Richards and Fitch

Richards and Fitch

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

An accoustic guitar and a mandolin. Good old fashioned songwriting. Sense of Humor. Mix them all together and you'll have a good time with Richards and Fitch.

Biography

Bobby Richards has worked as a postman, a brewer, a dishwasher, a carwash attendant, a plumbers helper, a convenient store clerk, a swamper, a tilesetter, a landscaper, a sawyer in a mill, and a few others. But through all of these jobs hes always been a songwriter. Its not what he does its who he is.

Reno Fitch is a mandolin player known by many for his carefree attitude and huge beard.

The two met at a crossroads. Bobby was making a deal with the Devil and Reno was making a left turn. Bobby got ripped off and Reno got a hitch hiker. Ever since they have been known as Richards and Fitch.

Loretta Lynn once said “To be a success you need to be the first, the best or different.” Richards and Fitch are not the first, probably not the greatest but you got to give them being different. Taking their inspiration from varied sources as The Muppets, John Prine, Frank Black, Jimmie Rodgers, Kiss, They Might Be Giants, Steve Earle, Hoyt Axton, Phil Collins, and Spinal Tap just to name a few. As a songwriter Bobby Richards takes elements from all these sources and puts them together in songs and stories. If the job of an artist is to thrust his obsessions unto others then Richards and Fitch are a good hire. If that is not what you think an artists job is then you should probably be listening to some overproduced generic pop.

A COUPLE OF F HOLES has a collection of fine musicians helping out. Jason Wilbur, who has played with John Prine for quite awhile now, accompanied the boys on half the songs. Tony Marriott contributed Bass to all the tracks. Rowan Lipkovitz plays accordian on Somehow Somebody Sometime. Ian Cameron played some sweet fiddle on Stockboy to Satan. Which also contains a great saw player Andrea Schmidt. Chris Doskoch added some harp and guitars. And Chris, Jenn Ashton (the producer), Aaron Grant and Jerry Wong added back ups.

Lyrics

Somehow Somebody Sometime

Written By: Bobby Richards

Somehow Somebody Sometime
By Bobby Richards

I spend my days searchin’
For someone who will be mine
And I’m hopin’ any day now
Somehow Somebody Sometime

Somehow Somebody Sometime
I’m gonna find a love that will be mine
It may be true, it may be blind
But Somehow Somebody Sometime
Somehow Somebody Sometime

I’ve been searchin’ awhile now
And I know I’m gonna find
A little bit of heaven
Somehow Somebody Sometime

Somehow Somebody Sometime
I’m gonna find a love that will be mine
I’ll just keep lookin’ for that sign
‘Til Somehow Somebody Sometime
Somehow Somebody Sometime

Somehow Somebody Sometime
I’m gonna find a love that will be mine
It may be true, it may be blind
But Somehow Somebody Sometime
Somehow Somebody Sometime

Rock n roll has made a fool of you

Written By: Bobby Richards

Rock n Roll Has Made A Fool Out Of You
By Bobby Richards

You bought the dream you sold your soul
After you heard about Rock n Roll
You got a guitar and you learned some chords
Played that thing until your heart was sore

Now all you got is a dream
You just can’t let it go
All you got is a dream
But there’s something that you should know

Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you
Made you believe something that will never come true
You thought you knew everything but you didn’t have a clue
Now Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you

Starving artist Tortured soul
You never thought that that was rock n roll
Now you see the life that you could lead
But you keep on holding on to that dream

All the reasons you started are dead and gone
Good has turned to bad right has turned to wrong
But you keep on holding on
You keep on holding on

Even though Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you
Made you believe something that will never come true
They tried to tell you but you wouldn’t let them through
Now Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you

So you sit in your room and play your songs
All your imaginary fans they sing along
Your heart is aching I know its true
Rock n roll has made a fool of you

When Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you
Just keep on believing its all that you can do
Who cares what anyone says who cares if it’s true
That Rock n Roll has made a fool out of you

