The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon (Tabs)

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon (Tab)

I had always assumed the first verse was mocking George Harrison’s Taxman. But it appears Sunny Afternoon was released a couple of months before Taxman. So phenomenally rich people moaning about taxes must have been the rage at the time. Thank god that’s over.

The tune starts off with a bit of a stretch but an otherwise simple descending riff. Be sure to release the pressure with your fretting hand shortly after playing to keep the notes short. The melody is reasonably straightforward as well.

The problems only start when you have to combine the descending run with the melody notes in bars 35 to 40. Here’s an easier version without the descending line if you prefer:


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