place Authority must be maintained B A E And G7then we know exactly where we Care Let them Cfeel that they're important to the cause But let them know that they are fighting for their Bhomes Just be sure that they're contributing their Call Give the Cscum a gun and make the bugger fight And be sure to have deserters shot on Bsight If he dies we'll send a medal to his Cwife GYes Sir, Dno Sir EPlease let me Fdie Sir EI think this Blife is Aaffecting Amy Bbrain BYes Sir, Fno Sir EThree bags Bfull Sir EWhat do I Bdo Sir, Awhat do AI Bsay AWhat do AI Bsay, how Ado I AbeBhave, Awhat do AI Bsay A A B

Intro

4 bars of arpeggios on Bb then, over 4 bars, Bb F Bb Some Bmother's Fson lies in a Bfield D7Someone has killed some mother's Gmson FtodEay E D CmHead blown up by Fsome soldier's Bgun DWhile all the Amothers stand and D7wait FSome mother's F7son ain't coming Bmhome AtoGday BSome mothers Cson ain't got no Dgrave BTwo soldiers Ffighting in a Btrench D7One soldier glances up to Gmsee Fthe Esun E D CmAnd dreams of Fgames he played when Bhe Fwas Eyoung DAnd then his frAiend calls out his D7name FIt stops his dF7ream and as he Bmturns Ahis Ghead A Bsecond Clater he is Ddead (2 bars of D) BSome mother's Fson lies in a Bfield D7Back home they put his picture Gmin Fa EframeE D CmBut all dead Fsoldiers look the Bsame F E DWhile all the Aparents stand and wD7ait FTo meet their F7children coming Bmhome Afrom Gschool BSome mother's Cson is lying Ddead SomeGwhere someone is Dcrying Someone is Atrying to be so Dbrave But Bstill the world keeps tuFrning Though all the cChildren have gone Faway F7 BSome mother's Fson lies in a Bfield D7But in his mother's eyes he looGmks FthEe samEe D CmAs on the dayF he went away B F E DThey put his pAicture on the wall D7 FThey put floweF7rs in the picturBme fraAme G BSome mothers mCemory remainsD Drivin' Written by Ray Davies FDoo doo doo Bdoo. Dididi Edoo doo doo Adoo EDoo doo doo Adoo doo. DDid did doo Gdoo DDididi doo doo Gdoo Cm It seems like all the world is Gmfighting B They're even talking of a Fwar (ooo ooo F7ooo) FLet all the Russians and the Chinese And the Spanish do their Bfighting The sun is D7shining We're going GdriDvin', GdriDvin' FDrop all your Bwork ELeave it beAhind DForget all your Gproblems CAnd get in my Fcar And take a Cdrive with Fme The Fsandwiches are Bpacked The Etea is in the Aflask We've Eplenty of Abeer And Dgooseberry Gtarts So take a Ddrive with Gme Cm We'll take your mother if you Gmwant to B We'll have a picnic on the Fgrass (ooo ooo F7ooo) F7Forget your nephews and your cousins And your brothers and your Bsisters They'll never D7miss us 'Cos we'll be GdriDvin', GdriDvin'. GdriDvin'. GdriDvin' FThousands of Btrees EHundreds of Afields DMillions of Gbirds So Cwhy don't you Fcome And take a Cdrive with Fme We'll Ftalk to the Bcows And Elaugh at the Asheep We'll Dlie in a Gfield And Cwe'll have a Fsleep So take a Cdrive with Fme Cm And all the troubled world aGmround us B Seems an eternity aFway (ooo ooo F7ooo) FAnd all the debt collectors, rent collectors All will be Bbehind us But they'll never D7find us 'Cos we'll be GdriDvin', GdriDvin', GdriDvin', GdriDvin'

F B E A E A D G

DDrive with Gme...DDrive with Gme... FPassed Barnet BChurch E Up to Potters ABar We Ewon't be home Alate It's Dnot very Gfar So take a Ddrive with Gme, take a Ddrive with Gme B GDriDvin', GdriDvin', GdriDvin', GdriDvin' ....repeat into the sunset Note: On the 'Drivin'.. parts, the bass does A nice walk. G F F E D E F F G kind of thing. And remember, don't go too fast and don't drink while playing
this song.
Intro
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------1--3-3------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--0-0-3--5-5------5-5-------------------------------------------|

