A Well Respected Man

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Kassner Music Co. Ltd

Chord file

Lyrics:

'Cause he gets up in the morning,
And he goes to work at nine,
And he comes back home at five-thirty,
Gets the same train every time.
'Cause his world is built 'round punctuality,
It never fails.

And he's oh, so good,
And he's oh, so fine,
And he's oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He's a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And his mother goes to meetings,
While his father pulls the maid,
And she stirs the tea with councilors,
While discussing foreign trade,
And she passes looks, as well as bills
At every suave young man

'Cause he's oh, so good,
And he's oh, so fine,
And he's oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He's a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And he likes his own backyard,
And he likes his fags the best,
'Cause he's better than the rest,
And his own sweat smells the best,
And he hopes to grab his father's loot,
When Pater passes on.

'Cause he's oh, so good,
And he's oh, so fine,
And he's oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He's a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

And he plays at stocks and shares,
And he goes to the Regatta,
And he adores the girl next door,
'Cause he's dying to get at her,
But his mother knows the best about
The matrimonial stakes.

'Cause he's oh, so good,
And he's oh, so fine,
And he's oh, so healthy,
In his body and his mind.
He's a well respected man about town,
Doing the best things so conservatively.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix, as "Un Jeune Homme Bien" (French translation) by Petula Clark, recorded 1965
Kinky Kovers 1998 Japan Victor Entertainment VICP-60431 CD

mono mix (2:38), recorded late Jul/early Aug 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kwyet Kinks 17 Sep, 1965 UK Pye NEP 24221 7" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
A Well Respected Man/Such A Shame 27 Oct, 1965 USA Reprise 0420 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise R 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
A Well Respected Man/Wait Till The Summer Comes Along Jan 1966 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 307 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
A Well Respected Man/Milk Cow Blues Mar 1966 UK Pye 7N 17100 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise R 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MAL 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Set Me Free/A Well Respected Man Aug/Sep 1967 USA Reprise 0715 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
The Kinks 27 Feb, 1970 UK Pye NPL 18326 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
You Really Got Me/A Well Respected Man Sep 1979 USA Eric 243 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
You Really Got Me Apr 1980 UK Pye NSPL 18615 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Jun 1980 UK Flashbacks (Pye) FBEP 104 12" vinyl EP, 45 RPM
The Kinks Collection Aug 1980 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch (Pickwich) PDA 072 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
Candy From Mister Dandy 15 Jul, 1983 UK PRT DOW 12 10" vinyl mini-LP, 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks/The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits Feb 1984 USA Era BU 3950 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
20th Anniversary Edition 13 Aug, 1984 USA Complete CPL-2-2003 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
Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70318 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks-Size Kinkdom 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 75769 CD
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R1 70086 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Greatest Hits 28 Mar, 1989 USA Rhino R2 70086 CD
PRT Collector Series - The Kinks Apr 1989 UK PRT GHCD 1 CD
The Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick SHM 3265 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Best Of The Kinks 1964-65 15 May, 1989 UK Pickwick PWKS 527 CD
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
The EP Collection Jun 1990 UK See For Miles SEECD 295 CD
The EP Collection 18 Jun, 1990 UK See For Miles SEE 295 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Complete Collection Nov 1991 EEC Castle Communications CCSCD 300 CD
The Kinks Story Vol. 1 1964-1966 Jun 1992 EEC Castle Communications EUKCD 101 CD
The Definitive Collection (26 Original Recordings) Sep 1993 UK Polygram TV 516 465-2 CD
The Best And Kollektable Kinks 16 Dec, 1993 Japan Victor Entertainment, Inc. VICP-5332 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
A Well Respected Man/You Really Got Me Dec? 1994 USA Collectables COL 0365 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
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
Kinda Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 483 CD
The EP Collection 9 Nov, 1998 UK Castle ESFCD 667 Multi CD box set
The Marble Arch Years 18 Jul, 2001 UK Essential/Castle/Sanctuary CMGBX318 Multi CD box set
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Kinda Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD026 CD
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Kinda Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 632-6 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

simulated stereo (2:38), recorded late Jul/early Aug 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinkdom Nov 1965 USA Reprise RS 6184 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RS 6217 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks' Greatest Hits 12 Aug, 1966 USA Reprise RST 6217 Reel-to-reel tape, 7 1/2 ips
Well Respected Kinks 2 Sep, 1966 UK Marble Arch MALS 612 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Then, Now And Inbetween Jul 1969 USA Reprise PRO 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Greatest Hits 1971 Canada Marble Arch MALS 1403 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Lola 1 Oct, 1971 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 201 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Golden Hour Of The Kinks 8 Oct, 1971 UK Pye/Golden Hour GH 501 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM

mono mix, BBC recording (2:38), recorded 13 Dec, 1965 at Playhouse Theatre, London
The Kink Kontroversy (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 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, mono mix (3:12), recorded 1 Apr, 1967 at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
The Live Kinks Aug 1967 USA Reprise R 6260 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 1968 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2165 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 12 Jan, 1968 UK Pye NPL 18191 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 508 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD061 CD

live, stereo mix (3:12), recorded 1 Apr, 1967 at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
The Live Kinks Aug 1967 USA Reprise RS 6260 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 1968 Brazil Musidisc HI-FI 2165 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall 12 Jan, 1968 UK Pye NSPL 18191 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Pye History Of British Pop Music-The Kinks Vol. 2 Apr 1976 USA Pye 509 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Live At Kelvin Hall Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8832 CD
The Live Kinks 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6260-2 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 508 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD323 CD
Live At Kelvin Hall 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD061 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set

mono mix, BBC recording, part of medley, "off-air bootleg" (2:10), recorded 22 Jul, 1968 at BBC Television Centre, Studio 8, 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 (1:26), recorded 24 Dec, 1977 at Rainbow Theatre, 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

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 Josh Rouse, recorded 2002
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD

stereo mix, as "En veldig respektable mann" 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

stereo mix, by Mary Lamont (4:20), recorded 2010 at Niteflight Productions, Massapequa, NY
The Kinks UnKovered 22 Jun 2010 USA Paradiddle Records 8579670021049 CD


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