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


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Can’t Take My Eyes Off You | Chords and lyrics

Intro

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

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 | D#dim7/E | E |
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 | E | E |
You’re just too good to be true, can’t take my eyes off of you.

Instrumental

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

Chorus 1

| F#m7 | B13 B9 | 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 B9 | Emaj7 | C#7 |
I love you, Baby, trust in me when I say. Oh pretty,
| F#m7 | B13 B9 | 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 | B13 B9 | 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 B9 | Emaj7 | C#7 |
Baby, trust in me when I say. Oh pretty,
| F#m7 | B13 B9 | 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 B9 | Emaj7 |
Baby, trust in me when I say.


Can’t Take My Eyes Off You chords and progressions

What we have here is a chordal masterpiece. The intro is the end of the verse, using slash chords, including a dim7 slash chord, extremely unusual.

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

The instrumental section, which appears before the chorus, has the same chords as the chorus! Extremely rare, I have never seen this before.

As if this wasn’t enough, verse 3, modulates up a minor third, in itself very rare, but that’s not all. As we go back to the final chorus, we modulate back to the original key.

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


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 and singer Robert Stanley Crewe and Bob Gaudi, who also sang backing vocals for Franki Valli’s band, The Four Seasons.

But 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.

Take a look at the chords and lyrics above and get a serious lesson in harmony hit writing!


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Franki Valli and the Four Seasons

The hugely successful musical Jersey Boys is based on the tunes by Franki Valli and the Four Seasons.

Hits include Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Silence Is Golden, Working My Way Back, December, 63 (Oh What a Night!), and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,

Go to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons.


Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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