Drip Fed Fred
Madness Lyrics


We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

Gentlemen and assassins and ladies of the night
I call upon you this evening in the hope of shedding some light
I can't go into detail or finger unfounded fools
But there are some here amongst us that are not playing to the rules
I've rounded up the lowlife and local CID
Offered a free massage or else the third degree
There is no simple solution in this life we lead
So make things easy for yourself to the baronage concede

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

Peace shall not prevail in Purley came the stark warning today
From his hospital bed Drip fed Fred vowed he was here to stay
I'll tell you something for nothing (he's claimed) never in all my days
Have I felt so intimidated by the cheap tactics on display

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

And approaching the pulpit the right honourable Reverend Greene

We are gathered here this evening to pay our due respects
To Drip Fed Fred who late last night fell out of his prison bed
We know the nonce behind it who slipped the night PD
The word is out now without doubt you will answer to me

Gentlemen and assassins and ladies of the night
I call upon you this evening in the hope of shedding new light
There is a simple solution one called honour amongst thieves
So we'll take pity on your souls and only cap your knees

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass
All stand and raise your champagne glass
All stand and raise your champagne glass

Lyrics ยฉ CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: CATHAL JOSEPH SMYTH, CHRISTOPHER JOHN FOREMAN, DANIEL MARK WOODGATE, GRAHAM MCPHERSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON, MARK WILLIAM BEDFORD, MICHAEL BARSON

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Comments from YouTube:

eden williams

I'm in this video. From memory we filmed the church scene somewhere up the Finchley road near Hampstead. Later went for a few beers then on to bomb shelter somewhere near Chalk Farm. All I remember was by the end of the filming I was totally smashed. Seems like yesterday ๐Ÿ‘

Ashley Martin

and chips from Suggs

Luke Steadman

this was my friends theme song

Frank

Nice memories mate

eden williams

@Laura Minifie I had a grey jacket on. Kinda quiffed hair. I guess i was about 24 then. Yes went for drinks several times with various members of Madness back in the day. Fortunate to live in Maida Vale in those days, was always a lot music peeps hanging around. Thanks for the comment.

Laura Minifie

Oh wow, how exciting, did you go for a drink with the boys.... Sooo jealous...which one is you?

Gary Kitto

If ever there was a living tribute, this is a tribute to Mr. Ian " drop dead fred " Dury himself. R.I.P.

Bellamy Hamato

I tried to explain this song to my friend, but I had forgotten the name and said "British mafia". I had to do the side to side walk. In public. I feel no shame. Turns out they knew this song, they wanted to make me suffer. #Freddyforourleader #Raisethemchampagneglasses

bradley2brad2

Rip Ian Dury, This was his last music video recording in his iconic life and a great song, Nutty boys for ever.

Douno Whoiam

Rest In Peace, 'Uncle Ian'...

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