I’m Telling You Now by Freddie and The Dreamers

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I’m Telling You Now by Freddie and The Dreamers

Freddie and The Dreamers I'm Telling You Now

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The song “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie and the Dreamers is a fun song that was part of Sixties British Invasion music. And it had a dance associated with it. To do The Freddie:  First, stand in place; then, in rhythm with the music, extend the left leg and left arm. Put them back in place. Follow that with the right leg and right arm. Repeat until the song ends. The Freddie was a brief fad dance in the mid-Sixties. It came about with the songs “I’m Telling You Now” and “Do the Freddie,” by, of course, Freddie and the Dreamers. Chubby Checker, who was up on many of the dance crazes, had “Let’s Do the Freddie.” Anyway, “I’m Telling You Now” was written by band member Freddie Garrity and Mitch Murray, a British songwriter and record producer whose songs were also performed by The Beatles, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Manfredd Mann, and The Dave Clark Five, among other artists. Freddie and the Dreamers recorded the song  and released it  through Capitol Records in 1963. Two years later, Tower Records re-released it, and it went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Freddie and the Dreamers formed in Manchester, England, in 1963. The founding members were Freddie Garrity, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Peter Birrell, and Bernie Dwyer. Before he was a singer, Garrity had employment as a milkman in Manchester. They were known for their eccentric antics and clowning around on stage — particularly, from Freddie. Versions of the band performed for many decades. Garrity retired in 2001 for health reasons (pulmonary hypertension) and died in 2006.

Here are the lyrics to “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie and The Dreamers:

“I’m telling you now
I’m telling you right away
I’ll be staying for many a day
I’m in love with you now

I’m telling you now
I’ll say what you wanna hear
I’ll be telling you for many a year
I’m in love with you now

Do you think I’m foolin’
When I say “I love you”?
I love you
Maybe you’ll believe me
When I’m finally through, through, through, through

I’m telling you now
I know it’s been said before
Say you love me and I will be sure
I’m in love with you now

I’m telling you now
I’m telling you right away
I’ll be staying for many a day
I’m in love with you now

Do you think I’m foolin’
When I say “I love you”?
I love you
Maybe you’ll believe me
When I’m finally through, through, through, through

I’m telling you now
I know it’s been said before
Say you love me and I will be sure
I’m in love with you now
I’m in love with you now
I’m telling you now”

Freddie Garrity of Freddie and The Dreamers

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