Dandy

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Dandy, Dandy,
Where you gonna go now?
Who you gonna run to?
All your little life
You're chasing all the girls.
They can't resist your smile.
Oh, they long for Dandy, Dandy.

Chattin' up the ladies,
Tickling their fancy,
Pouring out your charm
To meet your own demands,
And turn it off at will.
Oh, they long for Dandy, Dandy.

Knockin' on the back door,
Climbing through the window,
Hubby's gone away,
And while the cat's away
The mice are gonna play.
Oh, you low down Dandy, Dandy.
Dandy

Dandy, you know you're moving much too fast,
And Dandy, you know you can't escape the past.
Look around you and see the people settle down,
And when you're old and grey you will remember what they said,
That two girls are too many, three's a crowd and four you're dead.

Oh Dandy, Dandy,
When you gonna give up?
Are you feeling old now?
You always will be free,
You need no sympathy,
A bachelor you will stay,
And Dandy, you're all right.
You're all right.
You're all right.
You're all right.
You're all right.
You're all right.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:08), recorded probably Jan 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Face To Face 28 Oct, 1966 UK Pye NPL 18149 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 7 Dec, 1966 USA Reprise R 6228 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Party Line/Dandy Feb 1967 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 317 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 21 Jan, 1983 Japan PRT SP20 5026 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
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
Face To Face 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 479 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Face To Face 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 CD
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 277 262-0 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:08), recorded probably Jan 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Face To Face 28 Oct, 1966 UK Pye NSPL 18149 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Face To Face 7 Dec, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6228 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 "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
Face To Face Dec 1986 UK PRT CDMP 8829 CD
Face To Face Jan 1988 Germany PRT/TELDEC 8.26673 ZR CD
Face To Face 18 Dec 1989 France PRT/Castle Communications CLACD 158 CD
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
Face To Face 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD302 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 277 262-0 2 CD set

alternate stereo mix (2:15), recorded May-Jun 1966, remixed Dec 2009 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Face To Face (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 277 262-0 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Clinton Ford, recorded 1966
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

mono mix, by Herman's Hermits (2:02), recorded 1966
Dandy/My Reservation's Been Confirmed - Herman's Hermits 12 Sep, 1966 USA MGM K-13603 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

live, stereo mix (2:00), recorded 1 Apr, 1967 at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
The Live Kinks Aug 1967 USA Reprise RS 6260 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 1968 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2165 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 12 Jan, 1968 UK Pye NSPL 18191 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8832 CD
The Live Kinks 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6260-2 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 508 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD323 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD061 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set

live, mono mix (2:00), recorded 1 Apr, 1967 at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
The Live Kinks Aug 1967 USA Reprise R 6260 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 1968 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2165 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 12 Jan, 1968 UK Pye NPL 18191 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 508 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD061 CD

stereo mix, by David Garrick, recorded 1967
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

live, stereo mix, by David Garrick, recorded 1968
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

stereo mix, by Paul Wykes, recorded 1997
The Kover Kontroversy Jan 1997 USA - - Cassette

stereo mix, by Kevin Wayne, recorded 2000
The Great Lost KPS Album - The Kover Kontroversy Kontinues Jul 2000 UK Pie KPSCD003 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 K. Eberhartinger, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD

stereo mix, by Hank Stone (3:01), recorded 2010 at Paradiddle Studios, Huntington, NY
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD


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