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>>Victoria, by The Kinks<<
From the album Arthur, released in 1969.
Music and words by Raymond Douglas Davies. Tabbed by Carlo Basso.

This tab isn't 100% correct but its pretty close. 

-In the key of G-
                   
Chords* used: G      D      Dsus2  Dsus4  C      Em     Bm     Bmsus2 O
             EADGBe                      
             320003 200232 200230 200233 332010 022000 224432 224422 000000

*Here i have only listed the simplest chord positions,
 guitar 2 would probably be more likely to use bar chords.

[Intro]
Guitar 1 (rhythm guitar)  (acoustic steel 6 string)

Rhythm Fig. 1
|G     O G     O | G   O G         | repeat 4 times 
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +:| 
|v   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ v ^ r r r r |

Guitar 2 (lead guitar)  (clean electric 6 string, set on the neck pick-up)
-Comes in on the 3rd beat of the second bar-                         
                                                                          
                                                                          
|                |       E-0-2-3   | G               |       E-0-2-3   |  
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|                |                 | ^   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ r r         |

|G               |         Melody  |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|^   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ r r         |

 
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig 2.
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |same rhythm for verse.
|v ^ v r v ^ v r |

|D|G|C|G|D|G|  


Guitar 2 (lead)
Melody -Comes in on 3rd beat of 6th bar-
(two guitars arranged for one)
e-------'-------'-----3-'-------'-------'-------'
B-----3-'-------'-3-5---'-3-5-3-'-----3-'-------' Once for Intro.
G-2-4---'-4-2-0-'-----0-'-------'-2-4---'-4-2-0-' Twice for Verse.
D-----0-'-------'-0-2---'-0-2-0-'-----0-'-------'
A-0-2---'-2-0---'-------'-------'-0-2---'-2-0---'
E-------'-----3-'-------'-------'-------'-----3-'


[Verse]
Guitar 1 - Rhythm Fig. 2
Guitar 2 - plays melody in tandem with words

       D                G 
Long ago,  life was clean, 
          C            G 
Sex was bad, and obscene, 
           D             G
And the rich, were so mean,
            D              G
Stately homes, for the Lords,
            C               G
Croquet lawns, village greens,
       D             G
Victoria, was my Queen.


[Chorus]
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig. 3
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v v v v v v|

Guitar 2 (lead)

Fill 1      Fill 2        Fill 3       Fill 4       Fill 5

             D   Dsus2 D               Bm Bmsus2 Bm  D    Dsus4 D
e---------' '-2-----0-2-' '---------' '-----------' '-2-----2h3p2-------'
B---------' '---3-------' '---------' '-3-----2-3-' '---3---------3-----'
G---------' '-----2-----' '---------' '---4-------' '-----2---------2---'
D-------0-' '-----------' '---------' '-----4-----' '-0-----0---------0-'
A---0-2---' '-----------' '-----0-2-' '-----------' '-------------------'
E-3-------' '-----------' '-0-3-----' '-----------' '-------------------'


Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G   
Lyrics} Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria 

[POST CHORUS:]

Guitar 1 (rhythm) 

Rhythm Fig. 1
|G     O G     O | G   O G         |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 
|v   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ v ^ r r r r |

Guitar 2 (lead)

Rhythm Fig. 4
|G               |         Vocals  |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 
|r ^ r v ^   ^   | v ^ v ^ r r r r |


[Verse]
Guitar 1 (rhythm) - Rhythm Fig. 2

Guitar 2 (lead)   - strum chords to Rhythm Fig. 5

Rhythm Fig. 5

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|v ^ v ^ r r r r |

         D         G
I was born, lucky me,
        C            G
In a land, that i love,
               D          G
Though I am poor, I am free,
          D              G
When I grow, I shall fight, 
            C            G
For this land, I shall die,
          D          G
Let her sun, never set.

DOUBLE CHORUS: 
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig. 3
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v v v v v v|

Guitar 2 (lead)

Fill 1      Fill 2        Fill 3       Fill 4       Fill 5

             D   Dsus2 D               Bm Bmsus2 Bm  D    Dsus4 D
e---------' '-2-----0-2-' '---------' '-----------' '-2-----2h3p2-------'
B---------' '---3-------' '---------' '-3-----2-3-' '---3---------3-----'
G---------' '-----2-----' '---------' '---4-------' '-----2---------2---'
D-------0-' '-----------' '---------' '-----4-----' '-0-----0---------0-'
A---0-2---' '-----------' '-----0-2-' '-----------' '-------------------'
E-3-------' '-----------' '-0-3-----' '-----------' '-------------------'


Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5      
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G    x 2
Lyrics} Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria

POST CHORUS 2: 
Guitar 1 (rhythm): strum G chord with Rhythm Fig. 6.

Rhythm Fig. 6

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v r v v v r|



Guitar 2 (lead) : strum G chord with Rhythm Fig. 2.


