Chords for "Mindless Child Of Motherhood"

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


MINDLESS CHILD OF MOTHERHOOD- The Kinks

Am C G E E7 Am F (w/RIFF 1)  (repeat)

 Am                     C     G  E  E7         Am       F
I've been travelling a long time to be just a-where you are
Am                C    G  E    E7         Am   F
In dreams I have seen you but you are so very far

CHORUS:
 C                F     C  E  E7         Am       F
How long must I travel on, to be just a-where you are?
 C                F    C   E  E7         Am       F
How long must I travel on, to be just a-where you are?
F   (RIFF 2)   C (RIFF 3) F (RIFF 2) C  (RIFF 3)
I was your friend,        I was a  fool
F   F/E     Am                    F   E
I feel for you though we're far apart
F   (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F   (RIFF 2) C  (RIFF 3)
I see your face,       lost without trace
F  F/E      Am                    F  E
I see your mind, drift in empty space
Am           C       G
Mindless child of motherhood
E          E7       Am          F
You have lost the thing that's good
Am           C      G
Mindless child of motherhood
E          E7       Am          F   
You have lost the thing that's good

F (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F  (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3)
F (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F  (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F G Am F E

Am           C     G    E   E7      Am     F
I know that it's unfair to bear a bastard son
Am              C    G    E   E7              Am      F
But why do you hide babe when we could have shared a love?

CHORUS

(to me...)

F (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F  (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3)
F (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3) F  (RIFF 2) C (RIFF 3)


RIFF 1:
   Am   C       G         E   E7   Am F
E ---------------------------------------
B ---------------------------------------
G ---------------------------------------
D ---------------------------------------
A -0-2-3------0---0-----------------0----
E -------1--3---3---3--3s-0--0-4--4---1--

RIFF 2:           RIFF 3:
   F           C  (C/G)
E --------------- ----------------
B -----1--------- ----------------
G ---2----------- ----------------
D -3-----2--0---- ----------------
A -------------3- ----0-3-0-------
E --------------- --3-------3-----


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