Act Nice & Gentle

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

You don't need no fancy clothes
Where'd you get them, goodness knows?
Just show some civility.
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.

I don't need no luxuries,
As long as you are understanding,
I'm not difficult to please.
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.

Well I'm the kind of guy who likes
To take you as I find you
So throw away those false eyelashes and,
Act nice, act nice, baby.

Come on baby, hold my hand.
Come on baby, understand, you gotta
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.

Come on baby, hold my hand.
Come on baby, understand, you gotta
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.
Act nice, act nice and gentle to me.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:39), recorded probably Jan 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle 5 May. 1967 UK Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle Jul 1967 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Waterloo Sunset/Act Nice And Gentle Jul 1967 Denmark Pye 7N 17321 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks - Kollectables 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7252 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 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. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 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
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

alternate stereo mix (3:02), recorded probably Jan 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix, by Larry Barrett, recorded 2001 at Egg Studios, Seattle, Washington
Give The People What We Want - Songs Of The Kinks 6 Nov, 2001 USA Burn, Burn, Burn/Right Now Records/Sub Pop Records SPCD575 CD


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