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Education  The Kinks

Intro:Bb F C Gm *2 C F C F
[C]In a deep dark [F]jungle [C]long time a[F]go
[C]Lived a lonesome [F]caveman
[Dm]He was a solitary [Gm]soul[Em]
[C]And he spent his [F]playtime
[C]Chewing meat from [F]bones.
[C]He didn't know how to [F]talk much
[C]He only knew how to [F]groan
Then he [Bb]lifted up his hands and [F]reached to the sky
[C]Let out a yell and [Gm]no one replied.
F[Bb]rustration and torment [F]tore him inside
Then he [C]fell to the gro[Gm]und and he cr[C]ied and he cr[Gm]ied.
But then [D]education [C]saved the day.
[Am]He learned to speak and [G]communicate
[D]Education [C]saved the day.
[Am]He thanked God for the [G]friends he made.
[C]'Cos everybody needs an [F]education
[C]Everybody needs an [F]education.
[Dm]Black skin, red skin, [Gm]yellow or [Em]white,
[C]Everybody needs to [F]read and write
[C]Everybody needs an [F]education.
Bb F C Gm *2
[Bb]Thank the day when that [F]primitive man
Learned to [C]talk with his brothers And [Gm]live off the land.
[Bb]He left his cave and he [F]moved far away
And he [C]lived with his friends in a house [Gm]that they'd made
He [Bb]learned to think and to [F]work with his brain
And he [C]astounded his friends with all the [Gm]knowledge he gained
He [Bb]wrote it down on a [F]rock that he found
And he [C]showed all his [Gm]friends and they [C]passed it [Gm]around
And then [D]education [C]came that day.
[Am]The day it came was a [G]sacred day.
[D]Education [C]came that day
[Am]He thanked God for the [G]friends he'd made.
[C] [G] [C] [G] [C] [G] [C] [G]  
Well [C]man built a boat and he [G]learned how to sail
And he [C]travelled far and [G]wide
Then he [C]looked up above saw the [G]stars in the sky
[A]So he learned how to [C]fly.
[C]Thanks to all the mathematici[G]ans
And the in[C]ventors with their high I.[G]Q.s
And the pro[C]fessors in their colleges
[G]Trying to feed me knowledge
[A]That I know I'll never [C]use.
[Bb]Thank you sir for the [F]millions of words
That you've [C]handed me down and you've [Gm]told me to learn
[Bb]But I've got words in [F]my ears and my eyes
I've [C]got so many [Gm]facts that [C]I must memo[Gm]rize
Because [D]education's [C]doing me in
[Am]I want to stop but my [G]head's in a swim
[D]Education [C]drives me insane
[Am]I can't recall all the [G]facts on my brain.
[D]Education [C]came that day
[Am]The day it came was a [G]sacred day
[D]Education [C]saved the day
[Am]He thanked God for [G]all the friends he made.
[C] [G] [C] [G]  
[C]Teacher, teach me how to [G]read and write,
[C]You can teach me about [G]biology,
But [C]you can't tell me what I [G]am living for
[C]'Cos that's still a [G]mystery.
[C]Teacher, teach me about [G]nuclear physics
[C]And teach me about the st[G]ructure of man,
But [C]all your endless cal[G]culations
[C]Can't tell me why [G]I am.
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[C]No you [Bb]can't[Gm] tell me[C] wh[Bb]y I [Gm]am,
[C]No you [Bb]can't[Gm] tell me[C] wh[Bm]y I [Gm]am.
[C]Everybody needs [F]education,
[C]Open Universities, [F]education.
[C]Every race every creed, [F]education.
[C]And every little half-breed, [F]education.[F] [F] [F]
[C]Every nationality, [F]education.
[C]All the little people need [F]education.
[Dm]Eskimos and pygmies [Gm]need[Em]
[C]And even aborigines, [F]education.
[C]Well physics and geography, [F]education.
[C]Philosophy and history, [F]education.
[C]Science and biology, [F]education,
[C]Geometry and poetry, [F]education.
[C]Well, [F]education, [C]education, [F]education, [C]education[F]
[F](Re[Bb]peat[F] 'e[Bb]duca[F]tio[Bb]n' t[F]ill[Bb] end[F])
Albums this song can be found on:
* Schoolboys In Disgrace

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