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I am a dull and simple lad
Cannot tell water from champagne
And I have never met the Queen
And I wish I could have all he has got

The Jam - David Watts Lyrics


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  • yeah, what he said.....
  • I heard the Jam's version first, in my teens, so I may be biased, but I'm also a fan of late-60s Kinks. and probably play Face To Face more often that All Mod Cons. Now that I've heard 4 different Kinks versions, I still find the Jam's faster, somewhat staccato performance tighter and more intense. It also conveys the mood of envy and (class?) resentment without ironic distance -- Davies' version may be mocking the self-hating protagonist, or at least condescending toward the character, but Weller/Fox (I think both sing on here) seem to relate entirely. That's how I hear it anyway. Think I'll play some Jam albums now.
  • they were amazing
  • I am mikecostelloe wish i could be like david whatts. ;-]
  • absolute classic......love the kinks too.
  • I prefer the kinks original but i like the power of the jammy cover, brilliant song.
  • well good
  • Good, but not as good as The Kinks original version.
  • About time I got some Jam! Great vocals on this one.

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