Chords for "Powerman"

Date: March 24, 2005
From: José Duarte

Intro: G     Em  D  Em  D         A    

I know a man, he's a powerful man 
             D							   A
He's got the people in his power in the palm of his hand. 
He started at the bottom and he worked his way up 
		   D                                     A
Now he's never going to stop Until he reaches the top. 

A                  D              A        D      
It's the same old story, it's the same old dream, 
       C 							A    
It's power man, power man, and all that it can bring. 

If you want your money, you better stand in the line 
'Cos you'll only end up picking up nickels and dimes. 
You call him names and he sits and grins 
'Cos everybody else is just a sucker to him. 

And he's got my money, but I've got my faith 
And powerman, powerman, I'll never be your slave. 

It's the same old story, it's the same old game 
It's power man, power man, driving me insane 

C                                   D
People tried to conquer the world Napoleon and Genghis Khan 
F                          C
Hitler tried and Mussolini too 
C                             D
Powerman don't need to fight, powerman don't need no guns 
F                         C    A  D
Powerman got money on his side  

Well I'm not rich and I'm not free 
But I've got my girl and she got me 
He's got my money and my publishing rights 
But I've got my girl and I'm alright 

And she got me going, and she keeps me sane 
But powerman, powerman, got money on the brain 
It's the same old story it's the same old game 
Powerman, powerman driving me insane 

From: Seth Greco Date: 3 Sept. 2005 This is a tab for the song powerman by the kinks , I've tried the best I can and I believe most of it is right or close to it. Powerman by: the kinks guitar 1 starts in with a little bit of palm muting on E chord up on the 7th fret of the a string e----------------- ---------------------------------------------- B----------------- ---------------------7h8---------------------- G-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9- -9--7----7--6--4--7-------9------------------- D-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9- -9--7----7--6--4--7--------------------------- A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7- -7--5----5--4--2--4--------------------------- E----------------- ---------------------------------------------- pm............... after that u repeat it but with out the palm mutes then it goes in the main beat of the whole song which is riff 1 Riff 2 e------------------ e------------------- B-22222--2222------ B-22222-2222-------- G-22222--22224p2p0 x2 G-22222-2222-------- x3 D-22222--2222------ D-22222-2222-----0-2 A-00000--0000------ A-00000-0000-0-3---- E------------------ E------------------- on the third time of riff 2 ray starts singing and then it will switch to riff 3 e-22222-2222-------- Then u go back to riff 2 you'll hear it B-33333-3333-------- G-22222-2222-----0-2 x1 D-00000-0000-0-2---- A------------------- E------------------- then the chorus comes in and it's a little different but pretty much same stuff you'll play A chord but not the riff and then when u hear the switch u play riff 3 twice then u play A chord and then hit a single D so it goes A/A/A/A A/A/A/D ,riff 3 X2 ,A/A/A/A A/A/A/D ,then riff 3 X1 Then the last time he does a little riff e--------------------- B--------------------- G-777-7b-7p5---------- D-777--------7-5------ A-555----------------- E--------------------- then repeat what ever needed until the next part I play on the high e string e-14-15-14-12-14s12-12-12-12-10- im not sure about hammer ons or pull offs if there is any but if so please speak up and correct me e-9-10-9-7-9s7-7-7-7-5 i'm not sure about those but seems close. The last part of the song that changes is the bridge or what ever u call it it goes A, D, F, C and u play A D F by hitting it on the bar chord then pm it....then C is play with the strumming pattern of the riffs above. Then all repeats the ending changes a little to he goes from E ,to G then f#,E, D I know I didn't get the other guitar but its all around the same thing except for the beginning that's it if any corrections e mail me at [address deleted]
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