Victoria

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Hill & Range Songs BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

Long ago life was clean
Sex was bad, called obscene
And the rich were so mean
Stately homes for the Lords
Croquet lawns, village greens
Victoria was my queen
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

I was born, lucky me
In a land that I love
Though I am poor, I am free
When I grow I shall fight
For this land I shall die
Let her sun never set
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Land of hope and gloria
Land of my Victoria
Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria

Canada to India
Australia to Cornwall
Singapore to Hong Kong
From the West to the East
From the rich to the poor
Victoria loved them all
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria, 'toria
Victoria, Victoria, Victoria

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (3:38), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Victoria/Mr. Churchill Says 1969 Brazil Musidisc CS 116 7" vinyl single, 33 1/3 RPM
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 UK Pye NSPL 18317 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 USA Reprise RS 6366 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Victoria/Brainwashed Oct 1969 USA Reprise 0863 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Victoria/Mr. Churchill Says 12 Dec, 1969 UK Pye 7N 17865 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 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 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
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
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
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8835 CD
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
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 Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men - Greatest Hits Sep 1989 Brazil Young (BMG Ariola Discos Ltd.) 320.7035 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6366-2 CD
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. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 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
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 511 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD062 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 227-4 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

mono mix (3:38), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 UK Pye NPL 18317 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Victoria/She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina Dec 1969 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 320 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Victoria/Mr. Churchill Says Feb 1970 Australia Astor AP 1683 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD322 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 227-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

mono reduction of stereo mix (3:38), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Victoria/Brainwashed 15 Oct, 1969 USA Reprise 0863 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Victoria/Brainwashed Oct 1969 USA Reprise 0863 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

mono mix, with BBC overdubs (3:36), recorded May-Jun 1969, overdubbed 18 Dec, 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London; overdubs at Camden Theatre, London
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 227-4 2 CD set
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix (3:30), recorded 14 Jul, 1974 at Hippodrome Theatre, Golders Green, London
BBC Sessions 1964-1977 12 Mar, 2001 UK Sanctuary Records SANDD010 2 CD set
BBC Sessions 1964-1977 20 Mar, 2001 USA Sanctuary Records 06076 84504-2 2 CD set
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, by Little Roger & The Goosebumps, recorded 1976 at CBS Studios, San Francisco
Kinks Sides - Little Roger & The Goosebumps 1976 USA Sweetheart Records SS-801 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM

live, stereo mix, recorded (probably) 11 Nov, 1979 at (probably) Volkshaus, Zürich, Switzerland
One For The Road 1980 Brazil Arista (Ariola Discos Fonograficos) 300 932/3 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
One For The Road 4 Jun, 1980 USA Arista A2L 8401 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Live EP 11 Jul, 1980 UK Arista ARIST 360 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
One For The Road 1 Aug, 1980 UK Arista DARTY 6 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
One For The Road 4 Apr, 1989 USA Arista A2CD-8041 CD
One For The Road 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79728-2 2 CD set
One For The Road 7 Sep, 2004 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79803 SACD (hybrid)
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set

stereo mix, by The Fall, recorded 1988
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, by The Well Respected Men, recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette

live, stereo mix (2:14), 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, by The Kast Off Kinks, recorded Sep 2001 at GCMP Studios, Hoddesdon, England
The Archway EP - The Kast Off Kinks Nov 2001 UK The Official Kinks Fan Club OKFC CDEP 1 CD EP

stereo mix, by Cracker, recorded 2002
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD

stereo mix, by Going Under Ground, recorded 2002
Kinky Boot Mar 2002 Japan Victor Entertainment VICL-60847 CD

stereo mix, Ray with the Crouch End Festival Chorus (3:40), recorded Spring 2009 at Air Studios & Konk Studios, London
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 UK Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 2 Sep, 2009 Australia Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 USA Decca Records/Universal ? CD
The Kinks Choral Collection (Special Edition) 7 Dec, 2009 UK Universal Music TV 2724050 CD


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