(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher chords by Jackie Wilson



(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher chords and lyrics

| N.C | N.C | D | G/D | Em/D | D |

| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
Your love, lifting me higher, than I’ve ever been lifted before.
| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
So keep it up, quench my desire and I’ll be at your side, forevermore.

| D | G/D |
You know your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Higher (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).
| D | G/D |
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Lifting me (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).


| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
Now once, I was downhearted. Disappointment was my closest friend.
| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
But then you, came and it soon departed and you know he never showed his face again.

| D | G/D |
That’s why your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Higher (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).
| D | G/D |
I said your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Lifting me (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).

||: D | G/D | Em/D | D :||
Alright. oooh, oh.

| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
I’m so glad, I’ve finally found you. Yes that one, in a million girls.
| D | G/D | Em/D | D |
And I whip, my loving arms around you. Honey, I can stand up, and face the world.

| D | G/D |
Let me tell ya your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on lifting (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Higher (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).
| D | G/D |
And I said your love (your love keeps lifting me). Keep on (love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Lifting me (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher).

| D | G/D |
Alright now sock it to me (lifting, lifting, lifting me). Come on now lift me up woman (Love keeps lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Keep my love going (lifting me). Higher and higher (higher). 
| D | G/D |
I said keep on lifting (lifting, lifting, lifting). Lift me up mama (lift, lift, lifting me).
| Em/D | D |
Keep on lifting me (lifting me) Higher and higher.


About

In 1967, Mr. Excitement, Jackie Wilson released (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher as a single from the forthcoming album Higher and Higher.

The band behind him was members from Motown’s Funk Brothers who often would do work away from the watchful eye of Berry Gordy, as long as they got paid in cash!

The song became an instant success, quickly claiming the #1 spot in the U.S. 

Outside the U.S it didn’t have as much success in the charts but has over the years stayed in the public domain through ads and every Motown soul band having it not their repertoire, whenever they play a wedding.

Perhaps it’s the obvious lyrical content that makes it such a perfect fit, or maybe it’s the fact that you can learn the chords in a few seconds.

Songs with chords this simple make the band relax and enable them to play on dynamics and audience interaction instead, not a bad idea!

The Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time list placed (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher at #246.


(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher chord progression

The bass line is integral to the song, so let’s start with working that out. Essentially, we are hitting the home chord, D, using the intervals 5th and b7 to get us there.

On my top 10 chord progression list, this could be filed under #6, the static I.

As well as this, the chords move from I – IV – II – I. Maintaining chord I’s root, like this:

||: D | G/D | Em/D | D :||

As no other chords are played for (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, we have to build excitement through dynamics instead.

One can only imagine how Mr. Excitement would use this song as a tool to get the crowd going back in the day!


Related Pages


Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy is the man behind the hit factory that was Motown. The idea behind the label came from working in a car factory.

Housing the label, the studio, and a house band all in the same building proved to be a masterstroke as Berry set out to discover the greatest superstars of our time.

Go to Berry Gordy – Biography.


The Funk Brothers

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.


The Professional Guitarist Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset that you can acquire.

Learn these songs and you can progress from being a bedroom player to working with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

Go to Song Book.


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