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In The Summertime Tab
This is my first tab, i didn't like the ones already done so here's my version:

I play the chords as barre chords but can be played as open chords, i find it easier to 
barre chords to change between the riff part of the chorus and strumming the chords.


Intro:

 (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|


    Dm             C
The taxman's taken all my dough,
    Dm             C
and left me in my stately home,
A      G    F     E     Dm  (Play as second part of intro, i.e barre chords)
lazin' on a sunny afternoon.
            C
And I can't sail my yacht,
     Dm          C
he's taken everything I've got.
A        G          F     E    Dm     
(Play as 2nd part of intro)
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.


Chorus:

D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,

 (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
                      in the summertime...

 (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
in the summertime...


Verse:

   Dm                   C
My girlfriend's run off with my car,
    Dm                C
And gone back to her ma and pa.
A       G        F     E         Dm  (Play as 2nd part of intro)
Tellin' tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
        C
Now I'm sittin' here,
Dm            C
Sippin' at my ice-cooled beer,
A        G          F     E    Dm    
(Play as 2nd part of intro)
All I've got's this sunny afternoon.

 Chorus:

D                               G7
Help me, help me, help me sail away,
           C7                            F    A7
or give me two good reasons why I oughta stay
      Dm              G7
Cuz I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,

  (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
                      in the summertime...

 (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
in the summertime...


D                                   G7
Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze,
           C7                           F   A7
I've got a big fat mama tryin' to break me.
      Dm              G7
And I love to live so pleasantly,
Dm                G7   C7
Live this life of luxury,
F           A7         Dm
lazin' on a sunny afternoon,


  (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
                      in the summertime...

 (Dm)  (C)  (Bm) (Bb) (A)  (G)  
 (E)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-7-7--5-5--4-4--3-3----------------------|
|-5-5--3-3--2-2--1-1--7-7--5-5--3-3--2-2--|
|---------------------5-5--3-3--1-1--0-0--|
in the summertime...


End on Dm

 
 
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About the artist behind In The Summertime 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]

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