The Look Of Love chords by Dusty Springfield


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The Look Of Love | Chords + Lyrics


Verse 1

| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | G#m7 | G#m7 |
The look of love is in your eyes.
| Amaj7 | A6 | G#7sus4 | G#7 |
The look your heart can’t disguise.
| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | A6 | A6 | Am6 | Emaj7 E7 |
The look of love, it’s saying so much more than just words could ever say.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#7sus4 G#7 | C#m7 F#7 |
And what my heart has heard, well, it takes my breath away.

Chorus 1

| Emaj7 I B11 | B11 | 2/4 B11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Emaj7 I B11 | B11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you.

Verse 2

| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | G#m7 | G#m7 |
You’ve got the look of love, it’s on your face.
| Amaj7 | A6 | G#7sus4 | G#7 |
The look that time can’t erase.
| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | A6 | A6 | Am6 | Emaj7 E7 |
Be mine, tonight, let this be just the start of so many nights like this.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#7sus4 G#7 | C#m7 F#7 |
Let’s take a lover’s vow and then seal it with a kiss.

Chorus 2

| Emaj7 I B11 | B11 | 2/4 B11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Emaj7 I B11 | B11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you, don’t ever go.

Solo

| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | G#m7 | G#m7 |
| Amaj7 | A6 | G#7sus4 | G#7 |
| C#m7 | C#7sus4 | A6 | A6 | Am6 | Emaj7 E7 |
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | G#7sus4 G#7 | C#m7 F#7 |

Chorus 3

| Emaj7 I B11 | B11 | 2/4 B11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Emaj7 I B11 | B11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you, don’t ever go.

Outro

| C#7sus4 | C#7sus4 | F#m9 | F#m9 |
Don’t ever go, don’t ever go.
| F#m7 | B11 | B11 | Emaj13 |
I love you so.



The Look Of Love | Chords + Lyrics (capo 4)


Verse 1

| Am7 | A7sus4 | Em | Em7 |
The look of love is in your eyes.
| Fmaj7 | F6 | E7sus4 | E7 |
The look your heart can’t disguise.
| Am7 | A7sus4 | F6 | F6 | Fm6 | Cmaj7 C7 |
The look of love, it’s saying so much more than just words could ever say.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | E7sus4 E7 | Am7 D7 |
And what my heart has heard, well, it takes my breath away.

Chorus 1

| Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 | 2/4 G11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you.

Verse 2

| Am7 | A7sus4 | Em | Em7 |
You’ve got the look of love, it’s on your face.
| Fmaj7 | F6 | E7sus4 | E7 |
The look that time can’t erase.
| Am7 | A7sus4 | F6 | F6 | Fm6 | Cmaj7 C7 |
Be mine, tonight, let this be just the start of so many nights like this.
| Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | E7sus4 E7 | Am7 D7 |
Let’s take a lover’s vow and then seal it with a kiss.

Chorus 2

| Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 | 2/4 G11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you, don’t ever go.

Solo

| Am7 | A7sus4 | Em | Em7 |
| Fmaj7 | F6 | E7sus4 | E7 |
| Am7 | A7sus4 | F6 | F6 |
| Fm6 | Cmaj7 C7 | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 |
| E7sus4 E7 | Am7 D7 |

Chorus 3

| Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 | 2/4 G11 |
I can hardly wait to hold you, feel my arms around you. How long I have waited.
| 4/4 Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 |
Waited just to love you, now that I have found you, don’t ever go.

Outro

| A7sus4 | A7sus4 | Dm9 | Dm9 |
Don’t ever go, don’t ever go.
| Dm7 | G11 | G11 | Cmaj13 |
I love you so.



The Look Of Love Chords: Learn the progressions!


The Look Of Love Guitar Lesson + TAB T

The sensational Burt Bacharach ballad The Look Of Love will have different chords depending on who you ask. As a jazz standard it’s been re-harmonized so many times I sometimes find it unrecognizable.

With this in mind, let’s stick with Dusty Springfield‘s version since that’s the most famous one and also, because the chords can easily become a great acoustic guitar arrangement.

After listening to Dusty’s version, I would apply a capo on fret 4 and play this for The Look Of Love’s first 8 bars:

Am7 (VI) | A7sus4 | Em (III) | Em7 |
Fmaj7 (IV) | F6 | E7sus4 (III) | E7 (IIIx) |

I want to mainly focus on that bass rhythm so it feels the same as the original for a singer. Here’s the TAB for how I would play these chords.

The Look Of Love chords and TAB, verse first 8 bars.

Notice how the Fmaj7 has three strings in the chord, I like to do this whenever we use the top string as it becomes too thin otherwise.

Here’s the next half of the verse, the chords now become more adventurous.

Am7 (VI) | A7sus4 | F6 (IV) | F6 |
Fm6 (IVm) | Cmaj7 (I) C7 (I7) |
Fmaj7 (IV) | Fmaj7 | E7sus4 (III) E7 (IIIx) | Am7 (VI) D7 (IIx) |

You’ve got the IV – IVm, Imaj7 – Idom7, and IIIsus – IIIx in there. These are all common chord progression variations. Members get TAB for this part of the verse too,

When we hit the chorus, it all becomes very simple which is a nice contrast. Only the 2/4 bar stands out.

| Cmaj7 (I) I G11 (V) | G11 | 2/4 G11 |
| 4/4 Cmaj7 I G11 | G11 |

The solo is just another verse, the outro goes VI – II – V – I. like this:

| A7sus4 (VI) | A7sus4 | Dm9 (II) | Dm9 |
| Dm7 | G11 (V) | G11 | Cmaj13 (I) |

Members get TAB for all sections of The Look Of Love, arranged to work on just one acoustic guitar with a focus on making it easy for a singer.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): The Look Of Love – Guitar lesson 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.

The Look Of Love inspired the Austin Powers franchise!

Featured in a James Bond spoof, Casino Royale (Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Ursula Andrews), The Look Of Love was originally performed and made famous by Dusty Springfield.

Written by Burt Bacharach, it has since the initial Dusty recording been covered by Nina Simone, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall,  Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Rumer, Barry Manilow, Shirley Barry, and Shelby Lynn.

As an instrumental it’s been done by Stan Getz, and of course the man himself, Bacharach.

And let’s not forget the thousands of weekend warriors and aspiring jazz singers who have kept this classic relevant over the years.

Perhaps most impressively, The Look Of Love was one of the main inspirations for Mike Meyers’ James Bond spoof Austin Powers film series.



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