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HOW TO PLAY LOLA BY THE KINKS

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Here is another song from The Kinks. The first song of the band that we featured here at RiffRiff.com is “You Really Got Me” and just like that song, this is another hit song for the Kinks. And the timing of this hit could not come in a better time.

This song was released in 1970, just about the time when their career was dwindling. Thanks to Lola, they got another hit in the US.

Lola Guitar Lesson – How to Play



Check out the tab of the song below courtesy of Songsterr. You can create your own free account for Free and you can play the whole song. You can play along as well.

lola guitar tab

 The Kinks Lola Chords

Here is the lyrics and guitar chords for the song for those who are in a hurry and wants to know how to play Lola by rhythm guitar and strumming. (credits given to the chords contributor at the bottom of page)

Chords Used in Lola

Below are the chords that were used in the song. You may click on the link to check out what the chords look like:


LOLA
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by Ray Davies and The Kinks

E |
I met her in a club down in old Soho where they

A D |
drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry

E |A
cola C-O-L-A cola

|E
she walked up to me and she asked me to dance

|A D |
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said

E |A D |C D |E |E
Lola L-O-L-A Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo – la

|B7 |
Well, we drank champagne and danced all night

F#7
Under electric candle light

|A
She picked me up and sat me on her knee

|A
and said “dear boy won’t you come home with me?”

|E
Well, I’m not the world’s most passionate guy,

|A D |
but when I looked in her eyes, well I almost fell for my

E |A D |C D |
Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo – la Lo lo lo lo Lo – la

E |A D |C D |E |E
Lola Lo lo lo lo Lo – la Lo lo lo lo Lo – la

|A E B
I pushed her away

|A E B
I walked to the door

|A E B
I fell to the floor

|E G#7 C#m
I got down on my knees

|B B13
Then I looked at her and she at me

|E
Well, that’s the way that I want it to stay…

(That’s enough; you get the idea. Yeah, I know I skipped a verse…)

From: Harlan L Thompson

LOLA- The Kinks

C D E
E
I met her in a club down in old Soho
A D A E
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry Cola
A Asus
C-O-L-A Cola
E
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
A D A E
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
A D C D E
L-O-L-A Lola la-la-la-la Lola

E
Well I’m not the world’s most physical guy
But when she sqeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Well I’m not dumb but I can’t understand
Why she walked like a woman but talked like a man
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

CHORUS #1:
B
Well we drank champagne and danced all night
F#m
Under electric candlelight
A
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
B7
And said “Dear boy, won’t you come home with me?”

E
Well I’m not the world’s most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
E A D C D E
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

BRIDGE:
A C#m B A C#m B
I pushed her away, I walked to the door
A C#m B E G#m C#m
I fell to the floor, I got down on my knees
B
Then I looked at her and she at me

Well that’s the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola
Girl will be boys and boys will be girls
It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
La-la-la-la Lola

CHORUS #2:
Well I left home just a week before
And I’d never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said “Dear boy, I’m gonna make you a man”

Well I’m not the world’s most masculine man
But I know what I am and I’m glad that I’m a man
And so is Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

(from Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround, 1970)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

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