• Song:

    Loving You Has Made Me Bananas

  • Artist:

    Guy Marks

Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
Written and Recorded by Guy Mark


Marks attracted international attention with the surprise novelty hit song "Loving 
You Has Made Me Bananas" (also remembered by its lyric "Your red scarf matches 
your eyes"), charting in April - May 1968 in the US, which parodied the medleys 
and other popular music conventions of the big band era. It was based on an old 
nightclub routine of Marks, featuring an affected band singer of the radio era 
broadcasting from a remote Pennsylvania town. The song hit number nineteen on the 
Hot Adult Contemporary chart and number fifty-one on the Hot 100. A re-release did 
similarly well in 1978, reaching number 25 in the UK Singles Chart. The UK chart 
showing led to an appearance by Marks on Top of the Pops in May 1978.

Original key is Ab, use a capo at fret 1 to play with the track. 
Play with a slight 'swing' feel

        G (320003@1)                    G7Oh (320001@1)your red scarf matches your eyes 
    C (x32010@1)                     E7You (020130@1)close your cover before striking 
A7 (x02020@1)                       Am (x02210@1)   D7Father (xx0212@1)had the ship fitter blues 
G (320003@1)            Em (022000@1)    Am (x02210@1)    D7Loving (xx0212@1)you has made me bananas

Repeat Verse

       Dm (xx0231@1)       G7 (320001@1)        COh (x32010@1)you burnt your finger that evening 
      Dm (xx0231@1)    G7 (320001@1)CWhile (x32010@1)my back was turned 
  Em (022000@1)      A7 (x02020@1)       D (xx0232@1)I asked the waiter for iodine 
      Em (022000@1)name="chord_x02020@1">A7      Am (x02210@1) D7But (xx0212@1)I dined all alone

Repeat Verse

Repeat Bridge

Repeat Verse

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