The Kinks

Shangri-la

The Kinks

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Shangri-la

	  		  Am               G         E7   Am 
Now that you've found your paradise 
   Am          C       G     E7 
This is your kingdom to command 
         Am   C          G          E7 
You can go outside and polish your car 
    Am          C            E7     Am  (opening riff) 
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-La 

 Am             G          E7       Am 
Here is your reward for working so hard 
  Am            C          G       E7 
Gone are the lavatories in the backyard 
  Am           C              G            E7 
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car 
      Am          C            E7     Am   A 
You just want to sit in your Shangri-La 

 D                        Dmaj7 
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire 
         D7                      G         G/F#      Em 
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher 
                 C            C/B            Am  Am/G 
You're in your place and you know where you are 
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C 
In your Shangri-La 
 D                 Dmaj7 
Sit back in your old rockin' chair 
     D7                  G          G/F#  Em 
You need not worry you need not care 
                 C   C/B  Am 
You can't go anywhere 
         F  A         F  A         Bb  F     C   A 
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahh 

       D            Dmaj7 
The little man who gets the train 
         D7              G          G/F#  Em 
Got a mortgage hanging over his head 
                C              C/B  Am  Am/G 
But he's too scared to complain 
              F            F/E  Dm  Dm/C 
Cos he's conditioned that way 
 D                   Dmaj7 
Time goes by and he pays off his debts 
       D7              G   G/F#  Em 
Got a T.V. set and a radio 
             C             C/B  Am 
For seven shillings a week 
        F  A         F  A         Bb  F     C 
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh 
        F  A         F  A         Bb  F     C 
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh 

( Bb  F  C   Bb  F  C  Bb  F  Dm ) 

 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B              Dm/Bb 
And all the houses in the street have got a name 
 Dm            Dm/C        Dm/B                 Dm/Bb 
Cos all the houses in the street they look the same 
  A                             D                 Dm 
Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes 
 Dm            Dm/C              Dm/B                 Dm/Bb 
The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know 
 Dm             Dm/C                  Dm/B              Dm/Bb 
They say their lines they drink their tea and then they go 
 A                          D             Dm 
They tell your business in another Shangri-La 
 Dm                    Dm/C             Dm/B            Dm/Bb 
The gas bills and the water rates and payments on the car 
 Dm             Dm/C             Dm/B         Dm/Bb 
Too scared to think about how insecure you are 
 A                            D 
Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-La 
         G        C        F  Bb  G  C  F  Bb  G  C  F  Bb  G  C  F  Bb... G  C  F  A  
Shangri-La la la la la la la... 

 D                        Dmaj7 
Put on your slippers and sit by the fire 
           D7                     G         G/F#      Em 
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher 
                 C             C/B           Am 
You're in your place and you know where you are 
          F     F/E  Dm  Dm/C 
In your Shangri-La 
  D               Dmaj7 
Sit back in your old rockin' chair 
      D7                 G          G/F#  Em 
You need not worry you need not care 
                C     C/B  Am 
You can't go anywhere 
        F  A         F  A          Bb  F    C    A 
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh 
        F  A         F  A          Bb  F     C 
Shangri-La, Shangri-La, Shangri-La-ah-ah-ahhh 
		  

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