Oklahoma U.S.A.

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file


All life we work but work is bore,
If life's for livin' what's livin' for,
She lives in a house that's near decay,
Built for the industrial revolution,
But in her dreams she is far away,
In Oklahoma U.S.A.
With Shirley Jones and Gordon McRea,
As she buys her paper at the corner shop,
She's walkin' on the surrey with the fringe on top,
Cos in her dreams she is far away,
In Oklahoma U.S.A.,
She walks to work but she's still in a daze,
She's Rita Hayworth or Doris Day,
And Errol Flynn's gonna take her away,
To Oklahoma U.S.A.,
All life we work but work is a bore,
If life's for livin' then what's livin' for.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (2:35), recorded Aug-Sep 1971 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Nov, 1971 USA RCA Victor LSP 4644 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 26 Nov, 1971 UK RCA Victor SF 8243 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 23 Jan, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70934 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79719-2 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79801 SACD (hybrid)
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Muswell Hillbillies 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738367 CD
Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) 7 Oct 2013 UK Sanctuary Records Group/Universal Music 373 493-3 2 CD set
Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) 10 Nov 2014 USA Sony/RCA/Legacy 88843093772 CD/DVD set
Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys/Oklahoma U.S.A. 21 Apr 2017 UK Sony Legacy 88985425687 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

stereo mix, by The Spivs, recorded 2000
Kwirky - The Spivs Jul 2000 UK Pie SPIVCD002 CD

stereo mix, by Caroline Doctorow (2:29), recorded 2010
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD

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