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Free - All Right Now (Beat Club 1970)




Free were an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now". They disbanded in 1973 and lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become a frontman of the band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums. Lead guitarist Paul Kossoff formed Back Street Crawler in 1975, but died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 25 in 1976. Bassist Andy Fraser formed Sharks.


The band became famed for their sensational live shows and nonstop touring. However, early studio albums did not sell very well until the release of Fire and Water, which featured the massive hit "All Right Now". The song helped secure them a place at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970, where they played to 600,000 people.


By the early 1970s, Free became one of the biggest-selling British blues rock groups; by the time the band retired in 1973, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world and had played more than 700 arena and festival concerts. "All Right Now" remains a rock staple and has been entered in ASCAP's "One Million" airplay singles club.





Lyrics


Whoa-oh-oh-oh-woha

There she stood in the street

Smilin' from her head to her feet;


I said, "Hey, what is this?

Now maybe, baby,

Maybe she's in need of a kiss."


I said, "Hey, what's your name?

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 a-all right now.

All right now, baby, it's a-all right now.


(Let me tell you now)

I took her home to my place,

Watchin' every move on her face;


She said, "Look, what's your game?

Are you tryin' to put me to 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 a-all right now.

All right now, baby, it's a-all right now