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A Well Respected Man - The Kinks

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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Intro: G Chord (ring)

Verse 1

      [C      C/B]    Am              [C      C/B]    Am
Cos he gets up in the morning and he goes to work at nine
      [C         C/B]    Am                     [C      C/B]     Am
And he comes back home at five thirty, gets the same train every time
      [C         C/B]    Am           [C      C/B]    Am
Cos his world is built on punctuality, it never fails


      [C      C/B]    Am     [C    C/B]       Am
Cos he's oh so good, and he's oh so fine
      [C      C/B]    Am     [C      C/B]     Am
And he's oh so healthy in his body and his mind
F            Em
He's a well respected man about town
F                     D            [G   G/C]  G
Doing the best things so conservatively

Verse 2

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 Bill's at every suave young man


Verse 3

And he likes his own backyard and he likes his fags the best
Cos he's better than the rest and his arm sweat smells the best
And he hope to grab his father's loot when Pater passes on


Verse 4

And he plays the stocks and shares and he goes to a regatta
He adores the girl next door cos he's dying to get at her
But his mother knows the best about the matrimonial stakes


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A Well Respected Man - The Kinks

A Well Respected Man - The Kinks
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 3/4/2018
Audio: willc's Music Library
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Genre: Rock
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A Well Respected Man

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A Well Respected Man - The Kinks
A Well Respected Man

A Well Respected Man is a song by the British band The Kinks, written by the group's lead singer and rhythm guitarist Ray Davies, and originally released in the United Kingdom on the EP Kwyet Kinks in September 1965 (see 1965 in music), but the song was released as on the album Kinkdom in the United States. The song was also released as a single in the US and Continental Europe.

A Well Respected Man remains one of the band's most popular and best known songs. It is one of four Kinks songs included on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's list of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll along with "You Really Got Me," "Waterloo Sunset," and "Lola".

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