David Watts

Written by: Ray Davies

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

Chord file

Lyrics:

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I am a dull and simple lad
Can not tell water from champagne
And I have never met the queen
And I wish I could have all that he has got
I wish I could be like David Watts

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And when I lie on my pillow at night
I dream I could fight like David Watts
Lead the school team to victory
And take my exams and pass the lot

(Wish I could be)
Wish I could be like David Watts
(Wish I could be)
Wish I could be like David Watts
(Wish I could be)
Conduct my life like David Watts
(Wish I could be)
I wish I could be like David Watts

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He is the head boy at the school
He is the captain of the team
He is so gay and fancy free
And I wish all his money belonged to me
I wish I could be like David Watts

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And all the girls in the neighborhood
Try to go out with David Watts
They try their best but can't succeed
For he is of pure and noble breed

Wish I could be like
Wish I could be like
Wish I could be like

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(repeat)

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:29), recorded probably May-Jun 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Something Else By The Kinks 15 Sep, 1967 UK Pye NPL 18193 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Autumn Almanac/David Watts Oct 1967 UK Pye 7N 17405 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
David Watts/Afternoon Tea Oct 1967 Canada Pye 828 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Autumn Almanac/David Watts Oct 1967 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17405 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Autumn Almanac/David Watts Oct 1967 Denmark Pye 7N 17405 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Autumn Almanac/David Watts Oct 1967 Australia Astor AP1428 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Autumn Almanac/David Watts 29 Nov, 1967 USA Reprise 0647 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks/Status Quo 1968 Brazil Musidisc MINI 9 7" vinyl Mini-LP, 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
The Kinks 19 Apr, 1968 UK Pye NEP 24296 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
Something Else By The Kinks 1969 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2173 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Apr 1980 UK Pye NSPL 18615 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
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

stereo mix (2:37), recorded probably May-Jun 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
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 Jun 1980 UK Flashbacks (Pye) FBEP 104 12" vinyl EP, 45 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 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 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
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
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
The EP Collection Jun 1990 UK See For Miles SEECD 295 CD
The EP Collection 18 Jun, 1990 UK See For Miles SEE 295 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 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
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box 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
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, abridged (1:52), recorded probably May-Jun 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

alternate take, mono mix (2:32), recorded probably May-Jun 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set

mono mix, BBC recording (2:10), recorded 25 Oct, 1967 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4, London
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 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, shorter edit (1:39), recorded 4 Mar, 1980 at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York
Better Things 19 Jun, 1981 UK Arista ARIST 415/KINKS 1 7" vinyl 2-single set (double single), 45 RPM

live, stereo mix, recorded 4 Mar, 1980 at Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, New York
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 Kwyet Kings, recorded 1996
An Animal Kink - A Tribute To The Kinks 1996 Spain Animal Records DLM 39676/95 CD

live, stereo mix (2:57), recorded 29 Apr, 1997 at Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, California
Belly Up! 7 Aug 2008 UK Metamedia Records MM-009 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 26 or 29 Nov, 1997 at The Bottom Line, New York City
Rock Bottom - Live At The Bottom Line 27 Jun, 2000 USA Meta Media/Koch Records KOC-CD-8087 CD


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