Blue suede shoes guitar chords
That night Perkins began working on a song based on the incident. His first thought was to frame it with a nursery rhyme. He considered, and quickly discarded “Little Jack Horner . . . ” and “See a spider going up the wall . . . “, then settled on “One for the money . . . ” Leaving his bed and working with his Les Paul guitar, he started with an A chord. After playing five chords while singing “Well, it’s one for the money . . . Two for the show . . . Three to get ready . . . Now go, man, go!” he broke into a boogie rhythm.
He quickly grabbed a brown paper potato sack and wrote the song down, writing the title out as “Blue Swade”; “S-W-A-D-E – I couldn’t even spell it right”, he later said.
According to Perkins, “On December 17, 1955, I wrote ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. I recorded it on December 19”, for Sun Records. Sun’s producer, Sam Phillips, convinced Perkins to change the lyric from “go, boy, go” in the first take of the song to “go cat go” in the second, the one released.