Gimme Some Lovin’ chords by The Spencer Davis Group/Blues Brothers


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Gimme Some Lovin’ | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: G7omit3 :|| x8
||: G7 | G6 G7 G6 | G | G :||
Hey!

Verse 1

||: G7omit3 :||
Well, my temperature’s rising and my feet on the floor.
Crazy people knocking ’cause they’re wanting some more.
Let me in, baby, I don’t know what you’ve got.
But you better take it easy, this place is hot, and I’m.

Bridge 1

| G | Bb | C | Eb |
So glad we made it. So glad we made it. You’ve got.

Chorus 1

||: G7omit3 :||
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). 
Gimme some lovin’, every day.

Instrumental 1

||: G7omit3 :|| x3
||: G7 | G6 G7 G6 | G | G :|| G G6 | G7 G6 |
Hey!

Verse 2

||: G G6 | G7 G6 :||
Well, I feel so good, everything is getting hot.
You better take it easy ’cause this place is on fire.
Been a hard day and I don’t know what to do
We made it baby, and it happened to you, and I’m.

Bridge 2

| G | Bb | C | Eb |
So glad we made it. So glad we made it. You’ve got to.

Chorus 2

||: G7omit3 :||
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). 
Gimme some lovin’, every day.

Instrumental 2

||: G7omit3 :|| x2
Yeah.
||: G7 | G6 G7 G6 | G | G :|| G G6 | G7 G6 |
Hey!

Verse 3

||: G G6 | G7 G6 :||
Well, I feel so good, everything is getting hot.
Better take it easy ‘cos my place is on fire.
Been a hard day and nothing went too good.
Now I’m gonna relax, honey, everybody should. And I’m.

Bridge 3

| G | Bb | C | Eb |
So glad we made it. Hey yeah, so glad we made it. You’ve gotta.

Chorus 3

||: G7omit3 (G G6)| G7omit3 (G7) :||
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). 
Woo-hoo, hey, hey, hey (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Now gimme, gimme, gimme some of your lovin’ babe (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
You know I need it so bad. Woo-hoo, yes I am (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Oh, yeah. (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Oh yeah, hey, hey, hey (gimme, gimme some lovin’).



Gimme Some Lovin’ Chords: Learn the progressions


The main riff is just an octave but the root note is hammered on from the b7, hence the strange-sounding chord G7omit3.

The Hammond organ riff uses extensions 6 and b7. When it’s the Blues Brothers version, it’s played by a horn section. You could play this riff on the guitar by finding the chord extensions.

The chorus is the only actual chord progression of the song as it goes I – bIIIx – IV – bVIx. Compare this to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, which uses the same chords but in a slightly different order.

As you go through the Blues Brothers version below, notice how the arrangement, and lyrics are different. It’s easier since it’s more repetitive. Singers find it easier in this key too, almost like it was made for a covers band!


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Gimme Some Lovin’ | Chords + Lyrics (Blues Brothers)


Intro

||: E7omit3 :|| x4

||: E7 | E6 E7 E6 | E | E :|| E7omit3 | E7omit3  |
Hey!

Verse 1

||: E7omit3 :||
Well my temperature’s rising and my feet are on the floor
Twenty people knocking and they wanna go more
Let me in baby, I don’t know what you’ve got.
But you’d better take it easy, this place is hot.

Bridge 1

| E | G | A | C |
So glad we made it, so glad we made it. You’ve gotta. 

Chorus 1

||: E7omit3 :||
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). 
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme) every day.

Instrumental 1

||: E7omit3 :||
||: E7 | E6 E7 E6 | E | E :|| E7omit3 | E7omit3  |
Hey, hey.

Verse 2

||: E7omit3 :||
Well, I feel so good, everything is sounding hot.
Better take it easy ‘cos the place is on fire.
Been a hard day and I don’t know what to do.
Wait a minute baby, it could happen to you.

Bridge 2

| E | G | A | C |
So glad we made it, so glad we made it. You’ve gotta. 

Chorus 2

||: E7omit3 :||
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’).
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). 
Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme) every day.

Instrumental 2

||: E7omit3 :||
||: E7 | E6 E7 E6 | E | E :|| E7omit3 | E7omit3  |
Hey!

Verse 3

||: E7omit3 :||
Well, I feel so good, everybody’s getting high.
Better take it easy ‘cos the place is on fire.
Been a hard day and nothing went too good.
Now I’m gonna relax, honey, everybody should.

Bridge 3

| E | G | A | C |
So glad we made it, yeah yeah, I’m so glad we made it. You’ve gotta.

Chorus 3

||: E7omit3 :||
||: Gimme some lovin’ (gimme, gimme some lovin’). :||



Should you learn Gimme Some Lovin’ by The Spencer Davis Group or the Blues Brothers?

There are two versions of this song and for some reason, whenever it is called on a gig, it’s the cover version, but when it’s played on the radio or by a DJ, it’s the original version!

Originally released by The Spencer Davis Group in 1966, it went top 10 in 7 countries, including #2 in the U.K.

In 1980, the Blues Brothers‘ soundtrack released a cover version using a simpler arrangement in a lower key and got it into the top 20 in the U.S.

You must study both versions as the key, lyrics, and arrangement all vary!



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The Spencer Davis Group wrote Gimme Some Lovin'.

Formed in 1962, The Spencer Davis Group was named after their guitarist, however, the real star of the show was Steve Winwood.

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