"Drip Fed Fred" as written by and Lee/barson Thompson....
We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

Gentlemen and assassins and ladies of the night
I call upon you this evening in the hope of shedding some light
I can't go into detail or finger unfounded fools
But there are some here amongst us that are not playing to the rules

I've rounded up the lowlife and local CID
Offered a free massage or else the third degree
There is no simple solution in this life we lead
So make things easy for yourself to the baronage concede

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

Peace shall not prevail in Purley came the stark warning today
From his hospital bed Drip fed Fred vowed he was here to stay
I'll tell you something for nothing (he's claimed) never in all my days
Have I felt so intimidated by the cheap tactics on display

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass

And approaching the pulpit the right honourable Reverend Greene

We are gathered here this evening to pay our due respects
To Drip Fed Fred who late last night fell out of his prison bed
We know the nonce behind it who slipped the night PD
The word is out now without doubt you will answer to me

Gentlemen and assassins and ladies of the night
I call upon you this evening in the hope of shedding new light
There is a simple solution one called honour amongst thieves
So we'll take pity on your souls and only cap your knees

We want Freddie for our leader
Freddie is a man of class
We want Freddie for our leader
All stand and raise your champagne glass
All stand and raise your champagne glass
All stand and raise your champagne glass


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"Drip Fed Fred" as written by Christopher John Foreman Cathal Joseph Smyth

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    General CommentSounds like a story about Cockney crooks meeting to decide on their new leader, as the current leader (Freddie) is getting on a bit and may soon die (and he does) but they're all still loyal to Freddie. :-)
    Dr Strangeloveon July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the search for at first the people making attempts on local top gangster Freddie who is hospitalized, then after he is killed his murderer. (In the video it is revealed as Rev. Greene) Ian Dury plays a hoodlum leading the search through London's underworld.

    Of note this features all three of Madness vocalists - Suggs plays the Rev. Green
    Lee Thompson is the televiison announcer who announces him.
    Chas Smash is Freddie
    and Ian Dury plays the hoodlum.

    MeX
    dwitefryon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentR.I.P. Ian Dury x
    DizziDogon April 02, 2010   Link

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