Such A Shame

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Kassner Music Co. Ltd

Chord file

Lyrics:

All the good times have all been in vain,
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

It's a shame,
'Cause I didn't wanna cause you any pain,
But I know that it wouldn't be the same
All the good times have all been in vain,
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

It's a shame,
'Cause I didn't intend to do you wrong,
I'd come back but it wouldn't last for long.
I would, if I could, but I can't.
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

It's a shame, such a shame,
'Cause I swore I'd never let you down,
But I was the one who was doing wrong,
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

'Cause I didn't intend to do you wrong,
I'd come back but it wouldn't last for long.
I would, if I could, but I can't.
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

It's a shame, such a shame,
'Cause I swore I'd never let you down,
But I was the one who was doing wrong,
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

'Cause I didn't wanna cause you any pain,
But I know that it wouldn't be the same
All the good times have all been in vain,
It's a shame, such a shame, such a shame.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:17), recorded probably 13, 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kwyet Kinks 17 Sep, 1965 UK Pye NEP 24221 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
A Well Respected Man/Such A Shame 27 Oct, 1965 USA Reprise 0420 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise R 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MAL 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2174 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70318 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 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
The Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
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 Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
Kinda Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD026 CD
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

simulated stereo (2:17), recorded probably 13, 14 Apr, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise RS 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sunny Afternoon 17 Nov, 1967 UK Marble Arch MALS 716 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks, Vol. 2 5 Oct, 1973 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 558 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Golden Hour Of The Kinks May 1991 UK Knight KGHCD 146 CD


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