Set Me Free

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Kassner Music Co. Ltd

Chord file

Lyrics:

Set me free, little girl.
All you gotta do is set me free, little girl.
You know you can do it if you try,
All you gotta do is set me free, free,
Free.

Set me free, little girl.
All you gotta do is set me free, little girl.
You know you can do it if you try,
All you gotta do is set me free, free,
Free, free.

I don't want no one,
If I can't have you to myself.
I don't need nobody else.
So if I can't have you to myself,

Set me free.
Set me free.

Oh set me free, little girl.
All you gotta do is set me free, little girl.
You know you can do it if you try,
All you gotta do is set me free, free,
Free, free.

I don't want no one,
If I can't have you to myself.
I don't need nobody else.
So if I can't have you to myself,

Set me free.
Set me free.

Oh set me free, little girl.
All you gotta do is set me free, little girl.
You know you can do it if you try,
All you gotta do is set me free, free,
Free.

Set me free,
Oh, set me free.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:10), 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
Kinda Kinks 11 Aug, 1965 USA Reprise R 6173 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinda Kinks 11 Aug, 1965 USA Reprise R 6173 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dedicated Kinks 15 Jul, 1966 UK Pye NEP 24258 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise R 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MAL 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Set Me Free/A Well Respected Man Aug/Sep 1967 USA Reprise 0715 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks - Mini Monster 27 Aug, 1971 UK Pye PMM 100 7" vinyl EP, 33 1/3 RPM
The File Series - The Kinks 14 Oct, 1977 UK Pye FILD 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
20 Golden Greats 20 Sep, 1978 UK Ronco (Pye) RPL 2031 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 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
A Complete Collection 9 Feb, 1984 USA Complete CPL2-2001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 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
Backtrackin' - Volume One Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/1 CD
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Kinks-Size 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70317 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 CD
From 64 At [To] 70 Mar 1989 Brazil Rarity (Brasidisc) LP 5070 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick SHM 3265 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick PWKS 527 CD
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
The EP Collection Jun 1990 UK See For Miles SEECD 295 CD
The EP Collection 18 Jun, 1990 UK See For Miles SEE 295 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 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
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Set Me Free Dec? 1994 USA Collectables COL 0367 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
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
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
Kinda Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 483 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
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
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

simulated stereo (2:10), recorded 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 1), London
Kinda Kinks 11 Aug, 1965 USA Reprise RS 6173 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RST 6217 Reel-to-reel tape, 7 1/2 ips
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MALS 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Greatest Hits 1971 Canada Marble Arch MALS 1403 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Pye History Of British Pop Music-The Kinks Nov 1975 USA Pye 505 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by Graham Bonnet, recorded 1981
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, by The Wolfhounds, 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

live, stereo mix, recorded 11 Apr, 1994 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
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

live, stereo mix (1:02), recorded 1997 at unknown venue, overdubs at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
The Storyteller 21 Apr, 1998 USA Konk/EMI-Capital 7243 4 94168 2 6 CD

live, stereo mix, instrumental (0:46), recorded 1997 at unknown venue, overdubs at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
The Storyteller 21 Apr, 1998 USA Konk/EMI-Capital 7243 4 94168 2 6 CD

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 Monti Beton, recorded 2002
The Kinks Acoustic Songbook - Monti Beton Apr 2002 Austria Beton Music CD-LSP 1884 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

stereo mix, by Smile Pretty Misery (3:30), recorded 2010
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 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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