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 Track Listing:

Side 1

"Victoria"  3:40 
"Yes Sir, No Sir"  3:46 
"Some Mother's Son"  3:25 
"Drivin'"  3:21 
"Brainwashed"  2:34 
"Australia"  6:46 

Side 2

"Shangri-La"  5:20 
"Mr. Churchill Says"  4:42 
"She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina"  3:07 
"Young And Innocent Days"  3:21 
"Nothing To Say"  3:08 
"Arthur"  5:27 








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Victoria

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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: G D Em Bm D G Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria I was born, lucky me In a land that I love Though I am poor, I am free When I grow I shall fight For this land I shall die Let her sun never set ...CHORUS TWICE BRIDGE: Em D Land of hope and gloria D C Land of my Victoria Em D Land of hope and gloria D C Land of my Victoria D G Victoria, toria SOLO (OVER VERSE CHORDS) CHORUS (hold the first two "Victoria"s longer) G D Em Bm D G Victoria, Victoria, Victoria--------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yes Sir, No Sir G D Yes Sir, no Sir Bb F Where do I go Sir Eb Bb What do I do Sir Ab A Bb What do I say Bb F Yes Sir, no Sir Eb Bb Where do I go Sir Eb Bb What do I do Sir Ab A Bb How do I behave Bb F Yes Sir, no Sir Eb Bb Permission to speak Sir Eb Bb Permission to breathe Sir Ab A Bb Ab A Bb Ab A Bb What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say Bb Bb/A Bb/G Bb/F So you think that you've got ambition Eb Eb/D Eb/C Eb/Bb Stop your dreaming and your idle wishing Db Db/C Db/Bb Db/Ab You're outside and there ain't no admission Ab A Bb To our play Bb Bb/A Bb/G Bb/F Pack up your ambition in your old kit bag Eb Eb/D Eb/C Eb/Bb Soon you'll be happy with a packet of fags D Db/C Db/Bb Db/Ab Chest out stomach in Ab A Bb Ab A Bb Do what I say, do what I say Ab A Bb Yes right away G D Yes Sir, no Sir Bb F Where do I go Sir Eb Bb What do I do Sir Ab A Bb What do I say Bb F Yes Sir, no Sir Eb Bb Permission to speak Sir Eb Bb Permission to breathe Sir Ab A Bb Ab A Bb Ab A Bb What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say Cm Doesn't matter who you are Bb Ab Eb You're there and there you are Cm Everything Is in its place Bb Ab Eb Authority must be maintained G7 C And then we know exactly where we are C Let them feel that they're important to the cause Bb But let them know that they are fighting for their homes C Just be sure that they're contributing their all C Give the scum a gun and make the bugger fight Bb And be sure to have deserters shot on sight C If he dies we'll send a medal to his wife G D Yes Sir, no Sir Eb F Please let me die Sir Eb Bb Ab A Bb I think this life is affecting my brain Bb F Yes Sir, no Sir Eb Bb Three bags full Sir Eb Bb Ab A Bb What do I do Sir, what do I say Ab A Bb Ab A Bb Ab A Bb Ab A Bb What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Some Mothers Son Intro: 4 bars of arpeggios on Bb then, over 4 bars, Bb F Bb Bb F Bb Some mother's son lies in a field D7 Gm F Eb Eb/D Someone has killed some mother's son today Cm F Bb Head blown up by some soldier's gun D A D7 While all the mothers stand and wait F# F#7 Bm A G Some mother's son ain't coming home today Bb C D Some mothers son ain't got no grave Bb F Bb Two soldiers fighting in a trench D7 Gm F Eb Eb/D One soldier glances up to see the sun Cm F Bb F Eb And dreams of games he played when he was young D A D7 And then his friend calls out his name F# F#7 Bm A G It stops his dream and as he turns his head Bb C D A second later he is dead (2 bars of D) Bb F Bb Some mother's son lies in a field D7 Gm F Eb Eb/D Back home they put his picture in a frame Cm F Bb F Eb But all dead soldiers look the same D A D7 While all the parents stand and wait F# F#7 Bm A G To meet their children coming home from school Bb C D Some mother's son is lying dead G D Somewhere someone is crying A D Someone is trying to be so brave Bb F But still the world keeps turning C F F7 Though all the children have gone away Bb F Bb Some mother's son lies in a field D7 Gm F Eb Eb/D But in his mother's eyes he looks the same Cm F Bb F Eb As on the day he went away D A D7 They put his picture on the wall F# F#7 Bm A G They put flowers in the picture frame Bb C D Some mothers memory remains ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Drivin' Written by Ray Davies F Bb E A Doo doo doo doo. Dididi doo doo doo doo Eb Ab D G Doo doo doo doo doo. Did did doo doo D G Dididi doo doo doo Cm Gm It seems like all the world is fighting Bb F F7 They're even talking of a war (ooo ooo ooo) F Let all the Russians and the Chinese Bb And the Spanish do their fighting D7 The sun is shining G D G D We're going drivin', drivin' F Bb Drop all your work E A Leave it behind D G Forget all your problems C# F# And get in my car C# F# And take a drive with me F Bb The sandwiches