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The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill chords

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This version differs from previous versions, re it's simplified chord structure. It also includes, the opening riff played on a Mellotron, but tabbed for an acoustic accompaniment. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Song:     The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
Album:    The Beatles (The White Album), 2009 & 1968 
Artist:   The Beatles
URL’s:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Continuing_Story_of_Bungalow_Bill
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-zv88CPPkU (demo)
Tempo:    4|4
Tuning:   Standard


Chords:
          EADGBe
Emadd9    024000
C         X32010
G         320003
Fm        133111
Dm        XX0231
A         X02220
E         022100
Am        X02210
Am/C      X32210
F         133211


[Intro](Mellotron: trilled and arpeggiated riff, over)
   Emadd9            Emadd9
Riff #1
e||—————0———————————|———————————————————————|
B||—————0———4^5-6^5—|———————————————————————|
G||—————0———————————|—7^5^4—7^5^4————-——————|
D||—————4———————————|—————————————7^5———————|
A||—————2———————————|—————————————————8^7^5—|
E||——0——————————————|———————————————————————|

   Emadd9                    Emadd9          (Cesura)
e||———————————————————-—————|———————————0—--|
B||——————————————————————-——|——————————0——-—|
G||—————————————————————-———|———————-—0———-—|
D||—————————————————-———————|————————4————-—|
A||—8^7^5—8^7^5—————————————|——————-2—————-—|
E||————————————-8^7^5—8^7^5—|—3^1–0——————--—|


[Chorus 1](Abruptly, with gusto)
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm             A    Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


[Verse 1](Mellotron: trilled, octave triplet, lead over)
   Am             Am/C             F            G
He went out tiger hunting with his elephant and gun,
Am         Am/C         F               G
In case of accidents he always took his mom.
          E             G             Am             Fm
He's the ‘all-American’ bullet-headed Saxon mother's son,
N.C.
“All the children sing!”…


[Chorus 2]
C    G          C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E          A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm             A    Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


[Verse 2](Mellotron: trilled, octave triplet, lead over)
Am          Am/C                    F     G
Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies,
Am            Am/C          F            G
Bill and his elephants were taken by sur-prise.
E          G                Am                Fm
So Captain Marvel zapped in right between the eye-s-ah!
N.C.
“All the children sing!”…


[Chorus 2]
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm             A    Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


[Verse 3](Mellotron: trilled, octave triplet, lead over)
Am           Am/C            F              G
The children asked him if to kill was not a sin,
Am           Am/C                  F            G
"Not when he looks so fierce", his mummy butted in.
E              G                         Am            Fm
“If looks could kill, it would have been us instead of him”
N.C.
“All the children sing!”…


[Chorus 3]
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm           A      Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


N.C.
“Oh ho!”(exclamation, from the Chorus)


[Chorus 4](Mellotron: Horns over)
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm           A      Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


[Chorus 5](Mellotron: Horns over)
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm           A      Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?


[Coda & Chorus 6](Mellotron: Horns over & whistled accompaniment)
C    G        C
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Fm           C      Fm       C
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill?
A    E        A
Hey, Bungalow B-ill,
Dm           A      Dm       E
What did you k-ill, Bungalow B-ill? (Fade out)

(Whistled denouement, clapping and Mellotron: horns and string ’notes’)


N.C.
“Ehoh-up!”(With gusto)


[End]


NOTES.
1.  This is my interpretation of this song; it differs from previous versions.
2.  “…Lennon wrote this about a guy he met at the Maharishi (Mahesh)’s camp in India who loved to hunt.
The four Beatles went on the retreat to study meditation, but were not impressed with the results.

The hunter's name was Richard A. Cooke, and his wife Bronwyn explained in Mojo magazine September 2008
that Richard, “had asked the Maharishi if it was a sin to kill a tiger. John and George were in the room.
Maharishi's response was, 'Life destruction is Life destruction.' Rik has not shot anything since. He
became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.”…”  http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=152





            
            
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