Tablature guitare : The Kinks – Apeman

Song: Apeman
Artist: The Kinks
Composer: Ray Davies
Album: Lola versus Powerman and The Moneygoround Part One

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
16th April 2013

D = xx0232    A     = x02220    Asus4 = x02230
E = 022100    Esus4 = 022200    E7    = 022130

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[Intro]
      D                       E       D   E      A
e |---2--2---2--2---2----0----4---|---2---0--0---0---|
B |-------------------------------|---3---0--0---2---|
G |---2--2---2--2---2----0----4---|---2---1--1---2---|
D |-------------------------------|---0---2--2---2---|
A |-------------------------------|-------2--2---0---|
E |-------------------------------|-------0--0-------|


[Verse 1]
   A                                          A
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |   I think I'm so - phisticated,
             A                     E                 Esus4   E
'Cause I'm living my life like a good homo sapien,
     A
But all around me everybody's multiplying,
              E                             Esus4   E
And they're walking 'round like flies, man,
    D               
So I'm no better than the animals,
                  A                      Asus4  A
Sitting in their cages in the zoo, man,
               A
'Cause com - pared to the flowers, and the birds, and the trees, 
E       E7     A
I am an ape - man!


[Verse 2]
            A
I think I'm so educated, and I'm so civilised,
               E                  Esus4  E
'Cause I'm a strict vegetarian,
               A
But with the over population, and inflation, and starvation,
          E                       Esus4  E
And the crazy poli - tici - ans,
   D
I don't feel safe in this world no more,
   A
I don't want to die in a nuclear war,
   A
I want to sail away to a distant shore,
     E           E7     A
And make like an ape - man!



[Chorus 1]
e |-----------------|
B |-----------------|
G |------------0-1--|
D |----0-1-2-4------|
A |--4--------------|
E |-----------------|

 A
I'm an ape - man, I'm an ape, ape - man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
        A
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a vood - doo man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
               D
'Cause com - pared to the sun that sits in the sky,
        A
Com - pared to the clouds as they roll by,
        A
Com - pared to the bugs, and the spiders, and flies,
E       E7     A
I am an ape - man!


[Break]
      D                       E       D   E      A
     La-la, la-la!  La - la - la!
e |---2--2---2--2---2----0----4---|---2---0--0---0---|
B |-------------------------------|---3---0--0---2---|
G |---2--2---2--2---2----0----4---|---2---1--1---2---|
D |-------------------------------|---0---2--2---2---|
A |-------------------------------|-------2--2---0---|
E |-------------------------------|-------0--0-------|


[Verse 3]
e |-----------------|
B |-----------------|
G |------------0-1--|
D |----0-1-2-4------|
A |--4--------------|
E |-----------------|

A                                          E
    In man's evolution he has created the city,
          E                     A
And the motor traffic rumble,       but, give me half a chance,
                   E
And I'd be taking off my clothes, and living in the jungle,
            D
'Cause the only time that I feel at ease,
      A
Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree,
A                            E          E7    A
Oh, what a life of luxury to be like an ape - man!


[Chorus 2]
e |-----------------|
B |-----------------|
G |------------0-1--|
D |----0-1-2-4------|
A |--4--------------|
E |-----------------|

 A
I'm an ape - man, I'm an ape, ape - man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
        A
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a vood - doo man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
   D
I look out the window, but I can't see the sky,
     A
The air pollution is a - fogging up my eyes,
   A
I want to get out of this city alive,
     E           E7     A
And make like an ape - man!


[Bridge]
     D                       E     D  E    A
    La-la, la-la!  La - la - la!               A- come on and..
e |--2--2---2--2---2----0----4--|--2--0-0--0------------------|
B |-----------------------------|--3--0-0--2------------------|
G |--2--2---2--2---2----0----4--|--2--1-1--2------------------|
D |-----------------------------|--0--2-2--2------------------|
A |-----------------------------|-----2-2--0------------------|
E |-----------------------------|-----0-0---------------------|

                  E                           A
...love me       ...be my apeman girl,          and we'd be so..
e |--------------0-------------|--------------0---------------|
B |--------------0-------------|--------------2---------------|
G |--------------1-------------|--------------2---------------|
D |--------------2-------------|-------2-h4-2-2---------------|
A |-------2-h4-2-2-------------|-0-0/4--------0---------------|
E |-0-0/4--------0-------------|------------------------------|

                  E                 A
 ...happy...      ...in my ape-man world!
e |---------------0--------------|--0--------------------|
B |---------------0--------------|--2--------------------|
G |---------------1--------------|--2--------------------|
D |---------------2--------------|--2--------------------|
A |--------2-h4-2-2--------------|--0--------------------|
E |--0-0/4--------0--------------|-----------------------|

    (E7)
e |-------------------------------|
B |-----5-----3-------------------|
G |--------------------------0-1--|
D |-2/6---3/4--------0-1-2-4------|
A |----------------4--------------|
E |-------------------------------|


[Chorus 3]
 A
I'm an ape - man, I'm an ape, ape - man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
        A
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a vood - doo man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
 D
I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane,
 A
I'll keep you warm, and you'll keep me sane,
       A
We'll sit in the trees, and eat bananas all day,
 E           E7     A
Just like an ape - man!


[Chorus 4]
e |-----------------|
B |-----------------|
G |------------0-1--|
D |----0-1-2-4------|
A |--4--------------|
E |-----------------|

 A
I'm an ape - man, I'm an ape, ape - man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
        A
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a vood - doo man,
            E           Esus4   E
Oh, I'm an ape - man,
   D
I don't feel safe in this world no more,
   A
I don't want to die in a nuclear war,
   A
I want to sail away to a distant shore,
     E            E7    A
And make like an ape - man!


[Coda]
      D                        E       E   E   A
     La-la, la-la!  La - la - la!
e |---2--2---2--2----2----0----4---|---0---0---0----||
B |--------------------------------|---0---0---2----||
G |---2--2---2--2----2----0----4---|---1---1---2----||
D |--------------------------------|---2---2---2----||
A |--------------------------------|---2---2---0----||
E |--------------------------------|---0---0--------||

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