Lola

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Hill & Range Songs, Inc. - BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola [LP version: Coca-Cola]
See-oh-el-aye cola
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said Lola
El-oh-el-aye Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Well I'm not the world's most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

Well we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
And said dear boy won't you come home with me
Well I'm not the world's most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes well I almost fell for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
Then I looked at her and she at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
La-la-la-la Lola
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Lola
La-la-la-la Lola

Well I left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
But Lola smiled and took me by the hand
And said dear boy I'm gonna make you a man

Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is Lola
La-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola
Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, alternate version (5:16), recorded 2 May 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

mono "cherry cola" mix (4:05), recorded 9, 10 May 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Lola/Mindless Child Of Motherhood 1970 Brazil Musidisc CS 140 7" vinyl single, 33 1/3 RPM
Lola/Berkeley Mews 12 Jun, 1970 UK Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Mindless Child Of Motherhood 28 Jun, 1970 USA Reprise 0930 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Berkeley Mews Jul 1970 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Berkeley Mews Jul 1970 Denmark Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Apeman Feb 1972 USA Reprise 0743 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Where Have All The Good Times Gone/Lola 16 Nov, 1973 UK Pye 7N 45313 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The File Series - The Kinks 14 Oct, 1977 UK Pye FILD 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double 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 Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Shape Of Things To Come 1 Apr, 1983 UK PRT DOW 4 10" vinyl mini-LP, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits - Dead End Street 14 Oct, 1983 UK PRT KINK 1 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7251 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits May 1985 UK PRT CDKINK 7251 CD
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola/Apeman Apr 1986 UK Old Gold OG 9579 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume One Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/1 CD
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
Hit Singles 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 4001 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Hit Singles Jan 1988 UK PRT PYC 4001 CD
From 64 At [To] 70 Mar 1989 Brazil Rarity (Brasidisc) LP 5070 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men - Greatest Hits Sep 1989 Brazil Young (BMG Ariola Discos Ltd.) 320.7035 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVLP 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak LINT 5005 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak CINT 5005 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
The Days EP: 30 Years Yellow Pages 1966-1996 6 Jan, 1997 UK When WEN X 1016 CD EP
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo "Coca Cola" mix (3:58), recorded 9, 10 May 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Kinks Greatest Hits 1971 Canada Marble Arch MALS 1403 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Nov, 1970 UK Pye NSPL 18359 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 2 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise RS 6423 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 1971 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2235 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola 1 Oct, 1971 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 201 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double 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
Big Deal - The Kink 20 May, 1977 UK Pye BD 105 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
20 Golden Greats 20 Sep, 1978 UK Ronco (Pye) RPL 2031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8836 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 6 Sep, 1988 USA Reprise RS 6423-2 CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
The Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD320 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

mono mix, BBC alteration of commercial release (3:52), recorded 18 May, 1970 at The Aeolian Hall, Studio 2, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

instrumental, stereo mix (4:42), recorded 2 Oct 1970, mixed Nov 16-18, 1970 and Jan 1971 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Percy (soundtrack) 26 Mar, 1971 UK Pye NSPL 18365 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Percy (soundtrack) Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8833 CD
Percy (soundtrack) 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 510 CD
Percy (soundtrack) 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD321 CD
Percy (soundtrack) 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD064 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

live, stereo mix (only tail end of song) (1:40), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
Everybody's In Show-Biz 25 Aug, 1972 USA RCA Victor VPS 6065 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz, Everybody's A Star 1 Sep, 1972 UK RCA Victor DPS 2035 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Second Time Around 22 Aug, 1980 USA RCA Victor AFL1-3520 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 26 Jun, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70935 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79720-2 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 20 May, 2003 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2010 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 7 Nov, 2006 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79816 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738353 CD

live, stereo mix (4:52), recorded 14 Jul, 1974 at Hippodrome Theatre, Golders Green, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (4:35), recorded 24 Dec, 1977 at Rainbow Theatre, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (4:48), recorded 23 Sep, 1979 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
One For The Road 1980 Brazil Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 300 932/3 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
One For The Road 4 Jun, 1980 USA Arista A2L 8401 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
One For The Road 1 Aug, 1980 UK Arista DARTY 6 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Jun 1986 USA Arista A2CD-8428 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 1986 Brazil Arista/BMG (unknown) 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 2 Jun, 1986 USA Arista AL11-8428 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Oct 1986 UK Arista 302 778 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Father Christmas 3 Jan, 1989 USA Arista CD3-3004 3" CD
One For The Road 4 Apr, 1989 USA Arista A2CD-8041 CD
One For The Road 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79728-2 2 CD set
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 24 Oct, 2000 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch VEL-79733 CD
One For The Road 7 Sep, 2004 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79803 SACD (hybrid)
Greatest Hits 1970-1986 30 Oct, 2007 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch Records VEL-79822 3 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

live, stereo mix, shorter edit (3:56), recorded 23 Sep, 1979 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Lola/Celluloid Heroes Jul 1980 USA Arista AS 0541 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/You Really Got Me May 1981 USA Flashback (Arista) FLB 115 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

live, stereo mix, shorter edit (4:19), recorded 23 Sep, 1979 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
State Of Confusion 23 Mar, 1984 UK Arista ARIST 560 7" vinyl EP, 33 1/3 RPM
State Of Confusion 23 Mar, 1984 UK Arista ARIST 12560 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM

live, stereo mix, shorter edit (4:06), recorded 23 Sep, 1979 at Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Lola/Celluloid Heroes Apr 1981 UK Arista ARIST 404 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Better Things 19 Jun, 1981 UK Arista ARIST 415/KINKS 1 7" vinyl 2-single set (double single), 45 RPM

stereo mix, by Cud, 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 Andy Taylor, recorded 1990
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 25 Mar, 1994 at Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Kalla Wefel, recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD

stereo mix, by Dojima Kohei x Go-Go King Recorders, recorded 2002
Kinky Boot Mar 2002 Japan Victor Entertainment VICL-60847 CD

stereo mix, by Veldig Respektable Menn, recorded 2004
Sanger av Ray Davies og The Kinks - Veldig Respektable Menn 24 Sep, 2004 Norway Tylden & Co. GTACD 8267 CD

stereo mix, by G. Timischl and U. Schiffkowitz, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD

stereo mix, by the Sunny Afternoon original London cast (2:25), recorded Aug-Sep 2014 at Konk Studios, North London
Sunny Afternoon - Original Cast Recording 27 Oct 2014 UK BMG Chrysalis 538002812 CD

stereo mix, by the Sunny Afternoon original London cast, recorded Aug-Sep 2014 at Konk Studios, North London
Sunny Afternoon - Original Cast Recording 27 Oct 2014 UK BMG Chrysalis 538002812 CD


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