Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks!

The tax man’s taken all my dough,
and left me in my stately home,
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

And I can’t sail my yacht,
he’s taken everythin’ I’ve got,
all I’ve got’s this sunny afternoon.

Save me, save me,
save me from this squeeze.
I’ve got a big fat momma tryin’ to break me.

And I’d love to live so pleasantly,
live this life of luxury,
lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In the summertime, in the summertime, in the summertime.

My girlfriend’s run off with my car,
and gone back to her ma and pa,
telling tales of drunkenness and cruelty.

Now I’m sitting here,
sipping at my ice cold beer,
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

Help me, help me, help me sail away.
Well give me two good reasons,
why I ought to stay.

‘Cause I love to live so pleasantly,
live this life of luxury,
lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In Summertime, in summertime, in summertime.

Save me, save me,
save me from this squeeze.
I’ve got a big fat momma tryin’ to break me.

And I’d love to live so pleasantly,
live this life of luxury,
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

In the summertime, in the summertime.
In the summertime, in the summertime, in the summertime.


Sunny Afternoon – Chords & Guitar Lessons

Sunny Afternoon’s bass line create a looped pattern for the intro/chorus tag in a minor key. When the chorus starts, the same major key is applied.

Going from minor to major like this is one of the best tricks to apply when you want to create a feeling of release in a song.

Go to Sunny Afternoon – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


The Kinks – Biography

Categorized as a British invasion band, along with the other members of the so-called Big Four, The Kinks changed popular music forever.

Among their hits, you find Lola, Sunny Afternoon and You Really Got Me, which fourteen years later would be covered by Van Halen, using a much louder amp.

Go to The Kinks – Biography.

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