Mr. Big Man

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file


I remember when you started out,
You were the best friend I ever knew.
I tried to meet you when you had your success,
But you had better things to do.
Now I bet that you're losin' count
Of the people that you used.
But now we're gonna see the vicious side of you,

Mister Big.
You've got the say and the power.
Your minions grovel and cower.
But I see you, and I see me.
But you're the big man now.
You got it, Mister Big.
Your followers kiss your hand,
And your slaves all at your feet.
Your minions serve your beck and call,
But they don't compensate at all,
'Cause inside, Mister Big's very small.

When you were poor and knockin' at the door,
You were really lots of fun.
But now you're hot and you're sittin' on the top;
You've got no time for anyone.
You schemed and connived.
You pushed and you lied,
Till you at last became a star.
But now we're gonna see the way you really are,

Mister Big.
Now your vict'ry is complete
And your battles are all won.
Your enemies and foes are all stacked up in rows,
Eliminated one by one.
You got it, Mister Big.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded 17-20 Dec, 1976 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Sleepwalker 1977 Brazil Arista (EMI-Odeon) ARL 33031 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sleepwalker 12 Feb, 1977 USA Arista AL 4106 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sleepwalker 25 Feb, 1977 UK Arista SPARTY 1002 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Sleepwalker 12 Jul, 1988 USA Arista ARCD-8068 CD
Sleepwalker 24 Nov, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79725-2 CD
Sleepwalker 11 Jan, 2005 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79810 SACD (hybrid)
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