Willesden Green

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Coronado Music

Chord file


Well I tried to settle down Fulham Broadway
And I tried to make my home in Golders Green
But I gotta get that train
And go back home again
Oh how I miss the folks back home in Willesden Green

You know, I tried, I really tried to settle in this big city
And I always thought I could make it all on my very own
But there's one thing that keeps calling me
To that little, that little semi-detached
That's the folks, yeah, the folks back home
In Willesden Green

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (2:23), recorded 11 Oct 1970, mixed Nov 16-18, 1970 and Jan 1971 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Percy (soundtrack) 26 Mar, 1971 UK Pye NSPL 18365 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
Percy (soundtrack) Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8833 CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
Percy (soundtrack) 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 510 CD
Percy (soundtrack) 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD321 CD
Percy (soundtrack) 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD064 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 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
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

stereo mix, by The Lone Sharks (3:02), recorded 2010 at Paradiddle Studios, Huntington, NY
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD

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