Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

Chords Transcribed by Shane McDonald

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Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Introduction

This is a great little song if you are beginning to learn guitar as the guitar chords are fairly easy. Did you know Crazy Little Thing Called Love was written while Freddie was in the bath and apparently only took about 45 minutes to write.

The intro chords for ‘Crazy Little Thing’ alternates between D and┬áDsus4, in a shuffle beat ; one bar of which is shown below.

Note : You can use your little finger to change to the Dsus4

D   Dsus4   D      ... Repeat x 4
|-2-2-3-2---2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-|
|-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-|
|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|

Verses

D	 		    G	         C      G
This thing,  called love, I just  can't  handle it,

      D			   G	  	C        G
this, thing,  called love, I must, get  round to it,

       D	      Bb	     C		   D       
I anit ready,   Crazy little thing called  love.
(3 beat pause)

     D			   G	      C         G
This thing, called love, it cries,  in  cradle at night,

   D		      G			 C     G
it swings, it jives, it shakes, all overlike a jelly-fish,

        D	 	Bb	      C	          D
I kinda like it, Crazy little thing called love.
	      G	      C		      G
There goes my baby, she knows how to rock and roll,

              Bb		        E	         A
She drives me crazy, she gives me hot and cold fever,

         F  (stop chord - dampen with hand)      *    E   A
then she leaves me in a cool, cool sweat.

           D		  G	     C     G	
I gotta be cool, relax, get hip, get on my tracks, 

       D
take a back seat, hitch-hike , 
    G			 C	   G	       D
And take a long ride on my motor bike until I'm ready,

Bb	   C	     D
Crazy Little thing called love.
(during guitar solo)

Bb	D	Bb	E   A	F	-	E    A

 

D	 		    G	         C      G
This thing,  called love, I just  can't  handle it,

      D			   G	  	C        G
this, thing,  called love, I must, get  round to it,

       D	      Bb	     C		   D       
I anit ready,   Crazy little thing called  love.
Outro
Bb		C	     D
Crazy little thing called love.         (Repeat Ad-Lib to fade ...)

 

* Subnote
:

Bass Guitar plays 6 notes – D C# C , A G# G Then play 6 swift E Chords then chord of A

 

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