Can’t Take My Eyes off You chords by Frankie Valli


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Can’t Take My Eyes off You | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: F#/E | Am6/E | Emaj9 | Emaj9 :||

Verse 1

| E | E | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.
| E7 | E7 | A | A |
You’d be like Heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much.
| Am6 | Am6 | E | E |
At long last, love has arrived, and I thank God I’m alive.
| F#/E | Am6/E | Emaj9 |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.

Verse 2

| E | E | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |
Pardon the way that I stare, there’s nothin’ else to compare
| E7 | E7 | A | A |
The sight of you leaves me weak, there are no words left to speak.
| Am6 | Am6 | E | E |
But if you feel like I feel, please let me know that it’s real.
| F#/E | Am6/E | Emaj9 | Emaj9 |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.

Instrumental 1

| F#m | B9 | E6 | E6 |
| F#m | B9 | E6 | C#7#9 | C#7#9 |

Chorus 1

| F#m7 | B11 | G#m7 | C#m7 |
I love you, Baby, and if it’s quite alright I need you, baby, to warm the lonely night.
| F#m7 | B11 | Emaj7 | C#7 |
I love you, Baby, trust in me when I say. Oh pretty,
| F#m7 | B11 | G#m7 | C#m7 |
Baby, don’t bring me down, I pray, oh, pretty Baby, now that I’ve found you, stay.
| F#m7 | F#m7 | D9 | D9 |
And let me love you, baby, let me love you.

Verse 3

| G | G | Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.
| G7 | G7 | C | C |
You’d be like Heaven to touch, I wanna hold you so much.
| Cm6 | Cm6 | G | G |
At long last, love has arrived, and I thank God I’m alive.
| A/G | Cm6/G | G | G |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off you.

Instrumental 2

| F#m | B9 | E6 | C#7#9 | C#7#9 |
I love you,

Chorus 2

| F#m7 | B11 | G#m7 | C#m7 |
Baby, and if it’s quite alright I need you, baby, to warm the lonely night. I love you,
| F#m7 | B11 | Emaj7 | C#7 |
Baby, trust in me when I say. Oh pretty,
| F#m7 | B11 | G#m7 | C#m7 |
Baby, don’t bring me down, I pray, oh, pretty Baby, now that I’ve found you, stay, oh, pretty,
| F#m7 | B11 | Emaj7 | C#7 | to fade
Baby, trust in me when I say. Oh, pretty…



Can’t Take My Eyes off You Chords: Learn the progressions!


Can’t Take My Eyes off You Guitar Lesson + TAB T

What we have in Can’t Take My Eyes off You is a chordal masterpiece.

The intro which is also the end of the verse uses slash chords, including an Am6/E, extremely unusual!

Using Roman Numerals, that intro is:

||: F#/E (I/9) | Am6/E (IVm/5) | Emaj9 (I) | Emaj9 :||

The extension maj9 is what you get if you add all the notes of the horn melody together, let’s look at some TAB!

Can't Take My Eyes off You, chords and TAB intro.

The verse has a similar concept to Kiss Me, with its descending static I chord. There’s a IV – IVm in there as well before we hear the intro progression again.

| E (I) | E | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |
| E7 | E7 | A (IV) | A |
| Am6 (IVm) | Am6 | E | E |
| F#/E (I/9) | Am6/E (IVm/5) | Emaj9 |

Can’t Take My Eyes off You’s instrumental section, which appears before the chorus, is the one where the audience usually sings the horn line – Very rare! These are the chords:

| F#m (II) | B9 (V) | E6 (I) | E6 |
| F#m | B9 | E6 | C#7#9 (VIalt) | C#7#9 |

The chorus is similar to the instrumental section but not identical, we do start with a II – V but then vary it, like this:

||: F#m7 (II) | B11 (V) | G#m7 (III) | C#m7 (VI) |
|1. F#m7 | B11 | Emaj7 | C#7 (VIx) :||
|2. F#m7 | F#m7 | D9 | D9 |

That final D9 sets up the next verse which modulates up a minor third, in itself very rare, but that’s not all. As we go back to the instrumental section and final chorus, we modulate back to the original key, amazing stuff.

Here are verse 3‘s chords, they are the same as before, just in the key of G.

| G | G | Gmaj7 | Gmaj7 |
| G7 | G7 | C | C |
| Cm6 | Cm6 | G | G |
| A/G | Cm6/G | G | G |

Members get TAB for all sections of Can’t Take My Eyes off You, it took me ages to work it all out so it can be played on just one acoustic guitar.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Guitar lesson with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Can’t Take My Eyes off You was Franki Valli’s biggest hit!

The sensational Can’t Take My Eyes off You was penned by record producer Robert Stanley Crewe and Bob Gaudi, who also sang backing vocals for Franki Valli’s band, The Four Seasons.

Can’t Take My Eyes off You was released just under the name Franki Valli and must be seen as his biggest hit, with only December 1963 (Oh What A Night!) coming close.

As one of the most recognized songs in the history of popular music, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this must be a simple song when it comes to the chords.

But take a look at the chords and lyrics above and you get a serious lesson in complex harmony hit writing!

I can only think of one other song with this many chords and strange arrangement that has had an equal, worldwide reach, and that’s Over The Rainbow, the best song in the world.



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