Milk Cow Blues

Written by: Sleepy John Estes

Published by: Southern Music Publ. Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Well I've tried everything to get along with you
But I'm gonna tell ya what I'm gonna do
I'm sick of all your crying, gonna leave you alone
If you don't believe I'm going
You can count the days I'm gone
I'm gonna leave
Gonna leave you lovin' baby, oh some day
Well if you don't believe I'm going
Watch me leaving you this way

Won't you please, well that sun looks good going down
Won't you please, well that sun looks good going down
But don't that ol' moon look lonesome when your baby's not around

Won't you please, don't that sun look good going down
Won't you please, don't that sun look good going down
But don't that ol' moon look lonesome when your baby's not around

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (3:40), recorded probably early Aug 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kontroversy 26 Nov, 1965 UK Pye NPL 18131 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Well Respected Man/Milk Cow Blues Mar 1966 UK Pye 7N 17100 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1966 USA Reprise R 6197 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Milk Cow Blues/Gotta Get The First Plane Home Sep 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 314 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kink Kontroversy 21 Dec, 1982 Japan PRT SP20 5025 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Kovers 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7253 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 Kink Kontroversy Dec 1986 UK PRT CDMP 8830 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 Kink Kontroversy 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
Anthology - Unfinished Business 9 Nov, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESS CD 584 2 CD set
Unfinished Business - Dave Davies Kronikles, 1963|1998 12 Jan, 1999 USA Meta Media/Velvel 63467-79718-2 2 CD set
United Kinksdom 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD301 CD
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 (3:40), recorded probably early Aug 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

US simulated stereo (3:40), recorded probably early Aug 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

live, mono mix (2:21), recorded 4 Aug, 1965 at Twickenham Television Studios, London
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

mono mix, BBC recording, "off-air bootleg" (3:46), recorded 6 Aug, 1965 at BBC Aeolian Hall, Studio 1, London
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

mono mix, BBC recording (2:37), recorded 10 Aug, 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

mono mix, BBC recording, "off-air bootleg" (2:36), recorded 13 Dec, 1965 at Playhouse Theatre, London
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, part of medley, 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
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 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, part of medley, 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

live, stereo mix (4:02), 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 (4:49), recorded 30 Apr 1997 at The Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California
Around The Galaxy 24 Feb 2009 UK Meta Media MM-010 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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