Rosy Won't You Please Come Home

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Rosy won't you please come home?
Mama don't know where you've been.
Rosy won't you please come home?
Your room's clean and no one's in it.

Oh my Rosy, how I miss you,
You are all the world to me.
Take a look and see if you like it,
If you like it please come back.

Rosy won't you please come home?
Since you've joined the upper classes,
You don't know us anymore.
Live and let your troubles pass.

Rosy, Rosy, will you write and tell me,
If you don't want to come back?
I would sacrifice all I have
To have a happy home once more.

Rosy won't you please come home?
Two long years have passed away.
Since you tried to change your life,
Christmas wasn't quite the same.

Rosy, Rosy, got any answers?
You are miles across the sea,
And I'll bake a cake if you tell me
You are on the first plane home.

Rosy won't you please come home?
Mama don't know where you've been.
Rosy won't you please come home?
Your room's clean and no one's in it.

Oh my Rosy, how I miss you,
You are all the world to me.
Take a look and see if you like it,
If you like it please come back.

Oh Rosy, will you please come back?

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:30), recorded 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 7 Dec, 1966 USA Reprise R 6228 12" vinyl LP (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 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 479 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
Face To Face 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box 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
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:28), recorded May 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
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 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 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
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
Face To Face 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD302 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

stereo mix, as "Rosie, Rosie" by Marianne Faithful, recorded about 1966
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, by The Chesterfield Kings, 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

stereo mix, by Trihas & The Tapes, recorded 1996
Kinky Music - Trihas & The Tapes 1996 Holland (self published) TRI-02 CD


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