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Alcohol  The Kinks

Am E Am E....Am E Am E7 etc...
Here is a [Am]story about a sinner,
He used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and
But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements,
And his selfish wife's fanatical [Am]ambition,
[A]It turned him to the booze,
And he got mixed up with a floosie
And she led him to a life of i[Dm]ndecision.
[Am]The floosie made him spend his dole
She left him lying on Skid Row
Am E7 [cb]E7/B[/cb] Am E7 Am
A drunken lag in some Salvation Army Mission.
E7 (an introductory arpeggio)
It's such a shame.
[Am]Oh demon [Dm11]alcoh[Dm]ol,
[Dm]Sad memories I [E7(b9)]cannot r[E7]ecall,
[Am]Who thought [Dm9]I wou[Dm]ld say,
[E7]Damn it all, [Am11]blow it [Am]all,
[Am]Oh demon [Dm11]alcoh[Dm]ol,
[Dm]Memories I [E7(b9)]can't [E7]recall,
[Am]Who thought [Dm9]I would fall a [E7]slave to demon [Am]alco[E7]hol[Am].
[Repeat Instrumental on line 1, Vocals on 2 and 3 as below] 
[Dm]Sad memories I [E7(b9)]can't r[E7]ecall,
[Am]Who thought [Dm9]I would fall a [E7]slave to demon [Am]alco[E7]hol[Am].
[16 Bars as intro] 
[Am]Barley wine pink gin,
He'll drink anything,
Port, pernod or [E/B]tequila,
Rum, scotch, vodka on the rocks,
As long as all his troubles disa[Am]ppeared.
[A]But he messed up his life when he beat up his wife,
And the floosie's gone and found another [Dm]sucker
[Am]She's gonna turn him on to drink
She's gonna lead him to the brink
And when his money's gone,
E7 [cb]E7/B[/cb] Am
She'll leave him in the gutter,
E7 (ascending roll)
It's such a shame.
[Am]Oh demon a[Dm11]lcohol,
[Dm]Sad memories I cannot [E7(b9)]recall,
[Am]Who thought [Dm9]I would fall,
[E7]Damn it all, [Am11]blow it [Am]all.
[Instrumental on and the 1st line of Vocals on Lines 2 and
3, as below]
[Dm]Sad memories I [E7(b9)]cannot r[E7]ecall,
[Am]Who thought [Dm9]I would fall a [E7]slave to demon [Am]alco[E7]hol[Am].

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