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Education Chords

Intro:Bb F C Gm *2   C  F  C  F

C              F      C          F
In a deep dark jungle long time ago
C                F 
Lived a lonesome caveman
Dm                Gm  Em
He was a solitary soul
C                F
And he spent his playtime
C                 F
Chewing meat from bones.
C                     F 
He didn't know how to talk much
C                   F  
He only knew how to groan
        Bb                      F
Then he lifted up his hands and reached to the sky
C                  Gm
Let out a yell and no one replied.
 Bb                     F
Frustration and torment tore him inside
        C              Gm           C            Gm  
Then he fell to the ground and he cried and he cried.
         D         C
But then education saved the day.
Am                      G
He learned to speak and communicate
D         C
Education saved the day.
Am                     G
He thanked God for the friends he made.

C                       F
'Cos everybody needs an education
C                  F
Everybody needs an education.
Dm                    Gm        Em
Black skin, red skin, yellow or white,
C                  F
Everybody needs to read and write
C                  F
Everybody needs an education.

 Bb F C Gm *2

Bb                      F
Thank the day when that primitive man
           C                          Gm
Learned to talk with his brothers And live off the land.
Bb                      F
He left his cave and he moved far away
       C                                 Gm
And he lived with his friends in a house that they'd made
   Bb                      F  
He learned to think and to work with his brain
       C                                  Gm
And he astounded his friends with all the knowledge he gained
   Bb                 F
He wrote it down on a rock that he found
       C              Gm               C         Gm
And he showed all his friends and they passed it around

         D         C
And then education came that day.
Am                    G
The day it came was a sacred day.
D         C
Education came that day
Am                     G 
He thanked God for the friends he'd made.

C  G  C  G  C  G  C  G   

     C                       G
Well man built a boat and he learned how to sail
       C                 G
And he travelled far and wide
        C                       G
Then he looked up above saw the stars in the sky
A                    C
So he learned how to fly.
C                            G
Thanks to all the mathematicians
          C                         G
And the inventors with their high I.Q.s
And the professors in their colleges
Trying to feed me knowledge
A                      C
That I know I'll never use.

Bb                    F 
Thank you sir for the millions of words
            C                         Gm
That you've handed me down and you've told me to learn
Bb                    F 
But I've got words in my ears and my eyes
     C           Gm         C          Gm
I've got so many facts that I must memorize
        D           C
Because education's doing me in
Am                    G
I want to stop but my head's in a swim
D         C
Education drives me insane
Am                     G
I can't recall all the facts on my brain.
D         C
Education came that day
Am                    G
The day it came was a sacred day
D         C
Education saved the day
Am                 G 
He thanked God for all the friends he made.

C  G  C  G 

C                        G
Teacher, teach me how to read and write,
C                      G
You can teach me about biology,
    C                        G
But you can't tell me what I am living for
C                   G
'Cos that's still a mystery.
C                       G
Teacher, teach me about nuclear physics
C                        G
And teach me about the structure of man,
    C                   G
But all your endless calculations
C                 G
Can't tell me why I am.

Guitar solo

C      Bb   Gm      C  Bb  Gm 
No you can't tell me why I am,
C      Bb   Gm      C  Bm  Gm
No you can't tell me why I am.

C               F
Everybody needs education,
C                  F
Open Universities, education.
C                       F
Every race every creed, education.
C                            F         F F F
And every little half-breed, education.

C                  F
Every nationality, education.
C                          F
All the little people need education.
Dm                  Gm   Em 
Eskimos and pygmies need
C                    F
And even aborigines, education.

C                           F
Well physics and geography, education.
C                       F
Philosophy and history, education.
C                    F
Science and biology, education,
C                    F
Geometry and poetry, education.
C     F          C          F          C        F
Well, education, education, education, education

F  Bb  F  Bb  F  Bb  F  Bb  F
(Repeat 'education' till end)

Albums this song can be found on:

   *  Schoolboys In Disgrace

Kinks - Education Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Education tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Education Chords:

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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