I Need You

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Kassner Music Co. Ltd

Chord file

Lyrics:

I need you,
I need you more than birds need the sky.
I need you, it's true little girl,
That you can lift the tears from my eyes.

But if you ever tell me good-bye,
I'll break down and you'll hear me cry.
I need you,
More than anybody else has needed anyone before.

I need you,
There's no one else to stand in your place.
I need you, you know little girl,
That you can keep the smile on my face.

But if you ever tell me good-bye,
I'll break down and you'll hear me cry.
I need you,
More than anybody else has needed anyone before.

I need you,
There's no one else to stand in your place.
I need you, you know little girl,
That you can keep the smile on my face.

But if you ever tell me good-bye,
I'll break down and you'll hear me cry.
I need you,
More than anybody else has needed anyone before.
More than anybody else has needed anyone before.
I need you,
I need you,
I need you.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:24), recorded 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 1), London
Set Me Free/I Need You 21 May, 1965 UK Pye 7N 15854 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Set Me Free/I Need You 26 May, 1965 USA Reprise 0379 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Set Me Free/I Need You Jun 1965 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 15854 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Set Me Free/I Need You Jun 1965 Denmark Pye 7N 15854 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise R 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight/I Need You Mar 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 309 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight/I Need You Mar 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 309 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MAL 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2174 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Apr 1980 UK Pye NSPL 18615 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Vol. 2 8 Oct, 1982 UK PRT SPOT 1029 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
20th Anniversary Edition 13 Aug, 1984 USA Complete CPL-2-2003 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70318 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 CD
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R1 70086 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R2 70086 CD
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
Tired Of Waiting For You 24 Jan, 1995 USA Rhino R2 71489 CD
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
Kinda Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 483 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Kinda Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD026 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Kinda Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 632-6 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

simulated stereo (2:24), recorded 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 1), London
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise RS 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MALS 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks, Vol. 2 5 Oct, 1973 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 558 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Golden Hour Of The Kinks May 1991 UK Knight KGHCD 146 CD

simulated stereo, abridged, part of "Early Chunky Medley", recorded 13, 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 1), London
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by The Crocodile Shop, recorded 1989
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM8CD CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILL CD300 CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILLUSION 003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM 8 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by Jim Smart, recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette

live, stereo mix (3:03), recorded 30 Apr 1997 at The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California
Around The Galaxy 24 Feb 2009 UK Meta Media MM-010 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 26 or 29 Nov, 1997 at The Bottom Line, New York City
Rock Bottom - Live At The Bottom Line 27 Jun, 2000 USA Meta Media/Koch Records KOC-CD-8087 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded Spring-Summer 2002 at Unknown venue
Bugged... Live! 22 Oct, 2002 USA Meta Media MM 005 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 23 May, 2003 at Alex Theatre, Glendale, California
Transformation - Live At The Alex Theatre 6 Aug, 2003 USA Meta Media MM06 CD
Transformation - Live At The Alex Theatre 5 Sep, 2005 UK Angel Air Records SJPCD212 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 13 Jun, 2004 at Stadtwerke Open Air Festival, Potsdam, Germany
Rainy Day In June 17 Jan, 2005 UK Meta Media MM07 CD


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