My Girl – The Temptations

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The Temptations released "My Girl" in 1965 which then became their first number 1 hit in the US. Otis Redding also had sucess with the same song, adding a more blues vibe. Both versions have appeared in film and TV. Enjoy the letter notes below :)

 

^E  ^D    ^E-^C    ^C ^D  ^C-A    G
I've got sunshine on a cloudy day

^C       ^D   ^E      ^C-^C
When it's cold outside

^C   ^C   ^D    ^C     A      G
I've got the month of May

 

^E    G     A        ^C    ^D
Well I guess you'd say

G           G       A     ^E   ^D    ^C   ^D
What can make me feel this way?

^C    G    (^C  G)
My girl (my girl)

G - A      ^C   ^D   ^C -A-^C
Talkin' 'bout my girl   ~

^E ^D
(My girl!)

 

^E   ^D   ^E   ^C   ^D-^E
I've got so much honey

^C   ^D    ^C-A    G
The bees envy me

^C  ^D   ^E-^C     A-^C
I've got sweeter song

^C     ^D    ^C    A   ^C   A-G
Than the birds in the trees...

 

^D    G     A      ^C     ^D
Well I guess you'd say

G          G        A     ^E   ^D   ^C    ^D
What can make me feel this way?

^C    G     (^C G)
My girl (my girl)

G - A      ^C    ^D   ^C
Talkin' 'bout my girl

^E  ^D
(My girl)

 

A     G       A     G      G-F
I don't need no money

F       G - F      D      C
Or fortune, or fame

F       G     A    D     F-F     F-D
I've got all the riches baby

F          G       F        D
One man can claim...

 

^D    G     A      ^C     ^D
Well I guess you'd say

G          G        A      ^E   ^D    ^C   ^D
What can make me feel this way?

^C    G    (^C G)
My girl (my girl)

G - A      ^C   ^D   ^C
Talkin' 'bout my girl

(^E ^D )
(My girl!)

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