Sleepless Night

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file


Oh, there's a rude little lady
Livin' next to me.
Oh, she sure loves someone,
But it ain't me.
Ev'ry night at twelve o'clock,
They start to rock with all they got.
They keep it up all night.
It just ain't right.

They O.K. by me, I'm not.
He and she, they all right.
Once they start, they never stop
Through this sleepless night.
Once I was her lover.
It was so good to be.
Now she's got somebody else and I can't sleep.
Ooh, nothin' hurts people more than other people do.
But what can you do?

Meanwhile, upstairs, they O.K.
Ev'rythin' is all right.
I wish that I could find a way
Through this sleepless night.
Ooh, this sleepless night.
Ooh, this sleepless night.

Ooh, that wicked lady,
She's got a hold on me.
Ooh, she doesn't want me,
But she won't let me be.
They play that music ev'ry night.
It rocks my bed; it shakes my light.
They ball with all their might.
It just ain't right.

Ooh, this sleepless night.
Ooh, this sleepless night.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded 22-30 Sep, 1976 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Sleepwalker 1977 Brazil Arista (EMI-Odeon) ARL 33031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sleepwalker 12 Feb, 1977 USA Arista AL 4106 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sleepwalker 25 Feb, 1977 UK Arista SPARTY 1002 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Juke Box Music/Sleepless Night 3 Jun, 1977 UK Arista ARISTA 114 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Sleepwalker 12 Jul, 1988 USA Arista ARCD-8068 CD
Sleepwalker 24 Nov, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79725-2 CD
Sleepwalker 11 Jan, 2005 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79810 SACD (hybrid)
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
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