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Song: Living for the city
Artist: Stevie Wonder
Composer: Stevie Wonder
Album: Innervisions

Tabbed by DJ ('DiddyD' at ultimateGuitar.com)
25th Jan 2016

CAPO: 2nd fret (Sounds in the key of F#)

N.B.
Please IGNORE ANY POP-UP CHORD BOXES the website might
automatically suggest and use the typed shapes shown below:

Chord names and fret positions are relative to the capo:
E     = 022100    B6     = x24444    A#     = 688766
F#m/E = xx2222    F#m/B  = x22222    A#7/G# = xx6766
Em7   = xx2433    E/D    = xx0454    G      = 355433
A6    = x02222    C#m7-5 = x42000    F      = 133211
A     = x02220    C      = x35553

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

[Intro]

e |--------------|
B |--------------|
G |--------------|
D |--------2-----|
A |--2-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
Living just e - nough,  just e - nough,
         E    F#m/E Em7          F#m/E
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
Living just e - nough,  just e - nough,
         E    F#m/E Em7          F#m/E
For the city------------!  Yeah!


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
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
Living just e - nough,  just e - nough,
         E     F#m/E Em7     F#m/E
For the city-------------!         Hummm!


[Verse 4]
E                      F#m/E      Em7                 F#m/E
   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#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
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#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
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
Living just e - nough,  just e - nough,
         E     F#m/E Em7      F#m/E
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
Living just e - nough,
             B6  B6  F#m/B          F#m/B  E
Stop giving just e -nough ...for the ci - ty!


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#       G        F               E
 Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!


[Break]
             E/D           C#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#       G        F               E
 Na, na, na, na---!   Na -na, na -na, na------!


[Coda]
             E/D           C#m7-5
Na -na, na!  Na--, na, na, na----!
C                       A#
Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!
A#7/G#        G       F
  Na, na, na, na---!  Oh---, oh---, oh---!
    F                     F
No, no---, no,no---!  No, no---, no,no---!
    F
No, no---, no,no-------------!

            
            
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bdtguitar 57 Oct 18, 2016 07:55 PM

Really excellent job you did here! Thank you so much!

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kingston12 156 Apr 13, 2017 01:56 PM

very impressive thanks

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