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THE KINKS -- LIVING ON A THIN LINE      Gtr.1 - electric Gtr.2 - acoustic

INTRO
0:00                                                    0:17
Gtr.1 (finger-picked)
e|--------------|---------------------------------------|----------------------------|
B|--------------|---------------------------------------|----------------------------|
G|--------------|------5--4---2-4-4~-2-4-44~-4-2-4-2-2~-|-(2~)-----------------------|
D|-0~~~---------|------------------------------------0~-|-(0~)-----------------------|
A|--------------|------3--2---0~~~~~--------------------|----------------------------|
E|--------------|---------------------------------------|----------------------------|
Gtr.2           |                                       |                            |
e|--------------|---------------------------------------|--22-2--22-2--22-2--222-22--|
B|--------------|---------------------------------------|--33-3--33-3--33-3--333-33--|
G|--------------|------------------------------------2~-|--22-2--22-2--22-2--222-22--|
D|--------------|------------------------------------0~-|--00-0--00-0--00-0--000-00--|
A|-----3h5--5~~-|-(5~)----------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|--------------|---------------------------------------|----------------------------|
0:23                                                     0:34
Gtr.1 (picked from now on)
e|---------------------------------------------141414-14-|--------------------------||
B|--7~------5~---------------------------------151515-15-|--7~----------------------||
G|--7~------5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2--141414-14-|--7~----------------------||
D|--7~------5~---x--------------------------0------------|--7~----------------------||
A|--5~------3~---2~--------------------------------------|--5~----------------------||
D|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)                                            |                          ||
e|--2-------0----3------------------------------2-2-2--2-|--22-2--22-2--22-2--22-2--||
B|--3-------1----0------------------------------3-3-3--3-|--33-3--33-3--33-3--33-3--||
G|--2-------0----0------------------------------2-2-2--2-|--22-2--22-2--22-2--22-2--||
D|--0-------2----0------------------------------0-0-0--0-|--00-0--00-0--00-0--00-0--||
A|----------3----2---------------------------------------|--------------------------||
E|---------------3---------------------------------------|--------------------------||

VERSE 1
0:39
Gtr.1
e|--2~----------------0~--------3~-----|--2~---222------------------------------|
B|--3~----------------1~--------0~-----|--3~---333------------------------------|
G|--2~----------------0~--------0~-----|--2~---222------------------------------|
D|--0~----------------2~--------0~-----|--0~---000-----0-2-3~---3-2-0-----------|
A|--------------------3~--------2~-----|------------------------------3~--3-2-0-|
D|------------------------------3~-----|----------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                          |                                        |
e|--2-----------------0---------3------|--2----------------1----------0---------|
B|--3-----------------1---------0------|--3----------------1----------1---------|
G|--2-----------------0---------0------|--2----------------2----------0---------|
D|--0-----------------2---------0------|--0----------------3----------2---------|
A|--------------------3---------2------|-------------------3----------3---------|
E|------------------------------3------|-------------------1--------------------|
0:50
Gtr.1
e|--2~----222-2~------0~--------3~-----|--2~------------------------------------|
B|--3~----333-3~------1~--------0~-----|--3~------------------------------------|
G|--2~----222-2~------0~--------0~-----|--2~------------------------------------|
D|--0~----000-0~------2~--------0~-----|--0~-----------0-2-3~---3-2-0-----------|
A|--------------------3~--------2~-----|------------------------------3~--3-2-0-|
D|------------------------------3~-----|----------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                          |                                        |
e|--2-----------------0---------3------|--2----------------1----------0---------|
B|--3-----------------1---------0------|--3----------------1----------1---------|
G|--2-----------------0---------0------|--2----------------2----------0---------|
D|--0-----------------2---------0------|--0----------------3----------2---------|
A|--------------------3---------2------|-------------------3----------3---------|
E|------------------------------3------|-------------------1--------------------|
1:01
Gtr.1
e|--2~----222~--------0~--------3~-----|--2~---22-------------------------------|
B|--3~----333~--------1~--------0~-----|--3~---33-------------------------------|
G|--2~----222~--------0~--------0~-----|--2~---22-------------------------------|
D|--0~----000~--------2~--------0~-----|--0~---00------0-2-3~---3-2-0-----------|
A|--------------------3~--------2~-----|------------------------------3~--3-2-0-|
D|------------------------------3~-----|----------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                          |                                        |
e|--2-----------------0---------3------|--2----------------1----------0---------|
B|--3-----------------1---------0------|--3----------------1----------1---------|
G|--2-----------------0---------0------|--2----------------2----------0---------|
D|--0-----------------2---------0------|--0----------------3----------2---------|
A|--------------------3---------2------|-------------------3----------3---------|
E|------------------------------3------|-------------------1--------------------|
1:12
Gtr.1
e|--2~----222~--------0~--------3~-----|--2~--------2x2--x--22x2--222--22-2----||
B|--3~----333~--------1~--------0~-----|--3~--------3x3--x--33x3--333--33-3----||
G|--2~----222~--------0~--------0~-----|--2~---------x---x--22x2--222--22-2----||
D|--0~----000~--------2~--------0~-----|--0~---------x---x----x--------00-0----||
A|--------------------3~--------2~-----|---------------------------------------||
D|------------------------------3~-----|---------------------------------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)                          |                                       ||
e|--2-----------------0---------3------|--2------------------------------------||
B|--3-----------------1---------0------|--3------------------------------------||
G|--2-----------------0---------0------|--2------------------------------------||
D|--0-----------------2---------0------|--0------------------------------------||
A|--------------------3---------2------|---------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------3------|---------------------------------------||

