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Shangri-La   Kinks

No[Am]w that you've fou[G]nd your pa[E7]radis[Am]e
Thi[Am]s is your ki[C]ngdom to[G] comma[E7]nd
You can g[Am]o out[C]side and po[G]lish your c[E7]ar
Am C E7 Am (opening riff)
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-La

H[Am]ere is your rew[G]ard for wor[E7]king so h[Am]ard
Go[Am]ne are the lav[C]atories in [G]the back[E7]yard
Go[Am]ne are the da[C]ys when you dre[G]amed of that [E7]car
You ju[Am]st want to s[C]it in your Sh[E7]angri-L[Am]a    [A]

P[D]ut on your slippers and s[Dmaj7]it by the fire
You've re[D7]ached your top and you j[G]ust can't [G/F#]get any hi[Em]gher
You're in your pl[C]ace and you k[C/B]now where you a[Am]re  [Am/G]
In your Sh[F]angri-[F/E]La   [Dm]    [Dm/C]
S[D]it back in your ol[Dmaj7]d rockin' chair
You n[D7]eed not worry you ne[G]ed not care[G/F#]      [Em]
You can't go anyw[C]here[C/B]     [Am]
         [F]  [A]          [F]  [A]          [Bb]   [F]      [C]    [A]                                
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahh

The lit[D]tle man who g[Dmaj7]ets the train
Got a mor[D7]tgage hanging ov[G]er his head[G/F#]      [Em]
But he's too sca[C]red to complain[C/B]     [Am]   [Am/G]
Cos he's condi[F]tioned that w[F/E]ay   [Dm]   [Dm/C]
T[D]ime goes by and he p[Dmaj7]ays off his debts
Got a T[D7].V. set and a ra[G]dio [G/F#]      [Em]
For seven shi[C]llings a week [C/B]     [Am]
        [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]               
A[Dm]nd all the hou[Dm/C]ses in the s[Dm/B]treet have got a n[Dm/Bb]ame
C[Dm]os all the hou[Dm/C]ses in the s[Dm/B]treet they look the s[Dm/Bb]ame
Sa[A]me chimney pots, same little c[D]ars, same window p[Dm]anes
T[Dm]he neighbors c[Dm/C]all to tell you th[Dm/B]ings that you should [Dm/Bb]know
T[Dm]hey say their l[Dm/C]ines they drink their [Dm/B]tea and then they [Dm/Bb]go
T[A]hey tell your business in a[D]nother Shangri[Dm]-La
T[Dm]he gas bills and the w[Dm/C]ater rates and pa[Dm/B]yments on the ca[Dm/Bb]r
T[Dm]oo scared to th[Dm/C]ink about how ins[Dm/B]ecure you are[Dm/Bb]
L[A]ife ain't so happy in your li[D]ttle 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...

P[D]ut on your slippers and s[Dmaj7]it by the fire
You've reac[D7]hed your top and you ju[G]st can't g[G/F#]et any hig[Em]her
You're in your pl[C]ace and you kn[C/B]ow where you a[Am]re
In your Sh[F]angri-[F/E]La   [Dm]    [Dm/C]
Si[D]t back in your o[Dmaj7]ld rockin' chair
You ne[D7]ed not worry you ne[G]ed not care[G/F#]      [Em]
You can't go any[C]where [C/B]     [Am]
        [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.
(from that greatest of Kinks albums, Arthur, 1969)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

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