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20th Century Man

Ray Davies/the Kinks: Muswell Hillbillies (1971)

A A A A#-A A D D A E E A (riff1 2x) A D G D G D A (riff1 2x)
A E
This is the age of machinery, a mechanical nightmare;
A D G D A (riff)
A wonderful world of technology, Napalm, hydrogen bomb, biological warfare!
A E
This is the twentieth century, too much aggravation!
A D G D A (riff)
It's the age of insanity, What has become of the green pleasant fields of Jeruselem?
A G G A G
Ain't got no ambition, I'm just disillusioned.
D (no chord) A (riff1) A D G D G D A (riff1)
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't want, don't wanna be here
A G G# A E
My mama says she can't understand me, Can't see me motivation!
A D G D A (riff1)
Just give me some security, I'm a paranoid schizoid product of the 20th century!
A G G# A E
You keep all your smart modern writers, Give me William Shakespeare.
A D G D A (riff)
You keep all your smart modern painters, I'll take Rembrandt, Tizian, Da Vinci and Gainsborough!
A G G# A G
Girl, we gotta get out of here, we gotta find a solution!
D (no chord) A (Riff1)
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't want, don't wanna die here
A G G# A G
Well, we gotta get outta here, we've gotta find a solution.
D (no chord) A
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't want, don't wanna be here!
Bridge
Em A5 Em G G/F# Em
I was born in a wellfare state, ruled by bureaucracy;
D Am C C/B A5
Controlled by civil servants and people dressed in grey.
A5 Am A5 G G/F# Em
Got no privacy, got no liberty,
D A5 C C/B A (Riff1)
'Cause the twentieth century people took it all away from me.
Riff2 four times
A (no chord) G D A
Don't wanna get myself shot down
(no chord) G D A
By some trigger happy policeman,
(no chord) G D
Gotta keep a hold of my sanity
D F C G A
I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna die here...
Riff2 four times
(no chord) G D A (no chord) G D A
My mama says she can't understand me, Can't see my motivation.
(no chord) G D D F C G A
Ain't got no security, I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna die here...
Riff2 - repeat ...
I don't want twentieth century man, I don't want twentieth century man, 
I don't want twentieth century man, I don't want twentieth century man. 
A G D A G D A
This is the twentieth century Too much aggravation!
G D D F C G A
This is the age of insanity, I'm a twentieth century man but I don't wanna be here...
Riff1: | Riff2: ---------------------------- |-(A)-----(G)--------(G/F#)-(Em)---- -------------------3-3-3-2-- |----3-3-2---------0------0--------- -------------------2-2-2-2-- repeat |----2-2-2---------0------0--------- -------------------4-4-4-2-- |----4-4-2---0---0------0------0---- ----0-5p0-5p0---0----------- |--0-------0------------------------ --------------0------------- |--------------3------2------0------


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