Bad Case Of Loving You chords and lyrics

by Robert Palmer

  • Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor) is a song written by Moon Martin - an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. The song was originally recorded by Martin in 1978 and later recorded by Robert Palmer and released July, 1986 from his album, Secrets.
  • Music: E Major in 4/4 time at 146 bpm.
  • Chords: E, A, B, Bb, A/C#, D/E
  • Power Chords: E5, A5, B5, Bb5 D5/E
  • Please Note: You can play this song using normal chords or power chords - all of which are the bottom 3 strings of each barre chord except for D5/E which are the bottom 4 strings... all charts below.
Robert Palmer


Bad Case Of Loving You by Robert Palmer

Intro: 4/4 (Drums) ||  E5  |/// D5/E| E5 | who-oa...||
                   ||  E5  |/// D5/E| E5 |    %     ||  
  
                   E5                 D5/E   E5
1. The hot summer night___ Fell  like   a   net
        D5/E       A    B5          E5  |/// D5/E |
   I've  got - ta find____ My ba-by yet
          E5               D5/E  E5
   I need you____ To soothe my  head
            A    B5          E5  |/// D5/E |
   Turn my blue____ Heart to red

        E5  N.C.                                   
Chorus: Doc-tor Doc-tor gim-me the news
                   E5  N.C.
        I got  a___    Bad case of lovin' you
      A
        No pill's gonna cure my ill, I’ve got a...
      E5             B5      E5  |/// D5/E|  E5  |  %  |
        Bad case of lov-in' you

              E5                         D5/E  E5
2. A pret-ty face___ Don't make no pret - ty  heart
       D5/E   A     B5                 E5  
   I learned that___  Bud-dy from the start
             D5/E  E5                 D5/E  E5       
   You think I'm  cute____ A lit - tle bit  shy
         A      B5                E5  |/// D5/E |
   Ma-ma I___  Ain't that kind of guy

        E5  N.C.
Chorus: Doc-tor Doc-tor gim-me the news 
                 E5  N.C.
        I got a___   Bad case of lovin' you
      A
        No pill's gonna cure my ill I’ve got a...
      E5            B5      E5  |/// D5/E |  E5  |  %  |
        Bad case of lov-in' you...                Wo-oh

Solo: ||   E5   |/// D5/E|  E5   |  %  |  A  | %  |  B5  |/// Bb5||

       A                     E
Bridge: I know you like it___ You like it on top
      A         A/C#        B5             |  %   |  %   |
        Tell me mam - ma____  Are you gon-na stop?

        |  E5  |/// D5/E |  E5  |  N.C.   |
 
               E5                D5/E  E5
3. You had me down___ Twenty-one  to   zip
         D5/E  A    B5             E5
   Smile  of   Ju - das___ On your lip
          D5/E  E5          D5/E  E5
   Shake  my   fist___ Knock on  wood
                A   B5              E5  |/// D5/E |
   I’ve got it bad___ and I got it good
   
        E5  N.C.                                         
Chorus: Doc-tor Doc-tor gimme the news__ 
                   E5  N.C.
        I’ve got a___  Bad case of lovin' you
      A
        No pill's gonna cure my ill I’ve got a...
      E5             B5     E5  | /B /A /G /E |
        Bad case of lov-in' you...              
     

E Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
3's in the same column: Mini Barre 3rd finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
          E                A               D/E              A/C#                Bb                 B
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|---|---|---|   B|---|-3-|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|---|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|-3-|
   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|---|-3-|
   D|---|-3-|---|   D|---|-1-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-1-|---|---|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|
   A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|   A|---|---|---|-4-|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|---|
   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3   4        1   2   3        2   3   4 

          E                A               D/E              Bb                B
   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|-3-|   G|-1-|-2-|---|   G|-1-|-2-|---|
   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|
   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|
Frets 7   8   9        5   6   7        5   6   7        6   7   8        7   8   9

         E5               E5               A5              D5/E              Bb5              B5
   e|---|---|---|x  e|---|---|---|x  e|---|---|---|x  e|---|---|---|x  e|---|---|---|x  e|---|---|---|x
   B|---|---|---|x  B|---|---|---|x  B|---|---|---|x  B|---|---|---|x  B|---|---|---|x  B|---|---|---|x
   G|---|---|---|x  G|---|---|-3-|   G|---|---|---|x  G|---|---|-3-|   G|---|---|---|x  G|---|---|---|x
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|---|---|-3-|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|-1-|---|---|   E|---|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3        7   8   9        5   6   7        5   6   7        6   7   8        7   8   9


Please Note: There are a number of ways to play these chords. If you are using barre chords or
             power chords, it is easier to play some of the chords higher up the neck as the 
             transition from E5 to D5/E for example is much easier.   
  
Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       E                A               D/E              A/C#                Bb                 B
 |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|---|B   |---|-3-|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|---|B   |-3-|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|---|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G   |-3-|---|-1-|G
 |---|-3-|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|-1-|---|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D   |-3-|---|-1-|D
 |---|-2-|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |---|---|---|A   |-4-|---|---|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |---|---|-1-|A
 |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2  Frets
      
       E                  A                 D/E                Bb                  B
 |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
 |-3-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |-5-|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B
 |-3-|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G
 |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D     |-4-|---|-1-|D
 |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A
x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|---|E     |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E
   9   8   7          7   6   5          7   6   5          8   7   6          9   8   7   Frets
   
      E5               E5               A5              D5/E              Bb5              B5
x|---|---|---|e  x|---|---|---|e  x|---|---|---|e  x|---|---|---|e  x|---|---|---|e  x|---|---|---|e
x|---|---|---|B  x|---|---|---|B  x|---|---|---|B  x|---|---|---|B  x|---|---|---|B  x|---|---|---|B
x|---|---|---|G   |-3-|---|---|G  x|---|---|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G  x|---|---|---|G  x|---|---|---|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D
 |---|-1-|---|A   |---|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |-4-|---|---|A
 |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E
   3   2   1        9   8   7        7   6   5        7   6   5        8   7   6        9   8   7  Frets
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