The song is basically a three-chord progression in the key of E. So let’s first look at the notes contained in an E Major Scale so we can figure out the chords built on each of those notes (I repeat this process on every song I explore as a way to become familiar with the notes of each key).
I7 mean? And the way she looked was way beyond com-
Then back to the IV7
Moving to the restful I would put an end to all this wonderful TENSION they’ve built up, so before leaving the IV7 they sing two pick-up notes to start a new verse on the I7 and the roller-coaster ride continues!
IV7 Well, we I7 danced though the night, and we (notice here again the use of the two note pick-up,
and we, before moving to the next chord).
The song now repeats the last half of the verse we already learned simply changing how to now
I I’ll never I7 dance with an- IV other bVI woooo, since I I7 saw her V7 standing I7 there.
Like I stated at the outset, this is basically a three-chord progression using the I-IV-V7. Add in some tension-helpers, I7-IV7, and one unexpected bonus chord bVI and you’ve got the recipe for one screaming pop classic! Before you even try to play along with the song, listen to it a couple of times paying close attention to the lyrics and where the chord changes occur. Then, put the progression on your instrument, and soon you’ll never need to look at the chords for this song again.
This song is posted for educational purposes only.
I've been playing uke for 4 months now. I just stumbled across your blog a couple days ago and I've spent half a day on it already. I love the way you break down the songs with explanation on how the chords fit together and I really appreciate your teaching style. And you explain the concepts so well. I never really understood the Circle of 5ths before your blog. Keep up the wonderful posts…I will have to order your DVD once I get done backpacking and get back to the States. Thank you.