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The Village Green Preservation Society  The Kinks

THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY- The Kinks
C G F G riff 1 C G F C riff 1
C G F G riff 1
We are the the Village Green Preservation Society
C G F C riff 1
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
C G F G riff 1
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
C G F C riff 1
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
CHORUS:
C G F C riff 1
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Pr[C]otecting the n[G]ew ways for m[F]e and for y[G]ou
W[F]hat more can we d[C]o?
C G F G riff 1
We are the Draught Beer Preservation society
C G F C riff 1
God save Mrs. Mopp and good old Mother Riley
C G F G riff 1
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
G[C]od save the Geo[G]rge Cross and a[F]ll those who were aw[C]arded them
C G F G riff 1 C G F G
Oo-wo-oo oo-wo-oo
D A G A riff 2
We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
D A G D riff 2
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula
D A G A riff 2
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
D A G D riff 2
God save little shops, china cups and virginity
D A G A riff 2
We are the Skyscraper Condemnation Affilliate
D A G D riff 2
God save Tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
CHORUS:
D A G D riff 2
Preserving the old ways from being abused
P[D]rotecting the ne[A]w ways f[G]or me and for y[A]ou
W[G]hat more can we [D]do?
REPEAT VERSE ONE (in the new key)
D A G D riff 2
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
D A G D riff 2
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
D A G D riff 2
We are the Village Green Preservation Society
D A G D riff 2
God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety
G[D]od save the Vil[A]lage Green[G] [D] [D] [A] [G] [D]
RIFF 1: RIFF 2:
 
 D ------------- -------0---0-
 A -----0h3-0h3- -0-0h2---2---
 E -3-3--------- -------------

NOTE: Try to play the riffs without breaking your stride in strumming the
chords.
(from The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

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