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Lola Tab
Title: Lola
Artist: Kinks   

Standard Tuning                 
   
The fingerpicking in this song is pretty simple. You just hit the 
bass string once, then pick the E B G strings, the exact notes are 
not important, just do it in the right rhythm. 
   
Intro:

C    D  E

Here's approximately how the picking goes:
   
     C                  D
E|---0----0----0-0-0-0--2-2----0---0----0----0-----0---------|
B|---1----1----1-1-1-1--3-3----0-----0----0----0--------0----|
G|---0----0----0-0-0-0--2-2----1-------1----1----1----1---1--|
D|---2----2----2-2-2-2--0-0----2-----------------------------|
A|---3----3----3-3-3-3---------2-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------0-----------------------------|
   
   
Verse 1: [see tab below for picking]
    E
I met her in a club down in old Soho
           A                      D                     E
where you drink champagne and it tastes just like coca cola
         A   Asus4 A
C-O-L-A, cola

    E
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
  A                           D                         E
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
         A     D             C     C  D   E
L-O-L-A, Lola,   Lo lo lo lo lola
   
   
TAB FOR VERSE 1: it's impossible to tab out the picking exactly right -
it seems almost random - but this is as close as I could get
   
    E                            A             D
E|-----0----0----0----0------------0----0--------2----2------
B|-------0----0----0-------0---------2----2--------3----3----
G|---------1----1----1---1---1---------2----2--------2----2--
D|---------------------------------------------0-------------
A|-------------------------------0---------------------------
E|--0--------------------------------------------------------
     I met her...            ...you drink...   ...tastes just like...
   
     E                           A
E------0----0----0-----4--2--0----0----0------------------
B--------0----0---------------------2----2---2---2-2-3-2--
G----------1----1--1--4---2--1--------2----2----2--2-2-2--
D---------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------0------------------------
E----0----------------------------------------------------
   Coca-cola...    ...c-o-l-a, cola
   
   
    E                            A             D
E------0----0----0----0------------0----0--------2----2------
B--------0----0----0-------0---------2----2--------3----3----
G----------1----1----1---1---1---------2----2--------2----2--
D----------------------------------------------0-------------
A--------------------------------0---------------------------
E---0--------------------------------------------------------
She walked up...            ...I asked...   ...dark brown voice...
   
   
     E                           A             D
E------0------0-------0---0--------0----0--------2----2------
B------------------------------------2----2--------3----3----
G--------1-1----1-1-----1---1----------2----2--------2----2--
D----------------------------------------------0-------------
A--------------------------------0---------------------------
E----0-------------------------------------------------------
  ...Lola...         ...l-o-l-a, Lola...      ...lo lo lo lo
   
   
       C             C          D  E
E-----0----0------0-0-0-0--0-2--0----|
B-------1----1----1-1-1-1--1-3--0----|  Then the acoustic guitar
G---------0----0--0-0-0-0--0-2--1----|  keeps strumming the E chord
D-----------------2-2-2-2--2-0--2----|  while the electric plays
A---3-------------3-3-3-3--3----2----|  FILL 1 that is tabbed out
E-------------------------------0----|  below.
    Lola
   
   
FILL 1:            b = bend up     r = release bend
                   h = hammer-on   p = pull-off
   E
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---9-9-9-9----9-11b13r11-9-----------------------------------------|
D|---9-9-9-9-----------------11p9----------------------9-----9h11-9--|
A|--------------------------------11-9----9/11----9h11----11---------|
E|-------------------------------------12----------------------------|
   

   
Verse 2 and the rest of the song is just strummed. The only thing
to remember is that the electric guitar sometimes throws in two
little fills, one on the E chord, and one on the D chord.
   
   E-chord Fill:            D-chord Fill:
   E|--4-4--2--0--|         E|--2-2--0-----|
   B|--0-0--0--0--|         B|--3-3--3--3--|
   G|--4-4--2--1--|         G|--2-2--2--2--|
   D|-------------|         D|-------------|
   A|-------------|         A|-------------|
   E|-------------|         E|-------------|
   
   
Verse 2:
   
     E
Well I'm not the worlds most physical guy
             A
but when she squeezed me tight
           D                     E
she nearly broke my spine, oh my Lola
            A   Asus4 A
Lo lo lo lo Lola
      E
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
        A                       D
why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
      E
oh my Lola
            A      D             C     C D  E   [play FILL 1]
Lo lo lo lo Lola     Lo lo lo lo Lola
  
Chorus:
        B
Well we drank champagne and danced all night
F#
under electric candlelight
    A
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
and said 'Dear boy, won't you come home with me'

Verse 3:
     E
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
           A                         D                  E
but when I looked in her eye, well I almost fell for my Lola
            A     D            C     C  D
Lo lo lo lo Lola   Lo lo lo lo Lola
E                   A    D             C    C D    E  [play FILL 1]
Lola,   Lo lo lo lo Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola

Bridge:
  A      C#m  B
I pushed her away
  A      C#m    B
I walked to the door
  A    C#m    B
I fell to the floor
  E    G#m   C#m
I got down on my knees
     B
Then I looked at her and she at me
   
   
VERSE 4: [the fingerpicking is pretty much the same as in Verse 1]
    E
Well that's the way that I want it to stay
      A                 D                  E
and I always want it to be that way for my Lola
            A    Asus4 A
Lo lo lo lo Lola
E
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
      A                     D                         E
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world except for Lola
            A
Lo lo lo lo Lola

Chorus:
        B
Well I left home just a week before
    F#
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
A
Lola smiled and took me by the hand
and said 'dear boy, I'm gonna make you a man'
   
Verse 5:
        E
Well I'm not the worlds most passionate man
     A                      D
but I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
          E                 A      D              C     C D  
and so is Lola, lo lo lo lo lola      Lo lo lo lo Lola

Outro:
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E                  A     D             C     C D
Lola,  lo lo lo lo Lola,   lo lo lo lo Lola
E
Lola......yeah, you get the picture. play lots and fade out...
                              
 
Chords:
      
E 022100    Asus4 x02230
A x02220    F#    244322
D xx0232    C#m   x46654
C x32010    G#m   466444
B x2444x

 
 
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About the artist behind Lola 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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