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The Kinks

See My Friends

  • Rock
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Musical
  • Folk
song from
  • 2012
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1990

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“See My Friends” is a song by The Kinks, written by the group’s singer and guitarist, Ray Davies. Released in 1965, it reached #10 on the UK Singles Chart. A rare foray into psychedelic rock for the group, it is credited as the first Western rock song to integrate Indian raga sounds, being released four months before The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood”. The song is sometimes mistitled “See My Friend”, because this is how the song was identified on the initial UK single pressing. However, the website of Kassner Music, which owns the publishing rights to the song, specifies the title as “See My Friends”, which are also the words Davies clearly sings throughout the track. Most subsequent issues of the song have borne the more familiar “See My Friends” title. Ray Davies... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ See my friends ... Layin' 'cross the river ... Cept my friends

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