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1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:12 pm
by Venus
Here are the lyrics that I can make out based on the version FOTC sang at their Wembley Arena gig on May 25th 2010. Please let me know if you hear any differently. Thanks! :



In the summer of 1353
As I sat beneath the willow tree
I decided on that day to woo a lady

I went to the florist and I said to she
I need a flower for today I'll be
A-woo woo woo-w-w-wooing a lady
I'll hold this flower beneath her nose
It should smell as sweet as a rose
For this, she said, I'd recommend the rose
For a rose-like scent, I'd probably go with the rose
I said sounds like exactly what I need
I'll take one of those

I went to the tailor for to buy
Some clothing of the latest style
Which at the time were tights and pointy boots
You know those greenish kind of tights and those Peter Pan-y kind of boots
Really tight tights and Peter Pan-y boots to woo a lady

I said to the hairdresser cut my hair
He said I'll cut it like the page boys wear
A really popular look with page boys now
Just a straight line across the brow
I'll get a ruler and some scissors and I'll do it for you right now
Very hot look if you're trying to woo a lady

I needed a horse so I went to the stable
Stable man, would I be able
To hire a horse from which to woo a lady?
He said there are three things that I must see
One florin and two forms of ID
I said alas, I have no ID on me
Who even carries ID in 1353?
I maketh not the rules, quoth he

I had made a tapestry of me
And said this is me in 1353
To prove that I was legitimate
I had my mother write up a birth certificate
It wasn't easy as she's illiterate
But I really, really needed it
To have this damn horse so that I may woo a lady
I got a really massive horse so I could impress this lady
For but a penny more a day, he did upgrade me

[Recorder solo]

From a hilltop a lady I did view
And I knew exactly what to do
The time had come for me to woo this lady

And I said woooo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo you-oo woo woo woo woo woo woo you lady
I said woo woo woo woo woo woo-hoo woo-hoo lady I am wooing you
Woo w-w-woo woo woo this is how I woo a lady

The lady then said unto me
Sir, you can't woo me so easily
It takes more than just going woo woo to woo a lady
But I have a rose scented rose which they call a rose
And I hold this rose beneath your nose
I have a massive horse and the finest clothes
All of these things I do to woo you lady

She said, the horse is big and the tights are fun
But the hairdo's a little 1351
In fact it makes you look a bit like a lady
I swore as you approached, that you were a lady
And that gigantic horse just emphasises that you look like a lady
And I replied yes, yes I heard you the first time

She said I am to be married to the king
We are to be wed this coming spring
And if you want my hand you'd have to challenge him
To that thing on the horses with those pointy things
You'll have to battle to the death with those things with the point eachother with those pointy things

I said is that the time? I must be on my way
I'm late for a medieval play
If it matters not to you, either way
I'll just say that I wooed you anyway
I'll just tell all my friends that I woo w-w-w-wooed you lady
Because there's a wager in the village that I'd never woo a lady

And I left going woooo woo woo woo woo woo woo I just wooed you
Woo woo woo woo woo, this is how I woo a lady

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:41 pm
by biscuit
Thanks, Venus :D

Could the missing words be "quoth he"?

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:21 am
by Venus
No problem! Ah yeah, it could be. Thanks! :)

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:27 am
by biscuit
I'm fairly sure :wink:

(It's archaic and means uttered, so it fits)

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:31 am
by LauraK
Awesome. :D

I love when she's emphasizing how much he looked like a lady and he says "Yes, I heard you the first time," it kind of reminds me Bret's "yeah yeah, she gets it, stop cock-blocking me" line in Song for Sally. :lol:

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:33 am
by Venus
I just listened to it again and listened to another at a different show. Yep, "quoth he" definitely fits. Thanks again! Just edited the first post. :D

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:05 am
by helgecko
one more small change Venus, I think "Very hard look if you're trying to woo a lady" should be "Very hot look..."

Otherwise, awesome! :thumb: thanks so much I love this song :D

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:14 am
by Venus
Great, thank you! Makes more sense. :lol:

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:11 am
by jillbean
Thank you for putting this up; that last line in the 5th verse about "I maketh not the rules" was killing me to try and decipher! :D

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:05 pm
by Venus
jillbean wrote:Thank you for putting this up; that last line in the 5th verse about "I maketh not the rules" was killing me to try and decipher! :D


No problem! Haha I know, right? :lol:

Just made a few more minor amendments to the lyrics thanks to Chrissy's help. :)

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 am
by sktomeg
A funny funny and very very clever song!!

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:43 pm
by rBrain
Great - I love this song ... Can anyone tell me the basic chords? Then I can woo someone special (with a borrowed ukulele).

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:52 am
by Venus
Hi there, rBrain. :wave: Welcome to the forum! Unfortunately I don't know the chords to this song but good luck with wooing someone special with a uke. If playing this song doesn't work, I don't know what else will. ;)

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:26 pm
by rBrain
Thanks Venus :)

Anyone else know the 3 or 4 basic chords to do this?

Re: 1353 (Woo a Lady)

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:57 am
by myrongekko
rBrain wrote:Anyone else know the 3 or 4 basic chords to do this?


It's just DMinor and C. The bassline that Bret's playing has some As thrown into it too, so if you want to be more precise the repetitive chord progression sounds kinda sounds like this:

4/4
Dm...|Dm...|
Dm C|Dm...A/Dm|
......................^ that's an eighth note

There's obviously a lot more fine detail to it but that's the basic chord progression.