Too Much Monkey Business

Written by: Chuck Berry

Published by: Isalee Music Co. (BMI)

Lyrics:

Running to and fro, hard working at the mill,
Never failed at the mill, there come a rotten bill.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

Salesman talkinı to me tryinı to run me up a creek,
Says you can buy it, go on try it, you can pay me next week.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

Blonde hair, good-looking, trying to get into get me married
Get a home, settle down by the book.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

Same thing every day, getting up, going to school,
No need for me complaining, my objectionıs overruled.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.
Oh!

Pay-phone, somethingıs wrong, dime gone, will mail,
Oughta sue the operator for telling me a tale.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

Been to Yokohama, baby, fighting in the war,
Army bunk, army chow, army clothes, army car.
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business,
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

Working in the filling station, too many checks,
Wipe the windows, check the oil, check the tires, dollar gas?
Too much monkey business, too much monkey business
Too much monkey business for me to be involved with you.

This song can be found on the following releases:

mono mix (2:14), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinks 2 Oct, 1964 UK Pye NPL 18096 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Nov 1964 USA Reprise R 6143 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Beautiful Delilah/Too Much Monkey Business Jan 1965 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 302 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Kinks 7 Jan, 1966 UK Golden Guinea GGL 0357 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks 1968 Brazil Musidisc MINI 29 7" vinyl Mini-LP, 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Nov 1979 UK Pye NPL 18096 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Dec 21, 1982 Japan PRT SP20 5023 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 - Kovers 30 Nov, 1984 UK PRT KINK 7253 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks - 20th Anniversary Box Set 7 Dec, 1984 UK PRT KINKX 7254 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 482 CD
Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD025 CD
Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

stereo mix (2:14), recorded late Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinks 2 Oct, 1964 UK Pye NSPL 83021 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me Nov 1964 USA Reprise RS 6143 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks Size 1965 South Korea CSJ 328 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Kinks 7 Jan, 1966 UK Golden Guinea GSGL1 0357 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Apr 1973 UK Hallmark/Marble Arch HMA 244 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Spotlight On The Kinks Vol. 2 8 Oct, 1982 UK PRT SPOT 1029 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection 27 Sep, 1985 UK Collector Series/Castle Communications CCSLP 113 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
The Kinks Collection Jun 1987 UK Castle Communications CCSCD 113 CD
Kinks Dec 1987 UK PRT PYC 6002 CD
You Really Got Me 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R1 70315 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
You Really Got Me 27 Sep, 1988 USA Rhino R2 70315 CD
60 Rock Shots Mar 1994 France Castle Communications/Une Musique PKF 563301 3 CD set
The Kinks Remastered 28 Mar, 1995 UK Castle Communications ESB CD 268 3 CD set
Kinks (You Really Got Me) And Kinda Kinks 13 Aug, 1996 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 679 CD
Kinks Size 20 Aug, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD299 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set

mono mix, alternate take (2:11), recorded 17, 18, 24, 25 Aug 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Kinks 30 Mar, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 482 CD
Kinks 26 Apr, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD025 CD
Kinks (Deluxe Edition) 28 Mar, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 275 627-4 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set


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