Beth Fridinger

Beth Fridinger

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

I am a songwriter who writes blues rock folk or Americana style songs and perform those as well as covers. When I perform my songs the audience is struck by the heartfelt honesty.

Biography

I came back to music after a long absence from it. My music is very honest and heartfelt, simple and catchy. You can read about me at http://www.myspace.com/bethsblues
and also at
http://www.iacmusic.com/bethfridinger
http://www.soundclick.com/bethfridinger
http://www.myspace.com/bethfridinger
the last link is a web site for band photos I have taken

Lyrics

Take Me to the Pearly Gates

Written By: Beth Fridinger

take me to the pearly gates take me
take me to the pearly gates take me
see my mother see my sister
see my cousin see my mister
take me to the pearly gates take me

angels are waiting at my door
angels are waiting at my door
done my work can't do more
nothing to do no reason to stay for
angels are waiting at my door

life's been good I'm ready to go
life's been good I'm ready to go
pack my bags take care of my soul
feeling ready feeling whole
life's been good I'm ready to go

angels take hold of my hand
angels take hold of my hand
I'll walk with you into the fro
to my home I will go
angels take hold my my hand

take me to the pearly gates take me
take me to the pearly gates take me
see my mother see my sister
see my cousin see my mister
take me to the pearly gates take me

Your Innocence Shot down

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Yesterday you were here and now your're gone

Your innocence shot down

hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmm

I see you in the sky
with the angels on high
spirits are risin high

hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmm

tears are fallin down
oh fallin down
unhappy man was he
such a killing spree
now your souls are free

hmmm hmmmm
hmmm hmm

Souls are risin up
oh risin up

yesterday you were here and now your gone
your innocence shot down

hmmm hmmmmm
hmmm hmm

instrumental verse

your innocence shot down

Dancing Alone Again

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Oh sweet long haired Mark
call me sweetheart
sugarcoated hell and flowers
such pain such sorrow
oh twisted tortured heart can't bear

dancing alone again
less pain less sorrow

oh Bob sweet piano Bob
I didn't want those babies oh no no no
I had to let you go
The fortune teller told me so

dancing alone again
less pain, less sorrow

Oh Alan, shame shame shame
sweet lies, gourmet delights
but you had a wife
the gypsy woman told me your lies

dancing alone again
less pain, less sorrow

My heart filled with desire
can't know their true desire
can't know whose right or wrong
I'm just havin fun on my own

dancing alone again,
less pain, less sorrow

hug my cat
make love to my cameras my guitars

dancing alone again.....

Got a Little Cat

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Got a little cat Betty's her name
she's a good friend tried and true
wake up in the mornin she's by my side
she's loyal thru and thru
got nobody else I'm a cat lady now
she's my tried and true
life's better with Betty around
I love her thru and thru

instrumental chorus

go out at night come home when I want
Betty won't complain
dishes in the sink I'd rather play my guitar
there's nobody complain
love her in the mornin love her all day
she makes me happy night and day
if you want a friend get a little cat
you'll be smiling every day

instrumental chorus

got a little cat Betty's her name
she's a good friend tried and true

Rich and Free

Written By: Beth Fridinger

I wish I was rich and free
oh not to be held hostage
every day a dollar
your life is smaller
i wish i was rich and free

worked everyday for 20 years
suddenly it ended oh tears
such meaningless work it was
my life was smaller
i wish i was rich and free

my friends they have no time
they run from place to place
they're lucky if the do what they want
is there time to do what they want
i wish they were rich and free

how can we create what we want
make money and do what we want fit the circle into the square
pursue dreams be free
it never was easy to be me

i wish i was rich and free
oh not to be held hostage
every day a dollar
your life is smaller
i wish i was rich and free

You Left Me High and Dry

Written By: Beth Fridinger

I cried oh I cried
when you left me high and dry
bad luck I have
alone again I cry
and I wonder oh why
you left me high and dry

my friends they told me
you found somebody else
my friends they told me
you found somebody else
and I wonder oh why
you left me high and dry

all my life all I wanted was
somebody to love
all my life all I wanted was
somebody to love
but every stinkin time
I'm left high and dry

I cried oh I cried
when you left me high and dry
bad luck I have
alone again I cry
and I wonder oh why
you left me high and dry

