Waterloo Sunset

Written by: Ray Davies

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

Chord file

Lyrics:

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don't need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy, don't want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I don't feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset's fine

Millions of people swarming like flies 'round Waterloo underground
But Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And they don't need no friends
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Waterloo sunset's fine

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (3:14), recorded Apr 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle 5 May. 1967 UK Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle Jul 1967 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle Jul 1967 Denmark Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Waterloo Sunset/Two Sisters 26 Jul, 1967 USA Reprise 0612 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks 15 Sep, 1967 UK Pye NPL 18193 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Jan 1968 USA Reprise R 6279 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Feb, 1968 Canada Pye NPL 30111 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2173 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
King Kong/Waterloo Sunset 3 May, 1972 USA Reprise REP 1094 7" vinyl single, 45 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
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Waterloo Sunset Feb 1979 UK Pye 7N 46102 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion/Waterloo Sunset Nov 1981 UK Old Gold OG 9140 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Shape Of Things To Come 1 Apr, 1983 UK PRT DOW 4 10" vinyl mini-LP, 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
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume One Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/1 CD
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 9 Jul, 1986 UK PRT 12P 355 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM
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
From 64 At [To] 70 Mar 1989 Brazil Rarity (Brasidisc) LP 5070 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Something Else By The Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 480 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
Something Else By The Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD029 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 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

stereo mix (3:17), recorded Apr 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Something Else By The Kinks 15 Sep, 1967 UK Pye NSPL 18193 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Dec 1967 Germany Pye/Hitton HTSLP 340044 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Jan 1968 USA Reprise RS 6279 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2173 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
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
Big Deal - The Kink 20 May, 1977 UK Pye BD 105 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The Kinks Jun 1980 UK Flashbacks (Pye) FBEP 104 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Dec 1987 UK PRT PYL 6007 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks Jan 1988 Germany PRT/TELDEC 8.26674 ZR CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVLP 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks 18 Dec, 1989 UK Castle Communications CLACD 189 CD
Something Else By The Kinks 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6279-2 CD
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak LINT 5005 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak CINT 5005 CD
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEE 329 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Best Of The Ballads May 1993 Germany BMG/Arista 74321 13687 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
Something Else By The Kinks 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD303 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

mono mix, BBC recording (2:16), recorded 1 Jul, 1968 at BBC Piccadilly Studio 1, 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

live, stereo mix (2:59), recorded 24 Dec, 1977 at Rainbow Theatre, London
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 David Essex, recorded 1993
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, recorded Apr 1994 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKLP 1 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKCD 1 CD
Waterloo Sunset '94 EP 17 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKCD 2 CD EP

stereo mix, BBC recording, recorded 7 Oct, 1994 at Maida Vale Studios, London
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, by Ray Davies and Damon Albarn, recorded 13 Mar, 1995 at Channel 4 TV Studios, London
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD

stereo mix, by Jim Smart (drums by L. Kingsbury), recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD

stereo mix, by The Fastbacks, recorded 2001 at Egg Studios, Seattle, Washington
Give The People What We Want - Songs Of The Kinks 6 Nov, 2001 USA Burn, Burn, Burn/Right Now Records/Sub Pop Records SPCD575 CD

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

stereo mix, by Monti Beton, recorded 2002
The Kinks Acoustic Songbook - Monti Beton Apr 2002 Austria Beton Music CD-LSP 1884 CD

stereo mix, by The Kinky2, recorded 2002 at The Suite, Holland
The Greatest Hits & More... - The Kinky2 Nov 2002 Holland H&H Records H&H - 001 CD

stereo mix, by Peter Bruntnell, recorded 2005
The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies - MOJO Tribute Feb 2006 UK MOJO - CD

stereo mix, Ray with the Crouch End Festival Chorus (3:35), 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
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, as "Sonnenuntergang" by G. Danzer, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD


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