Chords for "Set Me Free"

Date: April 3, 1997  12:26 AM
From: cory gavito


Chords for: Set Me Free         
Words & Music by: Ray Davies    

INTRO: G-Am  G-Am  G-Am  G-Am

VERSE:
       Am              Am+7/g#                     Am7/g           D 
Set me free lttle girl, all you gotta do is set me free little girl

                 C            Am
You know you can do it if you try, 

F             G            Am        G-Am               
All you gotta do is set me free, free, free,  [repeat verse]


BRIDGE:
Bm           Bb           Bm                 Bb 
I don't want no one, if I can't have you for myself.

        Bm          Bb            F                 C      
I don't need nobody else, so if I can't have you to myself,

Am  Dm  E7   Am  Dm  E7 
Set me free, set me free, oh set me


Repeat verse and bridge accordingly. (same words)


Pye single, 5/65. cut 3 from Greatest Hits (Rhino)
transcribed by cory gavito.



Date: April 9, 1997 10:56 AM From: doug holland hi there! the chords to the middle eight are incorrect. it goes from a b minor to f#major, not a b flat. have fun! doug holland
Date: April 25, 1997 12:56 AM From: cory gavito Doug- Hi. In response to your concern about the bridge of Set Me Free: I'm sorry, I have to flat out disagree with B minor to F# Major. First of all, the most prominent pitch coming from the lead guitar is a D natural, more than likely being played on the b-string in a b-minor bar position. At the chord change, the D remains audible, becoming the third of a Bb major triad.(Bb-D-F) Secondly, remember: when in doubt listen to the bass! The bass guitar notes unmistakeably alternate between B and Bb on the bridge, not to mention Ray's melody line is exactly doubling the bass line at the octave: B B B Bb Bb Bb C D B B B B B Bb (melody pitches) I don't want no one, if I can't have you for myself. Now, one might argue that Ray's melody and the bass guitar are playing the third of a F# major chord at the chord change (A#, enharmonically Bb). But this becomes cancelled out by the prominent D natural in the lead guitar (There is no D natural in F# major). If you want to call the chord a function of F# major, you need to call it F#major with a flat 5th and a raised 7th, or F#-5+7. This chord actually translates quite comfortably to a Bb major triad. Thank you for your time. Cory Gavito.
Date: 17 August 2006 From: Ruben R. Galindo Hi. I just found this tab for this song and pretty good except where you go from Bm to Bb it should be Bm to Bbaug.
Date: 18 October 2007 From: R. Kearney I hate to disagree with Cory Gavito, but he is incorrect in his claim that a Bb chord is used in the bridge to "Set Me Free." He explains his reasoning in his messaage of April 25, 1997, but the issue is not whether a D natural is present in the chord (it is), but rather the problem of insisting on an F natural in the chord, for this is not the case. To my ears the chord is clearly an F#aug, so you get these three notes: F#, Bb, and D natural. It is fine if the bass guitar is playing a Bb during this chord (I guess then you could call the whole thing a F#aug/Bb), but the guitar is definitely playing a F#aug chord. Try the two chords on your own guitar and see which one sounds right. Cheers - R. Kearney, Teaneck, NJ
Date: 22 February 2011 From: Terry McCullough Set Me Free - Kinks chords Am G#aug Cmaj F G D Bm F#aug C Dm E7 E7(2) Am9 5 4 0 1 3 5 2 2 8 5 10 # # 5 5 1 1 3 7 3 3 8 6 9 5 0 5 5 0 2 4 7 4 3 9 7 9 7 2 7 6 2 3 5 7 4 4 10 7 9 6 4 7 # # 3 5 5 2 # 10 5 7 7 1 5 # 3 1 3 # # # 9 # # # 0 intro (riff 1 4x) VERSE: Am G#aug Cmaj Set me free little girl, all you gotta do is set me free little girl D C Am You know you can do it if you try, F G G-Am G-Am All you gotta do is set me free, free, free, [repeat verse] BRIDGE: Bm F#aug I don't want no one, Bm F#aug if I can't have you for myself. Bm F#aug I don't need nobody else, F C so if I can't have you to myself, Am Dm E7 Am Dm E7(2) Set me free, set me free, oh set me outro Am Am9


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