I Got A Woman chords by Ray Charles


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I Got A Woman | Chords + Lyrics


Verse 1

| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 |
Well, I got a woman, way over town that’s good to me, oh yeah.
| D7 | D7 | E7 | E7 |
Say, I got a woman, way over town, good to me, oh yeah.
| A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 |
She give me money, when I’m in need. Yeah, she’s a kind of friend indeed.
| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 E7 |
I got a woman, way over town, that’s good to me, oh yeah.

Verse 2

| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 |
She saves her lovin’, early in the morning, just for me, oh yeah.
| D7 | D7 | E7 | E7 |
She saves her lovin’, early in the morning, just for me, oh yeah.
| A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 |
She saves her lovin’, just for me. Ah, she love me so tenderly.
| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 E7 |
I got a woman, way over town, that’s good to me, oh yeah.

Solo

| A7 | A7 | A7 | E7 |
| A7 A9 | D7 Dm7 | A7 E7 | A7 Bb7 |

Bridge 1

| A7 N.C Bb7 | A7 N.C Bb7 |
She’s there to love me, both day and night.
| A7 N.C Bb7 | A7 N.C Bb7 |
Never grumbles or fusses, always treats me right.
| A7 N.C Bb7 | A7 N.C Bb7 |
Never runnin’ in the streets, and leavin’ me alone.
| A7 N.C Bb7 | A7 N.C |
She knows a woman’s place, is right there now in her home.

Verse 3

| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 |
I got a woman, way over town, that’s good to me, oh yeah
| D7 | D7 | E7 | E7 |
Say, I got a woman, way over town, that’s good to me, oh yeah.
| A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 |
Oh, she’s my baby. Oh, don’t you understand? Yeah, and I’m her lover man.
| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 E7 |
I got a woman, way over town, that’s good to me, oh yeah.

Outro

||: A7 | A7 :|| to fade
Oh, don’t you know she’s alright. Oh, don’t you know she’s alright.
She’s alright, she’s alright. Whoa yeah, oh yeah.



I Got A Woman Chords: Learn the progressions!


I Got A Woman Analysis + TAB

The chords for I Got A Woman are not your average 12-bar Blues.

It may be I – IV and V chords using dom7 and 9 extensions but the progression and bar length are different.

Over 16 bars, we move like this:

| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 |
| D7 | D7 | E7 | E7 |
| A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 |
| A7 | E7 | A7 D9 | A7 E7 |

The bridge is much more standard with its stops, although unusually, we come chromatically from above, not below, so Bb7A7, Not Ab7A7 which is much more common, like this:

||: A7 N.C Bb7 | A7 N.C Bb7 :||

Members get TAB for a simple idea that will get you started for that unusual verse, as well as a chord analysis, here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): I Got A Woman – Guitar lesson with TAB.

Become a member today and get unlimited access to all step-by-step guitar coursesTAB for the songbook, the Self-Eliminating Practice Routine, and the eBook Spytunes Method.

Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work!

It was Chuck Close (painter, and visual artist) who said this, the full quote is:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.”

So what does that have to do with Ray Charles‘ first big hit I Got A Woman, or I’ve Got A Woman as it is sometimes called? Well, it has an extremely important lesson for all songwriters hidden in its back story.

Ray wrote this as a variation on the Gospel standard It Must Be Jesus and another tune, Living on Easy Street.

If you can’t come up with an original idea, start rewriting existing work, and if nothing comes from this attempt, at least you’ve had a good practice session. Try again tomorrow.

Great writers just do a lot of writing, and more importantly, rewriting. You just have to show up for work and get on it.

The same goes for getting better at guitar, you just have to show up every day and get to work. In the case of I Got A Woman, you need to work out how to play the chords well, be that with or without a keyboard player.

Members get this work done for them!



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