How To Play Close To You

Richard Nixon (edited out of the photo) meetin...
Richard Nixon (edited out of the photo) meeting with Karen and Richard Carpenter, 08/01/1972 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



 The Carpenters were such a great brother and sister pop singing duo. I loved Karen Carpenter's voice and this particular song, Close To You has a lot of eighth notes and is played with a swing feel. We've Only Just Begun is another favorite with the baby boomer generation.

Here are a few chord charts in different key signatures to Close To You.

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Close To You chords
The Carpenters (Hal David / Burt Bacharach)

Cadd9* C  3x

C      Cadd9            B7
Why do birds suddenly appear
     Bm           Em
Everytime you are near
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C      Cadd9                    B7
Why do stars fall down from the sky
     Bm            Em
Everytime you walk by
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C6     C        C6       C         C6           C
On the day that you were born, the angels got together
      Bm                           E  E7
And decided to create a dream come true
        C                  C6
So they sprinkled moondust in you hair 
    Am               C6              D
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

C       Cadd9                 B7
That is why, all the girls in town
       Bm        Em
Follow you, all around
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

C Cadd9 B7  Bm Em  C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C G

C6     C        C6       C         C6           C
On the day that you were born, the angels got together
      Bm                           E  E7
And decided to create a dream come true
        C                  C6
So they sprinkled moondust in you hair 
    Am               C6              D
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

C       Cadd9                 B7
That is why, all the girls in town
       Bm        Em
Follow you, all around
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
Gmaj7        
Close to you
C         Cadd9 C            Cadd9
Just like me,   they long to be
C        G
Close to you

Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you
Cadd9       C           
Wa-ah-ah-ah-ah
G
Close to you

Chord Breakdown (L.H.)

Song starts off in the Key of G

C(add2) = DEG
C = CEG
Bsus4 = BEF#
B = BD#F#
Bmin7 = ABDF#
Emin7 = BDEG

E9sus4 = ABDG
E = G#BE
CMaj7 = BEG
C6 = ACEG
D = DF#A

Then Modulate to Ab...

Free files to this song and many other pop songs offer free downloads at The Music Arranger



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       Fmaj7          E7sus4   E7    Em7         Am7
Why do birds suddenly appear  every time you are near
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
       Fmaj7                    E7sus4  E7    Em7           Am7
Why do stars fall down from the sky     every time you walk by? 
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7
Just like me, they long to be Close to you

F
On the day that you were born the angels got together
      Em7                          A7sus4 A7
And decided to create a dream come true 
         F
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold  
                              G
and starlight in your eyes of blue

        Fmaj7               E7sus4 E7    Em7      Am7
That is why all the boys in town  follow you all around
Fmaj7                         Cmaj7       C
Just like me, they long to be Close to you
aah -aah -close to you

You may be interested for your computer use and rhythm practice,  Backpocket Band Software 
Also, a great CD of the Carpenter's  Love Songs is available on amazon.

As I mentioned earlier, I love the peacefulness of this artist's voice but the tragic ending to her life still lingers with me. I hope and pray that anyone struggling with self esteem issues, along with eating disorders, will seek professional help and know that you are deeply loved by family friends and a Savior, Jesus Christ who is always close to you.

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