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Wild Thing - The Troggs
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Introduction:

    _   _   _   _ 
   | | | | | | | |
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|b7r--------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|


Break:  A  D  E  E



A         D    E   D
Wild Thing,            you make my

A         D    E   D
heart sing             you make my

A         D    E   D
everything...groovy 

A         D    E   E
Wild Thing



Chorus:

[E7#9sus4 A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 Wild Thing, I think I love you

[E7#9sus4 A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 But I wanna know for sure

[E7#9sus4 A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 Come on, hold me tight

[E7#9sus4 A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop] 
                                 I love you


Break: A D E D (2 times)


A         D    E   D
Wild Thing,            you make my

A         D    E   D
heart sing             you make my

A         D    E   D
everything...groovy 

A         D    E   E
Wild Thing



Lead Break (One verse)



Chorus:

[E7#9sus4  A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 Wild Thing, I think you move me

[E7#9sus4  A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 But I wanna know for sure

[E7#9sus4  A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop]
                                 So come on, hold me tight

[E7#9sus4  A] [E7#9sus4 A]   [stop] 
                                 You move me



Break: A  D  E  D  A  D   E E E E   E E E E



A         D    E   D
Wild Thing,            you make my

A         D    E   D
heart sing             you make my

A         D    E   D
everything...groovy 

A         D    E   D
Wild Thing            C'mon, c'mon,

A         D    E   D
Wild Thing            Shake it, shake it

A         D    E E E E   E E E E   A
Wild Thing...  




E7#9sus4 = Play all open strings on a guitar
        
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Wild Thing - The Troggs
The song's central guitar riff is immediately recognizable and frames the central lyrics:

In the final verse the intention of the narrator and his relationship to the wild thing is revealed. A young man who has viewed his loves desire from across a crowded dance hall. The song is in fact an internal narration of the events that are unfolding in their dance. It is theorised due to the intensity of the "shake it" lines that they are perhaps dancing to Buddy Holly.

The song is in the key of A major, and is based around the chord progression (I - IV - V - IV), which is the basis for the main riff. Also the instrumental parts during the chorus are in key with the rest of the song. However, the guitars are not strictly tuned to middle C in the Troggs' version and the slightly sharp tuning causes the chords to actually be midway between A and Bb. This has mystified many guitar players trying to play along with the record. It has been suggested that The Troggs did this as a joke. As a side note, the middle eight was originally someone whistling, but in The Troggs' version this was replaced by Colin Fretcher, musical director, playing an ocarina.

The Troggs version
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The Troggs' version was recorded in mono in one piece on the second take at Olympic Studios, which was then at Carton Street, off Baker Street in London, by engineer Keith Grant.

Because of a distribution dispute, The Troggs' single was available on two competing labels: Atco and Fontana. Because both pressings were taken from the identical master recording, Billboard combined the sales for both releases, making it the only single to simultaneously reach No. 1 for two companies. On the ATCO label, "Wild Thing" is credited to Reg Presley (Troggs' lead vocalist) and "With a Girl Like You" (its flip side) to Chip Taylor.

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 8/13/2013
Updated: 8/30/2013
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