Look in the Mirror

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Old man sitting in the bar
[instrumental]
hat tipped over your eyes and
a drink is in hour hand and
you're drunk sitting in the bar

chorus
old man you think you know me
you don't understand at all
you don't even know yourself
look in the mirror at yourself

your words are as mean as can be
you know it all and you tell me
words that sting oh so mean
oh you are drunk and mean
'you're drunk sitting in the bar

old man you think you know me
you don't understand at all
you don't even know yourself
look in the mirror at yourself

Old man as you sip that drink
[instrumental]
leanin on the bar you're on the brink
drown your sorrows point the finger at me
you're drunk sitting in the bar

chorus

instrumental
you're drunk sitting in the bar
you're drunk sitting in the bar

Bully Outlaw

Written By: Beth Fridinger

(this song is being written)
BAD JACK HAD POOR JOHNNY IN A CHAIR
HE SAID I’M GONNA SHOOT YOU DEAD
12 MEN WATCHING IN THEIR CHAIRS
JACK SAID JOHNNY I WANT YOU DEAD

JACK WAS A BULLY OUTLAW HE WANTED JOHNNY DEAD
JOHNNY SAID I’M A GOOD MAN, WHY DO YA WANT ME DEAD?

NOW JACK PUFFED ON HIS OLD CIGAR
HE DRANK HIS WHISKEY DOWN
12 MEN LAUGHED AND JOKED
THEY DRANK THEIR WHISKEY DOWN

JACK WAS A BULLY OUTLAW HE WANTED JOHNNY DEAD
JOHNNY SAID I’M A GOOD MAN, WHY DO YA WANT ME DEAD?

JACK LAUGHED AND WAVED HIS GUN
HIS FRIENDS WERE HAVING FUN
SMOKE FILLED THE AIR
AS THEY DRANK AND DIDN’T CARE

JACK WAS A BULLY OUTLAW HE WANTED JOHNNY DEAD
JOHNNY SAID I’M A GOOD MAN, WHY DO YA WANT ME DEAD?

SUDDENLY JOHNNY HAD A BIG GUN
HE SHOT BAD JACK DOWN DEAD
THE FRIENDS JUST LOOKED IN A DRUNKEN HAZE
AND JOHNNY JUST WALKED AWAY

JACK WAS A BULLY OUTLAW HE WANTED JOHNNY DEAD
JOHNNY SAID I’M A GOOD MAN, WHY DO YA WANT ME DEAD?

I Hope You Have a Merry Christmas

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
I hope you have a Merry Christmas
I will miss you, I will miss you
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

You're gone, Youre gone
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

Look out the window, the snow is falling
the children playing, and mom is calling
the smell of fir trees and cookies baking
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

your're gone, your'e gone
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

There's cherry pie, and chocolate truffles
Lots of presents, yet I am troubled
I will miss you, I will miss you
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

you're gone, your're gone
I hope you have a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
I hope you have a Merry Christmas
I will miss you, I will miss you
I hope you have a Merry Christmas
oh yeah....

Honey

Written By: Beth Fridinger

Just hand over your heart honey
just see this arrow pointed at you
I must have your heart honey
I'm gonna steal it away from you

I got your number honey
I know where you hide
I'm comin to get ya honey
oh what are you gonna do

I know where the sun shines honey
and where the cool ocean breeze
blows
Hand in hand walkin honey
I'm gonna steal it away from you

Break instrumental

Just hand over your heart honey
just see this arrow pointed at you
I must have your heart honey
I'm gonna steal it away from you

Discography

Classic Blue
http://www.cdbaby.com/bethfridinger

Set List

Oh why Must They Die
Honey
Sitting on Top of the World
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
The Last Time
Friend of the Devil
Old Joe Clark
White Rabbit
Your Innocence Shot Down
In the Pines
Take Me to the Pearly Gates
Look in the Mirror
House of the Rising Sun
Dancing Alone Again
She Doesn't Understand
Elijah Rock
Love in Vain
No Expectations
Ramblin man
Knockin on Heavens Door
I Hope you Have a Merry Christmas
The Last Time
Working Class Hero
Knockin on Heavens Door
Blowin in the Wind
Ramblin Man
Folsom Prison
Ring of Fire
Walk the Line
Mercedes Benz
Rain
No Expectations
Mona
In the Pines
Dead Flowers
Motherless Child
Go Down Moses
People Get Ready
All My Trials
All My Loving
Hey Mister Tambourine Man
Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
Go Tell it on the Mountain