Otis Redding - FA-FA-FA-FA-FA (SAD SONG)

First performance: 08/12/2003


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song only once:
 

The song was performed in medley with ' I thank you ' together with Sam Moore and the Alliance Singers. It was the finale show (rescheduled from December 6) and excellent from all accounts . It also featurs a snippet of "Hey Bo Diddley" in the intro.
 
 
 

Songinfo

Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) is a song composed by Steve Cropper and Otis Redding and originally recorded by Otis Redding. ( 1966 ) Taken from the album 'Complete & Unbelievable' . Redding authored his (sometimes difficult) recordings' horn arrangements, humming to show the players what he had in mind. The recording of "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)" captures his habit of humming with the horn section.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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I keep singing them sad, sad songs, y'all
Sad songs is all I know
I keep singing them sad, sad songs, y'all
Sad songs are all I know
It has a sweet melody tonight
Anybody can sing it any old time
What in your heart puts you in a groove
And when you sing this song
It'll make you're whole body move, it goes
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Your turn
Our turn
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Your turn, now
All my life I've been singing them sad songs
Trying to get my message to you
But this is the only song, y'all, I can sing
And when I get to singing my message from me to you, it goes
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Your turn, now
It's a lovely song, y'all
Sweet music, honey
It's just a line, oh but
It tells a story, baby
You got to get the message
A stone message, honey
A lovely line, baby
I'm worried in mind, watch me
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Your turn
Everybody's turn, everybody
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, one more time
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa, worried alive, y'all
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