Mustang Sally chords by Wilson Pickett


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Mustang Sally | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |

Verse 1

| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Mustang Sally, huh, uh. Guess you better slow your Mustang down.
| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Oh Lord, what I say now.
| F7 | F7 | F7 | F7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Mustang Sally now baby, oh Lord. Guess you better slow your Mustang down, huh, oh yeah.
| G7 | G7 |
You’ve been running all over the town now.
| F7 N.C | N.C | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Oh, I’ll guess I have to put your flat feet on the ground, huh. What I said now.

Chorus 1

| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Listen, all you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride) huh.
| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
All you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride) uh.
| F7 | F7 | F7 | F7 |
All you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride) huh.
| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
All you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride) oh Lord.
| G7 | G7 |
One of these early mornings, yeah.
| F7 N.C | N.C | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
You gonna be wiping those weeping eyes, huh. What I said now.

Verse 2

| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
I bought you a brand new Mustang, a 1965, ha.
| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Now you come around signifyin’ a woman, you don’t wanna let me ride.
| F7 | F7 | F7 | F7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Mustang Sally now baby. Oh Lord, guess you better slow that Mustang down. Ha, oh Lord, listen.
| G7 | G7 |
You’ve been running all over the town.
| F7 N.C | N.C | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
Oh, I’ll have to put your flat feet on the ground, ha, what I said now. Listen one more time y’all.

Chorus 2

| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
All you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride).
| C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
All you wanna do is ride around Sally (ride, Sally, ride).
| F7 | F7 | F7 | F7 | to fade
All you wanna do is ride around Sally, oh yeah (ride, Sally, ride).



Mustang Sally Chords: Learn the progressions!


The ultimate covers band tune, Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett doesn’t have any complicated chords, that’s for sure!

All we are dealing with here is a simple blues, although the bars are more than expected, it’s a 24 bar, not a 12 bar, like this:

||: C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
| F7 | F7 | F7 | F7 | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 |
| G7 | G7 | F7 N.C | N.C | C7 | C7 | C7 | C7 :||

You may think, why has Mustang Sally become so popular with the audience and bands over the years? I believe it’s down to these two extremely important points:

  1. Simple chords and structure, meaning you can’t go wrong, any musician can play it.
  2. Audience participation (ride Sally ride)

These two points are still just as valid today. If you want to pen a hit, make sure it’s easy for other people to play it and find a way for the audience to participate.

Music history is packed with more examples, be it for a dance craze (Do You Love Me, Get Ready, Twist & Shout) or in the modern era, making YouTube videos (Happy, Can’t Stop The Feeling).



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