The Frim Fram Sauce (Piano Chords)

Diana Krall: Jazz Piano Player






The Frim Fram Sauce" is a jazz song, made famous by The Nat King Cole Trio and performed by a variety of musicians over the years. "The Frim Fram Sauce" was written in 1945. The lyrics were written by Redd Evans, who wrote words to a number of Cole songs. The music was composed by Joe Ricardel, known as the co-writer of the "Brooklyn Dodger Jump", among others.

"The Frim Fram Sauce" is best remembered for its silly lyrics. The narrator speaks to a waiter in a restaurant, as if in the process of ordering food. Throughout the song, the customer lists numerous real foods that he doesn't want, such as pork chops and fish cakes. In the chorus, he explains what he really wants: some "frim fram sauce" with the "oss and fay" /ˈɒs.nˌf/ and "shifafa" /ʃəˈfɑːfə/ on the side. (The spelling is uncertain; we could instead have "oss'n'fay" or "ussinfay" /ˈʌs.nˌf/), and "shafafa.")

At the end, the narrator character says: "If you don't have it, just bring me a check for the water!" This may be interpreted as the character performing a scam: he wanted the water (which is customarily served free to customers at restaurants before they order), and makes up nonsense words for dishes as he has no intention of really ordering anything (which he would have to pay for), and he knows that he will not be charged for the water.



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  • The Frim Fram Sauce Chord Chart
Play the song with a medium swing in the Key of Eb

Intro:

Eb9
Eb9/G
Ab13
Adim7
Eb9/G
C7b9
F7b9
Bb13
Adim7
Ab13
Eb9/G
C7
F7
Bb7sus
Eb



Eb       Eb            
I don't want french fried po - ta - toes,  
                Gb13
Red ripe to - ma - toes, 
F7                 Bbm7 
I'm nev- er sat - is - fied. 
 A7      Ab7           Adim7           Eb/Bb  C7 
I want the frim fram sauce with the aus - en fay 
           F7      Bb7  Eb C7
With shi - fa - fa on the side. 
 
 
  Fm7   Bb7sus Eb         
I don't want pork chops and ba - con,  
               C7   F7
That won't a - wa - ken 
   F7        
My ap - pe - tite in - side. 
Bbm7  A7   Ab7       Adim7       Eb/Bb       C7
I want the frim fram sauce with the oss - en fay 
           Fm7     Bb7b9  Eb 
With shi - fa - fa on the side. 
 
Bridge: 
   A7             Bbm7      Eb7          Abmaj7 
Well, you know a girl, she really got to eat 
F7     Bbm7    Eb7        Abmaj7
And a girl she should eat right. 
Cm7      F7       Bbmaj7
Five will get you ten 
G7b9       Cm7         F7    Bb7 
I'm gonna feed myself right tonight. 
 
 
              Eb
I don't want fish cakes and rye bread -  
                 C7
You heard what I said. 
F7        C7              F7
Waiter, please serve mine fried 
   F7      Ab7       Adim7          Eb/Bb    C7 
I want the frim fram sauce with the aus - en fay 
           Fm7     Bb7    Eb 
With shi - fa - fa on the side. 

Outro

Cm7
Bm7
Bbm7
A13
Ab9
Adim7
Gm7
B/D#
Fm11
Bb7#9(b13)
Eb6/9



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Have fun with the song! Wishing you and yours happiness in celebrating Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful for you, dear readers.

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