are packed E A The tea is in the flask Eb Ab We've plenty of beer D G And gooseberry tarts D G So take a drive with me Cm Gm We'll take your mother if you want to Bb F F7 We'll have a picnic on the grass (ooo ooo ooo) F7 Forget your nephews and your cousins Bb And your brothers and your sisters D7 They'll never miss us G D G D G D G D 'Cos we'll be drivin', drivin'. drivin'. drivin' F Bb Thousands of trees E A Hundreds of fields D G Millions of birds C# F# So why don't you come C# F# And take a drive with me F Bb We'll talk to the cows E A And laugh at the sheep D G We'll lie in a field C# F# And we'll have a sleep C# F# So take a drive with me Cm Gm And all the troubled world around us Bb F F7 Seems an eternity away (ooo ooo ooo) F And all the debt collectors, rent collectors Bb All will be behind us D7 But they'll never find us G D G D G D G D 'Cos we'll be drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin' (Solo- F Bb E A Eb Ab D G ) D G D G Drive with me...Drive with me... F Bb Passed Barnet Church E A Up to Potters Bar Eb Ab We won't be home late D G It's not very far D G D G (Break) So take a drive with me, take a drive with me G D G D G D G D Drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin' ....repeat into the sunset Note: On the 'Drivin'.. parts, the bass does A nice walk. G F# F E D E F F# G kind of thing. And remember, don't go too fast and don't drink while playing this song. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brainwashed By Ray Davies
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Riff One:
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Riff Two:
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Riff Four:
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Riff Five:
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Riff Six:
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Intro Riff One Riff Two You look like a real human being But you don't have a mind of your own. Yea, you can talk, you can breathe, you can work, you can stitch, you can sew. But you're brainwashed. "Chorus:" C Bb F Bb F C Yes you are, yes you are Get down on your knees. Riff Three Riff Four Riff One Riff Two Verse 2 "Chorus" Riff Five Riff Six -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Australia AUSTRALIA- The Kinks C G Opportunities are available in all walks of life in Australia F So if you're young and if you're healthy C (RIFF several times) Why not get a boat and come to Australia? Dm G Australia, the chance of a lifetime Dm G Australia, you get what you work for C Nobody has to be any better than what they want to be Dm G Australia, no class distinction Dm G Australia, no drug addiction C Nobody's got a chip on their shoulder G# C We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A. Am G We'll fly down to Syndey for our holiday G# Eb On sunny Christmas Day Bb G# Eb Australia, Australia---------- No one hesitates at life or beats around the bush in Australia So if you're young and if you're healthy Why not get a boat and come to Australia? Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Everyone walks around with a perpetual smile across their face Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Australia (sha-la-la-la, sha-la-la-la) Everyone gets around and nobody can ever get you down G# G#m C C/B We'll surf like they do in the U.S.A. Am G We'll fly down to Syndey for our holiday G# Eb On sunny Christmas Day Bb G# Eb Australia, Australia---------- SOLO (on Eb)
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------------------------------------------------------------------------- Shangri-la (opening riff: pluck Am 5 4 3 4 2 4 3 4 twice) Am G E7 Am Now that you've found your paradise Am C G E7 This is your kingdom to command Am C G E7 You can go outside and polish your car Am C E7 Am (opening riff) Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-La Am G E7 Am Here is your reward for working so hard Am C G E7 Gone are the lavatories in the backyard Am C G E7 Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car Am C E7 Am A You just want to sit in your Shangri-La D Dmaj7 Put on your slippers and sit by the fire D7 G G/F# Em You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher C C/B Am Am/G You're in your place and you know where you are F F/E Dm Dm/C In your Shangri-La D Dmaj7 Sit back in your old rockin' chair D7 G G/F# Em You need not worry you need not care C C/B Am You can't go anywhere F A F A Bb F C A Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahh D Dmaj7 The little man who gets the train D7 G G/F# Em Got a mortgage hanging over his head C C/B Am Am/G But he's too scared to complain F F/E Dm Dm/C Cos he's conditioned that way D Dmaj7 Time goes by and he pays off his debts D7 G G/F# Em Got a T.V. set and a radio C C/B Am For seven shillings a week F A F A Bb F C Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh F