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Edit for headphones. Source file from the album "The Kinks Remastered" (1995). First it was released on the EP "Kwyet Kinks" in September 1965. In october 1965 a # 13 hit in the US. In Europe the single was released in March 1966, reaching # 6 in Holland. Nada in the UK: yeah, two minutes and fourty two seconds, that was far too long for the sensitive, good, fine & healthy ears of the English dj’s...

Kinks frontman Ray Davies wrote this song after the group’s 1965 tour of the United States. The tour did not go well, with infighting, fatigue and a conflict with the musician’s union that kept them from performing in the country for another four years.

Davies recovered from the tour with a vacation at the English resort town of Torquay, Devon. There, a wealthy hotel guest recognized him and asked Ray to play a round of golf. Far from being flattered by the invitation, he took great offense. "I’m not gonna play [...] golf with you," he told him. "I’m not gonna be your caddy so you can say you played with a pop singer."
Davies composed the song based on this negative experience with this and some other "upper class" guests and he crafted the song to mock what he perceived as their condescension and self-satisfaction.

A WELL RESPECTED MAN
(Eay Davies(

’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
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Description
Edit for headphones. Source file from the album "The Kinks Remastered" (1995). First it was released on the EP "Kwyet Kinks" in September 1965. In october 1965 a # 13 hit in the US. In Europe the single was released in March 1966, reaching # 6 in Holland. Nada in the UK: yeah, two minutes and fourty two seconds, that was far too long for the sensitive, good, fine & healthy ears of the English dj’s...

Kinks frontman Ray Davies wrote this song after the group’s 1965 tour of the United States. The tour did not go well, with infighting, fatigue and a conflict with the musician’s union that kept them from performing in the country for another four years.

Davies recovered from the tour with a vacation at the English resort town of Torquay, Devon. There, a wealthy hotel guest recognized him and asked Ray to play a round of golf. Far from being flattered by the invitation, he took great offense. "I’m not gonna play [...] golf with you," he told him. "I’m not gonna be your caddy so you can say you played with a pop singer."
Davies composed the song based on this negative experience with this and some other "upper class" guests and he crafted the song to mock what he perceived as their condescension and self-satisfaction.

A WELL RESPECTED MAN
(Eay Davies(

’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
Category
Music
Tags
kinks, sixties
Autoplay: No Yes