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Chords Req: Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)

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RIGHT SAID FRED (CUP OF TEA)


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Margret RoadKnight 25 Nov 03 - 07:44 PM
Joe Offer 26 Nov 03 - 02:57 PM
Marion in Cornwall 26 Nov 03 - 04:17 PM
The Fooles Troupe 26 Nov 03 - 05:11 PM
swampy-the-spark 26 Nov 03 - 05:15 PM
Margret RoadKnight 27 Nov 03 - 01:16 AM
kendall 27 Nov 03 - 08:03 AM
Murray MacLeod 03 Jan 04 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,Jonathan 19 Feb 04 - 06:39 PM
GUEST,Darren 07 Apr 04 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Fred 12 Nov 07 - 07:21 AM
Bill D 12 Nov 07 - 07:56 AM
GUEST,ed 20 Jul 08 - 12:40 PM
GUEST,Captain Colin 20 Jul 08 - 01:10 PM
Bru 20 Jul 08 - 02:20 PM
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Genie 21 Jul 08 - 03:11 PM
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GUEST,Ed 23 Jul 08 - 06:37 AM
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Subject: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 25 Nov 03 - 07:44 PM

Hoping for CHORDS (only) for "Right, Said Fred"
Any help (in any key) appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 02:57 PM

Frefresh


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Subject: Chords Add: RIGHT SAID FRED (Bernard Cribbins)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 04:17 PM

(A)Right said (D7)Fred (A)both of us to(D7)gether
(A)one each (D7)end and (A)steady as we (E)go
(A)tried to (D7)shift it (A)couldn't even (D7)lift it
(A)we was (D7)getting (A)nowhere(A7)
and (D)so (B7)we (E)had a cuppa tea and
(A)Charlie had a think and he (D)thought we ought to (A7)take off all the (D)handles and the (B7)things wot held the (E)candles
but it (B7)did no good well I (E7)never thought it would
All (A)right said (D7)Fred (A)have to take the (D7)feet off
to (A)get them (D7)feet off (A)wouldn't take a (E)mo
(A)took its (D7)feet off (A)even took the (D7)seat off
(A)should have (D7)got us (A)somewhere(A7) but (F#7)no
so (Bm)Fred said (E7)let's have a(A)nother (E)cuppa (F#m)tea
(D)and (Bm7)we said (E7)right (A)o


Hope this helps
Marion


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 05:11 PM


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: swampy-the-spark
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 05:15 PM

wernt they an 90's pop group ?
clive


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 01:16 AM

Thanks heaps, Marion!!!
(and Joe for 'refreshing")


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: kendall
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 08:03 AM

I think this works best without an instrument, but I tried it once in the natural "F" chord position, then just modulated the key up one fret at a time.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 07:36 PM

Marion's chords work perfectly, but there would be a school of thought which would substitute an F#dim for all (or most ) of the D7 chords.

Any opinions?

I would be particularly interested in M.Ted's take on this, in the event that he knows the song ...


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST,Jonathan
Date: 19 Feb 04 - 06:39 PM

Isn't there a verse about knocking a wall down? I seem to remember something about "that there wall is gonna have to have to go". Does anyone have the full lyrics?


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Subject: Lyr Add: RIGHT SAID FRED (Bernard Cribbins)
From: GUEST,Darren
Date: 07 Apr 04 - 08:01 AM

Right said Fred
Both of us together
One each end and steady as we go


Tried to shift it
Couldn't even lift it
We was getting nowhere
And so
We
Had a cup of tea and


Right said Fred
Give a shout to Charlie
Up comes Charlie from the floor below


After straining
Heaving and complaining
We was getting nowhere
And so
We
Had a cup of tea and


Charlie had a think and he thought we ought
To take off all the handles
And the things wot held the candles
But it did no good
Well I never thought it would


Oh
Right said Fred
Have to take the feet off
To get them feet off wouldn't take a mo


Took its feet off
Even took the seat off
Should have got us somewhere but no!
So Fred said let's have another cup of tea
And we said
Right-o


Oh
Right said Fred
Have to take the door off
Need more space to shift the so-and-so


Had bad twinges
Taking off the hinges
And it got us nowhere
And so
We
Had a cup of tea and


Right said Fred
Have to take the wall down
That there wall is gonna have to go


Took the wall down
Even with it all down
We was getting nowhere
And so
We
Had a cup of tea and


Charlie had a think and he said look Fred
I've got a sort of feeling
If we remove the ceiling
With a rope or two
We could drop the blighter through


Oh
Right said Fred
Climbing up a ladder
With his crowbar gave a mighty blow


Was he in trouble
Half a ton of rubble
Landed on the top of his dome!
So Charlie and me had another cup of tea
And then we
Went home


Spoken: I said to Charlie, we'll just have to leave it standing on the landing, that's all. You see the trouble with Fred is, he's... he's too hasty. Now you never get nowhere if you're too hasty.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST,Fred
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:21 AM

I always thought it was a piano...


