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                     ---------- Arthur -----------
                    ----------- Kinks ------------
                      --------- Chris ---------



 Track Listing:

Side 1

"Victoria" – 3:40 
"Yes Sir, No Sir" – 3:46 
"Some Mother's Son" – 3:25 
"Drivin'" – 3:21 
"Brainwashed" – 2:34 
"Australia" – 6:46 

Side 2

"Shangri-La" – 5:20 
"Mr. Churchill Says" – 4:42 
"She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina" – 3:07 
"Young And Innocent Days" – 3:21 
"Nothing To Say" – 3:08 
"Arthur" – 5:27 








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Victoria

   D       G        C           G        D       G
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----------------------0------------------------------|
-----0------------0-2---------0-2-0--------0---------|
-0-2-----2-0---------------------------0-2-----0-2---|
-------------3-------------------------------------3-|

     D       G         C          G        D       G
-----------------------------------------------------|
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-----7-----------------12------------------7---------|
-7-9-----9-7-5---12-14------12-14-12---7-9-----9-7-5-|
-----------------------------------------------------|
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      D             G
Long ago life was clean
         C         G
Sex was bad and obscene
         D            G
And the rich were so mean
         D             G
Stately homes for the Lords
          C              G
Croquet lawns, village greens
      D           G
Victoria was my queen

CHORUS:
  G    D   Em   Bm        D     G
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

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:
Em                  D
Land of hope and gloria
  D            C
Land of my Victoria
Em                 D
Land of hope and gloria
  D            C
Land of my Victoria
     D      G
Victoria, toria

SOLO (OVER VERSE CHORDS)
CHORUS (hold the first two "Victoria"s longer)

  G    D   Em  Bm     D             G
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria---------






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Yes Sir, No Sir



G        D
Yes Sir, no Sir
Bb         F
Where do I go Sir
Eb        Bb
What do I do Sir
Ab      A Bb   
What do I say

Bb       F
Yes Sir, no Sir
Eb         Bb
Where do I go Sir
Eb        Bb
What do I do Sir
    Ab   A Bb   
How do I behave

Bb       F
Yes Sir, no Sir
Eb            Bb
Permission to speak Sir
Eb            Bb
Permission to breathe Sir
Ab      A Bb       Ab   A Bb    Ab   A    Bb 
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say

Bb     Bb/A              Bb/G  Bb/F                           
So you think that you've got ambition
Eb          Eb/D              Eb/C Eb/Bb                 
  Stop your dreaming and your idle wishing

Db        Db/C           Db/Bb      Db/Ab                 
You're outside and there ain't no admission
Ab A   Bb
To our play

Bb           Bb/A        Bb/G         Bb/F 
Pack up your ambition in your old kit bag
Eb               Eb/D         Eb/C      Eb/Bb 
  Soon you'll be happy with a packet of fags
D     Db/C Db/Bb  Db/Ab
Chest out stomach in

Ab  A     Bb   Ab      A Bb
Do what I say, do what I say
Ab    A   Bb
Yes right away

G        D
Yes Sir, no Sir
Bb         F
Where do I go Sir
Eb        Bb
What do I do Sir
Ab      A Bb
What do I say

Bb       F
Yes Sir, no Sir
Eb            Bb
Permission to speak Sir
Eb            Bb
Permission to breathe Sir
Ab      A Bb       Ab   A Bb    Ab   A    Bb 
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say


Cm                              
Doesn't matter who you are
                               Bb Ab Eb
You're there and there you are 
Cm
Everything Is in its place
                               Bb Ab Eb
Authority must be maintained

    G7                            C
And then we know exactly where we are 
         C
Let them feel that they're important to the cause
                                                   Bb
But let them know that they are fighting for their homes
                                             C
Just be sure that they're contributing their all
         C
Give the scum a gun and make the bugger fight
                                      Bb
And be sure to have deserters shot on sight
                                     C
If he dies we'll send a medal to his wife

G        D
Yes Sir, no Sir
Eb            F
Please let me die Sir
Eb           Bb      Ab        A  Bb
I think this life is affecting my brain
Bb       F
Yes Sir, no Sir
Eb         Bb
Three bags full Sir
Eb        Bb      Ab      A Bb
What do I do Sir, what do I say
Ab      A Bb       Ab   A Bb    Ab      A Bb   Ab      A Bb
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say



