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Rolling Stones

Happy

 

 

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#

#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#

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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 13:42:17 +0100

From: Benjamin Reed

Subject: r/rolling_stones/happy.crd

 

 

Written by Jagger-Richards

 

>From the album `Exile On Main Street`.

 

Transcribed by Benjamin Reed. breed@globalnet.co.uk

 

This is a Keith riff rocker.

It was cut by Keith, Bobby Keyes (sax) and Jim Price (drums)

whilst waiting for the rest of the band to turn up.

 

 

go into open G (take the low E string off) tune to GDGBD

(strings 5,4,3,2,1 respectively) put a capo on the fourth fret

so that open string (00000) will be B.

 

CHORDS:

B= 00000

B2= 02010

RIFF1 - BASED AROUND `E`

RIFF2 - BASED AROUND `E`

There are 2 riffs in the chorus.

the first riff goes like this (repeated twice)

 

------5-------5

5-5-6-5-6-6-6-5

5-5-7-5-5-5-5-5

5-5-5---7-7-7-5

5-5-5---5-5-5-5

 

THEN ITS THIS BIT (REPEATED TWICE)

 

0-0-----5---

0-0---5--5-

0-0-5-----0

0-0--------0

0-0--------0

 

the verse structure is all in B (open strings) and is the normal

rock`n`roll formula but it is adapted to open tuning -

 

0-0-0-0-0-0

0-0-1-0-0-1

0-0-0-0-0-0

0-0-2-0-0-2

0-0-0-0-0-0

 

B

Well I never kept a dollar past sunset,

 

it always burned a hole in my pants.

 

Never made a school mama happy,

 

never blew a second chance on love.

 

========

CHORUS

 

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy,

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

=============

 

B

Always took candy from strangers,

 

didn't wanna get me no trade.

 

Never want to be like papa,

 

working for the boss ev'ry night and day.

 

CHORUS

======

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy,

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

 

 

B

Never got a flash out of cocktails,

 

when I got some flesh off the bone.

 

Never got a lift out of Lear jets,

 

when I can fly way back home.

 

 

CHORUS

======

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy,

RIFF1

I need a love to keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

RIFF2

Baby, baby keep me happy.

 

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