Chords for "Little Bit Of Emotion"

From: Jim Smart
Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 03:52:53 -0400


Little Bit Of Emotion

Written by Ray Davies

Chords transcribed by Jim Smart

Notes: Very simple, effective ballad. I'm not sure how often to play a
passing D chord before going back to G; it is written in occasionally. Use it
as you will.

G                D
See all the people
 C                 D
With hatred in their eyes
G                   D
I can't help thinking that
C                   D
It's only a disguise
       G               D
Cause underneath that core
               Em
There's got to be more
            C      D
Than what we realize
G
Maybe they're scared
D       C               D
To let the inside out
G
Maybe they're afraid to
D       C                     D
Show what they're all about
         G             D                  Em
So they put on a heavy front and hope that no one else
    C       D
Can work them out
        Em      C       D
So they put on all the heaviness
         Em      C       D
But it's only illusion heaviness
           Em C    D
Can't you see-ee        They're scared to
G             D       C       D
Show a little bit of emotion
G                 D       C       D
A little bit of real emotion
G                D       Em
In case a little bit of emotion
C            D
Gives them away

G                  D       C                         D
Look at that lady dancing around with no clothes
G                       D
She'll give you all her body
C                               D
That's if you've got the dough
G
She'll let you see most
D             Em
Anything but there's one thing
         C         D
That she'll never show
               G       D        C
And that's a little bit of real emotion
   G              D C
A little bit of true emotion
       G          D       Em
In case a little bit of emotion
C       D
Gives her away
           Em            C       D
But it's a shame she's acting that way
                Em      C       D
Somehow she's gotta get through every day
               Em C    D
And the only way-ay     Is not to
G                    D C         D
show one little bit of emotion
   G              D  C        D
A little bit of true emotion
G                D       Em        C    D
In case a little bit of emotion gives her away

C
People learn their lines
Bm
And they act out their part
Am
Then they talk on cue
G
But it's got no heart
C
It's all on the surface
Bm
And it's all contrived
Am
They're scared to come out
C       D
Somehow they've got to survive

G
Look at that looney
D       C                     D
With a smile on his face
G
He knows no shame
D       C                 D
And feels no disgrace
             G       D
He's got a look in his eyes
              Em                    C       D
That makes it seem that he's from outer space
G                     D       C                  D
Maybe that looney knows what it's all about
 G                   D       C                       D
He's got something to say but he can't spit it out
G           D       Em      C       D
He's unco-ordinated     so we shut him out
             G       D C                  D
In case he shows a little bit of emotion
   G            D       C
A little bit of real emotion
        G           D       Em
We're afraid to see a bit of emotion
        C D
So we walk away
G       D       C                  D
Show a little bit of real emotion
G       D       C             D
Show a little bit of emotion
            G       D       Em
We're afraid to see a bit of emotion
        C       D (hold)
So we walk away


Note: I haven't actualy heard this song in over ten years. I am writing it
from memory, so forgive me if it goes astray.

Album this song can be found on: Low Budget


Date: April 12, 1997 2:41 PM From: Jim Smart This may be a first: I'd like to fix my own chord posting! Now that I've heard this song again, I believe we should all be adding a B7 in certain places, like this: G B7 Em We're afraid to see a bit of emotion C D (hold) So we walk away Also, when the lead comes in, the whole song changes key, but you don't have to play it that way. Jim


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