Days

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that lights on you believe me.
And though you're gone,
You're with me every single day, believe me.

Days I'll remember all my life,
Days when you can't see wrong from right.
You took my life,
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me,
But it's all right,
Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me.

I wish today could be tomorrow,
The night is dark,
It just brings sorrow, let it wait.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day, believe me.

Days I'll remember all my life,
Days when you can't see wrong from right.
You took my life,
But then I knew that very soon you'd leave me,
But it's all right,
Now I'm not frightened of this world, believe me.
Days.

Thank you for the days,
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me.
I'm thinking of the days,
I won't forget a single day, believe me.

I bless the light,
I bless the light that shines on you believe me.
And though you're gone,
You're with me every single day, believe me.
Days.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:52), recorded May 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Days/She's Got Everything 1968 Brazil Musidisc CS --- 7" vinyl single, 33 1/3 RPM
Days/She's Got Everything 28 Jun, 1968 UK Pye 7N 17573 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Days/She's Got Everything Jul 1968 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17573 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Days/She's Got Everything Jul 1968 Denmark Pye 7N 17573 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Days/She's Got Everything 24 Jul, 1968 USA Reprise 0762 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 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
Spotlight On The Kinks Vol. 2 8 Oct, 1982 UK PRT SPOT 1029 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Candy From Mister Dandy 15 Jul, 1983 UK PRT DOW 12 10" vinyl mini-LP, 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 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
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
You Really Got Me May 1991 EEC Marble Arch CMA CD 109 CD
The Kinks Sep 1991 EEC Music For Pleasure/EMI CD-MFP 5921/CDB 7 97481 2 CD
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 Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
The Days EP: 30 Years Yellow Pages 1966-1996 6 Jan, 1997 UK When WEN X 1016 CD EP
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
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

stereo mix, session excerpt (0:39), recorded May 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:52), recorded May 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Oct 1968 Sweden/Norway Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Oct 1968 France Pye CLVLXPY 298 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Dec 1968 New Zealand Pye NSPL 18233 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society Jan 1969 Italy Pye SLBP 63.003 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 481 CD
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD319 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 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 Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

mono mix, BBC recording (2:49), recorded 1 Jul, 1968 at BBC Piccadilly Studio 1, 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

mono mix, BBC recording, "off-air bootleg" (2:10), recorded 9 Jul, 1968 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

mono mix, BBC recording, alteration of commercial release, "off-air bootleg" (2:10), recorded 22 Jul, 1968 at BBC Television Centre, Studio 8, 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 Petula Clark, recorded 1969
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

mono mix, BBC mix (original backing track, new vocals) (3:02), recorded May, 1968 (backing track) and 18 May, 1970 (vocals) at Pye Studios (No. 2), London (backing track) and Aeolian Hall, Studio 2, London (vocals)
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 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 Cateran, recorded 1989
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 USA Communion COMM8CD CD
Shangri-La - A Tribute To The Kinks 1989 UK Imaginary ILL CD300 CD

stereo mix, by Elvis Costello, recorded 1991
The Ray Davies Songbook Oct 1997 UK Connoisseur VSOP CD 244 CD

stereo mix, recorded Jun 1991 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Did Ya 24 Oct, 1991 USA Columbia 44K 74050 CD EP
Scattered 8 Mar, 1993 EEC Columbia 658992 2 CD single
Scattered 12 Jul, 1993 UK Columbia 658992 2 CD single

live, stereo mix, recorded 25 Nov, 1993 at Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Los Imposibles, recorded 1996
An Animal Kink - A Tribute To The Kinks 1996 Spain Animal Records DLM 39676/95 CD

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD

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

stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 2001
2KINKY2 - Yurow Apr 2001 Holland L-E Records CD

stereo mix, by The Kinky2, recorded 2002 at The Suite, Holland
The Greatest Hits & More... - The Kinky2 Nov 2002 Holland H&H Records H&H - 001 CD

stereo mix, as "Des War'n Die Tag" by Schiffkowitz, recorded 2004
LOLA! :kinks-klassiker interpretiert von ambros bis wilfried 11 Nov, 2004 Austria Universal Music GmbH 986 687 0 CD

stereo mix, by the Friday's, recorded 2005
Face To Face With The Kinks - Friday's 2005 Germany (self published) - CD

stereo mix, Ray with the Crouch End Festival Chorus (3:44), recorded Spring 2009 at Air Studios & Konk Studios, London
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 UK Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 2 Sep, 2009 Australia Decca Records/Universal 2703909 CD
The Kinks Choral Collection 15 Jun, 2009 USA Decca Records/Universal ? CD
The Kinks Choral Collection (Special Edition) 7 Dec, 2009 UK Universal Music TV 2724050 CD

stereo mix, by the Sunny Afternoon original London cast (2:21), recorded Aug-Sep 2014 at Konk Studios, North London
Sunny Afternoon - Original Cast Recording 27 Oct 2014 UK BMG Chrysalis 538002812 CD


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