[Bridge]
(Brass Band Backing)

Guitar 1 (rhythm): strums chords with Rhythm Fig. 7

Rhythm Fig. 7

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v       v      |

Guitar 2 (lead): Fingerpicks chords.

Fill 6 

D Dsus4 D
e-2h3p2-----'
B-------3---'
G---------2-'
D-----------'
A-----------'
E-----------'

Guitar 1} Em                D        D           C 
Guitar 2} Em                D  Fill 6                     x2
Lyrics  } Land of hope and gloria,   Land of my Victoria

Guitar 1} D            G
Guitar 2} D            G
Lyrics  } Victoria, 'Toria.

2 and a half bars of rest, while bass does octave climb.

Guitar 2 comes in playing G chord with Rhythm Fig. 2 for two bars, then...

[Solo]
Guitar 1: Verse chords with Rhythm Fig. 2

Guitar 2:
e-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
B-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
G---7b-10h11p10-8-'-----10-8-'-10br-10h11p8--'----10-8-7-'-7b-7b-8-'
D-----------------'-7h9------'---------------'-7h9-------'-7b-7b---'
A-0---------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
E-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'

e----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
B----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
G-7b-7b-7b-10b-10h11p8-'-8b-8b-8b-10br-10h11p8-'-7b-7b-7b-'-10b-10h11p8-'
D-7b-7b-7b-------------'-7b-7b-7b--------------'-7b-7b-7b-'-------------'
A----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
E----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'


[Chorus]

This Chrous is slightly different. 
Hold the first 2 "victoria"'s for 2 bars instead of one,
and wallop the D after Fill 7 and then slide up into nothing,
and do the sme with the Bm and the D immediately after it.

Fill 7

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-15-15-15-15s12-12-12-12s|s10-10-10-10s7-7-7-7s|s5-'|

Fill 8

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-12-12-12-12s10-10-10-10s|s7-7-7-7s5-5-5-5s|s2'-----|

Guitar 1}   G           D    Em          Bm
Guitar 2}   Fill 7      D    Fill 8      Bm
Lyrics  } Victo________ria, Victo________ria

Guitar 1} D          G
Guitar 2} D          G
Lyrics  } Victoria, 'Toria.

POST CHORUS:

Fill 9
e--------'
B--------'
G--------'
D------5-'
A--3h5---'
E--------'


Guitar 2} G (upstrokes on the +'s, for 2 bars) Fill 9 
          G (rhythm fig. 2 for 2 bars)

[Verse]
Guitar 1: Rhythm Fig. 2
Guitar 2: Rhythm Fig. 8

Rhythm Fig. 8

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v ^ v ^ v      |


     D        G
Canada, to India,
       C           G
Australia, to Cornwall,
       D            G
Singapore, to Hong Kong,
           D            G
From the West, to the East,
           C            G
From the rich, to the poor, 
       D              G
Victoria, loved them all.

[Chorus]
 
Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5      
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G    
Lyrics  } Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria

Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4        
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm               
Lyrics  } Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   

CODA

Fill 10
  D    Dsus4 D5   Dsus4  D      D7   D   Dsus4  D5
e-2-----3-----5-----3-----2-----2-----2----3-----5-----5-'
B---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----1-----3----3-----3-----'
G-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2---'
D-0------------------------------------------------------'
A--------------------------------------------------------'
E--------------------------------------------------------'

Guitar 1}     D             G||
Guitar 2}     Fill 10       G||  That's it. Fill 10 might be a bit wrong. 
Lyrics  } Victoria_________  ||  Play around with it and see what you can do.



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

h - Hammer on
p - Pull off
b - bend (mainly 1/4 bends, but you can decide how much to bend for yourself)
br- bend and then return to original note
v - downstroke
r - rest
^ - upstroke
| - barline
|:- repeat sign
' - not a barline or any measurement of time, just to seperate music
P.M.- Palm Muting
s - slide

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

            
            
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VariousThings 10 Mar 02, 2012 05:06 PM

"Melody -Comes in on 3rd beat of 6th bar-"

Doesn't the melody figure come in on the 3-and-a-half'th beat, so that the held note occurs just slightly before the start of each new bar?

Like this:

|1 & 2 & 3 &    4 & |1 & 2 & 3 &    4   &    |
| long a go|ooo--- life was clean|
| | |
|D----------------0=|=======-----------------|
|A---------0----2---|----------2----0--------|
|E------------------|-------------------3====|

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pwyndham 10 Apr 05, 2015 01:32 PM

Great job man. I'll be covering this very soon!

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bptrav 44 Jul 08, 2016 01:38 PM

Nice tab. The only thing I found majorly wrong is the solo which you seem to have accidentally moved down a string (stuff you marked on the G string is actually played on the B string, etc) but that was easy enough to figure out just by listening. :)

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