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Autumn Almanac  Kinks

[F#]  [B]   [C#]   [F#]  [ / ]   [B]  [C#]   [F#]  [ / ]  
>From the [Bm]dew soaked hedge creeps a c[E]rawly caterpillar
[A]When the da[E]wn begins to crack, [D]its    [E]all   [D/f#]part   [E/g#]of my au[A]tumn alma[E]nac
B[Bm]reeze blows leaves of a mu[E]sty colored yellow[A]
So I sw[E]eep them in my sack, [D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]it's my au[A]tumn al[E]manac
[F#m]Friday evening  pee-[F#]ee-[B]-eeop- [C#]ple  get to[F#]gether, hi-[B]-i-[C#]ding from the w[F#]eather
T[D#m]ea and to[D#m/D]asted buttered currant b[F#]uns
Can't compe[G#]nsate for lack of s[B]un because the [Bb]summer's all gone
La, [Bm]la la, la la-la, [E]la la-la la-la-laa, [A]ohh! my [E]poor rheumatic back
[D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]it's my au[A]tumn al[E]manac
[Bm]La la, la la-la, [E]la la-la la-la-laa, [A]ohh! my [E]autumn almanac
[D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]it's my au[A]tumn al[E]manac
[A]I like my [A2/a]football [D2/a]__on a Sa[A]turday, roast beef on Su[A2/a]nday's [D]it's  [E]alri[A]ght
[A]I go to [E/g#]Blackpool [D/f#]__for my ho[A]lidays, sit in the o[E/g#]pen [D/f#]    [E]sunli[A]ght
T[Am]his is my street[C] and I'm never gonna le[F]ave it[G]
And I'm always gonna st[C]ay [CMaj7/b] if I live to be n[Bb]inety-ni[A]ne
Cos all the people I m[D]eet [Dm7]seem to come from my s[A]treet[F#]
And I can't get a[B7]way, bec[C#]ause it's calling me ([F#m]come on [C#]home)
Hear it calling me (c[A]ome on ho[B]me)
La, [Bm]la la, la la-la, [E]la la-la la-la-laa, [A]ohh! my [E]autumn alma-nyac
[D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]it's my au[A]tumn al[E]manac
[Bm]La la, la la-la, [E]la la-la la-la-laa, [A]ohh! my [E]autumn almanac
[D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]it's my au[A]tumn al[E]manac
[D]yes, [E]yes, [D/f#]yes, [E/g#]yes,[D/a]yes, [E/b]yes,[F#m/c#] [D]yes
[D]  [E]  [A]          B[D]op bop b[E]op-m bop-m b[A]a -ohh!  (repeat and fade)
D#m: 6 6 8 8 7 6 D#m/D: 5 6 8 8 7 6 A7: x 0 2 2 2 3

This brilliant song is surprisingly complicated. My copy of it is also not very clear, so I'm very unsure about some of the words and chords. Any help out there?

Harlan, it is my privilege to weigh in where I can on this, agreed, brilliant but complicated song. In most areas you were there or very, very close.
Ray Davies was not yet 23 when he wrote this. At the same age, Lennon & McCartney were serving what, "Eight Days a Week"?
Hope you like it, and God Save The Kinks!
-- SBX

(released as a single in 1967, available on Kinks Kronikles album)
(sent by Harlan at

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