Mr. Pleasant

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music/Carlin Music Corp.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Oh Mr Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
I hope the world is treating you right,
And your head's in the air,
And you're feeling so proud,
'Cause you're such a success,
And the whole wide world is on your side, hey hey.
How are you today?

People say Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay,
Mr Pleasant don't mind.
As long as Mr Pleasant's all right, hey hey.
How are you today?

How's your father, how's your mother?
How's your sister, how's your brother?
How's your brand, new limousine,
Twenty-four inch TV screen?
Did you like prosperity
More than you liked poverty?
Life is easier, so much easier,
Life is easier now.

Oh Mr Pleasant, how is Mrs Pleasant?
Did you know she was flirting around
With another young man,
And he's taking her out
When you have to work late?
And it's not so pleasant after all, hey hey.
How are you today?

People say Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay,
Mr Pleasant don't mind.
As long as Mr Pleasant's all right, hey hey.
How are you today?

Mr Pleasant is good,
Mr Pleasant is kind,
Mr Pleasant's okay.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (3:00), recorded Mar 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Mister Pleasant/This Is Where I Belong Apr 1967 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 17314 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant/This Is Where I Belong Apr 1967 Denmark Pye 7N 17314 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant/This Is Where I Belong 21 Apr, 1967 UK Pye 7N 17314 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant May 1967 France Pye PNV 24191 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant/Harry Rag 24 May, 1967 USA Reprise 0587 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant/This Is Where I Belong Jun 1967 Australia Astor AP 1370 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Autumn Almanac/Mister Pleasant 13 Oct, 1967 UK Pye 7N 17400 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kink Kronikles 25 Mar, 1972 USA Reprise 2XS 6454 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
Spotlight On The Kinks Mar 1981 UK PRT SPOT 1009 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men 28 Sep, 1987 UK PRT PYL 7001 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Apr 1988 UK PRT PYC 7001 2 CD set
The Kink Kronikles 10 Jan, 1989 USA Reprise 6454-2 2 CD set
Fab Forty - The Singles Collection 1964-1970 Feb 1991 EEC Decal CDLIK D 74 2 CD set
Best Of The Kinks 1966-67 Aug 1991 UK Pickwick PWKS 4075 CD
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEE 329 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The EP Collection Volume Two 18 Nov, 1991 UK See For Miles SEECD 329 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 2 1967-1971 Jul 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 102 CD
The Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
The Singles Collection/Waterloo Sunset 29 Sep, 1997 UK Essential (Castle) ESSCD 592 (GAF 40 592 EFF) 2 CD set
Face To Face 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 479 CD
The EP Collection 2 1 Aug, 2000 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary ESFCD 904 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Face To Face 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set

stereo mix. alternate version (3:22), recorded Mar 1967, remixed Dec 2009 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set

alternate stereo mix (3:02), recorded Mar 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

mono mix, by Nicky Hopkins & His Whistling Piano (2:35), recorded 1967
Mister Pleasant/Nothing As Yet - Nicky Hopkins & His Whistling Piano Jul 1967 UK Polydor 56 175 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Mister Pleasant/Nothing As Yet - Nicky Hopkins & His Whistling Piano Aug 1967 USA Decca 32139 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

mono mix, BBC recording (2:48), recorded 25 Oct, 1967 at BBC Maida Vale Studio 4, London
Something Else By The Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 214-1 2 CD set
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, by David Garrick, recorded 1968
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD


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