Wonderboy

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

La-la-la-la...
Wonder boy, life's just begun.
Turn your sorrow into wonder
Dream alone, don't sigh, don't groan
Life is only what you wonder.
Day is as light as your brightest dreams,
Night is as dark as you feel it ought to be.
Time is as fast as the slowest thing,
Life is only...

Wonder boy,
Wonder boy.
Everybody is looking for the sun.
People strain their eyes to see,
But I see you and you see me,
And ain't that wonder?

Wonder boy, some mother's son,
Life is full of work and plunder[blunder?].
Easy go, life is not real,
Life is only what you conjure.

Wonder boy,
And the world is joy, every single day.
It's the real McCoy,
Wonder boy.
Everybody is looking for the sun.
People strain their eyes to see,
But I see you and you see me,
And ain't that wonder?

Wonder boy, some mother's son,
Turn your sorrow into wonder
Dream alone, go have your fun.
Life is only...
Life is only...
Life is only...

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:48), recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Wonder Boy/Polly Apr 1968 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly Apr 1968 Denmark Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly 5 Apr, 1968 UK Pye 7N 17468 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Wonderboy/Polly 15 May, 1968 USA Reprise 0691 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Mini Monster 27 Aug, 1971 UK Pye PMM 100 7" vinyl EP, 33 1/3 RPM
The File Series - The Kinks 14 Oct, 1977 UK Pye FILD 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
20 Golden Greats 20 Sep, 1978 UK Ronco (Pye) RPL 2031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits - Dead End Street 14 Oct, 1983 UK PRT KINK 1 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7251 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 - Greatest Hits May 1985 UK PRT CDKINK 7251 CD
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
Hit Singles 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 4001 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Hit Singles Jan 1988 UK PRT PYC 4001 CD
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
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
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Best Of The Ballads May 1993 Germany BMG/Arista 74321 13687 2 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Something Else By The Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 480 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Something Else By The Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD029 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
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 Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:47), recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set

simulated stereo (2:48), recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM

stereo mix, by Eddi Reader, recorded 1994
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, by Monti Beton, recorded 2002
The Kinks Acoustic Songbook - Monti Beton Apr 2002 Austria Beton Music CD-LSP 1884 CD


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