Hair Chords

Bob answered the following back in Feb 1999. about the chords........"Yes...( to Joe Comer's comments of "If you're playing in the correct key, C minor, your first chord at the bridge would be G major ("I want it long . . ."), then the next lines (sung by Barbara?) are in C major, and then the whole family's lines ("Knotted, polka-dotted") are in F major. The line ending with "spaghetti" ends on B-flat major, and the "Oh say can you see" part begins in E-flat major and ends on B-flat majoragain. Then back to C-minor ("Down to here, down to there"). The line "Stops by itself, don't never have to cut it", etc, is B-flat major, and then back to the chorus in C-minor. There are some slight chord variations to the above, like suspended 4ths and sevenths, but if youfind the root note/chord, you can figure out those little additions easily. BTW, I believe the guitar part is played with a capo on the third fret, so a guitarist would actually be playing as if in the key of A minor, but the chords would "sound" in C-minor. Bob may be able to confirm this, since he and the Core Four still play the song now and then thankfully, for us fans!"). .... those are correct. The only change would be that in the bridge (I want it long....etc.) they're suspension chords. The suspension goes back and forth (long straight=G-sus where curly fuzzy would be straight G then snaggy shaggy in G-sus and ratzy matzy straight G and follow the same movements on the C and F chords. My daughter said if you do a search of Broadway Musicals one of the site is lyrics/chords and she found "Hair" there." adds on 9/1/03 "Yes, I realize that the chords have the Broadway lyrics instead of the Cowsill lyrics but an important point that no one has mentioned is the Cowsill version ending. You know those powerful 3 ending chords? Well they are Cm Bflat and G." ---Thanks! bap

On September 19, 2008 Bob posted the following:


Verse sequence:

   Cmin                G#    Cmin              D#
   Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

   Cmin   G#          Cmin             D#
   Shinin’ gleamin’ streamin’ flaxen waxen

   Gmin             D#                   Gmin               A#
   Give me down to there, hair    -    Shoulder length or longer

   Gmin      D#           Gmin        A#
   Here baby, there mama, everywhere daddy daddy


   D#       A#        D#   G#       A#          
   Flow it, show it, long as I can grow it my hair

Middle part:

                   Gsusp    G              Gsusp          G                 
   I want it long straight curly fuzzy snaggy shaggy ratsy matsy

   Csusp        C                 Csusp                 C
   Oily greasy fleasy shining, steamin’ gleamin’ flaxen waxen

   Fsusp          F       Fsusp           F
   Knotted polka dotted, twisted beaded braided

   Fsusp              F                Fsusp              F             A# 
   Powdered flowered and confettied mangled tangled spangled and spaghetti

   Oh say can you see, etc.

   Cmin          G#             Cmin           G#                  A#        
   Down to here, down to there, down to there, down to where it stops by itself

The following is from a web site for the play Hair (note the following lyrics are not the Cowsill lyrics) but are the Broadway lyrics:

She asks me why...I'm just a hairy guy Cm Abmaj7...Cm Eb
I'm hairy noon and night; Hair that's a fright. Cm Ab; Cm Eb
I'm hairy high and low, Gm Eb
Don't ask me why; don't know! Gm Bb; Bb
It's not for lack of bread Gm Eb
Like the Grateful Dead; darling Gm Bb; (F-Bb)

Gimme a head with hair, long beautiful hair Cm Ab Cm Eb
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen Cm Ab Cm Eb
Give me down to there, hair! Gm Eb
Shoulder length, longer (hair!) Gm Bb
Here baby, there mama, Everywhere daddy daddy Gm Eb; Gm Bb7

Hair! (hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair) Cm Ab Cm
Flow it, Show it; Eb Bb7
Long as God can grow it, My Hair! Eb7 Ab Bb7, Eb Bb11

Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees Cm Ab Cm Eb
Give a home to the fleas in my hair Cm Ab Cm Eb
A home for fleas, a hive for bees Gm Eb; Gm Bb
A nest for birds, there ain't no words Gm; Eb
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my Gm Bb7

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy Dm7 G7
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty Dm7 G7
Oily, greasy, fleecy, shining Gm Cm
Gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen Gm Cm
Knotted, polka-dotted; Twisted, beaded, braided Cm7 F7; Cm7 F7
Powdered, flowered, and confettied Cm7 F7
Bangled, tangled, spangled and spaghettied! Cm F7 Bb7

O-oh, Say can you see; my eyes if you can, Eb Bb
Then my hair's too short! Bb
Down to here, down to there, Eb Cm
Down to where, down to there; Eb Cm
It stops by itself! Bb doo doo doo doo doot-doot doo doo doot (repeat: no chord)

They'll be ga-ga at the go-go Cm Ab
when they see me in my toga Cm Eb
My toga made of blond, brilliantined, Biblical hair Cm Ab Cm Eb
My hair like Jesus wore it Gm Eb
Hallelujah I adore it Gm Bb7
Hallelujah Mary loved her son Gm Eb
Why don't my Mother love me? Gm Bb7

CHORUS (three times to end)

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