You Got What It Takes

Gordy-Davis-Gordy, 1960.  Recorded: 04-01-60

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Alan Caddy (lead) - Brian Gregg (bass) - Clem Catinni (drums)

Although Marv Johnson's R'n'B original waxing hit the top five, Kidd's competent cover of this early prototype Motown song featuring his confident vocals became his third single and managed to sell respectively enough to bring him back into the charts after the complete failure of his previous offering.  This single was again the work of session men, although it sounds like it could have been the first "trio" recording.  Clem Catinni states the first recording he took part in was actually "Shakin' All Over".

 
(E)You don't drive a (E)big flash car
(B)You don't look like a (B)movie star
And
(E)on your money we (E)won't get far
But (E#)ba-(B)-by-
You got what it
(E)takes (yeah-yeah) to (E)satisfy (yeah-yeah)
You (A)got what it takes to set my (Am)soul on fire
(E)Oh oh oohh, (C#)oohh yeah
You (F#)got what it (B)takes for
(E)me - (B)

(E)You don't live in a (E)beautiful place
(B)You don't dress in the (B)best of taste
And
(E)nature didn't give you such a (E)beautiful face
But (E#)ba-(B)-by-
You got what it
(E)takes (yeah-yeah) to (E)satisfy (yeah-yeah)
You (A)got what it takes to set my (Am)soul on fire
(E)Oh oh oohh, (C#)oohh yeah
You (F#)got what it (B)takes for
(E)me - (B)


     So when you (A)kiss me (A)oo-eeee
     My
(E)feet start moving (E)around
     And when you (A)kiss me, (A)little doll
     My
(F#)head starts spinning a-(B)-round
          - You send me -

(E)You don't live in a (E)beautiful place
(B)You don't dress in the (B)best of taste
And
(E)nature didn't give you such a (E)beautiful face
But (E#)ba-(B)-by-
You got what it
(E)takes (yeah-yeah) to (E)satisfy (yeah-yeah)
You (A)got what it takes to set my (Am)soul on fire
(E)Oh oh oohh, (C#)oohh yeah
You (F#)got what it (B)takes for
(E)me - (B)

You
(F#)got what it (B)takes for (E)me,oh (C#)yeah
You
(F#)got what it (B)takes for (E)me, oh (C#)yeah
You
(F#)got what it (B)takes for (E)me, I love you (C#)baby
You
(F#)got what it (B)takes for (E)me, oh (C#)yeah
 
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