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Some Mothers Son


Intro: 4 bars of arpeggios on Bb then, over 4 bars, Bb F  Bb

     Bb       F             Bb
Some mother's son lies in a field
D7                               Gm  F  Eb  Eb/D
Someone has killed some mother's son today
Cm               F              Bb
Head blown up by some soldier's gun
D             A                 D7
While all the mothers stand and wait
F#            F#7              Bm   A G
Some mother's son ain't coming home today
Bb           C                D
Some mothers son ain't got no grave

Bb           F             Bb
Two soldiers fighting in a trench
D7                        Gm  F   Eb  Eb/D
One soldier glances up to see the sun
Cm            F                    Bb F   Eb
And dreams of games he played when he was young
D              A                  D7
And then his friend calls out his name
F#            F#7            Bm    A   G
It stops his dream and as he turns his head
  Bb     C           D
A second later he is dead           (2 bars of D)

Bb            F             Bb
Some mother's son lies in a field
D7                             Gm F Eb   Eb/D
Back home they put his picture in a frame
Cm           F                 Bb   F   Eb
But all dead soldiers look the same
D             A                  D7
While all the parents stand and wait
F#            F#7             Bm   A    G
To meet their children coming home from school
Bb            C            D
Some mother's son is lying dead

    G                D
Somewhere someone is crying
           A               D
Someone is trying to be so brave
    Bb                      F
But still the world keeps turning
                C                 F     F7
Though all the children have gone away


Bb            F             Bb
Some mother's son lies in a field
D7                             Gm F Eb   Eb/D 
But in his mother's eyes he looks the same
Cm           F                 Bb   F   Eb 
As on the day he went away
D             A                  D7
They put his picture on the wall
F#            F#7             Bm   A    G
They put flowers in the picture frame
Bb            C            D 
Some mothers memory remains




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Drivin'    Written by Ray Davies

F           Bb          E           A                      
Doo doo doo doo. Dididi doo doo doo doo
Eb          Ab        D           G                          
Doo doo doo doo doo.  Did did doo doo
D              G                            
Dididi doo doo doo

Cm                               Gm         
  It seems like all the world is fighting
Bb                         F            F7   
 They're even talking of a war (ooo ooo ooo)
F                                         
Let all the Russians and the Chinese
                         Bb                
And the Spanish do their fighting
           D7                             
The sun is shining
            G  D     G  D                    
We're going drivin', drivin'

F             Bb                            
Drop all your work
E          A                               
Leave it behind
D               G                           
Forget all your problems
C#            F#                             
And get in my car
           C#         F#                     
And take a drive with me
                                         

    F              Bb                       
The sandwiches are packed
    E             A                        
The tea is in the flask
      Eb        Ab                          
We've plenty of beer
    D          G                           
And gooseberry tarts
          D          G                     
So take a drive with me
                                         
Cm                              Gm           
  We'll take your mother if you want to                                         
Bb                           F               F7
  We'll have a picnic on the grass  (ooo ooo ooo)

F7                                         
Forget your nephews and your cousins 
                           Bb             
And your brothers and your sisters                                         
              D7                           
They'll never miss us                                         
              G  D     G  D     G  D     G  D       
'Cos we'll be drivin', drivin'. drivin'. drivin'
F            Bb                            
Thousands of trees
E           A                              
Hundreds of fields
D           G                              
Millions of birds
   C#            F#                          
So why don't you come
           C#         F#                              
And take a drive with me

      F           Bb                        
We'll talk to the cows
    E            A                         
And laugh at the sheep
      D        G                           
We'll lie in a field
    C#           F#                                     
And we'll have a sleep
          C#         F#                               
So take a drive with me

Cm                            Gm
  And all the troubled world around us
Bb                   F            F7          
  Seems an eternity away (ooo ooo ooo)
F                                         
And all the debt collectors, rent collectors
            Bb                             
All will be behind us
                  D7                       
But they'll never find us
              G  D     G  D     G  D     G  D    
'Cos we'll be drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin'

   (Solo- F  Bb  E  A  Eb  Ab  D  G )
D          G    D          G                                        
Drive with me...Drive with me...
                                         
F             Bb
Passed Barnet Church
E               A                          
  Up to Potters Bar
   Eb            Ab                          
We won't be home late
     D        G                            
It's not very far
          D          G          D          G   (Break)
So take a drive with me, take a drive with me
G  D     G  D     G  D     G  D                  
Drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin'   ....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.



