Who Sang Yes Sir, No Sir? The Kinks

The Kinks Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire) cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Raymond Douglas Davies
release date: 1969-10-10
length: 3:48
Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
What do I say

Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
How do I behave

Yes Sir, no Sir
Permission to speak Sir
Permission to breathe Sir
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say

So you think that you've got an ambition
Top your dreaming and your idle wishing
You're outside and there ain't no admission
To our play
Pack up your ambition in your old kit bag
Soon you be happy with a packet of fags
Chest out stomach in
Do what I say, do what I say
Yes right away

Yes Sir, no Sir
Where do I go Sir
What do I do Sir
What do I say

Yes Sir, no Sir
Permission to speak Sir
Permission to breathe Sir
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say

Doesn't matter who you are
You're there and there you are
Everything is in it's place
Authority must be maintained
And then we know exactly where we are
Let them feel that they're important to the cause
But let them know that they are fighting for their homes
Just be sure that they're contributing their all
Give the scum a gun and make the bugger fight
And be sure to have deserters shot on sight
If he dies we'll send a medal to his wife

Yes Sir, no Sir
Please let me die Sir
I think this life is affecting my brain
Yes Sir, no Sir
Three bag full Sir
What do I do Sir, what do I say
What do I say, how do I behave, what do I say



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Victoria
  • 2 Yes Sir, No Sir
  • 3 Some Mother’s Son
  • 4 Drivin’
  • 5 Brainwashed
  • 6 Australia
  • 7 Shangri‐La
  • 8 Mr. Churchill Says
  • 9 She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  • 10 Young and Innocent Days
  • 11 Nothing to Say
  • 12 Arthur

  • Album Information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin