My Guy – Mary Wells!

Nothing you could say could tear me away from my guy.
Nothing you could do ’cause I’m stuck like glue to my guy.
I’m sticking to my guy like a stamp to a letter,
like birds of a feather, we stick together.
I’m tellin’ you from the start I can’t be torn apart from my guy.

Nothing you could do could make me untrue to my guy (My guy).
Nothing you could buy could make me tell a lie to my guy (My guy, my guy, my guy).
I gave my guy my word of honor, to be faithful and I’m gonna,
you best be believing I won’t be deceiving my guy.

As a matter of opinion I think he’s tops,
my opinion is he’s the cream of the crop.
As a matter of taste to be exact, he’s my ideal as a matter of fact.

No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy (My guy).
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (My guy, my guy, my guy).
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to being happy, we are.
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy.

Instrumental break

No muscle-bound man could take my hand from my guy (My guy).
No handsome face could ever take the place of my guy (My guy, my guy, my guy).
He may not be a movie star, but when it comes to being happy, we are.
There’s not a man today who could take me away from my guy (What you say).
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.


My Guy – Chords & Guitar Lessons

My Guy was an early Motown hit from Mary Wells who was the first female Motown star.

Using more jazz-influenced harmony, when you learn this song you’ll get an introduction to “playing over changes” as the licks use new scales for each chord.

Go to My Guy – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


The Funk Brothers – Biography

Motown’s house band didn’t have an official name, only they knew they were the Funk Brothers.

The band played on pretty much everything Motown released until ’72 when they relocated to Los Angeles and the band found a note on the hit factory door.

Go to The Funk Brothers – Biography.


Mary Wells – Biography

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.

Go to Mary Wells – Biography.


Smokey Robinson – Biography

Smokey was a huge part of Motown’s success. Partly with his band The Miracles, but he also wrote and produced a big part of Motown’s legendary catalog.

Robinson’s hits include Shop Around, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, The Tears of a Clown, My Guy, My Girl, and Get Ready.

Go to Smokey Robinson – Biography.

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