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Autumn Almanac Chords

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Song: Autumn almanac
Artist: The Kinks
Composer: Ray Davies

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD') for ultimateGuitar.com
29th Sept 2016

I've included a few of the alternate bass notes for
those who want to add a bit more interest, but they
could be missed out if you want to simplify things.

F#    = 244322    G#/C  = x3111x    A7/G   = 302020
B     = x24442    A#7   = x13131    Dm/F   = 10023x
C#    = x46664    D     = xx0232    Dm     = xx0231
Bm    = x24432    A/E   = 002220    F#7    = 242322
E     = 022100    Am    = x02210    B7/A   = x01202
A     = x02220    C/G   = 332010    F#m    = xx4222
D/F#  = 20023x    F     = 133211    Faug   = xx3221
E/G#  = 4x2400    G/B   = x20033    F#m7/E = xx2222
E/B   = x22100    G7/F  = 1x0001    D#m7-5 = xx1222
D#m   = x68876    C     = x32010    E7/B   = x22130
Daug  = x5433x    Em/B  = x22000    A7/C#  = x42020
F#/C# = x44322    Gm/Bb = x10030    E7     = xx2434

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[Intro]
   F#       B     C#       F#
|  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   B     C#       F#
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
         Bm                          E
From the dew soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar,
A             E
    When the dawn begins to crack,
D/F#  E/G#  A   E/B     A            E
It's  all  part of my autumn alma - nac,
      Bm                      E
The breeze blows leaves of a musty coloured yellow,
A             E
   So---- I sweep them in m' sack,
D/F#  E/G#  A   E/B       A            E
 Yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn alma - nac!


[Verse 2]
   F#               B  C#               F#
Friday evenings peo-------ple get to - gether,
    B  C#                 F#
Hi--------ding from the weather,
D#m      Daug                    F#/C#
Tea and toasted buttered currant buns,
         G#/C                 B
Can't compensate for lack of sun,
              A#7
Because the summer's all gone!


[Verse 3]
            Bm
La, la-la!  La, la, la, la-la!
E
La-la, la, la, la-la!
A               E
    Oh----, my poor rheumatic back,
D/F#  E/G#  A    E        A           E
 Yes, yes, yes, its my autumn alma - nac,
Bm                  E
La, la, la, la-la!  La-la, la, la, la-la!
A               E
    Oh----, my autumn almanac,
D/F#  E/G#  A    E        A            E      E7
 Yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn alma - nac!


[Verse 4]
A            E      D        A
I like my football  ...on a Saturday,
  A             E       D    E    A
Roast beef on Sundays,   ...al - right!
A          E/G#   D/F#            A/E
I go to Blackpool      ..for my holidays,
A          E/G#   D/F#    E   A
Sit in the open       ...sun -light!


[Verse 5]
 Am                C/G                       F
This is my street,     and I'm never gonna leave it,
G/B            G7/F         C
      And I'm always gonna stay here,
Em/B                  Gm/Bb     A
      If I live to be ninety - nine,
               A7/G     D/F#
'Cause all the people I meet...
Dm/F           Dm      Dm/F  A/E 
   ...Seem to come from my  street,
F#7                        B7/A
       And I can't get a - way,
C#7/G#                          F#m     Faug
       Because it's calling me, come on home,
                      F#m7/E   D#m7-5
Hear it calling me, so come on home!


[Verse 6]
            Bm
La, la-la!  La, la, la, la-la!
E
La -la, la, la, la-la!
A                   E
    Oh-------, my autumn Armagnac,
D/F#  E/G#  A    E        A            E
 Yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn alma - nac,
Bm                  E
La, la, la, la-la!  La-la, la, la, la-la!
A                   E
    Oh-------, my autumn almanac,
 D   E   D/F#  E/G#    A  E7/B  A/C#  D
Yes, yes, yes, yes!   Yes, yes, yes, yes!


[Coda]
   D     E7      A
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  |

     D         E7             A
||: Bah - bah, bah-b, bah-b, bah, woh! :||[x4]

     D         E7             A
||: Bah - bah, bah-b, bah-b, bah, woh! :||[x3]
   (Yes!)

   D     E7      A        D     E7      A
|  /  /  /  / |  /  /  |  /  /  /  / |  /  ||
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schoben 2,966 Sep 30, 2016 03:43 PM

wow.. that is really an amazing tab, Diddy! 5 Stars and fav :)

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DiddyD 12,663 Oct 01, 2016 05:05 AM, edited on October 2 2016, 02:21 am

As with all my tabs, I studied the original track very carefully for the lyrics, rather than assuming other sources had them right.Regarding some of the comments on lyrics on the older posted tab on UG, (where the author admits at the bottom that he isn't sure about some of the words or chords) one members suggestion in Verse 1 was 'mustard coloured yellow', which does make sense, but I personally still think it's 'musty', as in damp rotting leaves. In Verse 2 there seemed doubt about the last word being 'gone', but it's just Ray adopting an accent, (as he does with a jokey northern accent for Verse 4), he adopts a snooty upper-class one here in pronouncing it with a stretched vowel as 'gorwn' (this exaggerated way of speaking is the way our current British Royalty would also pronounce it).In Verse 6 Ray Davies substitutes one 'almanac' with an 'Armagnac', which might seem odd but is a nice little bit of word-play, and consistent with thinking about having nice a drop of French brandy to warm him up on a cool autumn day.

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