Chords for "Victoria"

From: Harlan L Thompson


G   D G C G D G
      D             G
Long ago life was clean
         C         G
Sex was bad and obscene
         D            G
And the rich were so mean
         D             G
Stately homes for the Lords
          C              G
Croquet lawns, village greens
      D           G
Victoria was my queen

  G    D   Em   Bm        D     G
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

I was born, lucky me
In a land that I love
Though I am poor, I am free
When I grow I shall fight
For this land I shall die
Let her sun never set ...CHORUS TWICE

Em                  D
Land of hope and gloria
  D            C
Land of my Victoria
Em                 D
Land of hope and gloria
  D            C
Land of my Victoria
     D      G
Victoria, toria

CHORUS (hold the first two "Victoria"s longer)

Canada to India
Australia to Cornwall
Singapore to Hong Kong
>From the West to the East
>From the rich to the poor
Victoria loved them all ...CHORUS
  G    D   Em  Bm     D             G
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria---------

(from Arthur, 1969)
(sent by Harlan)

Date: January 31, 2000 1:21 PM From: Laura Boyd The follwing is my idea of what the tabs are for Victoria. Sorry, I just can't seem to get the guitar solo... Victoria - The Kinks Play twice at the start with a couple of 'G' chords in between: e|-----------| b|-----------| g|-----------| d|-----------| a|-----------| e|--0--2--3--| This is the melody for the verses. Both versions are the same, only one is up an octave: Version 1: e|------------------------------------------------------------------------- b|------------------------------------------------------------------------- g|--------------------------0---------------------------------------------- d|--------0-----------0--2-----0--2--0--------0-----------------0---------- a|--0--2-----2--0-----------------------0--2-----2--0-----0--2-----2--0---- e|-----------------3-----------------------------------3-----------------3- e|--------------------------------------| b|--------------------------------------| g|--------0-----------------------------| d|--0--2-----0--2--0--------0-----------| a|--------------------0--2-----2--0-----| e|-----------------------------------3--| Version 2: e|--------------------------3---------------------------------------------- b|--------3-----------3--5-----3--5--3--------3-----------------3---------- g|--2--4-----4--2--0--------------------2--4-----4--2--0--2--4-----4--2--0- d|------------------------------------------------------------------------- a|------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|------------------------------------------------------------------------- e|--------3-----------------------------| b|--3--5-----3--5--3--------3-----------| g|--------------------2--4-----4--2--0--| d|--------------------------------------| a|--------------------------------------| e|--------------------------------------| The chords for the chorus are: G, D/Dsus, Em, and Bm/Bmsus. The chords for the little bitty in the middle are: Em, D, D, C, G, D, G. Tabbed by Laura Boyd.
Date: 5 December, 2005 From: Leif Thiborg I have to make a minor correction on The land of my Victoria bit It starts With E major, not E minor so it's E - D - C - E- D -C- G- D-G on the middle eight
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