Riff one

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12--12--12-10-8-5--------------------------------------------------|
A|-12--12--12-10-8-5--------------------------------------------------|
D|-12--12--12-10-8-5--------------------------------------------------|

Riff two

    G
E|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----6-3-6-3---3-----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------5---5-3-5-3---3-----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------5---5-3-5-3---------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------5--3-5--------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff three

    C
E|--8-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----11-8-11-8----8--------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------10---10-8-10-8----8-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------10---10-8-10-8-------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------10--8-10----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff four

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-12--12-12------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-12--12-12------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-12--12-12------------------------------|

Riff five

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--8-8--10-10--12-12---------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5--8-8--10-10--12-12---------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--8-8--10-10--12-12---------------------------------------------|

Riff six

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B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7--10-10--9-9--8-8--7-7----------|
A|-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7--10-10--9-9--8-8--7-7----------|
D|-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7--10-10--9-9--8-8--7-7----------|

Intro

Riff one

Riff two

You look like a real human being But you don't have a mind of your own. Yea, you can talk, you can breathe, you can work, you can stitch, you can sew. But you're brainwashed. "Chorus:" C Yes you are, B yes yoFu are BGet down Fon your Cknees.

Riff three

Riff four

Riff one

Riff two

Verse 2

"Chorus"

Riff five

Riff six

OpportCunities are available in all walks of life in AuGstralia So if you're yFoung and if you're healthy Why not get a boat and come to AusCtraliFaF? AustDmralia, the cGhance of a lifetime AustDmralia, you gGet what you work for NCobody has to be any better than what they want to be AustDmralia, Gno class distinction AustDmralia, Gno drug addiction NCobody's got a chip on their shoulder We'll sAurf like they do in the CU.S.A. We'll fAmly down to Syndey fGor our holiday
On suAnny Christmas EDay

B A E

Australia, Australia----------
No one hesitates at life or beats around the bush in Australia So if you're young and if you're healthy Why not get a boat and come to Australia? Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Everyone walks around with a perpetual smile across their face Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Everyone gets around and nobody can ever get you down WAe'll surfAm like they do in the CU.S.A.C/B We'll fAmly down to Syndey fGor our holiday
On suAnny Christmas EDay

B A E

Australia, Australia----------

Solo

on E)
  FF
D ------------
A ---0---3-3--
E -3---3------

Am

NoAmw that you've fouGnd your paE7radisAme ThiAms is your kiCngdom toG commaE7nd You can gAmo outCside and poGlish your cE7ar Or sAmit by the fiCre in your ShE7angri-LAma HAmere is your rewGard for worE7king so hAmard GoAmne are the lavCatories in Gthe backE7yard GoAmne are the daCys when you dreGamed of that E7car You juAmst want to sCit in your ShE7angri-LAma A PDut on your slippers and sD7Mit by the fire D7 G [G/f#] Em You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher You're in your plCace and you kC/Bnow where you aAmre Am/G In your ShFangri-F/ELa Dm Dm/C SDit back in your olD7Md rockin' chair D7 G [G/f#] Em You need not worry you need not care You can't go anywChereC/B Am Shangri-LFa,A Shangri-LFa,A Shangri-LBa-aFh-ah-aChh A The litDtle man who gD7Mets the train D7 G [G/f#] Em Got a mortgage hanging over his head But he's too scaCred to complainC/B Am Am/G Cos he's condiFtioned that wF/Eay Dm Dm/C TDime goes by and he pD7Mays off his debts D7 G [G/f#] Em Got a T.V. set and a radio For seven shiCllings a week C/B Am Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-BLa-aFh-ah-aChhh Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-BLa-aFh-ah-aChhh

