Monday Music Quote: Groovin'



Groovin'
 "Groovin'" is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number one hit and one of the group's signature songs.

Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with a lead vocal from Cavaliere, it is indeed a slow, relaxed groove, based on Cavaliere's newfound interest in Afro-Cuban music. Instrumentation included a conga, harmonica, and an effective, Cuban-based bass guitar line from ace session musician Chuck Rainey.

D         Em                     D       Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D         Em                         D       Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
F#m                Em
I can't imagine anything that's better 
F#m                 Em
The world is ours whenever we're together 
F#m                      G      A 
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of . . . 

D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . down a crowded avenue 
D         Em                     D      Em
Doin' . . .  anything we like to do
F#m                                Em 
There's always lots of things that we can see 
F#m             Em
We can be anyone we want to be 
F#m                         G        A 
And all those happy people we could meet just . . . 


D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D        Em                          D        Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
D     Em    D      Em
Ah-ha-ha [3 times] 

F#m                     Em
We'll keep on spending sunny days this way 
F#m                             Em
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away 
F#m                      Em
I feel it comin' closer day by day 
F#m                     G             A 
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly . . . 

D          Em                  D        Em
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon 
D          Em                  D        Em
Really . . . couldn't get away too soon 
D          Em                  D        Em
Ah-ha-ha [3 times] 
(fade out)

 http://cleantab.com/groovin-guitar-tab/rascals/v1 
So, this is what I play:

Bb             Cm7              Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb
Really, couldn't get away too soon.
Bbm7               Cm7
I can't imagine anything that's better,
Bbm7                       Cm7 
The world is ours whenever we're together.
Bbm7                            Cm7   Ebm7  F9
There ain't a place I'd like to be, instead of...

#2.
Bb             Cm7            Bb 
Groovin' . . . down a crowded avenue.
Bb     Cm7                 Bb 
Doin,' anything we like to do.
Bm7                    Cm7
There's always lots of things that we can see.
Bbm7                Cm7 
We can be anyone we want to be.
Bbm7                                Cm7  Ebm7 F9 
And all those happy people we could meet just...

#3.
Bb             Cm7              Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb
Really, couldn't get away too soon.
            Cm7
No, no, no, no.
Bbm7                         Cm7 
We'll keep on spending sunny days this way.
Bbm7                           Cm7
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away.
Bbm7                    Cm7 
I feel it comin' closer day by day.
Eb            Dm       Cm7
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly...
Bb             Cm7         Bb
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon.
Bb      Cm7                   Bb 
Really, couldn't get away too soon...(fade.)

 Felix Cavaliere (born 29 November 1944, Pelham, New York) is a music producer and musician, having performed in The Young Rascals group during the 1960s. He later produced albums by a variety of artists, including Laura Nyro's 1970 opus, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, and Jimmie Spheeris' 1973 album The Original Tap Dancing Kid.

Monday Music Quote

 "One day Otis Redding (another Atlantic artist) came to the studio."

-- Felix Cavaliere




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