Kiss chords by Prince


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Kiss | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| E9 N.C | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 N.C |
Uh!

Verse 1

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You don’t have to be beautiful to turn me on.
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
I just need your body, baby, from dusk ’til dawn.
| D9 | D9 | D9 | D9 |
You don’t need experience to turn me out.
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You just leave it all up to me, I’m gonna show you what it’s all about.
| E7 | E7 | D7 | D7 |
You don’t have to be rich to be my girl, you don’t have to be cool to rule my world.
| E7 | E7 | D7 | E9 N.C |
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your, kiss.

Instrumental 1

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 N.C |
Ah, uh-huh.

Verse 2

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You gotta not talk dirty, baby. Mm, and if you wanna impress me (uh, ah, ah).
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You can’t be too flirty, mama, I know how to undress me, yeah.
| D9 | D9 | D9 | D9 |
I want to be your fantasy, maybe you could be mine.
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You just leave it all up to me, we could have a good time, uh.
| E7 | E7 | D7 | D7 |
You don’t have to be rich to be my girl, you don’t have to be cool to rule my world.
| E7 | E7 | D7 | E9 N.C |
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your, kiss.

Instrumental 2

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 N.C |
Yes, ah, ah, ah, ah, oh, ah. Ah, I think I wanna dance.

Solo

| A7 | A7 A6 | A7 A6 | A7 A6 | A7 | A7 A6 | A7 A6 | A7 A6 |
Uh, woo! Gotta, gotta, oh. Little Girl Wendy’s Parade.
| D9 | D9 | D9 | D9 | A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 N.C |
Gotta, gotta, gotta.

Verse 3

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
Women not girls rule my world, I said they rule my world.
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
Act you age, mama, not your shoe size and maybe we could do the twirl?
| D9 | D9 | D9 | D9 |
You don’t have to watch Dynasty, to have an attitude, uh.
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
You just leave it up to me, my love will be your food, yeah.
| E9 | E9 | D9 | D9 |
You don’t have to be rich to be my girl, you don’t have to be cool to rule my world.
| E9 | E9 | D9 | E9 N.C |
Ain’t no particular sign I’m more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your, kiss.

Outro

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 | to fade


Kiss chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Kiss Analysis + TAB

Similar to Mustang Sally in both chord structure and popularity on the cover band’s emergency setlist, Kiss is a blues format tune that stretches over 24 bars, rather than 12.

We play this chord progression using dom7 and 9 chords, like this:

| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
| D9 | D9 | D9 | D9 |
| A7 | A7 | A7 | A7 |
| E7 | E7 | D7 | D7 |
| E7 | E7 | D7 | E9 N.C |

Speaking of 9 chords, the intro has a very interesting take on it, avoiding the traditional “James Brown voicing”, but with a clear tip of the hat to his legendary Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag.

This dom9 chord voicing is also used in verse 3’s final turnaround, reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield’s classic Move On Up. Members get TAB for how to play this exactly like the original.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Kiss, guitar lesson with TAB.

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Kiss was one of Prince’s biggest tunes!

Kiss is one of Prince‘s most recognized tunes, it was released in 1986 on his 8th studio album Parade.

A #1 in the U.S., Kiss also charted in the top 10 in a further 11 countries, selling almost 2 million copies.

Kiss was released as Prince’s career was peaking. After his smash hits I Wanna Be Your Lover, I Feel For You, 1999, Little Red Corvette, When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy, Purple Rain, and Raspberry Beret, but before Sign o’ the Times, Alphabet St., and Cream.

The most impressive part about Kiss is the legacy, decades later it will always be a guaranteed success for the working band. Somehow, it doesn’t feel dated, just timeless.


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Prince released his debut in 1978 and followed it up with a new studio album almost every year until 2015.

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