This has gotta be the classic pop/soul song of 2011! I'd never heard of Cee Lo Green before this, but I gather from Wikipedia that he was half of Gnarls Barkley, who had had a UK and US number 1 previously with "Crazy"
"Forget You" ( originally titled "F**k You", but very sensibly toned down to get radio exposure! ) is a tongue-in-cheek lyric, bemoaning the fact that he can't get the girl 'cos he ain't got the money, but surging along on an almost 60's Motown feelgood rhythm and melody.
I figured this one would probably be a "must play" cover for all guitarists who play at work / friend / family sessions ( most probably using the original lyrics ... ), so I've worked out a chords and lyrics version which is very easy to play, even for beginning guitarists. Basically it is C major, D7th, F major and back to C most of the way thru.
There is a bridge which has E minor, A minor, F major, G major and D minor ( there is a little bass "walk-up" from the Am to the Dm if you can manage it, but you'll get away without it - chances are your audience will be singing along so loud they won't notice! )
I've posted my chords and lyrics version of "Forget You" on the Guitarsongs.info Soul, R&B page at the link below:
Guitar chords and lyrics to "Forget You (F**k You)" by Cee Lo Green
You can play along with the video above, or on Youtube at Cee Lo Green "Forget You" on YouTube
Go to CDUniverse to browse the Cee Lo Green albums and singles: Cee Lo Green's music at CD Universe
If you want to find out more about the artist, the official Cee Lo Green Website is at this link: Official Cee Lo Green website
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