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SUNNY AFTERNOON
As recorded by The Kinks



Transcribed by Tavs Enderleit

 Words and Music by Ray Davies
Arranged by Ray Davies
 

Dm
x x 0 2 3 1 C
x 3 2 0 1 0 F
1 3 3 2 1 1 A
x 0 2 2 2 0 
A/G
3 0 2 2 2 0 A/F
1 0 2 2 2 0 A/E
0 0 2 2 2 0 D
x x 0 2 3 2 
G7
3 2 0 0 0 1 C7
x 3 2 3 1 0 A7
x 0 2 0 2 0 

 Intro:
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|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0-----------------|
|--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--|

  Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E
|-----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0----------------o||
|--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--||

 Verse:

    Dm             C
The taxman's taken all my dough,
    F             C
and left me in my stately home,
A      A/G  A/F   A/E  Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon.
            C
And I can't sail my yacht,
     F          C
he's taken everything I've got.
A        A/G        A/F   A/E  Dm
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.

 Chorus:

D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm 
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,                In the summertime..
                                            A    A/G A/F A/E
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------| 
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0-----------------|
                      |--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--|

  In the summertime,  in the summertime..
  Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E
|-----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0----------------o||
|--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--||

 Verse:

   Dm                   C
My girlfriend's run off with my car,
    F                C
And gone back to her ma and pa.
A       A/G      A/F    A/E      Dm
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
        C
Now I'm sittin' here,
F             C
Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer,
A        A/G        A/F   A/E  Dm
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.

 Chorus:

D                               G7
Help me, help me, help me sail away,
           C7                            F    A7
or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay
      Dm              G7
Cuz I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm 
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,                In the summertime..
                                            A    A/G A/F A/E
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------| 
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0-----------------|
                      |--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--|

  In the summertime,  in the summertime..
  Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E
|-----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0----------------o||
|--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--||

D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm 
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,                In the summertime..
                                            A    A/G A/F A/E
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-----------------------------------------| 
                      |-----------------------------------------|
                      |-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0-----------------|
                      |--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--|

  In the summertime,  in the summertime..
  Dm                  A    A/G A/F A/E       Dm
|-----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--0-0----------------o||
|--------------------------3-3--1-1--0-0--||

            
            
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Belgian Bastard 51 Jul 22, 2006 08:29 AM

Tha t works too. Awesome tab, 5 stars for this one.

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Repitition 10 Jan 21, 2008 06:16 PM

Waldron...what you play is exactly the same, just with one note it a different position.

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