B F C B F C B F Dm

ADmnd all the houDm/Cses in the sDm/Btreet have got a nDmameB CDmos all the houDm/Cses in the sDm/Btreet they look the sDmameB SaAme chimney pots, same little cDars, same window pDmanes TDmhe neighbors cDm/Call to tell you thDm/Bings that you should DmknoBw TDmhey say their lDm/Cines they drink their Dm/Btea and then they Dmgo B TAhey tell your business in aDnother ShangriDm-La TDmhe gas bills and the wDm/Cater rates and paDm/Byments on the caDmr B TDmoo scared to thDm/Cink about how insDm/Becure you areDm B LAife ain't so happy in your liDttle Shangri-La Shangri-LGa la la lCa la la lFa..B. G C F B G C F B G C F B G C F A PDut on your slippers and sD7Mit by the fire D7 G [G/f#] Em You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher You're in your plCace and you knC/Bow where you aAmre In your ShFangri-F/ELa Dm Dm/C SiDt back in your oD7Mld rockin' chair D7 G [G/f#] Em You need not worry you need not care You can't go anyCwhere C/B Am Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-LBa-ahF-ah-aChhh A Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-FLaA, Shangri-LBa-ahF-ah-ahChh 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. GWell Mr. Churchill sDays, Mr. Churchill says We gotta Gfight the bloody Embattle to the Cvery Gend D7 Mr. GBeaverbrook says we gotta Dsave our tin And all the Ggarden gates And Emempty cans are gonna Cmake us Gwin GWe shall defend our D7island On the Cland and on the Gsea We shall Gfight them on the D7beaches On the Chills and in the Gfields We shall Cfight them in the Gstreets GNever in the field of humaDn conflict was soC much owed to so fGew 'Cos they have Gmade our British EmDpire A better Cplace for me and yGou And Cthis was their finest Ghour Well Mr. MontGgomery says And Mr. MountDbatten says We gotta Gfight the bloody Embattle to the Cvery Gend As Vera GLynn would say We'll meet aDgain someday But all the Gsacrifices Emwe must make beCfore the Gend [Air Raid Siren: then aggressively- G B C G B C Did you Ghear that Bplane flying Coverhead G B C There's a Ghouse an fire and there's Bsomeone Clying Ddead We gotta clean up the stCreets And get me back on my fBeet Because we wanna be fD7ree G B C G B C GDo your worst and we'll Bdo our bCest G B C We're gonna Gwin the way that Mr. BChurcChill Dsays proto-rap: G Bb C is an adequate progression under the rap and solo, but the chords aren't right Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! Well Mr. Churchill says We gotta hold up our chins We gotta show some courage and some discipline We gotta black up the windows and nail up the doors And keep right on till the end of the war She's Cbought a hat like CdimPrincess MaCrina's To Awear at all her social afDm7fairs She E7wears it when she's cleaning the Amwindows She Edimwears it when she's scrubbing the Gstairs Adim Bdim G/B But Cyou will never Cdimsee her at CAscot She Acan't afford the time or the Dm7fare But she's Fbought a hat like FdimPrincess C/GMari____naA's So Dm9she G6don't Ccare Bass walk-up G A B C He's Cbought a hat like Anthony D7Eden's BeGcause it makes him feel like a CLord D E But he E7can't afford a Rolls or a AmBentley He hDas to buy a secondhand GFord Adim Bdim He tCries to feed his wife and his D7family And Gbuy them clothes and shoes they can Ewear But he's Fbought a hat like FdimAnthony CE___B__Aden's So Dm9he G6don't Ccare Drums up the tempo into...

A A

A7Buddy can you spare me a D7dime G My wife is getting hungry And the Ckids are crying This A7poverty is hurting my D7pride GBuddy can you sG7pare me, Cbuddy can you spare me a dime Guitar Solo and stomp on A7 D7 G C x2 (hold C last time) [Buddy can you spare me, buddy can you spare me a dime...etc] Drum break and key change into a looney tune rendition She's Fbought a hat like Princess MaGrina's And her Cneighbors think it suits her a Ftreat But she A7hasn't any food in the Dmlarder Nor has Ganybody else in the sCtreDdimet Edim C7 G But to Flook at her you'd think she was Gwealthy 'Cos she Csmiles just like a real millioA7naire 'Cos she's Bbought a hat like BdimPrincess FMa__EriDna's So Gm9she C6don't Fcare, E D Gm9she C6don't Fcare, E D Gm9she C6don't Fcare, D Gm9she C6don't Fcare___________

C C/B Am Am/G F F/E Dm F/E Dm F F/E Dm C N.C.