A F A Bb F C Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh Bb F C Bb F C Bb F Dm Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb And all the houses in the street have got a name Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb Cos all the houses in the street they look the same A D Dm Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb They say their lines they drink their tea and then they go A D Dm They tell your business in another Shangri-La Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb The gas bills and the water rates and payments on the car Dm Dm/C Dm/B Dm/Bb Too scared to think about how insecure you are A D Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-La G C F Bb G C F Bb G C F Bb G C F Bb... G C F A Shangri-La la la la la la la... D Dmaj7 Put on your slippers and sit by the fire D7 G G/F# Em You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher C C/B Am You're in your place and you know where you are F F/E Dm Dm/C In your Shangri-La D Dmaj7 Sit back in your old rockin' chair D7 G G/F# Em You need not worry you need not care C C/B Am You can't go anywhere F A F A Bb F C A Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh F A F A Bb F C Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh Note: For verses that begin with Am, pick in B 4 3 2 style, once for each chord. For verses that begin with D, pick in B 3 1&2 3 style. All other parts, including "Shangri-La" lines, strum. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- G D Well Mr. Churchill says, Mr. Churchill says G Em C G D7 We gotta fight the bloody battle to the very end G D Mr. Beaverbrook says we gotta save our tin G And all the garden gates Em C G And empty cans are gonna make us win G D7 We shall defend our island C G On the land and on the sea G D7 We shall fight them on the beaches C G On the hills and in the fields C G We shall fight them in the streets G D C G Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed to so few G D 'Cos they have made our British Empire C G A better place for me and you C G And this was their finest hour G Well Mr. Montgomery says D And Mr. Mountbatten says G Em C G We gotta fight the bloody battle to the very end G As Vera Lynn would say D We'll meet again someday G Em C G But all the sacrifices we must make before the end [Air Raid Siren: then aggressively- G Bb C G Bb C G Bb C G Bb C Did you hear that plane flying overhead G Bb C D There's a house an fire and there's someone lying dead C We gotta clean up the streets Bb And get me back on my feet D7 G Bb C G Bb C Because we wanna be free G Bb C G Bb C Do your worst and we'll do our best G Bb C D We're gonna win the way that Mr. Churchill says proto-rap: G Bb C is an adequate progression under the rap and solo, but the chords aren't right Oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! oh! Well Mr. Churchill says We gotta hold up our chins We gotta show some courage and some discipline We gotta black up the windows and nail up the doors And keep right on till the end of the war ------------------------------------------------------------------------- She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina Written by Ray Davies Intro Harpsichord Arpeggios on C C Cdim C She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's A Dm7 To wear at all her social affairs E7 Am She wears it when she's cleaning the windows D#dim G Adim Bbdim G/B She wears it when she's scrubbing the stairs C Cdim C But you will never see her at Ascot A Dm7 She can't afford the time or the fare F F#dim C/G A But she's bought a hat like Princess Mari____na's Dm9 G6 C So she don't care Bass walk-up G A B (C) C D7 He's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's G C /D /Eb Because it makes him feel like a Lord E7 Am But he can't afford a Rolls or a Bentley D G Adim Bbdim ... He has to buy a secondhand Ford C D7 He tries to feed his wife and his family G E And buy them clothes and shoes they can wear F F#dim C /B A But he's bought a hat like Anthony E_____den's Dm9 G6 C So he don't care Drums up the tempo into... (A stomp, with A swazzle) A7 D7 Buddy can you spare me a dime G My wife is getting hungry C And the kids are crying A7 D7 This poverty is hurting my pride G G7 C Buddy can you spare me, buddy can you spare me a dime Guitar Solo and stomp on A7 D7 G C x2 (hold C last time) [Buddy can you spare me, buddy can you spare me a dime...etc] Drum break and key change into a looney tune rendition F (doggie style bass) G She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's C F And her neighbors think it suits her a treat A7 Dm But she hasn't any food in the larder G C Ddim Ebdim C7/G Nor has anybody else in the street F G But to look at her you'd think she was wealthy C A7 'Cos she smiles just like a real millionaire Bb Bdim F /E D 'Cos she's bought a hat like Princess Ma__rina's Gm9 C6 F /E D So she don't care, Gm9 