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Dead End Street Chords And Strumming, The Kinks

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Did You Know? Dead End Street wasn't on any albums by The Kinks but was released as a stand alone single. It's considered by NME to be in the top 100 singles of all time.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  White Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick

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Dead End Street Chords And Strumming, The Kinks

Open Chords:  

Am, A7, C, G, Dm & E plus:

Am/G:   3x2210

G/F#:   2x0033 

F∆7:     xx3210


Tempo: 130bpm

Key: Am

Strumming:

"4 To The Floor":

|D    D    D    D    |


"1 Strum":

|D                      |


"1 Strum*":

|                  D    |

​​​

Intro - 

     |Am - - - |Am - - - |

     |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |

a|0|0   22  3|3   22  0|0   22  3|3   22   |

 

Verse 1 -

||Am - - - |C - G - |Dm - - - |F∆7 - Am - || x2


(Am) There's a crack up in the (C)ceil(G)ing
(Dm) And the kitchen sink is (F∆7)lea(Am)king
(Am) Out of work and got no (C)mo(G)ney
(Dm) A Sunday joint of bread and (F∆7)ho(Am)ney


PreChorus -

||Am - - - |- - - G|F∆7 - - - |E - - - || x2

 (1 strum /1 strum*/4 to the floor/4 to the floor)

 |A7 - - - |A7 - - - |Dm - - |E - - - |


(Am) What are we living for? (G) (F∆7)
Two-roomed apartment on the (E)second floor
(Am) No money coming in (G) (F∆7)
The rent collector's knocking, (E)trying to get in

(A7)We are strictly (A7)second class
We (Dm)don't under(E)stand



Chorus -

||G/F# - F∆7 - |Am - Am/G - || x3 

 |C  -F∆7  -   |C - F∆7  -   |


(G/F#)Dead end!
Why (F∆7)we should be on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)People are living on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)Gonna die on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street

(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)
(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)


Verse 2 -

||Am - - - |C - G - |Dm - - - |F∆7 - Am - || x2


(Am) On a cold and frosty (C)mor(G)ning
(Dm) Wipe my eyes and stop me (F∆7)yawn(Am)ing
(Am) And my feet are nearly (C)fro(G)zen
(Dm) Boil the tea and put some (F∆7)toast (Am)on


PreChorus 2 -

||Am - - - |- - - G|F∆7 - - - |E - - - || x2

 (1 strum /1 strum*/4 to the floor/4 to the floor)

 |A7 - - - |A7 - - - |Dm - - |E - - - |


(Am) What are we living for? (G) (F∆7)
Two-roomed apartment on the (E)second floor
(Am) No chance to emigrate (G) (F∆7)
I'm deep in debt and now it's (E)much too late

(A7)We both have to (A7)work so hard
We (Dm)can't get the (E)chance


Chorus -

||G/F# - F∆7 - |Am - Am/G - || x3 

 |C  -F∆7  -   |C - F∆7  -   |

​​​

(G/F#)Dead end!
Why (F∆7)we should be on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)People are living on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)Gonna die on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street

(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)
(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)


Middle 8 - 

     |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |

a|0|0   22  3|3   22  0|0   22  3|3   22  0|

     |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |

   a|0   22  3|3   22  0|0   22  3|3   22   |


Chorus - 

||G/F# - F∆7 - |Am - Am/G - || x3 

 |C  -F∆7  -   |C - F∆7  -   |

​​​

(G/F#)Dead end!
Why (F∆7)people live on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)People are dying on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street
(G/F#)Dead end!
(F∆7)Gonna die on (Am)dead end (Am/G)street

(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)
(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)


Ending- 

||C  -F∆7  -   |C - F∆7  -   || x8


(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)
(C)Head to my (F∆7)feet (yeah)
(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)

(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)

(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)
(C)How's it (F∆7)feel? (yeah)
(C)How's it (F∆7)feel? (yeah)
(C)Dead end (F∆7)street (yeah)


Final Chord Strum: C

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