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A Well Respected Man Chords

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Date:   Fri, 6 Oct 1995 16:05:03 -1000
From: Harlan L Thompson 


          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

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 ...CHORUS

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 ...CHORUS

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 ...CHORUS

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Icarus452 wrote on September 6 2009, 11:56 am

Instead of a C/B chord, I used a Cmaj7, and it worked just fine, plus I think it is easier to play and makes for a much smoother transition. Other than that, nice chords.
Thanks man!

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Jock68 wrote on June 3 2011, 10:45 am

It sounds ok as a G, but my ears are not the best.

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Captaincranky wrote on August 26 2014, 03:34 pm, edited at 05:31 pm

The verses are C, Em, Am. "C/B" IS cmaj7, 3rd inversion.

@Jock68 "Well Respected Man" is in C Major.2 A Led Zeppelin song that uses C, G, Am is, "Stairway to Heaven". However both of those, are more likely considered in A minor, as evidenced by the outro in "Stariway", "Am, G, F". (Am being the tonic, so i, VII, V,I repeat). In those contexts Em7 and G6 are the same chord, si it's king of moot whether you play Em or G anyway.

"Well Respected Man", is simple song, and C, Em, Am is the simplest solution.

The chorus will resolve to G, but with the F chord, it's G mixolydian. The Kinks use pseudo key changes and unresolved cadences fairly often.

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