Candy chords by Cameo


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Candy | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: G | G | A | Bm :||
Yeah, hm.

Chorus 1

| G | G |
It’s like candy, I can feel it when you walk,
| A | Bm |
even when you talk it takes over me.
| G | G |
You’re so dandy, I wanna know, 
| A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |
can you feel it too, just like I do? (Just like I do, hoo).

Verse 1

| G | G |
This stuff is starting now,
| A | Bm |
It’s the same feeling I always seem to get around you.
| G | G |
There’s no mistaking, 
| A | Bm |
I’m clearly taken by the simple mere thought of you (oh).

Instrumental

| G | G | A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |

Verse 2

| G | G |
This stuff is starting now (this stuff is starting now).
| A | Bm |
This stuff is starting now (oh). This stuff is starting now (hoo).
| G | G |
My eyes roll in my head,
| A | Bm |
I toss and turn in my bed, in the morning when I think about you.

Verse 3

| G | G |
Yes, I do. Simply put, 
| A | Bm |
you’re the reason why, even though I’m real shy (real shy).
| G | G |
I attempt to look my best for you,
| A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |
Indeed, I do (just for you).
| G | G |
‘Cause you affect me, 
| A | Bm |
fascinate me, I thank Heaven for the things that you do (for the things that you do).

Chorus 2

| G | G |
It’s like candy (candy), oh
| A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |
You sure are sweet, sweet (sweet).
| G | G |
You’re so dandy (dandy).
| A | Bm |
You’re taking my appetite, but it’s all right.

Guitar solo

| G | G | A | Bm |

Chorus 3

| G | G |
It’s like candy (candy) (Ooh, vanilla, oh, chocolate).
| A | Bm |
Look real nice (real nice), wrapped up tight.
| G | G |
You’re so dandy (dandy) (Would you mind if I had a little bit more of your time?).
| A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |
Giving me a heart attack, it’s the kind I like (oh, oh, oh).

| G N.C | N.C | (F#) G N.C | N.C |

Sax solo

| G | G | A | Bm |
It’s like candy (candy).
| G | G | A | Bm |
You’re so dandy (dandy). What you do (what you do).
| G | G | A | Bm |
| G | G | A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |

Verse 4

| G | G |
You’re like a brand new feeling (feeling), in a special way,
| A | Bm |
a surprise package on a bright clear sunny day.
| G | G |
You’re so dandy (dandy) and wrapped up tight. So good, 
| A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |
so good (yeah, yeah, yeah).

Outro

| G | G |
Strawberry (strawberry), raspberry (raspberry) all those good things.
| A | Bm |
Violets and gumdrops, that’s what you’re saying to me, me (me, oh).
| G | G | A | Bm |
Sweet candy, candy.
| G | G | A | Bm |
It’s like candy (candy), sure seems like good candy to me (good candy to me), oh, baby (oh).
| G | G | A | Bm |
You’re so dandy, just keep doing what you do, baby (oh, yeah) (Doing to me, yeah, doing to me).



Candy Chords: Learn the progressions!


Candy Analysis + TAB

Candy may have simple chords, but what Cameo does with them is anything but!

The main thing to look out for is when the descending chords happen and when they do not. Here’s a verse with those chords:

| G | G | A | Bm |
| G | G | A | Bm Bb5 A5 Ab5 |

Using Roman numerals, that’s IV – V – VI. Repeat it, then chromatically move down to chord IV again.

Members get TAB for where on the neck to play along with the syncopated bass line riff as you either play that or just wait to put those descending chords in.

Here’s a link to the full lesson (members only): Candy – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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Candy and the electric slide!

Released in 1986, Candy did reasonably well in the charts, it’s the tunes legacy since that is much more impressive.

You’ll still hear this Cameo classic played by DJs and clever bands today, almost three decades later.

The reason for this is, as it so often is, down to audience participation. A dance sequence called the electric slide which originated in line dancing featured in the movie The Best Man (1999) during the credits (see playlist above).

Since then, whenever a band plays it at a wedding, the crowd joins in!

The awesome sax solo, which is played by legendary Micahel Brecker makes me want to put together a step-by-step guitar lesson series on this tune.

Until that’s materialized, there’s a video in the playlist that transcribed it. As it’s a saxophone, it’s transposed up a tone, those guys are so weird!

If you want to play sax solos on the guitar already now, check Respect and Get Ready, I’ve done lessons for those.



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