Did You See His Name?

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: ?

Chord file

Lyrics:

Did you see his name in the local paper,
Stole a tin of beans,
From a cut-priced grocery store.
The judge said he must pay,
So he put him on probation,
And the paper gave his name.

Did you see his name in the criminal section,
And the center page.
Gave his name and his address,
They stopped him doing it again,
So they put him to dishonour,
And put the man to shame.

He lost his little job,
His employer was absolved of blame.
His world just crumbled down,
Incidently, did you see his name,
In the obiturary column,
Letters edged in black.
Life was much too hard to live,
So he brought it to an end,
In his gas-filled maisonette.
Because he couldn't stand the strain.

La-la-la-la-la
Life was much too hard to live,
So he brought it to an end,
In his gas-filled maisonette.
Because he couldn't stand the strain.

Did you see his name?
Did you see his name?
Did you see his name?

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (1:55), 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
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
Neue Revue - The Great Lost Kinks Album Mar 2000 Germany - HTSLP 340016 P (fake) CD
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, with alternate ending (2:00), recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Special Deluxe Edition) 28 Jun, 2004 UK Sanctuary Records Group SMETD 102 3 CD set

stereo mix, alternate ending (2:01), recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set


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