Otis Redding - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)

First performance: 08/12/2003


Bruce used the song only once:
2003-12-08 Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 
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.


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


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
Your turn
Our turn
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
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
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