Guitario

Written By: Bobby Richards

Guitario
by Bobby Richards

Guitario…

When I’m feelin’ down, when I’m feelin’ low
And Time is passing me by
She sits on my knee and my happiness grows
When I start to play on my Guitario

Guitario, Guitario
I might play her hard and fast or maybe nice and slow
Will it take very long?
I don’t know
But I’m gonna play on my Guitario

Now Women can be mean, Women can be cold
They can break your heart in two
But when I saw those curves, Truth be told
I fell in love with my Guitario

Yes she’s in my heart, she’s deep in my soul
She’s with me wherever I go
One hand on her neck and one by her hole
I start makin’ music with my Guitario

Guitario, Guitario
I pluck her G-string when I want her to know
I got some good ideas
I’m ready to go
I’m in love with my Guitario

Now some of you out there may make music of your own
You may want to strum a chord or two
But I’m the jealous type and I think you should know
I don’t like people touchin’ my Guitario
Better not touch my Guitario
Don’t even look at my…. What are you looking at?

Guitario, Guitario
I hold her body close, I keep the action low
I’ve got to tell you
I love her so
I’m in love with my Guitario

Guitario……Guitario.

The 809

Written By: Bobby Richards

The 809
By Bobby Richards

I got a letter from my baby that said she’s coming on the 809
I got a letter from my baby that said she’s coming on the 809
I got a letter signed with love so I went down to pick her up
I got a letter from my baby that said she’s coming on the 809

So I’m sittin at a station waitin on a train, the one my baby is on
I’m sittin at a station waitin on a train, the one my baby is on
She said she’s comin on the 809, I think I hear it comin down the line
I’m sittin at a station waitin on a train, the one my baby is on

I can feel the 809 rollin down the tracks, comin on down the line
I can feel the 809 humin down the tracks, sweet little 809
The train pulls up but I got my doubts, my baby didn’t come now the trains pulling out
I can see the 809 rolling down the tracks heading back down the line

Now I’m waitin on a train that already came, waiting for my baby to come
I’m waitin on a train that already came, waiting for my baby to come
Trains already come and gone, my baby never got off guess she never got on
Waitin on a train that already came, waiting for my baby to come

I feel a little tired I’m a little worn down, Gonna get me some rest
I feel a little tired I’m a little worn down, Gonna get me some rest
I’ll be comin back tomorrow to give it one more shot whether my baby is coming or not
I feel a little tired I’m a little worn down, Gonna get me some rest

Sweet Like Poison

Written By: Bobby Richards

Sweet Like Poison

Your smile is like the sunshine
Your tears are like the rain
I've been watchin black clouds
Rollin in again

Your Love is sweet like poison
Keep it hidden on the shelf

Your Love is sweet Like poison
And I think I want to kill myself

They say you aint no good for me
I aint no good for you
But I cant quit you babe
No matter what I Do

You can take me up to heaven
Or bring me down to hell
I've been back and forth
So many times since I fell

Your Love is sweet like poison
I hope you aint poisoned no one else

Your Love is sweet Like poison
And I think I want to kill myself

My nights are filled with dreamin
My days are filled with fear
That your draining the life out of some fool
While I'm slowly dying here

Your Love is sweet like poison
There aint no antidote to make me well

Your Love is sweet Like poison
And I think I want to kill myself

Stockboy to Satan

Written By: Bobby Richards

Stockboy to Satan
By Bobby Richards

Fifteen years Blood sweat and tears
He went from stockboy to satan
I admit I never thought he could do it
But he was always sure he was the one

Well we used to stock shelves together
Back in the summer of seventy eight
He wasn’t the best that id ever seen
But he’d always cover for me when I was late

He found it hard to make friends
We started hanging out I just cant remember when
That’s when the good times began

We both loved Gary Coleman
And we both loved fast cars
We chipped in and bought a sixty nine dart
And watched different strokes for hours

Then he started dating this chick named Tanya
But it didn’t last too long
She tried to come in between our friendship
Even Satan thinks that’s wrong

