Dreadlock Holiday Lyrics

Dreadlock Holiday

10cc

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Original and live version


Dreadlock Holiday Lyrics

I was walking down the street
Concentrating on truckin’ right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright

I saw four faces, one mad
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit
And turned to each other

I say, I don’t like cricket, oh no, I love it
I don’t like cricket, oh no, I love it

Don’t you walk thru my words, you got to show some respect
Don’t you walk thru my words, ’cause you ain’t heard me out yet

Well he looked down at my silver chain
He said I’ll give you one dollar
I said you’ve got to be joking man
It was a present from me Mother

He said I like it, I want it
I’ll take it off your hands
And you’ll be sorry, you crossed me
You’d better understand that you’re alone
A long way from home

And I say, I don’t like reggae, oh no, I love it
I don’t like reggae, oh no, I love it

Don’t you cramp me style, don’t you queer on me pitch
Don’t you walk thru my words, ’cause you ain’t heard me out yet

I hurried back to the swimming pool
Sinkin’ Pina Coladas
I heard a dark voice beside me say
Would you like something harder

She said I’ve got it, you want it
My harvest is the best
And if you try it, you’ll like it
And wallow in a Dreadlock Holiday

And I say, don’t like Jamaica, oh no, I love her
Don’t like Jamaica oh no, I love her oh yea

Don’t you walk thru her words, you got to show some respect
Don’t you walk thru her words, ’cause you ain’t heard her out yet

||: I don’t like cricket
I love it (Dreadlock Holiday)
I don’t like reggae
I love it (Dreadlock Holiday)
Don’t like Jamaica
I love her (Dreadlock Holiday) :||


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Dreadlock Holiday – Step 1

In this first step, we play the intro, the verse and the bridge of this pop-reggae classic by 10cc.

A few chords in this one guitar arrangement are not correct. Find out what we can learn from this.

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 1.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 2

In this step, we focus on how to play the chorus, tag, and instrumental sections, just like I do in the video.

This time, only one little chord has been left out compared to the original recording.

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 2.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 3

Now, the capo has somehow miraculously moved up the fretboard so we just play the same sections again, although in a different key.

Seemingly easy to do, if it wasn’t for all those new rhythmical variations…

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 3.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 4

Let’s play the complete song, from beginning to end, including the capo move key change.

Using a chart rather than TAB, aim to let the rhythmical variations happen naturally.

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 4.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 5

Let’s start learning from Dreadlock Holiday by creating a 2nd guitar part that explores the fretboard.

This will help with your fretboard knowledge as you run around the fretboard, finding different chord shapes.

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 5.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 6

I this step, we create a 2nd guitar for the chorus, the chorus tag, and the instrumental section.

The chorus maintains the idea of copying the bassline rhythm. The tag could be developed further.

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 6.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 7

Creating a 2nd guitar part has by now been done to all sections, so when we change key, we just move it up a fret, right?

Well… why not develop all this even further? That Chorus tag for example, can we come up with something completely new?

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 7.


Dreadlock Holiday – Step 8

In this final step, you join me and the singers to form a band and play Dreadlock Holiday as a band.

I also give you a completely new concept for how to play this tune on your own, without a capo. Time to fire the assistant and embark on a solo career!

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Step 8.


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Chords

Dreadlock Holiday is played with a capo in order to sound good on just one acoustic guitar.

This all works out really well until the song modulates up a semitone. How do you move a capo and play at the same time?

Go to Dreadlock Holiday Chords.


Biography

10cc-thumbWith influences such as the late Beatles and Frank Zappa, 10cc was not your average, middle of the road band.

Similarly to Supertramp, 10cc was almost prog/rock/pop with long instrumental sections and lots of different styles mixed.

Go to 10cc Biography.


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