Whistle For The Choir Lyrics

Whistle For The Choir

The Fratellis

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Whistle For The Choir Lyrics

Well, it’s a big, big city and it’s always the same
Can never be too pretty, tell me your name
Is it out, of line, if I were simply bold to say would you be mine?

Because I may be a beggar and you may be the queen
I know I may be on a downer I’m still ready to dream
Though it’s 3 o’clock, the time is just the time it takes for you to talk.

So if you’re lonely why’d you say you’re not lonely
Oh you’re a silly girl, I know I hurt it so
It’s just like you to come and go
You know me, no you don’t even know me
You’re so sweet to try, oh my, you caught my eye
A girl like you’s just irresistible

Well, it’s a big, big city and the lights are all out
But it’s as much as I can do you know to figure you out
And I must confess, my heart’s in broken pieces
And my head’s a mess

And it’s 4 in the morning, and I’m walking along
Beside the ghost of every drinker here who has ever done wrong
And it’s you, woo-hoo
That’s got me going crazy for the things you do

So if you’re crazy, I don’t care, you amaze me
Oh you’re a stupid girl, oh me, oh my, you talk
I die, you smile, you laugh, I cry
And only, a girl like you could be lonely
And it’s a crying shame if you would think the same
A boy like me is just irresistible

So if you’re lonely, why’d you say you’re not lonely
Oh you’re a silly girl, I know I hurt it so
It’s just like you to come and go
And know me, no you don’t even know me
You’re so sweet to try oh my, you caught my eye
A girl like you’s just irresistible


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Whistle For The Choir – Step 1

Let’s start learning this song.

First, we go through all the areas you can play this song in when in the key of A.

Go to Whistle For The Choir Step 1.


Whistle For The Choir – Step 2

You’re almost ready to play the complete song with a female singer.

However, in order to do this, we must first learn it all over the neck in the key of G.

Go to Whistle For The Choir Step 2.


Whistle For The Choir – Step 3

Let’s learn Whistle For The Choir in the key of E as well.

After all, this is the original key of the song.

Go to Whistle For The Choir Step 3.


Whistle For The Choir – Step 4

In this final step, we play in the key of D as this is what the instrumental section is in. Still, the progression is I III II V.

Playing this progression in so many keys and positions, you’ll probably recognize it on the radio now, in other songs!

Go to Whistle For The Choir Step 4.


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Chords

This song only has four chords, so very simple. The instrumental section simply modulates down a tone to create some variation.

We recorded Whistle For The Choir in two keys for two different singers, try both and consider how each key suits the song.

Go to Whistle For The Choir Chords.


Biography

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Being one of the few bands named after their manager, The Fratellis shot to fame during late 2006, and mainly 2007 when they had three successful singles from their debut album Costello Music.

Since their debut, The Fratellis have continued to gather new fans around the UK with their blues-influenced pop songs.

Go to The Fratellis Biography.


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