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Man Of The World
    Authors »
Peter Green

    Year Written »
1969

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Shall I tell you about my life
They say I'm a man of the world
I've flown across every tide
And I've seen lots of pretty girls

I guess I've got everything I need
I would't ask for more
And there's no one I'd rather be
But I just wish that I'd never been born

break:

And I need a good woman
to make me feel like a good man should
I don't say I'm a good man
Oh, but I would be if I could

I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I'm sure
About all the times I've cried
And how I don't want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:51
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Mike Vernon (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 2 Peak Dates: Jun 7, 1969 Weeks on Charts: 14
Appears On
25 Years: The Chain (1992)
Fleetwood Mac
The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits (1971)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1969-06-10
Running Time 2:49
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Paul Williams (Terry Day) (Producer)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 "Chris Grantís Tasty Pop Sundae". Recorded at 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London. First broadcast June 15, 1969. (P) 1969 BBC This track most likely doesn't feature Spencer (though listed in the liner notes as being on it). If they are on it, their parts have been mixed down/out.
Appears On
Live At The BBC (1995)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #3:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:51
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Mike Vernon (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 2 Peak Dates: Jun 7, 1969 Weeks on Charts: 14
Appears On
The Blues Years (1993)
Fleetwood Mac
The Blues Years (1991)
Fleetwood Mac
The Collection (1987)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #4:
Date Performance 1999-00-00
Running Time 3:04
Performers Roger Cotton (Hammond Organ), Roger Cotton (Keyboard), Roger Cotton (Grand Piano), Roger Cotton (Rhythm Guitar), Peter Green (Lead Guitars), Peter Green (Slide Guitars), Peter Green (Rhythm Guitars), Peter Green (Harp (Harmonica)), Pete(r) Stroud (Fretless Bass), Pete(r) Stroud (Fretted Bass), Larry Tolfree (Drums), Larry Tolfree (Congas), Larry Tolfree (Percussion), Nigel (J.) Watson (Lead Guitar), Nigel (J.) Watson (Rhythm Guitar), Nigel (J.) Watson (Mandolin), Malcolm Allison (Strings), Naomi Fairhurst (Strings), Joe Green (Tenor Saxophone), Derek Nash (Tenor Saxophone), Derek Nash (Baritone Saxophone), Kate Shortt (Strings), Guy Theaker (Strings)
Comments(Instrumental)
Appears On
Destiny Road (1999)
Peter Green Splinter Group
Performance #5:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:51
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Mike Vernon (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 2 Peak Dates: Jun 7, 1969 Weeks on Charts: 14
Appears On
Vintage Years (1975)
Fleetwood Mac
Double Decker Triple Tracker (1998)
Various Artists
Man Of The World (1978)
Fleetwood Mac
Jumping At Shadows: The Blues Years (2002)
Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: The Early Years 1967-1970 (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #6:
Date Performance 1994-00-00
Running Time 2:52
Performers Gerry Conway (Drums), Gerry Conway (Percussion), Brian Hodgson (Bass Guitar), Rupert Parker (Harp), Nicky Payne (Flute), Mel Simpson (Keyboards)
Appears On
The London Rock Orchestra & Guests Plays Fleetwood Mac Classic (1994)
The London Rock Orchestra
Performance #7:
Date Performance 1995-00-00
Running Time 2:54
Performers Ian Anderson (Flute), Ian Anderson (Vocals)
Commentsby Ian Anderson
Appears On
Rattlesnake Guitar: The Music Of Peter Green (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #8:
Date Performance 1969-01-00
Running Time 3:28
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), John McVie (Bass), Mick Fleetwood (Drums)
Comments(Unissued Version) Recorded in New York & London
Appears On
The Vaudeville Years Of Fleetwood Mac: 1968 To 1970 (1998)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #9:
Date Performance 1969-06-10
Running Time 2:49
Performers Peter Green (Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Danny Kirwan (Guitar), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Paul Williams (Terry Day) (Producer)
CommentsFrom Radio 1 "Chris Grantís Tasty Pop Sundae". Recorded at 201 Piccadilly, Studio 1, London. First broadcast June 15, 1969. (P) 1969 BBC This track most likely doesn't feature Spencer (though listed in the liner notes as being on it). If they are on it, their parts have been mixed down/out.
Appears On
Mean Old World (1994)
Fleetwood Mac
The BBC Sessions (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Blues With A Feeling (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Performance #10:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:51
Sound Clip Listen.
Performers Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Peter Green (Vocals), Mike Vernon (Produced By)
CommentsChart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 2 Peak Dates: Jun 7, 1969 Weeks on Charts: 14
Appears On
Instant Peter Green (1990)
IMP Publications (England)
Peter Green: Guitar Legends (1997)
IMP Publications (England)
In Session With Peter Green (1999)
IMP Publications (England)
Man Of The World/Man Of The World (1976)
Fleetwood Mac
Man Of The World/Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite (1969)
Fleetwood Mac
Albatross/Man Of The World/Black Magic Woman/Love That Burns (1989)
Fleetwood Mac
Man Of The World/Second Chapter (1975)
Danny Kirwan
Man Of The World/Best Girl In The World (1976)
Danny Kirwan
Performance #11:
Date Performance 1969-00-00
Running Time 2:55
Performers Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Vocals), Mick Fleetwood (Drums), John McVie (Bass), Peter Green (Electric Guitar), Danny Kirwan (Electric Guitar), Mike Vernon (Produced By), Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams) (Production)
CommentsStrings overdubbued on top of Fleetwwod Mac's studio version (possibly slightly remixed) with Peter Green's vocals removed and Clifford's lead vocals inserted in it's place. We list Mike Vernon as producer due to his production on the FM backing track and Clifford as producing the overdubs/remixing he may have done to the rest of the recording.
Appears On
Man Of The World/Before The Beginning (1969)
Clifford (G.) Davis (Adams)
Performance #12:
Date Performance 2003-00-00
Running Time 2:46
Performers Peter Green (Lead Guitar), Peter Green (Slide Guitar), Peter Green (Harmonica), Nigel (J.) Watson (Lead Guitar), Nigel (J.) Watson (Rhythm Guitar), Roger Cotton (Piano), Roger Cotton (Hammond C3), Roger Cotton (Rhythm Guitar), Pete(r) Stroud (Bass Guitar), Larry Tolfree (Drums), Larry Tolfree (Percussion)
Comments(Instrumental)
Appears On
An Evening With Peter Green Splinter Group In Concert (2003)
Peter Green Splinter Group

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Review written by Jef Row, February 21st, 2010

Hauntingly beautiful, heard the live at the BBC version on Radio 6 and knew I had to get a version for my coolection. Played it at home and my fiance started singing along to it (very rare!) Turns out it brought back fond memories of growing up in the 70's and 80's.
Love it.

    Last Modified »
2009-04-23

    Discography Credits »
Lyrics contributed by Ron Chambliss.