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You Can Leave Your Hat On  Joe Cocker

You Can Leave Your Hat On, Interpretation
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Artist....: Joe Cocker
Title.....: You Can Leave Your Hat On
Author....: Frank Gro▀gasteiger
http://www.dregenrocks.de
Version...: 4th October 2006
Comment...: While searching for this song on the web, I found some real crap
and some medium crap, but nothing really satisfying, so here is my premium
interpretation of this song. Nevertheless I thought about tranposing this song
into E-Minor for a possible Metal-Version of this cool song, but for now the
original way should be quite enough. :-)
Use chord-variations on your own.
Song Key..: C-Minor
[INTRO] 
(Nice lick over Eb, also using during the Bridge near the end of the song.
Try to play it quite smoothly, maybe using hammer-on's.)
This one 3 times: Then this one quickly played:
 
 e ---------------------- ----------------|
 B ---------------------- ----------------|
 G ---------------------- ----------------|
 D ------1-------1------- ----------------|
 A 1--3-------3-------3-- ----1-----------|
 E ---------------------- 1-3-------------|

[VERSE] 
(Use this lick while Cm is played. Or hand this over to your bass.)
 
 e ----------------------|
 B ----------------------|
 G ----------------------|
 D -----2--1--2----------|
 A 3----------------0-3--|
 E --------------3-------|

[Cm]Baby take off your coat / real slow
[Cm]And take off your shoes / I'll take your shoes
[Cm]Baby take off your dress / yes yes yes
[1ST REFRAIN] 
[Cm]You can leave your hat on[Eb]
You can [Fm]leave your hat on[Gm]
You can leave your hat on[Cm]
[VERSE] 
[Cm]Go on over there / Turn on the light / No all the lights
[Cm]Come back here / Stand on this chair / That's right
[Cm]Raise your arms up to the air / no shake 'em
[BRIDGE] 
[Cm]You give me a reason to live
[Eb]You give me a reason to live
[Fm]You give me a reason to live
[Gm]You give me a reason to live
[VERSE-LICK-VARIATION] 
(Last Tone on Bb to bidge into the Refrain)
[Cm] [Cm] [Bb]  
 
 e ---------------------- ----------------------|
 B ---------------------- ----------------------|
 G ---------------------- ----------------------|
 D -----2--1--2---------- -----2--1--2----------|
 A 3----------------0-3-- 3----------------0-1--|
 E --------------3------- --------------3-------|

[2ND REFRAIN | SOME KIND OF SAX-SOLO] 
[Bb]Sweet darling [Fm](you can leave your [Cm]hat on) You can leave your hat on
[Bb] BABY!!!! ([Fm]you can leave your [Cm]hat on) you can leave your hat on
[Bb] [Fm] (you can leave your h[Cm]at on)
[Bb] [Fm] (you can leave your h[Cm]at on)
[VERSE] 
[Cm]Suspicious minds a talkin'- try'n' to tear us apart
[Cm]they don't believe in this love of mine
[Cm]they don't know I love you
[Cm]They don't know what love is [Eb] [INTRO-Lick]
[Cm]They don't know what love is [Eb] [INTRO-Lick]
[Cm]They don't know what love is [Eb] [INTRO-Lick]
[Bb]I know what love is
[VERSE-LICK-VARIATION] 
[REPEAT 2ND REFRAIN 'til END] 
--- Finito!

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Zylaw (report)

It sounds more correct in a major or major 7th than a minor progression to me.