Apeman

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Warner-tamerlane Pub. Corp. - BMI

Chord file

Lyrics:

I think I'm sophisticated
'Cos I'm living my life like a good homosapien
But all around me everybody's multiplying
Till they're walking round like flies man
So I'm no better than the animals sitting in their cages
in the zoo man
'Cos compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees
I am an ape man
I think I'm so educated and I'm so civilized
'Cos I'm a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation
And the crazy politicians
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man
I'm an ape man I'm a King Kong man I'm a voo doo man
I'm an ape man
'Cos compared to the sun that sits in the sky
compared to the clouds as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies
I am an ape man
In man's evolution he has created the cities and
the motor traffic rumble, but give me half a chance
and I'd be taking off my clothes and living in the jungle
'Cos the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in a coconut tree
Oh what a life of luxury to be like an ape man
I'm an ape, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man
I look out my window, but I can't see the sky
'Cos the air pollution is fogging up my eyes
I want to get out of this city alive
And make like an ape man
Come and love me, be my ape man girl
And we will be so happy in my ape man world
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man
I'll be your Tarzan, you'll be my Jane
I'll keep you warm and you'll keep me sane
and we'll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an ape man
I'm an ape man, I'm an ape ape man, I'm an ape man
I'm a King Kong man, I'm a voo-doo man
I'm an ape man.
I don't feel safe in this world no more
I don't want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an ape man.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (3:50), recorded 27 Oct 1970 at Morgan Studios(1), Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats 20 Nov, 1970 UK Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Apeman/Rats 1971 Brazil Musidisc CS 145 7" vinyl single, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

mono mix with "foggin'" overdub (3:50), recorded 27 Oct 1970, overdub on 16-18 Nov, 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats 16 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise 0979 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola/Apeman Feb 1972 USA Reprise 0743 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

stereo mix (3:51), recorded 27 Oct 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Nov, 1970 UK Pye NSPL 18359 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 2 Dec, 1970 USA Reprise RS 6423 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 1971 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2235 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour "Kinks"-Lola, Percy & The Apeman Come Face To Face With The Village Green Preservation Society... Something Else! 11 Oct, 1974 UK Pye/Golden Hour GHD 50 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The File Series - The Kinks 14 Oct, 1977 UK Pye FILD 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
20 Golden Greats 20 Sep, 1978 UK Ronco (Pye) RPL 2031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits - Dead End Street 14 Oct, 1983 UK PRT KINK 1 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 3 Feb, 1984 UK PRT KINK 2 12" vinyl LP (album) with bonus 10" vinyl disc, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7251 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits May 1985 UK PRT CDKINK 7251 CD
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola/Apeman Apr 1986 UK Old Gold OG 9579 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume One Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/1 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8836 CD
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
Hit Singles 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 4001 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Hit Singles Jan 1988 UK PRT PYC 4001 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 6 Sep, 1988 USA Reprise RS 6423-2 CD
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men - Greatest Hits Sep 1989 Brazil Young (BMG Ariola Discos Ltd.) 320.7035 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVLP 001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Ultimate Collection 4 Sep, 1989 UK Castle Communications CTVCD 001 CD
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak LINT 5005 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Introspective-The Kinks Mar 1991 UK Baktabak CINT 5005 CD
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
The Very Best Of Mar 1997 UK Polygram TV 537 554-2 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD320 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

alternate mono mix with Ray's vocals much lower, probably mastering error (3:36), recorded 27 Oct 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Germany Pye 14 790 AT 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

mono mix or reduction, mistakenly released alternate (demo?) recording (3:36), recorded 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Denmark Pye 7N 45016 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 509 CD
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD063 CD
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

stereo mix, mistakenly released alternate (demo?) recording (3:36), recorded 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
Apeman/Rats Dec 1970 Portugal Pye PATS 7010 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 18 Aug 2014 UK Sanctuary/BMG/Sony 88843089592 2 CD set
Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround & Percy (Deluxe Edition) 26 Aug 2014 USA Sanctuary/BMG/Sony BMG14020 2 CD set

mono mix, BBC alteration of commercial release (3:50), recorded (delivered to BBC) 4 Nov, 1970 at Morgan Studios (1), Willesden, London
The Kinks At The BBC - Radio & TV Sessions And Concerts: 1964-1994 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 279 721-8 Multi CD box set

live, stereo mix, recorded 1 Jul, 1987 at Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Road (The Kinks Live) 9 Dec, 1987 Germany Metronome 828 081-2 CD
The Road (The Kinks Live) 11 Jan, 1988 USA MCA MCA-42107 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Road (The Kinks Live) 11 Jan, 1988 USA MCA MCAD-42107 CD
The Road (The Kinks Live) 23 May, 1988 UK London LONLP 49 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Road (The Kinks Live) 23 May, 1988 USA London LONCD 828.081-2 CD
Lost And Found (1986-89) 27 Aug, 1991 USA MCA MCAD-10338 CD

live, stereo mix, recorded 11 Apr, 1994 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKLP 1 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKCD 1 CD
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, Karaoke instrumental by unknown musicians, recorded around 1999
Legends Series Volume 38 - The Kinks about 1999 Taiwan Legends 038 CD

stereo mix, by Monti Beton, recorded 2002
The Kinks Acoustic Songbook - Monti Beton Apr 2002 Austria Beton Music CD-LSP 1884 CD

stereo mix, as "Villmann" by Veldig Respektable Menn, recorded 2004
Sanger av Ray Davies og The Kinks - Veldig Respektable Menn 24 Sep, 2004 Norway Tylden & Co. GTACD 8267 CD


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