Where Have All The Good Times Gone

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray/Carlin Music

Chord file

Lyrics:

Well, lived my life and never stopped to worry 'bout a thing
Opened up and shouted out and never tried to sing
Wondering if I'd done wrong
Will this depression last for long?

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Well, once we had an easy ride and always felt the same
Time was on my side and I had everything to gain
Let it be like yesterday
Please let me have happy days

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Ma and Pa look back at all the things they used to do
Didn't have no money and they always told the truth
Daddy didn't have no toys
And mummy didn't need no boys

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

Well, yesterday was such an easy game for you to play
But let's face it things are so much easier today
Guess you need some bringing down
And get your feet back on the ground

Won't you tell me
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?
Where have all the good times gone?

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:48), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Till The End Of The Day/Where Have All The Good Times Gone 19 Nov, 1965 UK Pye 7N 15981 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Nov, 1965 UK Pye NPL 18131 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Till The End Of The Day/Where Have All The Good Times Gone? Dec 1965 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 15981 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Till The End Of The Day/Where Have All The Good Times Gone 2 Mar, 1966 USA Reprise 0454 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Till The End Of The Day/Where Have All The Good Times Gone Mar 1966 USA Reprise 0454 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1966 USA Reprise R 6197 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MAL 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Well Respected Kinks ca. 1966 Australia Astor AMT 5005 Reel-to-reel tape, 3 3/4 ips
Where Have All The Good Times Gone/Lola 16 Nov, 1973 UK Pye 7N 45313 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Pye History Of British Pop Music-The Kinks Nov 1975 USA Pye 505 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Vol. 2 8 Oct, 1982 UK PRT SPOT 1029 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy 21 Dec, 1982 Japan PRT SP20 5025 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Complete Collection 9 Feb, 1984 USA Complete CPL2-2001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy Dec 1986 UK PRT CDMP 8830 CD
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R1 70086 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R2 70086 CD
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick SHM 3265 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick PWKS 527 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men - Greatest Hits Sep 1989 Brazil Young (BMG Ariola Discos Ltd.) 320.7035 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
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
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
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
You Really Got Me May 1991 EEC Marble Arch CMA CD 109 CD
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 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. 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
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
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
United Kinksdom 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD301 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD027 CD
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
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 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

UK simulated stereo (2:48), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Nov, 1965 UK Pye NSPL 18131 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MALS 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Greatest Hits 1971 Canada Marble Arch MALS 1403 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola 1 Oct, 1971 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 201 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

US simulated stereo (2:48), recorded 25-30 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6197 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

mono mix, BBC recording (2:45), recorded 13 Dec, 1965 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 Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 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 (2:16), recorded 6 Mar, 1979 at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, Massachusetts
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
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 Two Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/2 CD
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
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

live, stereo mix, by Eleanor Rigby, recorded 1985
Eleanor Rigby & Co. Sing The Kinks Jul 1998 UK Future Legend Records FLEG.17CD CD

stereo mix, by The Clique, recorded 1996
An Animal Kink - A Tribute To The Kinks 1996 Spain Animal Records DLM 39676/95 CD

stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 2001
2KINKY2 - Yurow Apr 2001 Holland L-E Records CD

stereo mix, by H. Lang, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD

stereo mix, by the Friday's, recorded 2005
Face To Face With The Kinks - Friday's 2005 Germany (self published) - CD

stereo mix, by the Sunny Afternoon original London cast, recorded Aug-Sep 2014 at Konk Studios, North London
Sunny Afternoon - Original Cast Recording 27 Oct 2014 UK BMG Chrysalis 538002812 CD


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