Chords for "God's Children"

Date: August 30, 1997  4:24 PM
From: Harlan Leslie Thompson


GOD'S CHILDREN- The Kinks

 F            Am             Dm            Bb   Am  Gm
Man made the buildings that reach for the sky
     F            Am            Dm            Bb   Am  Gm
And man made the motorcar and learned how to fly
        Dm               C             Bb               F   Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
But he didn't make the flowers and he didn't make the trees
        Dm          C          Bb         F   Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
And he didn't make you and he didn't make me
          Bb     Am       Bb  Am Gm F     Csus4  C  Csus2  C 
And he's got no right to turn us into machines

CHORUS #1:
          F      Bb       C
No, he's got no right at all
    F       Bb          C
Cos we are all God's children
          F       Bb       C
And they got no right to change us
       Bb       Am      Bb   Am  Gm    F   C       F  Fsus4  F  Fsus4  F
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

BRIDGE:
Bb                  Am
I don't want this world to change me
    Gm                       F
I wanna go back the way the good Lord made me
Bb                  Am 
Same lungs that he gave me to breathe with
 Gm                      C
Same eyes he gave me to see with

Oh the rich man, poor man, saint and the sinner
The wise man, simpleton, loser and the winner
We are all the same to him
Stripped of our clothes and all the things we own

CHORUS #2:
Ah, the day that we are born
We are all God's children
And they got no right to change us          [stay on C]
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made ...

Oh the good Lord made us all
And we are all his children
And they got no right to change us
Oh we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

          Bb       Am       Bb  Am  Gm   F    C       F
Yeah, we gotta go back the way the good Lord made us all

F/D  F(2)  F  Fsus4  F/D  F(2)  F  Fsus4   (repeat and fade)


CHORDS:  Fsus4: 1 3 3 3 1 1  Csus4: x 3 2 0 1 1  Csus2: x 3 2 0 3 0
         F/D: x x 3 2 3 1  F(2): x x 3 2 1 1 (otherwise, 1 3 3 2 1 1)



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