Sunny Afternoon lyrics



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

Am | G | C | G |
The tax man’s taken all my dough, and left me in my stately home,
E E/D | E7/C E7/B |
lazing on a sunny afternoon.

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The Kinks

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.


Intermediate Acoustic Songs

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar Songs

The intermediate songs can not be played using just basic open position chords. We have to move up the fretboard and play CAGED barre chords as well.

We also incorporate bass lines, pentatonic licks, extended chords, and play vocal melodies. Most importantly, we invent a 2nd guitar part and play these songs together.

Go to Intermediate Acoustic Songs.