C6 F /E D she don't care, Gm9 C6 F (Drum break) she don't care, Gm9 C6 F she don't care___________ --------------------------------------------------------------------- YOUNG AND INNOCENT DAYS C C/B Am Am/G F F/E Dm F/E Dm F F/E Dm C (n.C.) C C/B Am Am/G F RIFF 1 Dm I look back at the way I used to look at life Dm Dm/C Dm/B RIFF 2 C C C/B Am Am/G Soft, white dreams with sugar coated outside C C/B Am Am/F G7 G7/F G7 RIFF 3 It was great, so great F G7 F C Young and innocent days C C/B Am Am/G F F/E Dm I wish my eyes could only see Dm Dm/C Dm/B RIFF 2 C C C/B Am Am/G Every-thing, exactly as it used to be C C/B Am Am/F G7 G7/F G7 It's too late, so late F G7 F C Young and innocent days F G7 F C Young and innocent days BRIDGE: D D D/E D G C D D D/E D G C C/B Am Em F C D D D/E D G C I see the lines across your face Time has gone and nothing ever can replace Those great, so great Young and innocent days C F G7 F F/E F/D C Young and innocent days (OUTRO PLAY ALL CHORDS OF VERSE)
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NOTE: There are two guitars playing different things in the song (most notably in the outro) so there are alot of things simplified and left out. ------------------------------------------------------------ Nothing To Say Written by: Ray Davies fill: D ----2--3--5--3--3--3- A --3------------------ (fuzz guitar) E --------------------- Intro: C G F C, 2x C G F C Remember walking with you by my side C G F C You were my Papa and I was your pride C G F C Now I've got children and I'm going grey C G F C No time for talking, I got nothin' to say C G F C Those Sunday dinners that we had at home C G F C Now I've got a house and I've got friends of my own C G F C We can't do tomorrow what we did yesterday C G F C It's best that we're going our separate ways, OK C G F C How is your rheumatism (nothing to say) C G F C How are your chillblains (nothing to say) C G F C How's Aunty Mabel (nothing to say) C G F C So far Papa, I got nothin' to say, OK F C Those happy days we spent together F C We thought our world would never change F C How________ the days go by F C G And things will never be the same C G F C You keep pretending that everything's fine C G F C So you make small talk to help pass the time C G F C But all the words that you spit from your face C G F C Add up to nothin', you got nothin' to say C G F C How are those noisy neighbors next door C G F C I'll have to go soon 'cos I'm getting bored C G F C I gotta be home early to see a good play C G F C So far Papa, I got nothin' to say Now the verse chords are played over "La la la la-la, la-la la la," C G F C How is your life insurance (nothing to say) C G F C How is your trade union (nothing to say) C G F C How is your Independence (nothing to say) C G F C So for Papa, I got nothin' to say --------------------------------------------------------------------- Arthur A Arthur was born just a plain simple man E A in a plain simple working class position Though the world was hard and its ways were set E A he was young and he had so much ambition All the week he was overtaken E A by people who make the big decisions But he tried and he tried for a better life E A and a way to improve his own condition D A-G-D-A
If only life were easy it would be such fu-u-unD A-G-D-AThings would be more equal and be plenty for everyoneDArthur the world's gone and passed you by A DDon't you know it, don't you know it
You can cry, cry all night but it won't make it right A D Don't you know it, don't you know it Arthur we know and we sympathize A D Don't you know it, don't you know it Arthur we like you and want to help you A D Somebody loves you, don't you know it It shifts keys back to the A-E section for the guitar solo and the "How's your wife" verse, then goes back to D-A after repeating the middle eight ("If only life were easy"). At the end there's this part: A D Don't you know it, don't you know it A D Somebody loves you, don't you know it A D A-D Don't you know it, don't you know it And then it's back to "Arthur, the world's gone..." with its D-A chords, which are continued for the long fade-out. On those late verses where there's no singing on the "don't you know it" parts, you can play an A7 instead of an A. lead guitar Parts During the A & E chords ("verses"), the following is played: G --2--2--0--2--0--0--2--2--0--2--0--0--1----1----1----1--1--0--2-- The prechorus I just play the chords noted. Over the D & A chords ("chorus"), I play: B --3--3--1--3--1--1--3--3--1--3--1--1--5----5----5----5--5--1--3-- and during the solo, this line is moved up an octave to: B -10-10--8-10--8--8-10-10--8-10--8--8-12---12---12---12-12--8-10---- with liberal bends on the E's at the 12th fret. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Enjoy, Check Out My Other Work.... I just finished submitting The Village Green Album CHRIS
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