The original recording originated when Herb Alpert asked Burt Bacharach, “Say, Burt, do you happen to have any old compositions lying around that you and Hal never recorded; maybe one I might use?” Alpert said he made it his practice to ask songwriters that particular question; often a lost “pearl” was revealed. As it happened, Bacharach recalled one, found the lyrics and score sheet, and offered it to Alpert: “Here, Herb … you might like this one.”
It seems Herb did like it. The single was his first #1 hit. And just look at the love in the eyes of Herb and his first wife on the single’s cover! Maybe it was the suit/shirt/tie combination…
This transcription includes the harmonica lines played with harmon mute. I chose to play the gentle solo on flugel rather than trumpet as Herb did.
- Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love with You Bandhub collab video.
- Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love with You trumpet and flugelhorn chart.
Transcribed by me and free for you to use.
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