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Lola Tab

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Title: Lola
Artist: Kinks   

Standard Tuning                 
   
The fingerpicking in this song is pretty simple. You just hit the 
bass string once, then pick the E B G strings, the exact notes are 
not important, just do it in the right rhythm. 
   
Intro:

C    D  E

Here's approximately how the picking goes:
   
     C                  D
E|---0----0----0-0-0-0--2-2----0---0----0----0-----0---------|
B|---1----1----1-1-1-1--3-3----0-----0----0----0--------0----|
G|---0----0----0-0-0-0--2-2----1-------1----1----1----1---1--|
D|---2----2----2-2-2-2--0-0----2-----------------------------|
A|---3----3----3-3-3-3---------2-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0-----------------------------|
   
   
Verse 1: [see tab below for picking]
    E
I met her in a club down in old Soho
           A                      D                     E
where you drink champagne and it tastes just like coca cola
         A   Asus4 A
C-O-L-A, cola

    E
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
  A                           D                         E
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
         A     D             C     C  D   E
L-O-L-A, Lola,   Lo lo lo lo lola
   
   
TAB FOR VERSE 1: it's impossible to tab out the picking exactly right -
it seems almost random - but this is as close as I could get
   
    E                            A             D
E|-----0----0----0----0------------0----0--------2----2------
B|-------0----0----0-------0---------2----2--------3----3----
G|---------1----1----1---1---1---------2----2--------2----2--
D|---------------------------------------------0-------------
A|-------------------------------0---------------------------
E|--0--------------------------------------------------------
     I met her...            ...you drink...   ...tastes just like...
   
     E                           A
E------0----0----0-----4--2--0----0----0------------------
B--------0----0---------------------2----2---2---2-2-3-2--
G----------1----1--1--4---2--1--------2----2----2--2-2-2--
D---------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------0------------------------
E----0----------------------------------------------------
   Coca-cola...    ...c-o-l-a, cola
   
   
    E                            A             D
E------0----0----0----0------------0----0--------2----2------
B--------0----0----0-------0---------2----2--------3----3----
G----------1----1----1---1---1---------2----2--------2----2--
D----------------------------------------------0-------------
A--------------------------------0---------------------------
E---0--------------------------------------------------------
She walked up...            ...I asked...   ...dark brown voice...
   
   
     E                           A             D
E------0------0-------0---0--------0----0--------2----2------
B------------------------------------2----2--------3----3----
G--------1-1----1-1-----1---1----------2----2--------2----2--
D----------------------------------------------0-------------
A--------------------------------0---------------------------
E----0-------------------------------------------------------
  ...Lola...         ...l-o-l-a, Lola...      ...lo lo lo lo
   
   
       C             C          D  E
E-----0----0------0-0-0-0--0-2--0----|
B-------1----1----1-1-1-1--1-3--0----|  Then the acoustic guitar
G---------0----0--0-0-0-0--0-2--1----|  keeps strumming the E chord
D-----------------2-2-2-2--2-0--2----|  while the electric plays
A---3-------------3-3-3-3--3----2----|  FILL 1 that is tabbed out
E-------------------------------0----|  below.
    Lola
   
   
FILL 1:            b = bend up     r = release bend
                   h = hammer-on   p = pull-off
   E
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---9-9-9-9----9-11b13r11-9-----------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-----------------11p9----------------------9-----9h11-9--|
A|--------------------------------11-9----9/11----9h11----11---------|
E|-------------------------------------12----------------------------|
   

   
Verse 2 and the rest of the song is just strummed. The only thing
to remember is that the electric guitar sometimes throws in two
little fills, one on the E chord, and one on the D chord.
   
   E-chord Fill:            D-chord Fill:
   E|--4-4--2--0--|         E|--2-2--0-----|
   B|--0-0--0--0--|         B|--3-3--3--3--|
   G|--4-4--2--1--|         G|--2-2--2--2--|
   D|-------------|         D|-------------|
   A|-------------|         A|-------------|
   E|-------------|         E|-------------|
   
   
Verse 2:
   
     E
Well I'm not the worlds most physical guy
             A
but when she squeezed me tight
           D                     E
she nearly broke my spine, oh my Lola
            A   Asus4 A
Lo lo lo lo Lola
      E
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
        A                       D
why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
      E
oh my Lola
            A      D             C     C D  E   [play FILL 1]
Lo lo lo lo Lola     Lo lo lo lo Lola
  
Chorus:
        B
Well we drank champagne and danced all night
F#
under electric candlelight
    A
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
and said 'Dear boy, won't you come home with me'

Verse 3:
     E
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
           A                         D                  E
but when I looked in her eye, well I almost fell for my Lola
            A     D            C     C  D
Lo lo lo lo Lola   Lo lo lo lo Lola
E                   A    D             C    C D    E  [play FILL 1]
Lola,   Lo lo lo lo Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola

Bridge:
  A      C#m  B
I pushed her away
  A      C#m    B
I walked to the door
  A    C#m    B
I fell to the floor
  E    G#m   C#m
I got down on my knees
     B
Then I looked at her and she at me
   
   
VERSE 4: [the fingerpicking is pretty much the same as in Verse 1]
    E
Well that's the way that I want it to stay
      A                 D                  E
and I always want it to be that way for my Lola
            A    Asus4 A
Lo lo lo lo Lola
E
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
      A                     D                         E
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world except for Lola
            A
Lo lo lo lo Lola

Chorus:
        B
Well I left home just a week before
    F#
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
A
Lola smiled and took me by the hand
and said 'dear boy, I'm gonna make you a man'
   
Verse 5:
        E
Well I'm not the worlds most passionate man
     A                      D
but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
          E                 A      D              C     C D  
and so is Lola, lo lo lo lo lola      Lo lo lo lo Lola

Outro:
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E
Lola......yeah, you get the picture. play lots and fade out...
                              
 
Chords:
      
E 022100    Asus4 x02230
A x02220    F#    244322
D xx0232    C#m   x46654
C x32010    G#m   466444
B x2444x
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andrewbiles wrote on May 3 2004, 12:00 am

Very well done. Love that first fill

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