C C/B Am Am/G F RIFF 1 Dm I look back at the way I used to look at life Dm Dm/C Dm/B RIFF 2 C C C/B Am Am/G Soft, white dreams with sugar coated outside C C/B Am Am/F G7 G7/F G7 RIFF 3 It was great, so great FYoung and G7innocent Fdays C IC wiC/Bsh my eAmyes Am/Gcould oFnlF/Ey sDmee Dm Dm/C Dm/B RIFF 2 C C C/B Am Am/G Every-thing, exactly as it used to be It's too lCateC/B, Am Am/F so lG7ate G7 F G7 FYoung and G7innocent Fdays C FYoung and G7innocent Fdays C

Bridge

D D D E D G C

D D D E D G C C/B Am Em F C

D D D E D G C

I see the lines across your face Time has gone and nothing ever can replace Those great, so great Young and innocent days C FYoung and G7innocent Fdays F E F/D C

A A CB D F E E

Riff 1

RIFF 2:          RIFF 3:
E --------------------- ---------------- --------------
B --------------------- ---------------- --------------
G ---0-2-0------------- ---------------- --------------
D -4-------4-3-0------- ---------------- --------------
A --------------------- ---0-2-0-----3-- -------0------
E --------------------- -3-------3-1---- -0-1-3--------
NOTE: There are two guitars playing different things in the song (most notably in the outro) so there are alot of things simplified and left out. Written by: Ray Davies
     fill: D ----2--3--5--3--3--3-
           A --3------------------ (fuzz guitar)
           E ---------------------

Intro

C G F C, 2x

CRemember Gwalking with Fyou by my Cside CYou were my GPapa and FI was your Cpride CNow I've got Gchildren and FI'm going Cgrey CNo time for Gtalking, I got Fnothin' to Csay CThose Sunday Gdinners that Fwe had at Chome CNow I've got a Ghouse and I've got Ffriends of my Cown CWe can't do toGmorrow what we Fdid yesterCday CIt's best that Gwe're going our Fseparate Cways, OK CHow is your Grheumatism (Fnothing to Csay) CHow are your Gchillblains (Fnothing to Csay) CHow's Aunty GMabel (Fnothing to Csay) CSo far GPapa, I got Fnothin' to Csay, OK FThose happy days we Cspent together FWe thought our world would Cnever change FHow________ the Cdays go by FAnd things will never be the Csame G CYou keep Gpretending that Feverything's Cfine CSo you make Gsmall talk to Fhelp pass the Ctime CBut all the Gwords that you Fspit from your Cface CAdd up to Gnothin', you got Fnothin' to Csay CHow are those Gnoisy Fneighbors next Cdoor CI'll have to Ggo soon 'cos FI'm getting Cbored CI gotta be home Gearly to Fsee a good Cplay CSo far GPapa, I got Fnothin' to Csay Now the verse chords are played over "La la la la-la, la-la la la," CHow is your Glife insurance (Fnothing to Csay) CHow is your Gtrade union (Fnothing to Csay) CHow is your IndeGpendence (Fnothing to Csay) CSo for GPapa, I got Fnothin' to Csay AArthur was born just a plain simple man in a pElain simple working class posAition Though the world was hard and its ways were set he was yEoung and he had so much ambAition All the week he was overtaken by pEeople who make the big decAisions But he tried and he tried for a better life and a wEay to improve his own condAition If Donly life were easy it would be such fu-u-AunG D A DThings would be more equal and be plenty for everyAonGe D A DArthur the world's gone and passed you by Don't you kAnow it, don't you kDnow it You can cry, cry all night but it won't make it right Don't you kAnow it, don't you kDnow it Arthur we know and we sympathize Don't you kAnow it, don't you kDnow it Arthur we like you and want to help you ASomebody loves you, don't you kDnow it It shifts keys back to the A-E section for the guitar solo and the "How's your wife" verse, then goes back to D-A after repeating the middle eight ("If only life were easy"). At the end there's this part: Don't you kAnow it, don't you kDnow it ASomebody loves you, don't you kDnow it Don't you kAnow it, don't you kDnow it A D And then it's back to "Arthur, the world's gone..." with its D-A chords, which are continued for the long fade-out. On those late verses where there's no singing on the "don't you know it" parts, you can play an A7 instead of an A. lead guitar Parts During the A & E chords ("verses"), the following is played:
G --2--2--0--2--0--0--2--2--0--2--0--0--1----1----1----1--1--0--2--
The prechorus I just play the chords noted. Over the D & A chords ("chorus"), I play:
B --3--3--1--3--1--1--3--3--1--3--1--1--5----5----5----5--5--1--3--
and during the solo, this line is moved up an octave to: B -10-10--8-10--8--8-10-10--8-10--8--8-12---12---12---12-12--8-10---- with liberal bends on the E's at the 12th fret. Enjoy, Check Out My Other Work.... I just finished submitting The Village Green Album CHRIS