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"Sunny Afternoon" is a song by The Kinks, written by chief songwriter Ray Davies. The track later featured on the Face to Face album as well as being the title track for their 1967 compilation album. Its strong Music Hall flavour and lyrical focus was part of a stylistic departure for the band (begun with 1965's "A Well Respected Man"), who had risen to fame in 1964-65 with a series of hard-driving, power-chord rock hits.

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The taxman's taken all my dough
And left me in my stately home
Lazing on a sunny afternoon

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon Lyrics


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  • blazing on a sunny afternoon in the wintertime
  • All time classic.....oh this clip is almost 50 years old , and I see it first now!!!
  • Superb!
  • : )
  • *-*
  • almost Beatle-ish
  • i don't care what anyone says this is one great song
  • any time i hear ray and dave singing together it is so wonderful
  • One of the best summer songs.
  • And IS a sunny afternoon, as I listen to this. And remember the Harold Wilson credit squeeze of the late 60s..................

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