Sunny Afternoon

The Kinks

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

Chorus:

 DG7
 Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
 C7FA7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me. 
 DmG7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
 DmG7C7
 Live this life of luxury,
 FA7Dm
 lazin' on a sunny afternoon,

 E
                                                                                     
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|-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...

 E
                                                                                     
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in the summertime...

Verse:

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

Chorus:

 DG7
 Help me, help me, help me sail away,
 C7FA7
or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay 
 DmG7
Cuz I love to live so pleasantly,
 DmG7C7
 Live this life of luxury,
 FA7Dm
 lazin' on a sunny afternoon,

 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...

 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...

 DG7
 Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
 C7FA7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me. 
 DmG7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
 DmG7C7
 Live this life of luxury,
 FA7Dm
 lazin' on a sunny afternoon,

 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...

 E
                                                                                   
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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...

End on Dm


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Ginny Webb (report comment to admin):
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