CHORUS 1
1:23
Gtr.1
e|----------------------------------------------141414-14--|
B|*--7~~-----5~---------------------------------151515-15-*|
G|---7~~-----5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2--141414-14--|
D|---7~~-----5~---x--------------------------0-------------|
A|*--5~~-----3~---2~--------------------------------------*|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                                              |  x3
e|---2-------0----3--------------------------2---2-2-2--2--|
B|*--3-------1----0--------------------------3---3-3-3--3-*|
G|---2-------0----0--------------------------2---2-2-2--2--|
D|---0-------2----0--------------------------0---0-0-0--0--|
A|*----------3----2---------------------------------------*|
E|----------------3----------------------------------------|
1:56
e|---------------------------------------------------2-2--||
B|--7~~-----5~---------------------------------------3-3--||
G|--7~~-----5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2--------2-2--||
D|--7~~-----5~---x--------------------------0--------0-0--||
A|--5~~-----3~---2~---------------------------------------||
D|--------------------------------------------------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)                                             ||
e|--2-------0----3--------------------------2---2-2-2--2--||
B|--3-------1----0--------------------------3---3-3-3--3--||
G|--2-------0----0--------------------------2---2-2-2--2--||
D|--0-------2----0--------------------------0---0-0-0--0--||
A|----------3----2----------------------------------------||
E|---------------3----------------------------------------||

VERSE 2
2:08
Gtr.1                      *not sure about these parts*
e|---0~----3~----2~----|--3-2--0h2-2p0--|------2-3-2-0h2--|--2~-----|--22222222--||
B|*--1~----0~----3~----|-------3-------*|-----3------3---*|--3~----*|--33333333--||
G|---0~----0~----2~----|-------2--------|--0h2-------2----|--2~-----|--22222222--||
D|---2~----0~----0~----|-------0--------|------------0----|--0~-----|--00000000--||
A|*--3~----2~----------|---------------*|----------------*|--------*|------------||
D|---------3~----------|----------------|-----------------|---------|------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)          |                |                 |         |            ||
e|---0-----3-----2-----|--2-------------|--2--------------|--2------|--2---------||
B|*--1-----0-----3-----|--3------------*|--3-------------*|--3-----*|--3---------||
G|---0-----0-----2-----|--2-------------|--2--------------|--2------|--2---------||
D|---2-----0-----0-----|--0-------------|--0--------------|--0------|--0---------||
A|*--3-----2-----------|---------------*|----------------*|--------*|------------||
E|---------3-----------|----------------|-----------------|---------|------------||

CHORUS 2
2:30
Gtr.1
e|---------------------------------------------141414-14-|
B|--7~------5~---------------------------------151515-15-|
G|--7~------5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2--141414-14-|
D|--7~------5~---x--------------------------0------------|
A|--5~------3~---2~--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                                            |
e|--2-------0----3--------------------------2---2-2-2--2-|
B|--3-------1----0--------------------------3---3-3-3--3-|
G|--2-------0----0--------------------------2---2-2-2--2-|
D|--0-------2----0--------------------------0---0-0-0--0-|
A|----------3----2---------------------------------------|
E|---------------3---------------------------------------|

2:41
e|------------------------------------------------------||
B|--7~------5~------------------------------------------||
G|--7~------5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2~~---------||
D|--7~------5~---x--------------------------0~~---------||
A|--5~------3~---2~-------------------------------------||
D|------------------------------------------------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)                                           ||
e|--2-------0----3--------------------------2--2-2-2--2-||
B|--3-------1----0--------------------------3--3-3-3--3-||
G|--2-------0----0--------------------------2--2-2-2--2-||
D|--0-------2----0--------------------------0--0-0-0--0-||
A|----------3----2--------------------------------------||
E|---------------3--------------------------------------||

