Track Title:               It's A Shame
Album Title:               Motown Hitsville, USA, Volume 1 disc 4
Prime Artist:              The Spinners

Arranger:                  Paul Riser
Producer:                  Stevie Wonder    (Steveland Morris)
Written by:                Stevie Wonder    (Steveland Morris)
Written by:                Syreeta Wright

Written by:                Lee Garrett


Lyrics:
It's A Shame
Spinners
(Garrett - Wonder - Wright)

Intro (two guitars):

  G#m7        G#m         F#maj7        D#m            [3X]
 xx647x     xx644x        xx436x      xx434x
   v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
  ------4s6----4-----------|-------------------------
  --------------------2-4-5-s6----5s6--2-4-----------
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 (bass drum, high-hat enter)

  Bmaj7        B6           Bm7         Bm6
 xxx446      xxx444       xxx435      xxx434
   v     v     v     v       v     v     v     v
  ------4s6----4-----------|4s5---4s5--4-------------
  -------------------------|-------------------------
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  G#m7         G#m7/C# (bass, tambourine enter)
   /  /  /  /    /  /  /  /
  Ooh-do-do-do  Ooh-do-do-do

Verse 1 (guitars continue as above; chords indicated are composites of
  all parts):

        G#m9     G#m7/C#               F#maj7                    D#m
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
        G#m9     G#m7/C#            F#maj7    D#m
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you hurt me
        G#m9     G#m7/C#               F#maj7                    D#m
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
            Bmaj7   B6        Bm7   Bm6
 I'm sitting all alone  by the telephone
        G#m7                          G#m7/C#
 Waiting for your call  when you don't call at all

Verse 2:

 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you play with my emotions
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
 You're like a child at play  on a sunny day
 But you play with love  and then you throw it away

Bridge:

           G#m9    G#m7/C#          F#maj7   D#m
 Why do you use me         try to confuse me
             G#m9  G#m7/C#          F#maj7   D#m
 How can you stand         to be so cruel
               Amaj7   Dmaj7
 Why don't you free me       from this prison
                Emaj7                 G#m7   G#m7/C#
 Where I serve my time as your fool

Verse 3:

 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you hurt me
 It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
 I try to stay with you  show you love so true
 But you won't appreciate  the love we try to make

[repeat first two lines of intro (two guitars w/drums)]

 Oh, it's-a got to be a shame

[repeat bridge]

Verse 4:

 Got to be a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man
 Ohhh, it's a shame (sha-ame), the way you hurt me
It's a shame (sha-ame), the way you mess around with your man You've got my heart in chains and I must complain I just can't be content oh, look at (unintelligible) Coda: [vocal improvisation over verse chords; fade on 4th line]
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