Welcome to my page on how to play Rich Girl by Hall And Oats. There is also a free tab in the right menu.
Hall And Oats released this song in 1977 and it became their very first #1 hit.
The song was actually written about a guy who's father was quite wealthly in the restaurant business.
But after singing the lines back a few times it was to Daryl Hall that "rich girl" sounded better than "rich guy", so the lyrics were changed.
The song itself is rather short, under 3 mins, and starts right off without any intro and with the chorus. Playing
this one on the acoustic you'll need the D, Em, Bm, Bm/A, Gbm, A7, a7sus, G, G/Db chords.
There is only 1 riff in the entire song for the acoustic and that comes near the beginning at the end of the course before launching into the first verse of the song. This is done by sliding up on the A string to the D note and then playing the open D string twice and repeating that a few times.
In the beginning I instruct folks to use the right hand to muffle the chords a bit because the full band doesnt
kick in until the first verse.
You can play the dn-dn-up ... dn-dn-up ... but it works best if you throw in a quick shuffle (dn-up) so no chord is played .. so it's dn-dn-up-shuffledn-shuffle-up .. dn-dn-up-shuffledn- shuffleup ... and so on.
On the line "Dont you know" you'll use three quick downstrokes.
Because this song just fades out, I end it in Em but you can put your own spin on the ending. Have a look at the free tab in the right hand menu.
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