VERSE 3
2:53                                                  3:03
Gtr.1                                                 (strum)
e|------1-1-1--------------------0-0-0-0--------------|--5------3------------------------------||
B|------1-1-1--------------------0-0-0-0--------------|--5------3-----5-----7~~---7-7--77-7----||
G|--2--2--2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4----0--0-0-0---4~---2-2~--|--5------4-----5-----7~~---7-7--77-7----||
D|--3~----3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2~---2-2-2---5~---3-3~--|--7------5-----5-----7~~---7-7--77-7----||
A|--3~---------5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2~-----------5~---3-3~--|--7------5-----3-----5~~---5-5--55-5----||
D|--1~---------3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0~-----------3~---1-1~--|--5------3------------------------------||
                 . . . . . .                          |                                  
      ||
Gtr.2 (strum)                                         |                                  
      ||
e|--1----------3--------------0------------3----1-----|--0------3-----0-----2-----2-2--22-2----||
B|--1----------0--------------0------------0----1-----|--1------0-----1-----3-----3-3--33-3----||
G|--2----------0--------------0------------0----2-----|--2------0-----0-----2-----2-2--22-2----||
D|--3----------0--------------2------------0----3-----|--2------0-----2-----0-----0-0--00-0----||
A|--3----------2--------------2------------2----3-----|--0------2-----3------------------------||
E|--1----------3--------------0------------3----1-----|---------3------------------------------||

CHORUS 3
3:17
Gtr.1
e|----------------------------------------------141414-14--|
B|*--7~------5~---------------------------------151515-15-*|
G|---7~------5~---4~--2-4-4--2-4-44--4-2-4-2-2--141414-14--|
D|---7~------5~---x--------------------------0-------------|
A|*--5~------3~---2~--------------------------------------*|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                                              |
e|---2-------0----3------------------------------2-2-2--2--|
B|*--3-------1----0------------------------------3-3-3--3-*|
G|---2-------0----0------------------------------2-2-2--2--|
D|---0-------2----0------------------------------0-0-0--0--|
A|*----------3----2---------------------------------------*|
E|----------------3----------------------------------------|
3:39                                   3:46                         3:50
Gtr.1
e|---------------------------------22--|----------------------------|-----------|
B|--7~-----------------------------33--|----------------------------|-----------|
G|--7~------------------------------2--|----------------------------|-----------|
D|--7~---0-2-3--3-2-0------0-2-0--0-0--|-0-2-3--3-2-0------0-2-0~~--|-(0~~)-----|
A|--5~----------------3--3-------------|--------------3--3----------|-----------|
D|-------------------------------------|----------------------------|-----------|
Gtr.2 (strum)                          |                            |
e|--2--------1--------0--------2-------|-----1--------0--------2----|--2--------|
B|--3--------1--------1--------3-------|-----1--------1--------3----|--3--------|
G|--2--------2--------0--------2-------|-----2--------0--------2----|--2--------|
D|--0--------3--------2--------0-------|-----3--------2--------0----|--0--------|
A|-----------3--------3----------------|-----3--------3-------------|-----------|
E|-----------1-------------------------|-----1----------------------|-----------|
                                                  4:00
Gtr.1
e|----------2~22x-22x2xx-2~22x-22x2x-2~22x-22x2xx-|-----------------------2~~~~~----||
B|----------3~33x-33x3xx-3~33x-33x3x-3~33x-33x3xx-|-----------------------3~~~~~----||
G|----------2~22x-22x2xx-2~22x-22x2x-2~22x-22x2xx-|-----------------------2~~~~~----||
D|-(0~)-----0~00x-00x0xx-0~00x-00x0x-0~00x-00x0xx-|-0-2-3--3-2-0----------0~~~~~----||
A|------------------------------------------------|--------------3--3-2-0-----------||
D|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------||
Gtr.2 (strum)                                     |                                 ||   END
e|--2---------------------------------------------|-----1--------0--------2~~~~~----||
B|--3---------------------------------------------|-----1--------1--------3~~~~~----||
G|--2---------------------------------------------|-----2--------0--------2~~~~~----||
D|--0---------------------------------------------|-----3--------2--------0~~~~~----||
A|------------------------------------------------|-----3--------3------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------|-----1---------------------------||

Verse 1 (0:39)
All the stories, have been told, of kings and days of old, but there's no England now 
(There’s no England now).
All the wars that were won or lost, somehow don't seem to matter very much anymore.
All the lies we were told (all the lies we were told), all the lives of the people 
running round, their castles have burned.
Now I see change, but inside, we're the same, as we ever were.

Chorus 1 (1:23)
Living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed 
to do?
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, living this way, each days a dream, what 
am I, what are we supposed to do?
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed 
to do?

Verse 2 (2:07)
Now another century nearly gone, gone
What are we gonna leave for the young?
What we couldn't do, what we wouldn't do, It's a crime, but does it matter?
Does it matter much, does it matter much to you? Does it ever really matter? Yes, it 
really, really matters.

Chorus 2 (2:31)
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed 
to do?
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed 
to do?

Verse 3 (2:52)
Then another leader says, break their hearts and break some heads, is there nothing we 
can say or do?
Blame the future on the past, always lost in bloody guts, and when they're gone, it's me 
and you.

Chorus 3 (3:16)
Living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
Living on a thin line, living on a thin line, ooooh, tell me now, what are we supposed 
to do?
Living on a thin line, ooooh.
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