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Victoria Tab
>>Victoria, by The Kinks
From the album Arthur, released in 1969.
Music and words by Raymond Douglas Davies. Tabbed by Carlo Basso.

This tab isn't 100% correct but its pretty close. 

h - Hammer on
p - Pull off
b - bend (mainly 1/4 bends, but you can decide how much to bend for yourself)
br- bend and then return to original note
v - downstroke
r - rest
^ - upstroke
| - barline
|:- repeat sign
' - not a barline or any measurement of time, just to seperate music
P.M.- Palm Muting
s - slide                    

-In the key of G-
                   
Chords* used: G      D      Dsus2  Dsus4  C      Em     Bm     Bmsus2 O
             EADGBe                      
             320003 200232 200230 200233 332010 022000 224432 224422 000000

*Here i have only listed the simplest chord positions,
 guitar 2 would probably be more likely to use bar chords.

INTRO:
Guitar 1 (rhythm guitar)  (acoustic steel 6 string)

Rhythm Fig. 1
|G     O G     O | G   O G         | repeat 4 times 
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +:| 
|v   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ v ^ r r r r |

Guitar 2 (lead guitar)  (clean electric 6 string, set on the neck pick-up)
-Comes in on the 3rd beat of the second bar-                         
                                                                          
                                                                          
|                |       E-0-2-3   | G               |       E-0-2-3   |  
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|                |                 | ^   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ r r         |

|G               |         Melody  |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|^   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ r r         |

 
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig 2.
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |same rhythm for verse.
|v ^ v r v ^ v r |

|D|G|C|G|D|G|  


Guitar 2 (lead)
Melody -Comes in on 3rd beat of 6th bar-
(two guitars arranged for one)
e-------'-------'-----3-'-------'-------'-------'
B-----3-'-------'-3-5---'-3-5-3-'-----3-'-------' Once for Intro.
G-2-4---'-4-2-0-'-----0-'-------'-2-4---'-4-2-0-' Twice for Verse.
D-----0-'-------'-0-2---'-0-2-0-'-----0-'-------'
A-0-2---'-2-0---'-------'-------'-0-2---'-2-0---'
E-------'-----3-'-------'-------'-------'-----3-'


VERSE:
Guitar 1 - Rhythm Fig. 2
Guitar 2 - plays melody in tandem with words

       D                G 
Long ago,  life was clean, 
          C            G 
Sex was bad, and obscene, 
           D             G
And the rich, were so mean,
            D              G
Stately homes, for the Lords,
            C               G
Croquet lawns, village greens,
       D             G
Victoria, was my Queen.


CHORUS:
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig. 3
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v v v v v v|

Guitar 2 (lead)

Fill 1      Fill 2        Fill 3       Fill 4       Fill 5

             D   Dsus2 D               Bm Bmsus2 Bm  D    Dsus4 D
e---------' '-2-----0-2-' '---------' '-----------' '-2-----2h3p2-------'
B---------' '---3-------' '---------' '-3-----2-3-' '---3---------3-----'
G---------' '-----2-----' '---------' '---4-------' '-----2---------2---'
D-------0-' '-----------' '---------' '-----4-----' '-0-----0---------0-'
A---0-2---' '-----------' '-----0-2-' '-----------' '-------------------'
E-3-------' '-----------' '-0-3-----' '-----------' '-------------------'


Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G   
Lyrics} Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria 

POST CHORUS: 

Guitar 1 (rhythm) 

Rhythm Fig. 1
|G     O G     O | G   O G         |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 
|v   v ^ v   v ^ | v ^ v ^ r r r r |

Guitar 2 (lead)

Rhythm Fig. 4
|G               |         Vocals  |
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 
|r ^ r v ^   ^   | v ^ v ^ r r r r |


VERSE:
Guitar 1 (rhythm) - Rhythm Fig. 2

Guitar 2 (lead)   - strum chords to Rhythm Fig. 5

Rhythm Fig. 5

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
|v ^ v ^ r r r r |

         D         G
I was born, lucky me,
        C            G
In a land, that i love,
               D          G
Though I am poor, I am free,
          D              G
When I grow, I shall fight, 
            C            G
For this land, I shall die,
          D          G
Let her sun, never set.

DOUBLE CHORUS: 
Guitar 1 (rhythm)

Rhythm Fig. 3
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v v v v v v|

Guitar 2 (lead)

Fill 1      Fill 2        Fill 3       Fill 4       Fill 5

             D   Dsus2 D               Bm Bmsus2 Bm  D    Dsus4 D
e---------' '-2-----0-2-' '---------' '-----------' '-2-----2h3p2-------'
B---------' '---3-------' '---------' '-3-----2-3-' '---3---------3-----'
G---------' '-----2-----' '---------' '---4-------' '-----2---------2---'
D-------0-' '-----------' '---------' '-----4-----' '-0-----0---------0-'
A---0-2---' '-----------' '-----0-2-' '-----------' '-------------------'
E-3-------' '-----------' '-0-3-----' '-----------' '-------------------'


Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5      
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G    x 2
Lyrics} Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria

POST CHORUS 2: 
Guitar 1 (rhythm): strum G chord with Rhythm Fig. 6.

