Village Green

Ray Davies, released on The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, © Noma Music, Inc./Hi-Count Music, Inc. BMI 1968

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Out in the country,

Far from all the soot and noise of the city,

There's a village green.

It's been a long time

Since I last set eyes on the church with the steeple

Down by the village green.

'Twas there I met a girl called Daisy

And kissed her by the old oak tree.

Although I loved my Daisy, I sought fame,

And so I left the village green.

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I miss the village green,

And all the simple people.

I miss the village green,

The church, the clock, the steeple.

I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

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And now all the houses

Are rare antiquities.

American tourists flock to see the village green.

They snap their photographs and say "Gawl darn it,

Isn't it a pretty scene?"

And Daisy's married Tom the grocer boy,

And now he owns a grocery.

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I miss the village green,

And all the simple people.

I miss the village green,

The church, the clock, the steeple.

I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

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And I will return there,

And I'll see Daisy,

And we'll sip tea, laugh,

And talk about the village green.

We will laugh and talk about the village green.

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