Berkeley Mews

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

The leaves of brown came falling through the view,
In Berkeley Mews, I first met you,
I staggered through your chilly dining room,
In Berkeley Mews, I first met you.

Your kitchen sink was cluttered up,
So I put the shutter up forlornly
I brewed another cuppa up
And tried to sneak out early in the morning.

I thought you had much better things to do,
In Berkeley Mews, I first met you,
Drowned my conversation with champagne,
In Berkeley Mews, was not listening.

I thought you were an intellect,
But now that I reflect, you left me reeling.
You made me drink a toast
And when you finished I was looking at the ceiling.

The floods of tears I've wept thinking of you,
Remind me of that night in Berkeley Mews.
You know that you left me broken hearted,
In Berkeley Mews.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (2:37), recorded probably Spring 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 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 Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

mono mix (2:37), recorded probably Spring 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Lola/Berkeley Mews 12 Jun, 1970 UK Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Berkeley Mews Jul 1970 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Berkeley Mews Jul 1970 Denmark Pye 7N 17961 7" vinyl single, 45 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
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Neue Revue - The Great Lost Kinks Album Mar 2000 Germany - HTSLP 340016 P (fake) CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, as "Barques Les Meuses" by Genevieve Foquinelle, recorded 2000
Kwirky - The Spivs Jul 2000 UK Pie SPIVCD002 CD


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