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Brainwashed      By Ray Davies 

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:

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
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                Bb      F      Bb       F       C
   Yes you are,    yes you are  Get down on your knees.
Riff Three
Riff Four
Riff One
Riff Two
Verse 2
"Chorus"
Riff Five
Riff Six


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Australia



AUSTRALIA-  The Kinks

      C                                               G
Opportunities are available in all walks of life in Australia
              F
So if you're young and if you're healthy
                                  C (RIFF several times)
Why not get a boat and come to Australia?
    Dm          G
Australia, the chance of a lifetime
    Dm          G
Australia, you get what you work for
 C
Nobody has to be any better than what they want to be
    Dm     G
Australia, no class distinction
    Dm     G
Australia, no drug addiction
 C
Nobody's got a chip on their shoulder

       G#                      C 
We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A.
       Am                 G
We'll fly down to Syndey for our holiday
     G#            Eb
On sunny Christmas Day
   Bb   G#    Eb
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

 G#       G#m                  C     C/B 
We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A.
       Am                 G
We'll fly down to Syndey for our holiday
     G#            Eb
On sunny Christmas Day
   Bb   G#    Eb
Australia, Australia----------    

SOLO (on Eb)


RIFF:
D ------------
A ---0---3-3--
E -3---3------



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Shangri-la

(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.




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G                   D                                
Well Mr. Churchill says, Mr. Churchill says
         G                Em            C    G    D7                   
We gotta fight the bloody battle to the very end
    G                         D                               
Mr. Beaverbrook says we gotta save our tin
            G                                                
And all the garden gates
    Em                   C       G                              
And empty cans are gonna make us win

G                   D7  
We shall defend our island
       C               G                                      
On the land and on the sea
         G                 D7                                  
We shall fight them on the beaches
       C                G                                     
On the hills and in the fields
         C                 G                                  
We shall fight them in the streets

G                         D                C                 G    
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed to so few
               G                  D                           
'Cos they have made our British Empire
         C                 G                                  
A better place for me and you
    C                     G                                   
And this was their finest hour

             G                                               
Well Mr. Montgomery says
             D                                               
And Mr. Mountbatten says
         G                Em            C    G                   
We gotta fight the bloody battle to the very end

        G                                                    
As Vera Lynn would say
            D                                                
We'll meet again someday
            G          Em             C        G                 
But all the sacrifices we must make before the end

[Air Raid Siren: then aggressively-  G Bb C  G Bb C

        G         Bb           C        G  Bb  C                        
Did you hear that plane flying overhead
          G                         Bb      C     D
There's a house an fire and there's someone lying dead
                        C
We gotta clean up the streets
                       Bb
And get me back on my feet
                     D7   G  Bb  C   G  Bb  C   
Because we wanna be free
G                       Bb      C   G  Bb  C
Do your worst and we'll do our best
            G                    Bb   C    D
We're gonna win the way that Mr. Churchill says


 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








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She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina 
Written by Ray Davies 

Intro   Harpsichord Arpeggios on C

      C                 Cdim       C                
She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's 
   A                        Dm7                     
To wear at all her social affairs 
    E7                               Am            
She wears it when she's cleaning the windows 
    D#dim                             G      Adim Bbdim G/B         
She wears it when she's scrubbing the stairs 

    C              Cdim       C                 
But you will never see her at Ascot 
    A                            Dm7                 
She can't afford the time or the fare 
          F                 F#dim    C/G       A      
But she's bought a hat like Princess Mari____na's 
   Dm9 G6    C                                        
So she don't care     Bass walk-up  G A B (C)

     C                         D7 
He's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's 
  G                              C     /D  /Eb
Because it makes him feel like a Lord 
       E7                        Am    
But he can't afford a Rolls or a Bentley 
    D                      G      Adim  Bbdim ...
He has to buy a secondhand Ford 
    C                             D7                      
He tries to feed his wife and his family 
    G                                   E
And buy them clothes and shoes they can wear 
         F                 F#dim   C  /B A
But he's bought a hat like Anthony E_____den's 
   Dm9 G6    C 
So he  don't care   Drums up the tempo into...


