Free – A Little Bit Of Love

Free ended up being the blueprint for Bad Company. Two of the band members were in the latter group. With a voice Paul Rodgers possesses, I’ve wondered why he isn’t more of a household name outside of the world of rock. He was in successful rock groups such as Free, Bad Company, The Firm, The Law and toured with Queen.

Free was known as a great live band but I’ve only known them as the band before Bad Company. To my surprise by the time they disbanded, they had sold more than 20 million albums around the world. I have never been a fan of some of Rodgers’s songwriting but his voice can carry any song.

Paul Kossoff was the guitar player and influenced a generation of guitar players before and after his early death in 1976.

This song peaked at #13 in the UK charts in 1972. The band formed in 1968 and disbanded in 1973. They are known for their hit All Right Now.

I first heard A Little Bit Of Love on the Life On Mars BBC television show that I have shamelessly plugged since I’ve been posting. It’s only 16 episodes long…if you get a chance to watch it I think you will enjoy it…The UK version NOT the American version.

A Little Bit Of Love

I believe
If you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Oh oh oh
Has gotta come your way.

Well in my mind
It’s easy
To lose sight of the truth
But in my heart
I can’t deny
My feeling inside

‘Cos I believe
If you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Oh oh oh
Has gotta come your way.

Man in the sky
You say you are flying
To lose sight of the world
You wanna stay high
Then don’t deny
Your feeling inside

‘Cos I believe
If you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Oh oh oh
Has gotta come your way.

Yeahh!
Whooo!

I believe
If you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Oh!
Has gotta come your way.

I believe
If you give
A little bit of love
To those you live with
A little bit of love
Whooooo
Has gotta come your way 

 

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

5 thoughts on “Free – A Little Bit Of Love”

  1. I think you elude to the answer to your own question about why he’s not better known – a great voice for sure, but generally stuck with ordinary material. (Kind of like, I don’t know the musical equivalent of maybe John Candy – terrific actor but hardly really landmark roles). I did quite like the Firm album in the 80s. Rodgers was probably as good a pick as anybody to take over from Freddie in queen… Adam Lambert has the flamboyant stage demeanour, but Rodgers probably handled the actual singing better.

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