Who Sang Sunny Afternoon? The Kinks

The Kinks Face to Face cover art

Some other versions of "Sunny Afternoon"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Alfred
writers: Ray Davies
release date: 1966-10-28
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:35
The tax man's taken all my dough
And left me in this stately home
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
And I can't sail my yacht
He's taken everything I got
All I've got's this sunny afternoon

Save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
I gotta big fat mama trying to break me
And I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
In a summertime
In a summertime
In a summertime

My girlfriend's run off with my car
And gone back to her ma and pa
Telling tails of drunkenness and cruelty
Now I'm sitting here
Sipping at my ice cold beer
Lazing on a sunny afternoon

Help me, help me, help me sail away
Well give me two good reasons why I oughta stay
'Cause I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
In a summertime
In a summertime
In a summertime

Ah, save me, save me, save me from this squeeze
I gotta big fat mama trying to break me
And I love to live so pleasantly
Live this life of luxury
Lazing on a sunny afternoon
In a summertime
In a summertime
In a summertime



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Party Line
  • 2 Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home
  • 3 Dandy
  • 4 Too Much on My Mind
  • 5 Session Man
  • 6 Rainy Day in June
  • 7 House in the Country
  • 8 Holiday in Waikiki
  • 9 Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
  • 10 Fancy
  • 11 Little Miss Queen of Darkness
  • 12 You’re Lookin’ Fine
  • 13 Sunny Afternoon
  • 14 I’ll Remember

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