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Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
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Introduction:

     D       D7         E/D    E/D
Your love is lifting me higher
          Em7/D     Em7-5/D    D
Than I've ever been lifted before

   D                           D
      _     _     _   _   _       _     _     _   _   _
   | | | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | |
e|—--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|—--------------------------|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-0-----0-----0-----0-0-----|-0-----0-----0-----0-0-----|
A|---0-2---0-2---0-2-----0-2-|---0-2---0-2---0-2-----0-2-|
E|---------------------------|---------------------------|

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Riff (played at all verses):

  D                            Em7/D
      _     _     _   _   _       _     _     _   _   _
   | | | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | |
e|—--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|—--------------------------|---------------------------|
G|—--------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-0-----0-----0-----0-0-----|-0-----0-----0-----2-2-----|
A|---0-2---0-2---0-2-----0-2-|---0-2---0-2---0-2-----0-2-|
E|—--------------------------|—--------------------------|

  Em7/D        Em7-5/D         D
      _     _     _   _   _       _     _   _   _   _   _
   | | | | | | | | | | | | |   | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
e|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-0-----0-----0-----2-2-----|-0-----0-----0---------------|
A|---0-2---0-2---0-2-----0-2-|---0-2---0-2---------0-2-3-4-|
E|---------------------------|---------------2-3-4---------|


     D       D          Em7/D    Em7/D
Your love is lifting me higher
          Em7/D     Em7-5/D     D   D
Than I've ever been lifted before
	    D    D          Em7/D   Em7/D
So keep it up, quench my desire
	Em7/D       Em7-5/D      D  D
And I'll be at your side forever more


Now once, I was downhearted
Disappointment was my closest friend
But then you came and he soon departed
And you know he never showed his face again


Instrumental (one verse)


     D       D7         E/D    E/D
I'm so glad I finally found you
         Em7/D     Em7-5/D     D   D
Yes, that one in a million girl
         D         D7           E/D      E/D
When you wrap your loving' arms around me
           Em7/D     Em7-5/D       D     D
I can stand up and face the world again


Your love is lifting me higher
Than I've ever been lifted before
So keep it up, quench my desire
And I'll be at your side forever more

I said, keep on lifting . . .



Chords:


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Song Info  Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher is a R&B song originally performed by Jackie Wilson in 1967 and covered by Rita Coolidge in 1977.

Rita Coolidge remade the song as "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" for her 1977 album Anytime...Anywhere. Coolidge's version "...Higher and Higher" is more mid-tempo than the driving original and largely omits the chorus which is evidenced only in the background vocals sung under the repetition of the first verse with which Coolidge closes the song.

Coolidge and her sister Priscilla Jones had sung background on a version of the song for a prospective album by Jones' husband Booker T. Jones; when that album was shelved Coolidge asked Booker T. Jones if she could cut the song using his arrangement.

Released as a single, "...Higher and Higher" became Coolidge's first major hit in nine years of recording: the track peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 - Cash Box ranked it at #1 - with appeal to light rock stations (#5 Easy Listening).

Both "...Higher and Higher" and the Anytime...Anywhere track released as the follow-up single: "We're All Alone" earned Coolidge a gold record as each was a million seller.

In the UK "...Higher and Higher" was released as the follow-up single after "We're All Alone" which had reached #6 but "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" only achieved a peak of #48 UK. In Australia "...Higher and Higher" reached #6 and spent 33 weeks on the chart.

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Song Stats  Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
Adder: Cindy Green [ BigGreenC ]
Date: 7/13/2012
Tab By: willc
Rated: (3) Hot! Popular!
Views: 760
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Genre: Rock
 
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