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Song: The ballad of Barry and Freda
Artist: Victoria Wood
Tabbed by DJ
27th April 2016

Victoria often took this song at a frenetic pace,
which got even wilder as it progressed.
If you would like it simpler for guitar, take a
slower tempo, miss out the alternating bass notes,
and stick to one key with no modulation. 

[Intro and Verses 1 & 2]
Gm  = xx5333  D7    = xx0212  F     = 133211  G  = 320003
C7  = x32310  Gm7/D = xx3333  F6    = 100011  G6 = 320000
Am7 = x02213  C/E   = xx2010  Fmaj7 = 133210  G7 = 320001

[Verses 3 to 6]
F    = 133211   C7/G = 3x2310  G#dim/B = x2010x
F/C  = x33211   F7   = 131211  D7      = xx0212
C7   = x32310   Bb   = x13331  G7      = 320001

[Verses 7 to 9]
G    = 320003   D7/A = x00212  Bbdim/Db = x4232x
G/D  = xx0003   G7   = 320001  E7       = 022130
D7   = xx0212   C    = x32010  A7       = x02020

[Verses 10 to 12]
Ab    = 466544   Eb7/Bb = x1x323   Bdim/D = x5343x
Ab/Eb = x66544   Ab7    = 464544   F7     = 131211
Eb7   = xx1323   Db     = x46664   Bb7    = x13131

[Verses 13 & 14]
A   = x02220   E7/B = x22130  Cdim/D# = xx1212
A/E = 002220   A7   = x02020  F#7     = 242322
E7  = 022130   D    = xx0232  B7      = x21202

[Verses 15 & 16]
Bb   = x13331   F7/C = x31211  Dbdim/E = xx2323
Bb/F = 113331   Bb7  = x13131  G7      = 320001
F7   = 131211   Eb   = xx4232  C7      = x32310

[Coda]
Bb = x13331
B  = x24442
C  = x35553
Db = x46664

*********************************************************

[Intro]
 Gm     C7     Am7   D7     Gm  Gm7/D   C/E   C7
| /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / |


[Verse 1]
F              F6  Fmaj7     F6
    Freda and Barry sat one night,
G            G6             G7    G    G6
    The sky was clear, the stars were bright,
Gm                C7    Am7               D7
    The wind was soft,       the moon was up,
 Gm    Gm7/D      C/E   C7
Freda drained her cocoa cup!


[Verse 2]
F              F6            Fmaj7       F6
    She licked her lips, she felt sub - lime,
G         G6                     G7     G    G6
    She switched off 'Gardeners Quest - ion Time',
Gm          C7        Am7      D7
    Barry cringed in fear and dread,
    Gm    Gm7/D      C/E       C7
As Freda grabbed his tie, and said...


[Verse 3]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |-----0--2--|
A |--3--------|
E |-----------|

F        F/C     F         F/C
   Let's do it,      let's do it,
F               F/C      C7    C7/G
Do it while the mood is right,
C7       C7/G    C7        C7/G
    I'm feeling   ...ap - pealing, 
        F          F/C     F7
I've really got an appe - tite,
Bb          G#dim/B
I'm on fire       ...with desire,
         F/C                         D7
I could handle half the tenors in a male voice choir,
G7               C7                    F   F/C  F
    Let's do it,    let's do it to - night!


[Verse 4]
   But he said...
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |-----0--2--|
A |--3--------|
E |-----------|

F          F/C      F         F/C
 ...I can't do it,     I can't do it,
    F              F/C      C7   C7/G
I don't believe in too much sex,
C7        C7/G     C7       C7/G
    This fashion    ...for passion,
  F             F/C     F7
Turns us into nervous wrecks,
Bb           G#dim/B
No derision,          my decision,
     F/C                                  D7
I'd rather watch 'The Spinners' on the television,
G7                 C7                      F   F/C  F
    I can't do it,    I can't do it to - night!


