Who Sang Sitting by the Riverside? The Kinks

The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1968-11-22
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 2:25
Out in the country,
Far from all the soot and noise of the city,
There's a village green.
It's been a long time
Since I last set eyes on the church with the steeple
Down by the village green.
Twas there I met a girl called daisy
And kissed her by the old oak tree.
Although I loved my daisy, I saw fame,
And so I left the village green.

I miss the village green,
And all the simple people.
I miss the village green,
The church, the clock, the steeple.
I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

And now all the houses
Are rare antiquities.
American tourists flock to see the village green.
They snap their photographs and say "gawd darn it,
Isn't it a pretty scene?"
And daisy's married tom the grocer boy,
And now he owns a grocery.

I miss the village green,
And all the simple people.
I miss the village green,
The church, the clock, the steeple.
I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

And I will return there,
And I'll and daisy,
And we'll sip tea, laugh,
And talk about the village green.
We will laugh and talk about the village green.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Village Green Preservation Society
  • 2 Do You Remember Walter?
  • 3 Picture Book
  • 4 Johnny Thunder
  • 5 Last of the Steam‐Powered Trains
  • 6 Big Sky
  • 7 Sitting by the Riverside
  • 8 Animal Farm
  • 9 Village Green
  • 10 Starstruck
  • 11 Phenomenal Cat
  • 12 All of My Friends Were There
  • 13 Wicked Annabella
  • 14 Monica
  • 15 People Take Pictures of Each Other

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin