To play along with the video in GCEA tuning, put your capo on the 6th fret.
The song was written by Robert Hazard, who only recorded a demo of it in 1979. He wrote it from a male point of view. For Lauper's version, she changed the lyrics with Hazard's approval. Her version appeared on her 1983 debut solo record, She's So Unusual. Lauper’s version gained recognition as a feminist anthem and was promoted by a Grammy-winning video. It has been covered on either an album or in live concert by over 30 other artists. The single was Lauper's breakthrough hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming a worldwide hit throughout late 1983 and early 1984.
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A video for this song: