House In The Country

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

He don't need no sedatives to ease his troubled mind.
At work he is invariably unpleasant and unkind.
Why should he care if he is hated in his home,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

But he ain't gotta home, oh no,
And he's as wicked as he can be,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

Well, he got his job when drunken Daddy tumbled down the stairs.
From that very day this boy has more than had his share.
One of these days I'm gonna knock him off of his throne,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

And he's oh so smug, oh yeah.
He's got everything he needs,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

And he's oh so smug, oh yeah.
He's got everything he needs,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.
He's gotta house in the country,
And a big sports car.

But he's socially dead, oh yeah,
And it don't matter much to him,
'Cause he's gotta house in the country
Where he likes to spend his weekend days.
Oh yeah, oh yeah, well all right

House in the country
House in the country
House in the country
House in the country

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:59), recorded Apr-May 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Face To Face 28 Oct, 1966 UK Pye NPL 18149 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 28 Oct, 1966 UK Pye NSPL 18149 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 7 Dec, 1966 USA Reprise R 6228 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 7 Dec, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6228 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 21 Jan, 1983 Japan PRT SP20 5026 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face Dec 1986 UK PRT CDMP 8829 CD
Face To Face Jan 1988 Germany PRT/TELDEC 8.26673 ZR CD
Face To Face 18 Dec 1989 France PRT/Castle Communications CLACD 158 CD
Face To Face 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 479 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
Face To Face 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD302 CD
Face To Face 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 277 262-0 2 CD set
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 277 262-0 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

mono mix, by The Pretty Things (2:57), recorded 1966
A House In The Country/Me Needing You - The Pretty Things 1 Jul, 1966 UK Fontana TF 722 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

stereo mix, by The Kliek, recorded 1996
An Animal Kink - A Tribute To The Kinks 1996 Spain Animal Records DLM 39676/95 CD


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