Skin And Bone

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Fat Flabby Annie was incredibly big
She weighed just about sixteen stone
And then a fake dietician went and put her on a diet
Now she looks like skin and bone
She looks like skin and bone

Do the meditation and yoga
And she's thrown away the good food guide
And she's given up the alcohol and pizzas
And the pies and now she looks as if she's ready to die,
You can't see her walk by

Don't eat no mashed potatoes,
Don't eat no buttered scones
Stay away from carbohydrates
You're gonna look like skin and bone.

Living on the edge of starvation
And she says she's got no appetite
And her father and her mother
And her sisters and her brothers
Couldn't see her when she walked by
You can't see her walk by.

She don't eat no mashed potatoes,
She don't eat no buttered scones
Stay away from carbohydrates
You're gonna look like skin and bone.

She used to be so cuddly,
She used to be so fat,
But oh what a sin cos she's oh so thin
That she lost all the friends that she had,
She looks like skin and bone

If you look flabby
And you feel overweight,
And you wanna lose a couple of stone,
Take a crash course diet do your daily exercises
And you'll look like skin and bone.

Come on rattle them bones,
Put your hands up to the ceiling,
Bend your hips and touch your toes,
Do your daily exercises,
You're gonna look like skin and bone,

Don't eat no mashed potatoes,
Don't eat no buttered scones
Don't eat no carbohydrates
You're gonna look like skin and bone.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (3:36), recorded Aug-Sep 1971 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Nov, 1971 USA RCA Victor LSP 4644 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 26 Nov, 1971 UK RCA Victor SF 8243 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
20th Century Man/Skin and Bone Dec 1971 USA RCA Victor 74-0620 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Muswell Hillbillies 23 Jan, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70934 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79719-2 CD
Muswell Hillbillies 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79801 SACD (hybrid)
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Muswell Hillbillies 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738367 CD
Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) 7 Oct 2013 UK Sanctuary Records Group/Universal Music 373 493-3 2 CD set
Muswell Hillbillies (Legacy Edition) 10 Nov 2014 USA Sony/RCA/Legacy 88843093772 CD/DVD set

live, stereo mix (3:59), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
Everybody's In Show-Biz 25 Aug, 1972 USA RCA Victor VPS 6065 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz, Everybody's A Star 1 Sep, 1972 UK RCA Victor DPS 2035 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Everybody's In Show-Biz 26 Jun, 1990 USA Rhino R2 70935 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79720-2 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 20 May, 2003 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2010 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 7 Nov, 2006 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79816 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738353 CD

live, stereo mix, shortened edit (3:08), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes May 1976 USA RCA Victor APL1-1743 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes 25 Jun, 1976 UK RCA Victor RS 1059 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

mono mix, BBC recording, recorded 5 May, 1972 at Studio T1, Transcription Service, Kensington House, 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

mono mix, BBC recording (2:34), recorded 5 May 1972 at Kensington House Studio T-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
Muswell Hillbillies (Deluxe Edition) 7 Oct 2013 UK Sanctuary Records Group/Universal Music 373 493-3 2 CD set

live, stereo mix (5:41), recorded 14 Jul, 1974 at Hippodrome Theatre, Golders Green, 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 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 (3:31), recorded 24 Dec, 1977 at Rainbow 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

stereo mix, by The Spivs, recorded 2000
Kwirky - The Spivs Jul 2000 UK Pie SPIVCD002 CD

stereo mix, as "Skinn og bein" by Veldig Respektable Menn, recorded 2004
Sanger av Ray Davies og The Kinks - Veldig Respektable Menn 24 Sep, 2004 Norway Tylden & Co. GTACD 8267 CD


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