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"All Right Now" - Free - Live at The Isle of Wight 1970


Free "All Right Now" performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31,1970 at the East Aftom Farm, Aftom Down, where over 600,000 people attended.




The song, released in 1970, hit #2 on the UK singles chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. "All Right Now" originally appeared on the album Fire and Water, which Free recorded on the Island Records label, formed by Chris Blackwell. In 1991, the song was remixed and re-released, reaching #8 on the UK singles chart.





In the CD Molten Gold - An Anthology, Free drummer Simon Kirke explained: "'All Right Now' was created after a bad gig in Durham, England. Our repertoire at that time was mostly slow and medium paced blues songs which was alright if you were a student sitting quietly and nodding your head to the beat.


However, we finished our show in Durham and walked off the stage to the sound of our own footsteps. The applause had died before I had even left the drum riser. When we got into the dressing room, it was obvious that we needed an uptempo number, a rocker to close our shows. All of sudden, the Inspiration struck (bass player Andy) Fraser, and he started bopping around singing ALL RIGHT NOW... He sat down and wrote it right there in the dressing room. It couldn't have taken more than 10 minutes." Fraser has agreed largely with this history.





Lyrics


There she stood in the street

Smiling from her head to her feet

I said hey, what is this

Now baby, maybe she's in need of a kiss

I said hey, what's your name baby

Maybe we can see things the same

Now don't you wait or hesitate

Let's move before they raise the parking rate


All right now baby, it's all right now

All right now baby, it's all right now


I took her home to my place

Watching every move on her face

She said look, what's your game baby

Are you tryin' to put me in shame

I said slow don't go so fast

Don't you think that love can last

She said love, Lord above

Now you're tryin' to trick me in love


All right now baby, it's all right now

All right now baby, it's all right now


All right now baby, it's all right now

All right now baby, it's all right now


All right now baby, it's all right now

All right now baby, it's all right now


All right now baby, it's all right now

All right now baby, it's all right now



Songwriters: Andy Fraser / Paul Bernard Rodgers

All Right Now lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.