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Stevie Wonder - Living For The City Chords

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Living For The City Chords

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Stevie Wonder
...LIVING FOR THE CITY... by Stevie Wonder
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*from 'Innervisions' (1973)*


*CAPO 4th FRET*

(Original Key: F#)


Intro:

D  E  F, E (x4)

Verse 1:

D              E   F                E
 A boy is born, in hard time Missis-sippi,
D              E     F                   E
 Surrounded by, four walls that ain't so pretty.
D                 E    F           E
 His parents give, him love and af-fection,
D                   E       F               E
 To keep him strong, moving in the right di-rection.

Chorus 1:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...  ee ha!

Verse 2:

D                 E     F                 E
 His father works, some days for fourteen hours,
D                E   F              E
 And you can bet, he barely makes a dollar.
D                E   F                    E
 His mother goes, to scrub the floors for many,
D                       E    F             E
 And you'd best believe, she hardly gets a penny.

Chorus 2:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E, D
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...

Bridge 1:

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.

Verse 3:

D                   E    F               E
 His sister's black, but she is sho'nuff pretty,
D                   E    F                  E
 Her skirt is short, but Lord, her legs are sturdy.
D                  E      F             E
 To walk to school, she's got to get up early.
D                    E    F              E
 Her clothes are old, but never are they dirty.

Chorus 3:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...

Verse 4:

D                    E     F                   E
 Her brother's smart, he's got more sense than many.
D                    E    F                  E
 His patience's long, but soon he won't have any.
D              E   F               E
 To find a job, is like a haystack needle,
D                    E     F                  E
 'Cos where he lives, they don't use coloured people.

Chorus 4:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E, D
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...

Bridge 2:

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.

Break:

D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city.
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city.

D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city.
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       E      F              E
 Living just e-nough, for the city.

Interlude:

D  E  F, E (x4)

Verse 5:

D                 E    F                 E
 His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty,
D                    E           F                   E
 He spends his life, walking the streets of New York City.
D                 E     F                    E
 He's almost dead, from breathing in air pol-lution,
D                  E      F                 E
 He tried to vote, but to him there's no so-lution.

Chorus 5:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...

Verse 6:

D                E   F                E
 I hope you hear, in-side my voice of sorrow;
D                      E      F                E
 And that it motivates you to make a better to-morrow.
D                    E   F                   E
 This place is cruel, no where could be much colder,
D                   E    F                  E
 If we don't change; the world will soon be over.

Chorus 6:

       G            A                    D     E  F  E, D
Living just enough, just enough, for the city...

Outro:

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   D       E       F       G       A       D7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  022100  133211  320003  x02220  x57575

   G7      A#      G#      G#7     D#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 353433  688766  466544  464544  x68886
            
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