My Guy chords by Mary Wells


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


My Guy | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: Bb bass line :|| Cm7 Dm7 |

Verse 1

| Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 |
Nothing you could say could tear me away from my guy.
| Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | D7 D D7 | D7 |
Nothing you could do ’cause I’m stuck like glue to my guy.

Bridge 1

| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 F |
I’m sticking to my guy like a stamp to a letter,
| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 N.C |
like birds of a feather, we stick together.

Turnaround 1

| Bb G | C7 F | Bb Bb6 Bb | Cm7 Dm7 |
I’m tellin’ you from the start I can’t be torn apart from my guy.

Verse 2

| Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 |
Nothing you could do could make me untrue to my guy (my guy).
| Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | D7 D D7 | D7 |
Nothing you could buy could make me tell a lie to my guy (my guy, my guy, my guy).

Bridge 2

| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 F |
I gave my guy my word of honor,
| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 N.C |
to be faithful and I’m gonna,

Turnaround 2

| Bb G | C7 F | Bb Bb6 Bb | Cm7 Dm7 |
you best be believing I won’t be deceiving my guy.

Bridge 3

| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 F7 |
As a matter of opinion, I think he’s tops,
| Cm7 F7 | Bb Bb6 Bb |
my opinion is he’s the cream of the crop.

Middle 8

| Gm7 Dm | Gm7 Dm | C7 | F |
As a matter of taste to be exact, he’s my ideal as a matter of fact.

Verse 3

| Bb Bb6 | Bbmaj7 Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bbmaj7 Bb6 |
No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy (my guy).
| Bb Bb6 | Bbmaj7 Bb6 | D7 D | D7 D D6 |
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (my guy, my guy, my guy).

Bridge 4

| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 F |
He may not be a movie star,
| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 N.C |
but when it comes to being happy, we are.

Turnaround 3

| Bb G | C7 F | Bb Bb6 Bb | Cm7 Dm7 |
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy.

Breakdown

||: Bb bass line :|| Cm7 Dm7 |

Verse 4

| Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 | Bb Bb6 |
No muscle-bound man (muscle-bound man) could take my hand from my guy (my guy).
| Bb Bb6 | Bbmaj7 Bb6 | D7 D | D7 |
No handsome face (handsome face) could ever take the place of my guy (my guy, my guy, my guy).

Bridge 5

| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 F |
He may not be a movie star,
| Cm7 F7 | Cm7 N.C |
but when it comes to being happy, we are.

Turnaround 4

| Bb G | C7 F | Bb Bb6 Bb | Cm7 Dm7 |
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy. What you say?

Outro

||: Bb G | C7 F | Bb Bb6 Bb | Cm7 Dm7 :||
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy. Tell me more!
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy. What’s that?
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy.


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


My Guy chords and progressions (course preview)

My Guy 8 step by step guitar lessons

There are some jazzy-sounding chords to discover when we play My Guy, more so than in your average early Motown tune.

Along these chords, you can fit licks in. A great way to work out how to do this is to first transcribe licks from the original recording, and then develop them.

In the course, we go deep and play the chords in all areas using different rhythms so we can play freely anywhere on the neck.

With this as the foundation, fitting licks in and then going back to playing the chords is easier.

Above, you get a preview of a course lesson, we discuss playing the main verse riff in two parts of the neck, using several different rhythms.

Here’s the TAB for what I play in the lowest position:

My Guy chords and TAB, verse example 1.

This first example used the G shape of a Bb chord, in example 2, we move up and play an E shape, here’s the TAB for this:

My Guy chords and TAB, verse example 2.

In this lesson, we look at another example before we move on to work on the bridge, turnaround, middle 8, and the instrumental section.

You’ll get many variations on how you can play each section, complete with TAB and loops, ultimately making it possible for you to improvise your guitar part when you play it with the live band backing track in the final step.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson series (members only): My Guy 8 step-by-step guitar lessons 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.

My Guy was one of Motown’s first big hits!

My Guy is a smash hit by Motown’s first female superstar Mary Wells. Reaching #1 in the U.S., it also topped the charts in New Zealand, reached #3 in Australia, and #5 in the U.K. during 1964.

Written by Smokey Robinson, it’s a great example of the early, sweeter, and more innocent sound of Motown. My Guy is still played by the working Motown band seven decades later, usually in the first set before things get more hectic.

Being the young first female star on the up-and-coming record label must have all gone to Mary’s head as she walked away from the success Berry Gordy had set up for her, thinking she could do this anywhere.

Before she left she only did a few duets with Marvin Gaye before signing a new deal with 20th Century Fox in 1965, thinking she’d soon be a movie star as well.

Motown didn’t sit around and cry about it, they had plenty of other artists and groups to record in Martha and the Vandellas, and The Supremes.

There was no shortage of female singers to team up with Marvin either as Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston did even better than Mary had.

On her new label, Mary never got any big movie roles or hits written for her, her single My Guy was the only big hit.


My Guy chords | Related pages


Intermediate Electric

intermediate electric T

The intermediate electric tunes will help you with learning the CAGED system all over the fretboard, both for chords and pentatonic scales.

Learn these Motown/Soul classics, and you’ll not just improve dramatically but also gain yourself a repertoire.


Five similar tunes with chords and lyrics

When you can play My Guy's chords, try these five tunes from the song book.

Mary Wells

Mary Wells was a female superstar for early Motown and an important part of the label’s success. Smokey Robinson and Motown’s main songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland all wrote for her.

Things started to go sour when Berry Gordy started prioritizing other singers.


Mary Wells on the web

Listen to Mary Wells on Spotify.

Motown & Soul

Motown and Soul tunes

You can learn how to play these Motown & Soul tunes, and in doing so, gain yourself a repertoire so you can jam with, or even join a working band.

Study these tunes in-depth and you will map out the fretboard, master the CAGED system, and learn how to design a rhythm guitar part that works in a band.