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
From: RayRay Date: 31 March 2017 I read the debate on the tab and agree with the last interpretation being correct, however, only in a band situation. Solo the melody needs to be maintained for any semblance of success. so, bass line note melody where dominant to the ear must be played chord for bass note mostly throughout the song. I think this is why some debates occur. I think all the songs that apply should be tabbed and chorded for solo and band play. RayRay
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