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Nov 07 - 07:56 AM

Well, obviously it wasn't a pianissimo.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST,ed
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 12:40 PM

Marions chords are wrong,

Check out the two blokes who wrote the song at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epnss7iVEY0

and watch his fingers. Its just A D x3 A E then A E x3 and can't be arsed to put anymore here


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST,Captain Colin
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 01:10 PM

Looks like you couldn't be arsed to look at the youtube clip properly before posting either Ed. They are not the writers.


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Subject: Chords Add: RIGHT SAID FRED (Bernard Cribbins)
From: Bru
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 02:20 PM

I can add my two pence - old two pence, that is - here, because I just happen to have the original sheet music for this one.

Music by Ted Dicks, lyrics by Myles Rodge and copyright 1962 by Noel Gay Music.

Typical 60's sheet music, written in Bb.

(Bb)Right said (Eb7)Fred (Bb)Both of us to(Eb7)gether
One each (Bb)end (Eb7)and (Bb)steady as we (Ab)go
(Bb7)Tried to (Eb7)shift it (Bb7)couldn't even (Eb7)lift it
(Bb)We was (Eb7)gettin' no(Bb)where
(Bb9)And (Gm7)so (C7)we
(F7)Had a cuppa tea and .
(Bb)Right said Fred


And - of course there are key changes.

If anybody wants a scan of the original sheet mail me and I'll send it.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: john f weldon
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 03:15 PM

Har! That's a great old song; it was top of the pops when i visited England as a teen! More recently Steve Gillette & Cyndi Magnessun (probly not spelt rite) recorded a version. Then a group used the song name as a group name and recorded "Too Sexy" which made them 87 gazillion dollars (less tax).
All too weird, ain't it.

I'm pretty sure the thing they were moving was an elephant stand; combo hat rack mirror and trunk. I think this cuz I tried to move one once and failed.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 20 Jul 08 - 03:42 PM

"Cyndi Magnessun" definitely not spelt rite ! try Cindy Mangsen ...

There is rather a charming animated cartoon on YouTube to accompany Bernard Cribbins' original "Right Said Fred ", which, interestingly enough is sung in the key of C despite apparently having been written originally in B flat ...


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Genie
Date: 21 Jul 08 - 03:11 PM

"Right Said Fred" is the name of the group that did "I'm Too Sexy (For My Shirt, etc.). I always wondered where they came up with that name. Guess now I know.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 11:31 AM

Hey bru,

Nice one for the chords (apologies for my previous post everyone, absolute rubbish!) Does the chord pattern change for the third verse tho? The one that goes, "Charlie had a think and he thought we ought to take off all the handles and the things what held the candles" Maybe not but if you could send me that scan if its not too much trouble too that's be great(phy4ec@leeds.ac.uk) Cheers!


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: Bru
Date: 22 Jul 08 - 01:55 PM

Hi Guest

I've sent a colour scan of the front cover and three pages of the original sheet music to the address in brackets. Saves me slogging it out on here, and you've got a proper copy.
Let me know if it arrives OK.


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Subject: RE: Chords for 'Right, Said Fred'?
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 23 Jul 08 - 06:37 AM

Hi Bru,

Thanks so much, arrived loud and clear (and colourful)! Now i can try to bash it out at a gig or something.

Cheers,

Ed


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Mar 11 - 07:58 AM

Definitely NOT F#dim because you would lose the D bass..D9 works on alternate chord change depending on the melody...


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
From: GUEST,Guest, Paul
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 06:25 AM

@Bru,

I wonder if you would be good enough to let me have copy of the chords to 'Right Said Fred' also?

My email address is redpaul1001(at)gmail(dot)com.

Many thanks in advance,

Paul


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
From: vivwilk
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 11:48 AM

Hi Bru, any chance you could still email a scan of right said Fred please?

Cheers

Viv


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Right, Said Fred (Bernard Cribbins)
From: vivwilk
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 02:32 AM

Hi Bru , I PM d you with my email, thanks


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