Chords for "Willesden Green"

Date: April 18, 2001 1:49 AM
From: Christopher Heckman

"Willesden Green", written by Ray Davies (the Kinks)
tabbed by Christopher Heckman
using Seventh String's Transcribe! utility

Usual disclaimers: You are allowed to use this file only for private study;
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font (or some other equal-spaced font). And lastly: this is my interpretation
of the song; no copyright infringement or toe-stepping-on is intended.

Rhythm: eighths on 1st, 2nd, 3rd beats, triplet on 4th ("1 and 2 and 3 and 4
and-a"). A cowboy song. (I'm not entirely kidding; after all, this song was
off of the "Percy" soundtrack, which was followed by the _Muswell Hillbillies_

The bass has several main riffs, shown below. EB1 and EB2 are played over
an E chord, BB1 over a B chord, etc. Parentheses () are shown at the start
of each measure.
 I have included the notes for the vocal harmony in the introduction,
in note/octave format. (c4 is middle C.)

    EB1  /   /   /      BB1  /   /   /      EB2  /   /   /

    AB1  /   /   /      AB2  /   /   /      F#mB1 /   /   /

 Intro (vocal harmony): [b2 b3 f#4] [b3 b4 (f#5 b5)] [a3 a4],
 then bass tab: BE1, BB1, BE2, BE2.

(E)    E7 (EB1)        B (BB1)          E (EB2) (EB2)
Well I tried to settle down Fulham Broadway,

      (EB2)            A (AB1)         E (EB2) (EB2)
And I tried to make my home in Golders Green.

      (EB2)              (EB2) A (AB2)       F#m (F#mB1)
But I gotta get that train and go back home again,

         E (EB1)             B (BB1)                  E (EB2) (EB2)
Oh how I miss the folks back home in Willesden Green.

           E (EB1)         B (BB1) E (EB2) (EB2)         (EB1)
Oooh, ooh, ooh,   ooh ...                      ooh, ooh, ooh ...

 The following is spoken over the chord changes:

                            B7 (BB1)
You know, I tried, I really tried to settle in this big city,

E (EB2) (EB2)
  (Ooh, ooh, ooh)

E (EB2)                              A (AB1)           E (EB2) (EB2)
And I always thought I could make it all on my very own.

E (EB2)                                     (EB2)
But there's one thing that keeps calling me

                A (AB2)                   F#m (F#mB1)
To that little, that little semi-detached.

           E (EB1)                     B (BB1)           E (EB2)
That's the folks, yeah, the folks back home in Willesden Green.

 Out: Piano solo over ||: EB2 EB1 BB1 EB2 :||
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