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The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorised in the United States as a British Invasion band, the Kinks are recognised as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. Their music was influenced by a wide range of genres, including rhythm and blues, British music hall, folk and country. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's 32-year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in 1969 and Bob Henrit in 1984, respectively. Dalton was in turn replaced by Jim Rodford in 1978. Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins accomp… more »


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Some people say that life is a game, well if this is so 
I'd like to know the rules on which this game of life is based. 
I know of no game more fitting than the age old game of cricket 
It has honor, it has character and it's British. 
Now God laid down the rules of life when he wrote those Ten Commandments 
And to cricket those ten same rules shall apply. 
Show compassion and self-righteousness and be honest above all 
And come to God's call with bat and ball. 

Now the Devil has a player and he's called the Demon Bowler, 
He's shrewd, he's rude and he's wicked. 
He is sent by Sinful Satan and he's out to take your wicket 
And you know that that's not cricket. 
He'll baffle you with googlies with leg breaks and off spin 
But keep a level head and don't let that demon in. 
So keep a straight bat at all times, let the Bible be your guide 
And you'll get by, yes you'll get by. 

All through your life he'll try to bowl you out 
Beware the Demon bowler. 
He's crafty and deceitful and he'll try to L.B.W., 
And bowl a maiden over. 
The Devil takes the weak in spirit and so we must always be courageous 
And remember that God is on your side. 
So keep old Satan in your sights and play the straight and narrow line 
And you'll get by, yes you'll get by.

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