Spooky chords by Dusty Springfield


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Spooky | Chords + Lyrics

Intro

| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |

Verse 1

| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
In the cool of the evening when everything is getting kind of groovy.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
You call me up and ask me would I like to go with you and see a movie.
| Am7 | Am7 | D13 N.C | D#dim7 |
First I say “no”, I’ve got some plans for the night and then I stop, and say, “all right”.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | E7#9 |
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little boy like you.

Verse 2

| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
You always keep me guessing, I never seem to know what you are thinking.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
And if a girl looks at you, it’s for sure your little eye would be a-winkin’.
| Am7 | Am7 | D13 N.C | D#dim7 |
I get confused, ’cause I don’t know where I stand and then you smile, and hold my hand.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | E7#9 |
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little boy like you. Spooky yeah.

Solo

| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | E7#9 |

Verse 3

| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
If you decide someday to stop this little game that you are playing.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 |
I’m gonna tell you all that my heart’s been a-dyin’ to be sayin’.
| Am7 | Am7 | D13 N.C | D#dim7 |
Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams but now I know, you’re not what you seem.
| Am7 | D13 | Am7 | E7#9 |
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little boy like you. Spooky, hey.

Outro

||: Am7 | D13 | Am7 | D13 :||
Ha, ah, ha. Spooky, mm, hm.
Spooky, ah, ah, ah, ah. Spooky, oh, oh.
Spooky, ah, ah, ah. Spooky.


Spooky | Chords and progressions

Dusty Springfield‘s Spooky is an excellent, slightly unexpected choice for a first-set tune by the working soul band. The chords are simple, although with some nice extensions, let’s look at the fine details.

The intro sets up the general loop of Am7 D13. On the guitar, it sounds best using an Em shape and an A shape for these chords.

The verse simply continues with this loop until bar 11 when it stops, then goes to a D#dim7. This is usually the car crash moment if band members haven’t discussed the chords before the gig.

For the final chord of the verse, we get an E7#9, many musicians get this one wrong too as they play either an Em7 or an E7, which is ironic because if you put those two chords together, they become an E7#9. In this case, two wrongs become a right – Spooky!

Finally, let’s have a look at the solo as this is not a verse, instead it’s an 8-bar minor blues. Am7D13 hints that we should probably see this as a II – V. For scales, try mixing A Dorian with A Conspirian.