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Hi, this song is really catchy and got some really good guitar bits in. The main
strumming pattern is; 1, 2 & 3, 4 &.
Enjoy!
Intro: Dm                 A
      ---1---1---1---0-----0-------0-0----------|
      ---3---3---3---3-----2---2---2-2----------|
      ---2---2---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
      -0-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
      -----3---2---1-----0-----0---0-0----------|
      -----------------------3---1--------------|

              Dm                      C7
Verse 1: The tax-man's taken all my dough
              F               C7
         And left me in my stately home
         A7
         Lazing on a
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         -3-3-1-0-------|
         Sunny after...
         Dm                 C7
         Noon. And I can't sail my yacht
               F          C7
         He's taken everything I've got
         A7
         All I've got's this
         -------------1----1-1-------1---------1--------------|
         ------------3----3---3-----3-----2---3---------------|
         -----------2----2-----2---2-----2---2----------------|
         ----------0----0-------0-0-----2---0-----------------|
         ------------------------------0---------0-2-4--------|
         -3-3-1-0---------------------------------------------|
         Sunny afternoon.

          D7                                   G7
Chorus 1: Save me, Save me, Save me from this squeeze
                   C7                            F    A7
          I got a big fat Mama, trying to break me
                Dm               Dm/C
          And I love to live so pleasantly
          Dm                G7  C7
          Live this life of luxury
          F            A7
          Lazing on a sunny after...
          Dm
          ---1---1---1---0---|
          ---3---3---3---3---|
          ---2---2---0---0---|
          -0-----0---0---0---|
          -----3---2---1-----|
          -------------------|
          Noon
                  Dm       A7
          In the summertime. In the...
          Dm                 A
          ---1---1---1---0-----0-------0-0----------|
          ---3---3---3---3-----2---2---2-2----------|
          ---2---2---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -0-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -----3---2---1-----0-----0---0-0----------|
          -----------------------3---1--------------|
          Summertime.

             Dm                           C7
Verse 2: My Girlfriend's run off with my car
              F               C7
         And gone back to her Ma and Pa
         A7
         Telling tales of...
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         ---------------|
         -3-3-1-0-------|
         Drunkenness and...
         Dm                      C7
         Cruelty. Well now I'm sitting here
         F             C7
         Sipping at my ice-cold beer
         A7
         Lazing on a
         -------------1----1-1-------1---------1--------------|
         ------------3----3---3-----3-----2---3---------------|
         -----------2----2-----2---2-----2---2----------------|
         ----------0----0-------0-0-----2---0-----------------|
         ------------------------------0---------0-2-4--------|
         -3-3-1-0---------------------------------------------|
         Sunny afternoon.

          D7                              G7
Chorus 2: Help me, help me, help me sail away
                   C7                               F    A7
          Give me two good reasons why I ought to stay
                  Dm               Dm/C
          Cause I love to live so pleasantly
          Dm                G7  C7
          Live this life of luxury
          F            A7
          Lazing on a sunny after...
          Dm
          ---1---1---1---0---|
          ---3---3---3---3---|
          ---2---2---0---0---|
          -0-----0---0---0---|
          -----3---2---1-----|
          -------------------|
          Noon
                  Dm       A7
          In the summertime. In the...
          Dm                 A
          ---1---1---1---0-----0-------0-0----------|
          ---3---3---3---3-----2---2---2-2----------|
          ---2---2---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -0-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -----3---2---1-----0-----0---0-0----------|
          -----------------------3---1--------------|
          Summertime.

        D7                                   G7
Chorus 1: Save me, Save me, Save me from this squeeze
                   C7                            F    A7
          I got a big fat Mama, trying to break me
                Dm               Dm/C
          And I love to live so pleasantly
          Dm                G7  C7
          Live this life of luxury
          F            A7
          Lazing on a sunny after...
          Dm
          ---1---1---1---0---|
          ---3---3---3---3---|
          ---2---2---0---0---|
          -0-----0---0---0---|
          -----3---2---1-----|
          -------------------|
          Noon
                  Dm       A7
          In the summertime. In the...
          Dm                 A
          ---1---1---1---0-----0-------0-0----------|
          ---3---3---3---3-----2---2---2-2----------|
          ---2---2---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -0-----0---0---0-----2---2---2-2----------|
          -----3---2---1-----0-----0---0-0----------|
          -----------------------3---1--------------|
          Summertime.

And that's it! Hope you enjoyed. Please don't hesitate to rate/make a comment or 
some of my other stuff.
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And I'm hoping to make many more.
Thanks!

            
            
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Fezzick 68 Jul 16, 2014 11:49 AM

Nice! One of the first to get into the nuance of that opening (playing the bass line with a diminished Dm [-20031] followed by the [-10010]...

I've been playing it that way since learning this by ear, although none have yet matched the various G -> G7 changes or D -> D7 bits that occur in the song. Maybe I'll tab and you can see how you like it.

Not to mention I prefer the final bit of the opening to go from A/G -> F -> E, vs. the prevalent A/G -> A/F -> A/E in every other tab I've glanced at.

Well done!

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