Easy chords by Commodores


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Easy | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 |
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 (A) |

Verse 1

||: Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 :||
Know it sounds funny but I just can’t stand the pain.
Girl, I’m leaving you tomorrow.
Seems to me, girl, you know I’ve done all I can.
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 | Eb11 |
You see, I begged, stole, and I borrowed, yeah, ooh.

Chorus 1

| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 |
That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning.
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Gb Db/F Eb11 | Ab |
That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning.

Verse 2

||: Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 :||
Why in the world would anybody put chains on me, yeah?
I’ve paid my dues to make it.
Everybody wants me to be, what they want me to be.
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 | Eb11 |
I’m not happy when I try to fake it, no, ooh.

Chorus 2

| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 |
That’s why I’m easy (yeah). I’m easy like Sunday morning, yeah.
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Gb Db/F Eb11 | Ab Absus4 Ab |
That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning.

Middle 8

| Gb (Fm7) | Ebm7 Ab11 (Fm7) |
I wanna be high, so high, I wanna be,
| Gb (Fm7) | Ebm7 Ab11 (Fm7) |
free to know the things I do are right, I wanna be,
| Gb (Fm7) | Ebm7 Ab11 | B Gb | Bb/Eb Db |2/4 Db | 4/4
free, just me, oh babe, Ooh.

Solo

||: Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 :|| x3
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 |

Chorus 3

| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 |
That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning, yeah.
| Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 | Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Bm7 N.C E11 |
That’s why I’m easy, I’m easy like Sunday morning, whoa.

Outro

||: A C#m7 | Bm7 E11 | A C#m7 | Bm7 E11 :||
‘Cause I’m easy, woo, easy like Sunday morning, yeah.
‘Cause I’m easy, easy like Sunday morning, whoa.



Easy Chords: Learn the progressions!


This is a master class in simplistic chord progression writing, the name, Easy, couldn’t describe it better! Perhaps being in the key of Ab is what makes it seem more complicated than it is.

What we have here is just a I – III – II – V, compare Easy with Let’s Get It On, and you’ll find how only one chord differs.

In Ab, the progression is just:

||: Ab Cm7 | Bbm7 Eb11 :||

At the end of the verse, we give Bbm7 and Eb11 a bar each, that’s all!

At the end of the chorus we get this progression the first time:

| Gb Db/F Eb11 | Ab |

And the second time we play, this:

| Gb Db/F Eb11 | Ab Absus4 Ab |

This is a modal interchange which since it leads back to Ab, feels perfectly natural.

The middle 8 builds on this idea as it goes:

||: Gb (Fm7) | Ebm7 Ab11 (Fm7) :||
| Gb (Fm7) | Ebm7 Ab11 |
| B Gb | Bb/Eb Db |2/4 Db |

The final line changes the key to take us back to Ab as it’s time for that legendary solo.

After the solo, we play a chorus, then modulate up a semitone using these chords:

| Bbm7 Bm7 N.C E11 |

The final chorus is in the key of A.

Lionel Richie really knocked it out of the park with this one, The Commodores had other hits, such as Brick House and Too Hot ta Trot, but Easy is the Commodore’s tune that has the greatest legacy.

Also worth mentioning is Faith No More’s cover version of Easy (included in the playlist above).



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