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Celebration Chords

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                Celebration - Kool & The Gang
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Kool & The Gang
Celebration (1980)
(Kool & The Gang)
From: "Celebrate!"


The chords in the chorus look confusing over the lyrics. That's why I tabbed 
these parts out, so it becomes clearer.

Listen to this tab: https://db.tt/KajrWt7x

Enjoy and do not forget to rate, please!

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The original recording is in G#, so: capo 1st fret if you want to play along.


  BRASS LICK
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  
e|1---0-----------|----------------|
B|1---1---3---1---|0h1h3-----------|
G|2---0---4---0---|0-----0---------|
D|--------5---2---|0-----0---------|
A|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|


 *INTRO
  C/G   F/G   C/G F/G C/G G         C/G   F/G   C/G F/G C/G G
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--1-1-1-1---1---|1--1---0--------|--1-1-1-1---1---|1--1---0--------|
G|--0-0-2-2---0---|2--0---0--------|--0-0-2-2---0---|2--0---0--------|
D|--2-2-3-3---2---|3--2---0--------|--2-2-3-3---2---|3--2---0--------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3---------------|--------3-------|3---------------|--------3-------|
                               Ya - hoo!           (It's a celebration)

**CHORUS
  C/G   F/G   C/G F/G C/G G         C/G   F/G   C/G F/G C/G G
  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--1-1-1-1---1---|1--1---0--------|--1-1-1-1---1---|1--1---0--------|
G|--0-0-2-2---0---|2--0---0--------|--0-0-2-2---0---|2--0---0--------|
D|--2-2-3-3---2---|3--2---0--------|--2-2-3-3---2---|3--2---0--------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|3---------------|--------3-------|3---------------|--------3-------|
     Celebrate      good times, come on           (It's a celebration/
                                                  (Let's celebrate)

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CHORDS (capo 1st fret)

          E-A-D-G-B-e
F/G       3-x-3-2-1-1
C/G       3-x-2-0-1-0
G         3-x-0-0-0-x
Cmaj7     x-3-2-0-0-0
Bm7       x-2-4-2-3-2
D/E       0-2-2-2-3-2 (= Esus4/7/9)
E         0-2-2-1-0-0
C/D       x-x-0-0-1-0

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capo 1st fret


INTRO (drums + brass lick)

*INTRO (2x)

**CHORUS
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G   C/G F/G    C/G G
              It's a celebration
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G   C/G F/G    C/G G
              Let's celebrate


VERSE 1
          F/G                  C/G     G
There's a party goin' on right here
      F/G                            C/G     G
A celebration to last throughout the years
              F/G                 C/G      G
So bring your good times and your laughter too
F/G                           C/G        G
   We're gonna celebrate your party with you, come on now

BRIDGE
F/G     C/G  G
    Celebration
F/G                        C/G         G
   Let's all celebrate and have a good time
F/G     C/G  G
    Celebration
F/G                          C/G         G
   We're gonna celebrate and have a good time


MIDDLE 8
Cmaj7        Bm7
It's time to come together
D/E             E
It's up to you, what's your pleasure?
Am        C/D
Everyone around the world, come on

*INTRO (2x)

**CHORUS
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G   C/G F/G    C/G G
              It's a celebration
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G      C/G F/G   C/G G
       Let's celebrate


CHORUS (variation)
F/G                          C/G      G
We're gonna have a good time tonight
          F/G                C/G     G
Let's celebrate, it's all right
F/G                          C/G      G
We're gonna have a good time tonight
          F/G                C/G     G
Let's celebrate, it's all right, baby


F/G                          C/G      G
We're gonna have a good time tonight
  (Ce-                  le-  bra-    tion)
          F/G                C/G     G
Let's celebrate, it's all right

F/G                          C/G      G
We're gonna have a good time tonight
  (Ce-                  le-  bra-    tion)
          F/G                C/G     G
Let's celebrate, it's all right

*INTRO (2x)

**CHORUS
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G   C/G F/G    C/G G
              It's a celebration
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G      C/G F/G   C/G G
       Let's celebrate

**CHORUS
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G   C/G F/G    C/G G
              It's a celebration
C/G F/G C/G  F/G   C/G  G
  Ce  - le - brate good times, come on
C/G F/G      C/G F/G   C/G G
       Let's celebrate


(repeat **CHORUS ad lib)
Come on and celebrate, good times, tonight
(Celebrate good times, come on)
'Cause everything's gonna be all right
Let's celebrate
(Celebrate good times, come on)
(Let's celebrate)...
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DiddyD wrote on August 17 2014, 03:46 pm

An excellent tab once again, and a lot of fun to play!

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MBreinholt wrote on January 24 2016, 07:07 am

H h j b b n b j K n n n n

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maguri wrote on January 24 2016, 07:56 am

You rated down my "Celebration" tab and left "H h j b b n b j K n n n n " as a comment. I don't know what you mean by that.

I care about my tabs and want to make them as good and reader-friendly as possible. this particular chord sheet offers a lot:
- full lyrics with well-aligned chords
- tabs for chorus and instrumental lines
- link to an audio recording that I made so people can listen and hear how to play the tab

What's not to like here? What made you give that rating?

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