Village Green

Album: Mister Pleasant (1966)

Songfacts®:

  • In late 1966 The Kinks were performing in small villages near Devon, England. The experience inspired Ray Davies to write this song, which they recorded that November. The song, in turn, inspired their sixth album released 2 years later, also during the holiday season, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • This song was used in 2007 movie Hot Fuzz. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Aesop - Milwaukee, WI
  • The lyrics for this baroque song find Ray Davies singing of a girl named Daisy, whom he loved and kissed "by the old oak tree" of the village green. However he left to become famous and Daisy married Tom the grocer boy, who is now owner of a grocery.

    Davies told Rolling Stone that Daisy was real and his first love. "I kissed her by the old oak tree, but she didn't take my virginity," he said. "That was someone else. She didn't turn up in time."

Comments: 1

  • Jim from Philadelphia, PaActually a cool song, like how it displays a connection between the creating of a modern world and a old village "green".
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