Rhythm Fig. 6

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v v v r v v v r|



Guitar 2 (lead) : strum G chord with Rhythm Fig. 2.


BRIDGE:
(Brass Band Backing)

Guitar 1 (rhythm): strums chords with Rhythm Fig. 7

Rhythm Fig. 7

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v       v      |

Guitar 2 (lead): Fingerpicks chords.

Fill 6 

D Dsus4 D
e-2h3p2-----'
B-------3---'
G---------2-'
D-----------'
A-----------'
E-----------'

Guitar 1} Em                D        D           C 
Guitar 2} Em                D  Fill 6                     x2
Lyrics  } Land of hope and gloria,   Land of my Victoria

Guitar 1} D            G
Guitar 2} D            G
Lyrics  } Victoria, 'Toria.

2 and a half bars of rest, while bass does octave climb.

Guitar 2 comes in playing G chord with Rhythm Fig. 2 for two bars, then...

 SOLO:
Guitar 1: Verse chords with Rhythm Fig. 2

Guitar 2:
e-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
B-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
G---7b-10h11p10-8-'-----10-8-'-10br-10h11p8--'----10-8-7-'-7b-7b-8-'
D-----------------'-7h9------'---------------'-7h9-------'-7b-7b---'
A-0---------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'
E-----------------'----------'---------------'-----------'---------'

e----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
B----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
G-7b-7b-7b-10b-10h11p8-'-8b-8b-8b-10br-10h11p8-'-7b-7b-7b-'-10b-10h11p8-'
D-7b-7b-7b-------------'-7b-7b-7b--------------'-7b-7b-7b-'-------------'
A----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'
E----------------------'-----------------------'----------'-------------'


CHORUS:

This Chrous is slightly different. 
Hold the first 2 "victoria"'s for 2 bars instead of one,
and wallop the D after Fill 7 and then slide up into nothing,
and do the sme with the Bm and the D immediately after it.

Fill 7

E-15-15-15-15s12-12-12-12s|s10-10-10-10s7-7-7-7s|s5-'

Fill 8

E-12-12-12-12s10-10-10-10s|s7-7-7-7s5-5-5-5s|s2'

Guitar 1}   G           D    Em          Bm
Guitar 2}   Fill 7      D    Fill 8      Bm
Lyrics  } Victo________ria, Victo________ria

Guitar 1} D          G
Guitar 2} D          G
Lyrics  } Victoria, 'Toria.

POST CHORUS:

Fill 9
e--------'
B--------'
G--------'
D------5-'
A--3h5---'
E--------'


Guitar 2} G (upstrokes on the +'s, for 2 bars) Fill 9 
          G (rhythm fig. 2 for 2 bars)

VERSE:
Guitar 1: Rhythm Fig. 2
Guitar 2: Rhythm Fig. 8

Rhythm Fig. 8

|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +|
|v ^ v ^ v      |


     D        G
Canada, to India,
       C           G
Australia, to Cornwall,
       D            G
Singapore, to Hong Kong,
           D            G
From the West, to the East,
           C            G
From the rich, to the poor, 
       D              G
Victoria, loved them all.

CHORUS
 
Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4      Fill 5      
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm          D       G    
Lyrics  } Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   Victoria, Victoria

Guitar 1} Fill 1    Fill 2  Fill 3  Fill 4        
Guitar 2} G         D       Em      Bm               
Lyrics  } Victor____ia,     Victor____ia,   

CODA

Fill 10
  D    Dsus4 D5   Dsus4  D      D7   D   Dsus4  D5
e-2-----3-----5-----3-----2-----2-----2----3-----5-----5-'
B---3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----1-----3----3-----3-----'
G-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2-----2-----2---'
D-0------------------------------------------------------'
A--------------------------------------------------------'
E--------------------------------------------------------'

Guitar 1}     D             G||
Guitar 2}     Fill 10       G||  That's it. Fill 10 might be a bit wrong. 
Lyrics  } Victoria_________  ||  Play around with it and see what you can do.

 
 
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About the artist behind Victoria Tab:

The Kinks were an English pop/rock group formed in 1963, and categorised as a British Invasion band, along with the other members of the so-called Big Four (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who). Despite being less commercially successful than these three contemporaries, mostly because of a four-year ban from the United States in the mid-to-late 1960s, the Kinks are cited among them as one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time and have 12 top 40 hits in America.[1]

The band's early hard-driving singles set a standard in the mid-1960s for rock and roll, while albums such as Face to Face,[2] Something Else, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, Arthur and Muswell Hillbillies are highly regarded by fans, critics, and peers, and are considered amongst the most influential recordings of the era.[3]

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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