The Village Green Preservation Society

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Noma Music, Inc./Hi-Count Music, Inc. BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

We are the Village Green Preservation Society
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do
We are the Draught Beer Preservation Society
God save Mrs. Mopp and good Old Mother Riley
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them
We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
God save little shops, china cups and virginity
We are the Skyscraper Condemnation Affiliate
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do
God save the Village Green.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:50), recorded Aug 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Village Green Preservation Society/Picture Book Dec 1968 Denmark Pye 7N 319 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
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 (2:46), recorded Aug 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Oct 1968 Sweden/Norway Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Oct 1968 France Pye CLVLXPY 298 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 22 Nov, 1968 UK Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Dec 1968 New Zealand Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1969 Italy Pye SLBP 63.003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1969 USA Reprise RS 6327 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Dec 1987 UK PRT PYL 6008 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1988 Germany PRT (TELDEC) 8.26676 ZR CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 18 Dec, 1989 UK Castle Communications CLACD 161 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6327-2 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD319 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 Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set

mono reduction of stereo mix (2:46), recorded Aug 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Village Green Preservation Society/Do You Remember Walter 30 Jul, 1969 USA Reprise 0847 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

mono mix, BBC recording (2:53), recorded 26 Nov, 1968 at Playhouse Theatre, 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 Turn To Flowers, 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
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILLUSION 003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM 8 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, recorded 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

stereo mix, Ray with the Crouch End Festival Chorus (2:32), 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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