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A well respected man - The Kinks


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OK..I heard a song today at lunch..I know it was an older song..let's say the 70's. And they were singing about a man. I know that sounds pretty vague, HOWEVER.. it was like "He was a happy man" "He was a generous man" They talked about this man. It SORTA sounded like possibly the BeatlesISH. More of an upbeat tempo. Any ideas??

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Is it this one by chance? It's the first one that came to mind.

Kinks - A Well Respected Man

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.

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Winger20

^HEY, IT'S STEWART! :laughing:

Could it be "Lucky Man" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer?

"He had white horses

And ladies by the score

All dressed in satin

And waiting by the door

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

White lace and feathers

They made up his bed

A gold covered mattress

On which he was laid

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

He went to fight wars

For his country and his king

Of his honor and his glory

The people would sing

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

A bullet had found him

His blood ran as he cried

No money could save him

So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was"

:afro: :afro: :afro: :jester: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

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