Somebody Else’s Guy chords by Jocelyn Brown


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Somebody Else’s Guy | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
I… Can’t get off my high horse and I can’t let you go.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 | Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
You are the one, who, you are the one who makes me feel so real, yeah, yeah, yeah.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
Oh, what am I supposed to do? 
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Oh, what am I supposed to do, baby? When I’m so hooked up on you. 
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 | Abm9  | Db9 | Db9 |
Then I realize, oh, I realize. That you are somebody else’s guy,

||: Abm9 | Bbm9 Eb7#9 :|| x5
Oh yeah. Why you wanna do this to me boy?
| Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |
Somebody else’s guy.

Instrumental

||: B9 Bb9 | Eb7#9 :|| x4

Verse 1

||: B9 Bb9 | Eb7#9 :||
Can you remember the times we’ve spent together?
Sharing our days in the sun.
But then I found out that you were somebody else’s lover.
After all the plans we made, now they’re shattered.

Chorus 1

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
But still, I can’t get off my high horse, I can’t let go.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ooh, what a I supposed to do, when I’m hooked so on you?
| Abm9  | Db9 | Db9 |
Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.

Verse 2

||: B9 Bb9 | Eb7#9 :||
That day in September, I’m sure you can remember.
That’s when all this stuff hit the fan (that stuff hit the fan).
You told me a lie and you didn’t have an alibi.
But baby yet I still cared.

Chorus 2

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
You know I loved you so, baby that I can’t let you go, no no.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ooh, what am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so on you?
| Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |
Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.

Solo

||: B9 Bb9 | Eb7#9 :|| x4

Chorus 3

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
You know I loved you so baby that I can’t let you go, no.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ooh, what am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so you?
| Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |
Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.

Chorus 4

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Oh, I can’t get off my high horse. And I can’t let go.
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ooh, what am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so on you?
| Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |
Then I realize, that you’re somebody else’s guy.

Chorus 5

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ohhh, I-I-I-I- can’t let you go, no (I can’t get off my high horse and I can’t let go)
| Abm9 | Eb7#9 |
See you are the one who makes me feel, so real (You are the one, who makes me feel so real)
| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 |
Ooh, what am I supposed to do, when I’m hooked so on you? (Ooh, what am I supposed to do, when i’m hooked so on you?)
| Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |
Then I realize, I realize, that you’re somebody else’s guy (Then I realize, that you’re somebody else’s guy)

Breakdown

||: N.C | N.C :||
I can’t get off my high horse and I can’t let go.
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
Ooh, what am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so on you?
And realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.

Outro

||: Abm7 | Bbm7 | Abm7 | Bbm7 Eb7#9 Dm7 |
| Abm7 | Bbm7 | Abm7 | Db11 Db9 :|| repeat to fade

Ooh, what? Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.
Ooh, what? Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.
Ohh, oh baby, baby, baby, you are the one who makes me feel so real.
(Ooh, what?) What am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so on you?
Then I realize that you’re somebody else’s guy.

||: Oh, I can’t get off my high horse and I can’t let go.
You are the one who makes me feel so real.
Ooh, what am I supposed to do when I’m hooked so on you?
And realize that you’re somebody else’s guy. :||


Somebody Else’s Guy chords and progressions

The song is essentially around two parts, although there are variations.

The first is the intro/chorus which moves between chords II – III – VI. What those exact chords are I’m sure you can find many keyboard players to argue with, here are my two cents.

||: Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 | Abm9 | Eb7#9 :||

Between II and III, we add a chromatic passing chord every other time. Some say the Eb7#9 should also have a #5, I’m not so sure. Most people play just a minor 7.

Towards the end of the chorus, we throw in a Db11Db9 as well, which we chromatically climb up to, like this:

| Abm9 (Am9) | Bbm9 Eb7#9 | Abm9 (Bb B C) | Db11 Db9 |

The outro is slightly different, now I hear different inversions of a min7 chord, like this:

||: Abm7 | Bbm7 | Abm7 | Bbm7 Eb7#9 Dm7 |
| Abm7 | Bbm7 | Abm7 | Db11 Db9 :||

Finally, the verse is just the IV – IIIx – VI, like this:

||: B9 Bb9 | Eb7#9 :||

I’m pretty sure the keyboard player finds even more extensions but what you’ve seen here should definitely get you through the gig!


Somebody Else’s Guy – A modern standard

Seemingly every female soul singer that’s been to a vocal coach leaves with this classic on their repertoire!

When enough people know a song, it becomes a standard, a song you simply must know as one day it will be called, on stage, and everyone will expect you to know it.

For years I played Somebody Else’s Guy’s chords wrong, going through them again, I hope I’m at least a bit closer to what they played on that original recording.

Using the chords and lyrics above, play along with the video, maybe you’ll find a different extension to what I heard!


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