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Sunny Afternoon  The Kinks

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The [Dm]taxman's taken [C]all my dough,
and [Dm]left me in my s[C]tately home,
A G F E Dm (Play as second part of intro, i.e barre chords)
lazin' on a sunny afternoon.
And I can't [C]sail my yacht,
he's [Dm]taken everyt[C]hing I've got.
[A](Play as [G]2nd part of[F] intro[E])    [Dm]
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.


Chorus:

[D]Save me, save me, save me from this [G7]squeeze,
I've got a [C7]big fat mama tryin' to break [F]me. [A7]
And I [Dm]love to live so [G7]pleasantly,
[Dm]Live this life of [G7]luxur[C7]y,
[F]lazin' on a [A7]sunny after[Dm]noon,

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|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
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in the summertime...

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|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
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in the summertime...


Verse:

My [Dm]girlfriend's run off [C]with my car,
And [Dm]gone back to her m[C]a and pa.
A G F E Dm (Play as 2nd part of intro)
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
Now I'm [C]sittin' here,
[Dm]Sippin' at my [C]ice-cooled beer,
[A](Play as [G]2nd part of[F] intro[E])    [Dm]
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.

Chorus:

[D]Help me, help me, help me sail a[G7]way,
or give me [C7]two good reasons why I oughta [F]stay [A7]
Cuz I [Dm]love to live so [G7]pleasantly,
[Dm]Live this life of [G7]luxur[C7]y,
[F]lazin' on a [A7]sunny after[Dm]noon,

[E]                                                                                    
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|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
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in the summertime...

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|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
in the summertime...


[D]Save me, save me, save me from this [G7]squeeze,
I've got a [C7]big fat mama tryin' to break [F]me. [A7]
And I [Dm]love to live so [G7]pleasantly,
[Dm]Live this life of [G7]luxur[C7]y,
[F]lazin' on a [A7]sunny after[Dm]noon,
[E]                                                                                  
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|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
in the summertime...

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in the summertime...


End on Dm

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Ginny Webb (report)

I hate to break it to you, but this is not a Thirsty Merc song called "in the Summertime"(the one I was looking for), it's a Kinks song called "Sunny Afternoon"

Cheers,

Ginny