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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

*******************************************************************

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


[Verse 1]
    Em7          Asus4     Bm
...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
Though you may find, from time to time,
Asus4     Bm             F#m
Compli - cation!  | /  /  /  / |


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

                                                 Bite your...
  Em7                 Asus4   Bm                  F#m
| /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /   /   /   /  |


[Verse 2]
   Em7         Asus4   Bm
...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
Re - member your dream is your only scheme,
   Asus4     Bm             F#m
So keep on pushing!  | /  /  /  / |


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

                                             Take noth -ing...
  Em7                 Asus4   Bm                  F#m
| /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /   /   /   /   |


[Verse 4]
   Em7               Asus4   Bm      F#m     Em7
...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            F#m
You can put your mind to it, you can surely do it! | /  /  /  / |


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

                                             Just move on...
  Em7                 Asus4   Bm                  F#m
| /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  /  | /  /  /  / | /   /   /   /  |


[Verse 5]
   Em7     Asus4   Bm
...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          F#m
We move on up,   ...move on up!  | /  /  /  / |


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


[Suggestion for ending]
   Em7                   Asus4   Bm
 |  /  /  /  /  |  /  /  /  /  |  / ||
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ben.page.1656 31 wrote on September 28 2014, 12:54 pm

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

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DiddyD 17,175 wrote on September 28 2014, 02:01 pm, edited on October 5 2015, 02:41 am

Don't concentrate too hard, Ben, just feel the rhythm...
but totally agree, what a fantastic track!

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Cachabolik 398 wrote on October 26 2015, 04:59 pm

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

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