(A stomp, with A swazzle)

A7                       D7
Buddy can you spare me a dime 
G
  My wife is getting hungry 
        C
And the kids are crying 
     A7                    D7
This poverty is hurting my pride 
G              G7       C
Buddy can you spare me, buddy 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

      F (doggie style bass)        G
She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's 
        C                              F
And her neighbors think it suits her a treat 
        A7                     Dm 
But she hasn't any food in the larder 
        G                    C  Ddim Ebdim C7/G  
Nor has anybody else in the street 
       F                               G
But to look at her you'd think she was wealthy 
         C                             A7  
'Cos she smiles just like a real millionaire 
           Bb                Bdim     F  /E D
'Cos she's bought a hat like Princess Ma__rina's 
   Gm9 C6    F    /E  D
So she don't care, 
Gm9 C6    F    /E  D
she don't care, 
Gm9 C6    F    (Drum break)
she don't care, 

Gm9 C6    F
she don't care___________






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YOUNG AND INNOCENT DAYS

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
F         G7       F       C
Young and innocent days

 C  C/B    Am  Am/G   F F/E Dm
I wish my eyes could only  see
Dm Dm/C Dm/B   RIFF 2              C    C  C/B  Am Am/G
Every-thing, exactly as it used to be
          C  C/B Am  Am/F    G7   G7/F  G7
It's too late,           so late
F         G7       F       C
Young and innocent days
F         G7       F       C
Young and innocent days

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   F         G7       F    F/E F/D  C
    Young and innocent days

(OUTRO PLAY ALL CHORDS OF VERSE)



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.




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      Nothing To Say
          Written by: Ray Davies

     fill: D ----2--3--5--3--3--3-
           A --3------------------ (fuzz guitar)
           E ---------------------
           
Intro: C G F C, 2x


C        G            F         C   
Remember walking with you by my side

C           G        F          C    
You were my Papa and I was your pride

C            G            F         C   
Now I've got children and I'm going grey

C           G              F          C  
No time for talking, I got nothin' to say


C            G            F         C   
Those Sunday dinners that we had at home

C              G                  F             C  
Now I've got a house and I've got friends of my own

C             G              F         C  
We can't do tomorrow what we did yesterday

C              G               F        C       
It's best that we're going our separate ways, OK


C           G           F          C   
How is your rheumatism (nothing to say)

C            G            F          C   
How are your chillblains (nothing to say)

C           G      F          C   
How's Aunty Mabel (nothing to say)

C      G           F          C      
So far Papa, I got nothin' to say, OK


F                   C             
Those happy days we spent together

F                          C           
We thought our world would never change

F               C         
How________ the days go by

F                            C    G
And things will never be the same  


C        G               F            C   
You keep pretending that everything's fine

C           G             F             C   
So you make small talk to help pass the time

C           G              F              C   
But all the words that you spit from your face

C         G                F          C  
Add up to nothin', you got nothin' to say


C             G     F              C   
How are those noisy neighbors next door

C            G            F           C    
I'll have to go soon 'cos I'm getting bored

C               G        F          C   
I gotta be home early to see a good play

C      G           F          C  
So far Papa, I got nothin' to say

     Now the verse chords are played over "La la la la-la, la-la la la,"


C           G               F          C   
How is your life insurance (nothing to say)

C           G            F          C   
How is your trade union (nothing to say)

C               G         F          C   
How is your Independence (nothing to say)

C      G           F          C  
So for Papa, I got nothin' to say

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Arthur


A
Arthur was born just a plain simple man
      E                            A
in a plain simple working class position

Though the world was hard and its ways were set
        E                          A
he was young and he had so much ambition

All the week he was overtaken
    E                         A
by people who make the big decisions

But he tried and he tried for a better life
       E                         A
and a way to improve his own condition
   D                                         A-G-D-A
If only life were easy it would be such fu-u-un
D                                                 A-G-D-A
Things would be more equal and be plenty for everyone
D
Arthur the world's gone and passed you by
           A                  D
Don't you know it, don't you know it

You can cry, cry all night but it won't make it right
           A                  D
Don't you know it, don't you know it

Arthur we know and we sympathize
           A                  D
Don't you know it, don't you know it

Arthur we like you and want to help you
A                              D
Somebody loves you, don't you know 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:

           A                  D
Don't you know it, don't you know it
A                              D
Somebody loves you, don't you know it
           A                  D          A-D
Don't you know it, don't you know it

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.

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Justin aus wrote on November 30 2007, 04:52 am

Thank You so much... How can no-one have tabbed this yet!!!
I've been waiting along time for this

Great
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Also, The Village Green Album tab was also great! Thanks

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Thank You so much... How can no-one have tabbed this yet!!!
I've been waiting along time for this

Great
Tab



Also, The Village Green Album tab was also great! Thanks

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