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Kinks -Waterloo Sunset  


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01/11/2006 4:21 pm  

Couple of things - we seem to havr plenty of Beatles and Stones, but very little from the early years of the Kinks, the Who, the Hollies and Manfred Mann.....

I take that as a request Vic ;)

Waterloo Sunset - Kinks

(This is not an easy song to perform solo with one guitar. But it is a very good one. Invite a friend with a guitar and jam on! There are some fills in the verse - I haven't tabbed them out - yet - they resembles the intro but are not exactly the same)

(this is how I play it- the part from the star and out is used in between the lines, see star in lyrics)

(G) D A
Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
G *
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
G *
Taxi light shines so bright
em B em7 A
But I dont need no friends
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
G *
I am in paradise

G B** E7
A D G B** E7
Every day I look at the world from my window

But chilly, chilly is the evening time
A A7
Waterloo sunsets fine

Terry meets julie, waterloo station
Every friday night
But I am so lazy, dont want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I dont feel afraid
As long as I gaze on waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunsets fine

Millions of people swarming like flies round waterloo underground
But terry and julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And the dont need no friends
As long as they gaze on waterloo sunset
They are in paradise
Waterloo sunsets fine

** Fast chord change! a G/F# 22000x suffices instead of the B, or play xxxx87 xxxx77 xxx997

...only thing I know how to do is to keep on keepin' on...LARS kolberg

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01/11/2006 6:07 pm  

Larsko, thanks for a post by the Kinks, one of my favorite bands. On my first trip to London a few years ago, this song came on the BBC radio. Hard to explain the great feeling I got by finally getting to visit the land of some of the great bands of my youth and then hearing their music over the airwaves while there!! Good job.

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."

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02/11/2006 4:58 pm  

Lovely job Larsko,
I think the Kinks were great, I can remember buying "Lola" with my first proper wage packet and became one of the first songs I learnt so i will be having a go at this. Thanks.

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!

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02/11/2006 5:23 pm  

This is one of my favorites and I perform it often with just the single guitar. You can play the single note riff as an introduction and then go straight into strumming the chords. You can also, with some practice, work some chords into the riff. It takes time and patience.

Another thing you can do for the "quick change" B** is to use D/F# (200232), using your thumb to get the F# on the low E.

Very cool!



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