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Waterloo Sunset Chords

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Song: Waterloo sunset
Artist: The Kinks
Composer: Ray Davies
Album: Something else by the Kinks

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
7th Oct 2016

Ray Davies played this in E without a capo, but this alternative
allows an opportunity for a one guitar accompaniment to relatively
easily introduce some of the bass and lead riffs too.

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of E)

N.B.
Please ignore any pop-up chord boxes the website might suggest
and use the typed shapes shown below.

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
A *     = xxx220  or xx7655  or x02220
A7/G    = xxx020  or xx5655  or 302020
A6/F#   = xx4020  or xx4222  or 202020
A7/E    = xx2020  or xx2220  or 002020
A/D     = xx0220
A7/C#   = x42020
A7/B    = x22020
A7      = x02020
A7sus4  = x02030

A       = x02220
G       = 320033    D/F# = 20023x
D       = xx0232    E    = 022100
Dsus2   = xx0230    E7   = 022130
Em      = xx2000    E6   = 022120
EmM7/C# = xx1000    G5   = 355xxx
Em7/D   = xx0000    A5   = 577xxx


[Riff]
      G *
e |---3---------------------|-----3------------|
B |---3---------------------|-----3------------|
G |---0---------------------|-----0------------|
D |---0-----------0---------|-----0------------|
A |--(2)--0----h2---0-h2-0--|----(2)-----------|
E |---3---------------------|--3---------------|

h = hammer-on

**************************************************************

[Intro]
   A *  A7/G    A6/F#  A7/E     A/D   A7/C#    A7/B  A7 A7sus4
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /   |

   D    Dsus2     A     A7       G
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
            D                     A
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling,
              G *
Flowing in - to the night,
G             D                  A
   People so busy make me feel dizzy,
              G *
Taxi lights shine so bright,
 G     Em    EmM7/D#          Em7/D     A
But I don't       ...need no friends,
               D                A7
As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset,
           G *
I am in paradise!


[Chorus]
  G  D/F#  E        E7    E6           E             A      D
             Every day I look at the world from my window,
(Sha -la -la-----!)

  G  D/F#  E                E7        E6     E
              But chilly, chilly is evening time,
(Sha -la -la-----------!)

  A *     A7/G    A6/F#   A7/E    A/D   A7/C#   A7/B
Waterloo sunset's fine--------------------------------!
               (Waterloo sunset's fine----------------!)


[Verse 2]
  A7  A7sus4   D                A              G *
Terry  meets Julie, Waterloo Station, every Friday night,
G               D                    A
   But I am so lazy, don't want to wander,
           G *
I stay at home at night,
 G     Em   EmM7/D#           Em7/D     A
But I don't       ...feel a - fraid,
               D                A7
As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset,
           G *
I am in paradise!


[Chorus]
  G  D/F#  E        E7    E6           E             A      D
             Every day I look at the world from my window,
(Sha -la -la-----!)

  G  D/F#  E                E7        E6     E
              But chilly, chilly is evening time,
(Sha -la -la-----------!)

  A *     A7/G    A6/F#   A7/E    A/D   A7/C#   A7/B
Waterloo sunset's fine--------------------------------!
               (Waterloo sunset's fine----------------!)


[Verse 3]
   A7   A7sus4  D                    A
Millions  of  people swarming like flies...
                     G *
...'Round Waterloo under-ground,
G                  D                    A
   But Terry and Julie cross over the river,
                 G *
Where they feel safe and sound,
 G        Em   EmM7/D#           Em7/D     A
And they don't       ...need no friends,
                 D                 A7
As long as they gaze on Waterloo Sunset,
               G *
They are in paradise!


[Coda]
  D    Dsus2   A     A7      G          G5  A5         G5  A5
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /__/ | /  /  /  /__/ |

G5    A5             G5   A5
Wa - terloo sunset's fi - ne----------------,
                    (Wa - terloo sunset's...

    G5   A5              G5   A5     G5 A5    G5  A5
    Wa - terloo Sunset's fi - ne-----------------------!
(...fi - ne--------------------------------------------!)
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maguri [tm] 30,257 Feb 09, 2017 03:26 PM

I love this song, used to play this for years with my cover band - a favourite of mine. Perfect version!

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