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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
[Intro]

e |---------------|
B |---------------|
G |---------------|
D |----------2----|
A |--0-h2-h4---4--|
E |---------------|

     E       F#m/E  Em7   F#m/E
||:  /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /  /  :||[x2]


[Verse 1]
E                 F#m/E    Em7                F#m/E
   A boy is born,       in hard time Missis - sippi,
E                 F#m/E       Em7                F#m/E
   Surrounded by,       four walls that ain't so pretty,
E                   F#m/E     Em7            F#m/E
   His parents give,      him love and af - fection,
E                      F#m/E       Em7                F#m/E
   To keep him strong,       moving in the right di - rection,
        A6       A     B6     F#m/B           E   F#m/E Em7      F#m/E
Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------! Yah!


[Verse 2]
E                   F#m/E      Em7               F#m/E
   His father works,      some days for fourteen hours,
E                   F#m/E      Em7           F#m/E
   And you can bet,        he barely makes a dollar,
E                   F#m/E      Em7                 F#m/E
   His mother goes,        to scrub the floors for many,
E                          F#m/E       Em7         F#m/E
   And you'd best believe,       she hardly gets a penny,
        A6       A     B6     F#m/B           E   F#m/E Em7      F#m/E
Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------! Yeah!


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G        F               E
  Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!


[Verse 3]
      E                     F#m/E      Em7               F#m/E
Woo!     His sister's black,       but she is sho' nuff pretty,
E                      F#m/E      Em7               F#m/E
   Her skirt is short,      but, Lord, her legs are sturdy,
E                      F#m/E      Em7           F#m/E
   To walk to school,       she's got to get up early,
E                      F#m/E       Em7           F#m/E
   Her clothes are old,       but never are they dirty,
        A6       A     B6     F#m/B           E   F#m/E Em7  F#m/E
Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------!


[Verse 4]
       E                      F#m/E      Em7                 F#m/E
Hummm!    Her brother's smart,      he's got more sense than many,
E                       F#m/E     Em7               F#m/E
   His patience's long,       but soon he won't have any,
E                 F#m/E     Em7            F#m/E
   To find a job,       is like a haystack needle,
E                         F#m/E       Em7               F#m/E
   'Cause where he lives,       they don't use coloured people,
        A6        A     B6      F#m/B
Living just e - nough, just e - nough,
         E    F#m/E Em7  F#m/E   E  F#m/E  Em7
For the city-----------------------------!     Yeah!


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G        F               E
  Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!


[Bridge]
   E       F#m/E  Em7   F#m/E
|  /  /  /   /  |  /  /   /  /  |


[Keep repeating and ad lib]
      E       F#m/E     Em7               F#m/E
||:  Living ...just e - nough, ...for the city! Woh -oh! :||


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G        F               E
  Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!


[Narrative break]


[Verse 5]
E                   F#m/E     Em7               F#m/E
   His hair is long,      his feet are hard and gritty,
E                       F#m/E       Em7                F#m/E
   He spends his life, walking the streets of New York City,
E                   F#m/E        Em7                   F#m/E
   He's almost dead,      from breathing in air pol - lution,
E                   F#m/E        Em7                 F#m/E
   He tried to vote,      but to him there's no so - lution,
        A6       A     B6      F#m/B           E    F#m/E Em7  F#m/E
Living just e -nough, just e - nough, for the city------------!


[Verse 6]
E                  F#m/E      Em7              F#m/E
   I hope you hear,      in - side my voice of sorrow,
E                       F#m/E   Em7                 F#m/E
   And that it motivates you to make a better to - morrow,
E                      F#m/E    Em7                 F#m/E
   This place is cruel,      no where could be much colder,
E                     F#m/E     Em7               F#m/E
   If we don't change,     the world will soon be over,
        A6       A                 B6  B6  F#m/B          F#m/B  E
Living just e -nough, stop giving just e -nough ...for the ci - ty!
                                    ^   ^   ^               ^    ^

[Coda]
             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G        F               E
  Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!

             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G        F               E
  Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!

             E/D           C#m7b5   C                           A#
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!      Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G       F
  Na, na, na, na---!  Oh---, oh---, oh---!   No,no---, no,no---!

No,no---, no,no---!  No,no---, no,no-------------!            
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