Wild Thing is a song written by Chip Taylor, originally recorded by The Wild Ones (1965) and made famous by the British band The Troggs in 1966.
Wild Thing is a fairly easy song to play and is good for practicing bar chords.
The guitar chord chart for Wild Thing:
This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
The guitar chords and lyrics for 'Wild Thing':
A D E D
Wild thing you make my
Heart sing you make
Guitar tabs for the break:
Lyrics for the break:
Wild thing, I think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
I love you
Some fun facts about Wild Thing:
Chip Taylor, the writer of the song, made a lot of money from Wild Thing, because so many people have covered the song. Unfortunately Chip had a gambling problem, for years he blew about $10,000 away in the casinos in Las Vegas. Chris Taylor is an uncle of Angelina Jolie and a brother of Jon Voight.
The intro and ending is borrowed from "Heartbreak Hotel", an Elvis Presley song.
The instrument playing in the middle section is an ocarina.
The Troggs recorded this song in 20 minutes.
Jimi Hendrix covered Wild Thing, it's the song he plays on the Monterey Festival when he sets his guitar on fire.