[Verse 5]
  But she said...
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |-----0--2--|
A |--3--------|
E |-----------|

F         F/C     F        F/C
 ...Let's do it,      let's do it,
F               F/C       C7   C7/G
Do it 'til our hearts go boom,
C7      C7/G   C7       C7/G     F            F/C    F7
    Go native,    cre - ative, living in the living room,
Bb             G#dim/B
    This folly        ...is jolly,
F/C                              D7
Bend me over backwards on m' 'Hostess Trolley', 
G7               C7                     F   F/C  F
    Let's do it,     let's do it to - night!


[Verse 6]
  But he said...
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |-----0--2--|
A |--3--------|
E |-----------|

F            F/C      F           F/C
   ...I can't do it,      I can't do it,
     F             F/C        C7   C7/G
Me 'eavy breathing days have gone, 
C7       C7/G     C7        C7/G
     I'm older,       feel colder,
       F                       F7
It's other things that turn me on,
Bb                 G#dim/B
    I'm imploring,          I'm boring,
F/C                            D7
Let me read this catalogue on vinyl flooring, 
G7                 C7                       F 
    I can't do it,     I can't do it to - night!


[KEY CHANGE - Verse 7]
   So she said...
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |--0--2--4--|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

G        G/D     G        G/D
   Let's do it,     let's do it,
 G           G/D       D7    D7/A
Have a crazy night of love,
D7       D7/A       D7      D7/A
   I'll strip bare,    I'll just wear...
           G                 G7
...Sti - lettos and an oven glove,
C                    Bbdim/Db
    Don't starve a ...girl of a palaver,
 G/D                               E7
Dangle from the wardrobe in your Balaclava,
A7               D7                     G
    Let's do it,     let's do it to - night!


[Verse 8]
   But he said...
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |--0--2--4--|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

G             G/D     G           G/D
   ...I can't do it,      I can't do it,
    G           G/D     D7     D7/A
I know I'd only get it wrong,
D7       D7/A         D7     D7/A
   Don't angle ...for me to dangle,
    G                          G7
Me arms 'ave never been that strong,
C                Bbdim/Db
   Stop pouting,           stop shouting,
     G/D                           E7
You know I pulled a muscle when I did that grouting,
A7                 D7                      G
    I can't do it,     I can't do it to - night!


[Verse 9]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |--0--2--4--|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

G        G/D     G         G/D
   Let's do it,      let's do it,
  G              G/D        D7    D7/A
Share a night of wild ro - mance,
D7        D7/A    D7        D7/A
    Fre - netic,    ...po - etic,
 G                            G7
This could be your last big chance...
C                     Bbdim/Db
  ...To quote Milton,           to eat Stilton,
   G/D                           E7
To roll in gay abandon on the 'Tufted Wilton',
A7                D7                     G
    Let's do it,      let's do it to - night!


[KEY CHANGE - Verse 10]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------0--|
D |--1--3-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

Ab         Ab/Eb    Ab        Ab/Eb
    I can't do it,     I can't do it,
      Ab          Ab/Eb    Eb7   Eb7/Bb
I've other little jobs on hand,
Eb7        Eb7/Bb        Eb7      Eb7/Bb
     Don't grouse...a - round the house,
     Ab                  Ab7
I've got a busy evening planned,
Db                Bdim/D
    Stop nagging,          I'm flagging,
    Ab/Eb                            F7
You know, as well as I do, that the pipes want lagging,
Bb7                Eb7                      Ab
    I can't do it,      I can't do it to - night!


[Verse 11]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------0--|
D |--1--3-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

Ab        Ab/Eb    Ab       Ab/Eb
     Let's do it,      let's do it,
 Ab             Ab/Eb   Eb7    Eb7/Bb
While I'm really in the mood,
Eb7         Eb7/Bb
     Three cheers,
Eb7       Eb7/Bb          Ab                   Ab7
  ...It's years since I caught you even semi - nude,
Db               Bdim/D
     Be drastic,         gymnastic,
Ab/Eb                               F7
 Wear your baggy Y-fronts with the loose elastic,
    Bb7              Eb7                   Ab
But...  let's do it,     let's do it to - night!


