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Move On Up Chords

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Song: Move on up
Artist: Curtis Mayfield
Album: Curtis
Composer: Curtis Mayfield
Tabbed by: DJ
14th Nov 2012

I think Curtis Mayfield played this in an open tuning,
but here's a simple way to play it in standard tuning.

x = snare beat

F#m = 244222   Asus4 = x02230
Em7 = 022030   Bm    = x24432

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[Intro]
   x  x  F#m     Em7                  Asus4     Bm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |

   Bm   F#m      Em7                  Asus4     Bm
|  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |


[Verse 1]
F#m       Em7          Asus4     Bm
Hush now child, ...and don't you cry,
F#m         Em7                    Asus4   Bm
Your folks might understand you, ...by and by,
     F#m     Em7                Asus4     Bm
Just move on up, ...toward your desti - nation,
       F#m      Em7                     Asus4      Bm
Though you may find, from time to time, compli - cation! 


[Brass break]
    Bm    F#m    Em7                Asus4   Bm
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :|| [x2]


[Verse 2]
 F#m      Em7         Asus4   Bm
Bite your lip, ...and take a trip,
        F#m      Em7                        Asus4   Bm
Though there may be wet road ahead, and you cannot slip,
     F#m     Em7        Asus4         Bm
Just move on up, ...and peace you'll find,
F#m        Em7
Into the steeple of beautiful people, 
              Asus4  Bm
Where there's only   one kind!


[Verse 3]
     F#m       Em7       Asus4  Bm
So, hush now, child, and don't cry,
F#m         Em7                    Asus4   Bm
Your folks might understand you, ...by and by,
F#m     Em7        Asus4     Bm
Move on up, ...and keep on wishing,
      F#m         Em7                          Asus4     Bm 
Re - member your dream is your only scheme, so keep on pushing!


[Brass break]
    Bm   F#m    Em7                 Asus4   Bm
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :|| [x2]


[Verse 4]
      F#m    Em7               Asus4   Bm      F#m     Em7
Take nothing less ...than the supreme best, do not o - bey,
                                    Asus4     Bm
'You must!', people say,'So you can pass the test!',
     F#m     Em7         Asus4  Bm        F#m            Em7
Just move on up ...to a greater day, with just a load of faith,
                                     Asus4  Bm
You can put your mind to it, you can surely do it! 


[Brass break]
    Bm   F#m    Em7                 Asus4   Bm
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / :|| [x2]


[Verse 5]
     F#m    Em7      Asus4   Bm
Just move on up,  ...move on up,
   F#m     Em7                           Asus4   Bm
We move on up, ...watch out, but just a- move on up,
   F#m     Em7      Asus4   Bm
We move on up,   ...move on up!


[Brass break]
    Bm   F#m    Em7                 Asus4  Bm
||: /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  / | /  /  /  /:||[Repeat]


[Suggestion for ending]
   Em7                 Asus4     Bm
 |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  / ||
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ben.page.1656 10 Sep 28, 2014 08:54 AM

i cant play along with this tune with that sax taking away all my concentration!!!!!!! Love Curtis's music!

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Cachabolik 360 Oct 26, 2015 12:59 PM

would anyone know how to play the actual coda? (those 2 pairs of strums before instrumental long part)

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slackerslasher 523 Oct 15, 2016 10:05 AM

To my ear, I'm finding that generally in music an Em7 sounds good as a 2-part chord starting as 020000 (with a low D and high B) and going to 020030 (changing the high B to a high D) , sometimes hammering-on that D note. (At least if you're playing open chords or "acoustic".)

In this tune, instead of the Asus4 chord, I like how A/C# (x42220) sounds. Tip: When barring the 2nd fret to play that A chord, it may help to hold down the B note above it (A-string, 2nd fret), so that when you lift up the C# note to go to the Bm chord you're already in position playing the B-note.

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