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Mindless Child of Motherhood   Kinks

I[Am]'ve been travelling a l[C]ong ti[G]me
T[E]o b[E7]e just a-wh[Am]ere you a[F]re
[Am]In dreams I have s[C]een y[G]ou
[E]But y[E7]ou are so v[Am]ery f[F]ar

H[C]ow long must I tr[F]avel o[C]n
[E]To b[E7]e just a-wh[Am]ere you a[F]re?
H[C]ow long must I tr[F]avel [C]on
[E]To b[E7]e just a-wh[Am]ere you a[F]re?
[F]I wa[G]s your fri[C]end, [F]I wa[G]s a f[C]ool
[F]I fe[G]el for y[Am]ou don't fa[F]ll ap[E]art
[F]I s[G]ee your fa[C]ce lo[F]st wit[G]hout tra[C]ce
[F]I se[G]e a va[Am]cuum an empty s[F]pace  [E]
[Am]Mindless chil[C]d of mot[G]herhood
[E]You have lo[E7]st the th[Am]ing that's g[F]ood
[Am]Mindless chil[C]d of mo[G]therhood
[E]You have lo[E7]st the th[Am]ing that's g[F]ood [F]  [G]  [C]   [F]  [G]  [C]   [F]  [G]  [Am]   [F]  [E]

[Am]I know that i[C]t's un[G]fair
[E]To b[E7]ear a ba[Am]stard s[F]on
[Am]But why do you h[C]ide b[G]abe
[E]When w[E7]e could have sh[Am]ared a l[F]ove? ...CHORUS
NOTE: The lyrics to this song are a real mystery. If anyone has the real
lyrics please let me know where I went wrong.
(originally a B side single, 1969. On Kinks Kronikles album)
(sent by Harlan at

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