[Verse 12]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------0--|
D |--1--3-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

Ab          Ab/Eb    Ab         Ab/Eb
     I can't do it,      I can't do it,
   Ab           Ab/Eb        Eb7    Eb7/Bb
I must refuse to get  un - dressed,
Eb7         Eb7/Bb
     I feel silly,
Eb7      Eb7/Bb    Ab                    Ab7
It's too chilly to go without m' thermal vest,
Db                   Bdim/Eb
    Don't choose me,          don't use me,
    Ab/Eb                          F7
Me' mother sent a note to say you must excuse me,
Bb7                Eb7                      Ab
    I can't do it,      I can't do it to - night!


[KEY CHANGE - Verse 13]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------1--|
D |--2--4-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

A        A/E     A        A/E
   Let's do it,     let's do it,
   A             A/E    E7    E7/B
I feel I abso - lutely must,
   E7        E7/B       E7     E7/B
I won't ex - empt you, want to tempt you,
 A                          A7
Want to drive you mad with lust,
D               Cdim/D#
   No cautions,  just contortions,
 A/E                    F#7
Smear an avocado on m' lower portions, 
B7               E7                    A
    Let's do it,     let's do it to - night!


[Verse 14]*
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------1--|
D |--2--4-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

A          A/E     A         A/E
   I can't do it,     I can't do it,
       A           A/E     E7    E7/B
It's really not my cup of tea,
E7        E7/B     E7         E7/B
    I'm harassed,   ...em - barrassed,
   A                        A7
I wish you hadn't picked on me,
D             Cdim/D#
    No dramas, give me m' pyjamas,
     A/E                        F#7
The only girl I'm mad about is Judith Chalmers,
B7                 E7                      A
    I can't do it,    I can't do it to - night!


[KEY CHANGE - Verse 15]
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |-----------|
D |--3--2--1--|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

Bb       Bb/F     Bb       Bb/F
    Let's do it,      let's do it,
    Bb          Bb/F     F7   F7/C
I really want to run a - mok,
F7         F7/C    F7         F7/C
    Let's wiggle,   ...let's jiggle,
        Bb                    Bb7
Let's really make the rafters rock,
Eb              Dbdim/E
     Be mighty,         be flighty,
Bb/F                               G7
Come and melt the buttons on m' flameproof nightie,
C7               F7
    Let's do it,     let's do it...

        Bb
...to - night----------------------------!
   e |--6-5-3------------|------------------|
   B |--------6-4-3------|------------------|
   G |--------------5-3--|--3-2-0-----------|
   D |-------------------|--------3-1-0-----|
   A |-------------------|--------------3---|
   E |-------------------|------------------|

[Verse 16]
Bb       Bb/F     Bb       Bb/F
    Let's do it,      let's do it,
    Bb           Bb/F      F7   F7/C
I really want to rant and rave,
F7        F7/C   F7           F7/C
    Let's go,        'cause I know...
        Bb                     Bb7
...Just how I want you to be - have,
Eb                Dbdim/E
    Not bleakly,          not meekly,
Bb/F                             G7
Beat me on the bottom with m' 'Woman's Weekly',
C7               F7
    Let's do it,     let's do it...
        Bb                                  Bb B C Db Bb
...to - night-------------------------------------------!
   e |--6-5-3------------|-----------------|
   B |--------6-4-3------|-----------------|
   G |--------------5-3--|--3-2-0----------|
   D |-------------------|--------3-1-0----|
   A |-------------------|--------------3--|
   E |-------------------|-----------------|

---------------------------------------------------------

[Alternative Verse 14]*
e |-----------|
B |-----------|
G |--------1--|
D |--2--4-----|
A |-----------|
E |-----------|

A          A/E    A         A/E
   I can't do it,    I can't do it,
       A           A/E     E7    E7/B
It's really not my cup of tea,
E7       E7/B     E7          E7/B
    I'm harassed,   ...em - barrassed,
   A                        A7
I wish you hadn't picked on me,
D               Cdim/D#
    No barter,          non- starter,
  A/E                       F#7
I feel about as sensous as Jimmy Carter,
B7                 E7                       A
    I can't do it,     I can't do it to - night!

            
            
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