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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]
   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 4,785 May 02, 2004 08:00 PM

Very well done. Love that first fill

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