"Village Green" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
Out in the country,
Far from all the soot and noise of the city,
There's a village green.
It's been a long time
Since I last set eyes on the church with the steeple
Down by the village green.
Twas there I met a girl called daisy
And kissed her by the old oak tree.
Although I loved my daisy, I saw fame,
And so I left the village green.

I miss the village green,
And all the simple people.
I miss the village green,
The church, the clock, the steeple.
I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

And now all the houses
Are rare antiquities.
American tourists flock to see the village green.
They snap their photographs and say "gawd darn it,
Isn't it a pretty scene?"
And daisy's married tom the grocer boy,
And now he owns a grocery.

I miss the village green,
And all the simple people.
I miss the village green,
The church, the clock, the steeple.
I miss the morning dew, fresh air and Sunday school.

And I will return there,
And I'll and daisy,
And we'll sip tea, laugh,
And talk about the village green.
We will laugh and talk about the village green.


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"Village Green" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentAgain, Ray is a romantic. Enjoy the simple life and all of the joys it brings. Everything is being commercialized. This is one of my favorites.
    derricksmithon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of the great gatsby. daisy, tom, sipping tea...
    klavieron January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw him perform this song live... it was absoultly beautiful. He's recalling the days of his youth. He's not sad about it though, he's not longing for it. He just wants to go back and remember it for a little while... I think its very sweet.
    TheSilverNobleon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think i'm in love with this song. I've only just heard it for the first time today. It's amazing is it not
    xSiddersxon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAh, such a lovely song. I love that harpsichord-ishness in it :)
    I think that it's a pretty romantic song, really.
    drownnsodaon August 19, 2013   Link

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