Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic chords by The Police


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Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: Dsus24/G Dsus24/A | Dsus24/B Dmaj9add4/C# :||

Verse 1

||: Dsus2/G Dsus2/A | Dsus2/B Dsus2/C# :||
Though I’ve tried before to tell her, of the feelings I have for her in my heart.
| Dsus2/G Dsus2/A | Dsus2/B Dsus2/C# | D5 G A D5 G A | D5 G A D5 N.C |
Every time that I come near her, I just lose my nerve as I’ve done from the start.

Chorus 1

| A D | A D |
Every little thing she does is magic, everything she do just turns me on.
| A D | A D5/Bb | Dsus2/F D5/G | Dsus2/A Dsus2/B | 2/4 Dsus2/C# | 4/4
Even though my life before was tragic, now I know my love for her goes on.

Verse 2

||: Dsus2/G Dsus2/A | Dsus2/B Dsus2/C# :||
Do I have to tell the story, of a thousand rainy days since we first met?
| Dsus2/G Dsus2/A | Dsus2/B Dsus2/C# | D5 G A D5 G A | D5 G A D5 N.C |
It’s a big enough umbrella, but it’s always me that ends up getting wet.

Chorus 2

| A D | A D |
Every little thing she does is magic, everything she do just turns me on.
| A D | A D5/Bb | Dsus2/F D5/Bb | 2/4 Dsus2/F | 4/4
Even though my life before was tragic, now I know my love for her goes on.

Middle 8

| D5/Bb Dsus2/A | D5/G Dsus2/A |
I resolved to call her up, a thousand times a day.
| D5/G Dsus2/A | D5/Bb Dsus2/A |
And ask her if she’ll marry me, some old-fashioned way.
| D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C |
But my silent fears have gripped me, long before I reach the phone.
| D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5 G A D N.C |
Long before my tongue has tripped me, must I always be alone.

Chorus 3

| A D | A D |
Every little thing she does is magic, everything she do just turns me on.
| A D | A D |
Even though my life before was tragic, now I know my love for her goes on.
| A D | A D |
Every little thing she does is magic, everything she do just turns me on.
| A D | A D5/Bb | Dsus2/F D5/Bb | 2/4 Dsus2/F | 4/4
Even though my life before was tragic, now I know my love for her goes on.
| D5/Bb Dsus2/C | Dsus2 |
On and on and on and.

Outro

||: D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | Dsus2 :||
Every little thing, every little thing, every little thing, every little thing
Every little, every little, every little, every little thing she does.
Every little thing she does, every little thing she does, every little thing she does.
Thing she does is magic.

||: D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | Dsus2 :||
E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh.
E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh E-oh.

||: D5/Bb Dsus2/G | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | D5/Bb Dsus2/C | Dsus2 | Dsus2 :||
Every little thing, every little thing.
Every little thing she do is magic, magic, magic. Magic, magic, magic.
Oh, oh, Oh, oh. E-oh oh oh oh oh.


Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic chords and progressions

The exact chords for Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic are difficult to define as the guitar and piano are slightly different. What you see above, with lyrics is a blend between the two so this would work on one guitar.

There is also something else that can divide opinion and that’s the tempo, what you see above is in half tempo.

The chord progression is based around a static Dsus2 chord, which sometimes also includes a sus4. This idea of a static chord is listed as #6 on my top 10 chord progression list, usually found in a funk context, here, we keep changing the bass.

During the verse, the bass moves /G /A /B /C#, indicating that the D chord is the key centre as chord I.

The chorus starts off moving between chords V – I before it gets a new bass line over that Dsus2 chord. Now it starts on /Bb, to /F. This can no longer be in D Ionian, but rather D Aeolian, we have gotten ourselves a modal interchange.

Since we are dealing with a Dsus chord, rather than minor or major, this is extremely clever. The second time, when the chorus is longer, we even go to a /C.

The m8 section stays with the D Aeolian theme as we now mainly move between /Bb and /C.


The biggest hit from Ghost In The Machine!

As the main single off Ghost In The Machine, The Police‘s 4th album, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic was the biggest hit by far. Sting actually wrote the song five years earlier, before the band had even formed.

Unusually, the song featured piano and synths which took the band away from the power trio concept and perhaps hinted that Sting was moving towards more complex instrumentation.

Their next album, which would contain the most played song in the history of radio, Every Breath You Take, would be the final nail in the coffin for the band.

But this is two years into the future, in 1981, when Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic was released, The Police was still on an upward trajectory, moving toward becoming the biggest band in the world.

By now they had enough hits on the set list to be it with Roxanne, Can’t Stand Losing You, So Lonely, Message In A Bottle, Walking On The Moon, and Don’t Stand So Close To Me.


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