Girls Just Wanna Have Fun chords by Cyndi Lauper


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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb/Bb Db |
| Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb Ebm7 | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db :||

Verse 1

| Gb | Gb | Ebm7 | Ebm7 |
I come home, in the mornin’ light, my mother says, “When you gonna live your life right?”
| B | B |
Oh, momma dear, we’re not the fortunate ones.
| Ebm Db | B | Ebm Db |
And girls, they wanna have fun. Oh, girls just wanna have fun.

Instrumental 1

| Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb/Bb Db |
| Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb Ebm7 | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db |

Verse 2

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
The phone rings, in the middle of the night, my father yells, “What you gonna do with your life?”
| B | B |
Oh, daddy dear, you know you’re still number one.
| Ebm Db | B | Ebm Db |
But girls, they wanna have fun. Oh, girls just wanna have.

Bridge 1

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
That’s all they really want. Some fun.
| Gb | Gb | Ebm Db | B | Ebm Db |
When the workin’ day is done, oh girls, they wanna have fun. Oh girls just wanna have fun

Chorus 1

| Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb/Bb Db |
(Girls, they want. Wanna have fun.)
| Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb Ebm7 | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db |
(Girls. Wanna have.)

Solo

| Gb | Gb (Bb) | Ebm | Ebm |
| Gb | Gb (Bb Db) | Ebm | Ebm B Db |

Verse 3

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
Some boys take a beautiful girl and hide her away from the rest of the world.
| B | B |
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun.
| Ebm Db | B | Ebm Db |
Oh, girls, they wanna have fun. Oh, girls just wanna have.

Bridge 2

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
That’s all they really want, Is some fun.
| Gb | Gb | Ebm Db | B | Ebm Db |
When the workin’ day is done, oh girls, they wanna have fun. Oh girls just wanna have fun

Chorus 2

| Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb/Bb Db |
(Girls, they want. Wanna have fun.)
| Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb Ebm7 | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db |
(Girls. Wanna have.)

Outro

||: Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db :||

They just wanna, they just wanna.
(Girls) They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun).
Oh girls, girls just wanna have fun (Just wanna, they just wanna).
They just wanna, they just wanna.
(Girls) They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun).
Oh girls, girls just wanna have fun.

When the workin’. When the workin’ day is done.
Oh, when the workin’ day is done, oh, girls.
Girls just wanna have fun. Everybody. Huh, huh.

They just want, they just wanna.
(Girls) They just want, they just wanna (girls just wanna have fun)
Oh, girls, girls just wanna have fun
(They just wanna, they just wanna) when the workin’
When the working day is done (they just want, they just wanna)
(Girls) Oh, when the working day is done (girls, girls just wanna have fun)
Oh girls, girls just wanna have fun


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Analysis + TAB

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is one of those rare tunes where the chords are harder to read than play.

The intro, which is also the chorus just looks very complicated, partly because it’s in an awkward key (Gb), partly because there are so many chords!

As a guitarist, we don’t play all those slash chords, instead, we play a small compact part that becomes the full chords only once everyone in the band plays. Once everyone plays, it becomes this:

||: Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb | Gbsus4 Gb Db/Gb Gb/Bb Db |
| Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb Ebm7 | Gbsus4/Eb Ebm7 Db/Eb B Db :||

Basically, you need TAB to work this out, then use the chords as a reminder.

The verse is much, much easier, just going I – VI, then IV – VI – V repeated, and looks like this:

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
| B | B | Ebm Db |
| B | Ebm Db |

If this was in the key of G instead, it would be super simple. You could use the Digitech drop pedal and make your life easier…

The bridge is similar to the verse. Just changing one chord, like this:

| Gb | Gb | Ebm | Ebm |
| Gb | Gb | Ebm Db |
| B | Ebm Db |

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – A cover, first released by a man!

As a feminist anthem, it is perhaps surprising to learn that Girls Just Wanna Have Fun was written, recorded, and released by a man named Robert Hazard in 1979.

This makes Cyndi Lauper‘s version (which we all know) a cover. Released as the lead single on her debut album, She’s So Unusual (1983), it propelled her to instant fame.

The video for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video back when that was a big deal.

Cyndi also won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, the album got the Grammy Award for Best Album Package. The album sold 16 million copies worldwide, the single about half that.

Another tune on the album also did very well, Time After Time which was actually written by Cyndi, a great cover version of this is done by Eva Cassidy.


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