Then his father got a job in Kansas they packed up and moved away
He gave me the keys to the dart then they quickly drove away
And as the car sped off he looked out the back window (it was so sad)
I could tell by the look in his eyes I was the best friend he ever had

Now it’s fifteen years later
I see him walking down the street
He was all dressed in red, Horns sticking out his head
And he had hoven feet

He said hey how you doing Bobby long time no see
Then he filled me in on the last fifteen years and I told him all about me

It was hard to say goodbye
He said I’ll see you ‘round the he winked his eye
I knew it wasn’t a lie
Cause if the devils got a plan it involves me( six six six woo hoo)

Who Stole My Gloves

Written By: Bobby Richards

Who Stole My Gloves
By Bobby Richards

Someone has stolen my gloves
And its freezin
They were here yesterday
But now they’re missin

If I find out who stole my gloves
I’m gonna kill them
I’m gonna kill them to death
Then I’ll kill them again

But until I find the thief
I gotta ask one question but I’ll make it brief

Hey Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey have you seen my gloves
They look a lot like this
This picture isn’t recent
But they still look the same

I’ve been looking for the creep who stole my gloves
Hes gonna get it
They were my favorite ones
I really liked them

Out of all the gloves in the world
Oh God why mine

Well the truth will soon be told
I can barely wait cause my hands are cold

Hey Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey Who stole my Gloves
Hey whered you get those gloves
They look a lot like mine
Let me look at those
Those are my initials

All I Got is My Guitar

Written By: Bobby Richards

All I Got Is My Guitar
By Bobby Richards

Ma and Pa kicked me out on the street
Told me to find my own way
Gave me clothes and money and food
And a guitar I learnt how to play

Everything I seen and did I put it all in a song
When my space started bringing me down I just kept moving on

Spent all the money ate all the food, The clothes didnt get me too far
All I need is someone to sand by me All I got is my guitar

Spent some time in a city or two
Met my share of girls
There was one with short brown hair
That really rocked my world

For a time I was hers, She was mine but it didnt last too long
She tried to come inbetween me and these six strings, Now shes just words in a song

Dont need a promise, I got a dream, Guess I never really gave her my heart
All I need is someone to tell my troubles to, All I got is my guitar

Never had a friend that couldnt sing a song
About what he was going through
Never wasted time doing things
That my guitar and I couldnt do

Friends and lovers have come and gone but they couldnt understand
Without a song it all feels wrong and I feel like half a man

I dont need love to hold me together or to pull me apart
All I need is a chord and a melody, All I got is my guitar

All I Got is My Guitar

Written By: Bobby Richards

All I Got Is My Guitar
By Bobby Richards

Ma and Pa kicked me out on the street
Told me to find my own way
Gave me clothes and money and food
And a guitar I learnt how to play

Everything I seen and did I put it all in a song
When my space started bringing me down I just kept moving on

Spent all the money ate all the food, The clothes didnt get me too far
All I need is someone to sand by me All I got is my guitar

Spent some time in a city or two
Met my share of girls
There was one with short brown hair
That really rocked my world

For a time I was hers, She was mine but it didnt last too long
She tried to come inbetween me and these six strings, Now shes just words in a song

Dont need a promise, I got a dream, Guess I never really gave her my heart
All I need is someone to tell my troubles to, All I got is my guitar

Never had a friend that couldnt sing a song
About what he was going through
Never wasted time doing things
That my guitar and I couldnt do

Friends and lovers have come and gone but they couldnt understand
Without a song it all feels wrong and I feel like half a man

I dont need love to hold me together or to pull me apart
All I need is a chord and a melody, All I got is my guitar

Discography

A Couple of F Holes - Release Fall 2007
1 Lucinda
2 Guitario
3 Somehow Somebody Sometime
4 The 809
5 Who Stole My Gloves
6 Now That I Have You
7 Rock n Roll Has Made A Fool Of You
8 To Make You Mine
9 Stockboy To Satan
10 The Musicians Disposition

Santa Don't Believe In Me - Single from "A Very Vancouver Christmas Vol-II"

Set List

All Originals about an hour