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...LIVING FOR THE CITY... by Stevie Wonder
-------------------------.................

*from 'Innervisions' (1973)*


*CAPO 4th FRET*

(Original Key: F#)


[Intro]

D  Em/D  Dm7, Em/D (x4)


[Verse 1]

D              Em/D Dm7              Em/D
 A boy is born, in  hard time Missis-sippi,
D              Em/D  Dm7                 Em/D
 Surrounded by, four walls that ain't so pretty.
D                  Em/D Dm7         Em/D
 His parents give, him  love and af-fection,
D                    Em/D   Dm7             Em/D
 To keep him strong, moving in the right di-rection.


[Chorus 1]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7   Em/D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...     ee ha!


[Verse 2]

D                 Em/D  Dm7               Em/D
 His father works, some days for fourteen hours,
D                Em/D Dm7            Em/D
 And you can bet, he  barely makes a dollar.
D                Em/D Dm7                  Em/D
 His mother goes, to  scrub the floors for many,
D                       Em/D Dm7           Em/D
 And you'd best believe, she hardly gets a penny.


[Chorus 2]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7  Em/D, D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...


[Bridge 1]

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.


[Verse 3]

D                   Em/D Dm7             Em/D
 His sister's black, but she is sho'nuff pretty,
D                   Em/D Dm7                Em/D
 Her skirt is short, but Lord, her legs are sturdy.
D                  Em/D   Dm7           Em/D
 To walk to school, she's got to get up early.
D                    Em/D Dm7            Em/D
 Her clothes are old, but never are they dirty.


[Chorus 3]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7  Em/D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...


[Verse 4]

D                    Em/D  Dm7                 Em/D
 Her brother's smart, he's got more sense than many.
D                    Em/D Dm7                Em/D
 His patience's long, but soon he won't have any.
D              Em/D Dm7             Em/D
 To find a job, is  like a haystack needle,
D                    Em/D  Dm7                Em/D
 'Cos where he lives, they don't use coloured people.


[Chorus 4]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7  Em/D, D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...


[Bridge 2]

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.

Break:

D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city.
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city.

D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city.
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city, yeah,
D       Em/D   Dm7            Em/D
 Living just e-nough, for the city.


[Interlude]

D  Em/D  Dm7, Em/D (x4)


[Verse 5]

D                 Em/D Dm7               Em/D
 His hair is long, his feet are hard and gritty,
D                    Em/D        Dm7                 Em/D
 He spends his life, walking the streets of New York City.
D                 Em/D  Dm7                  Em/D
 He's almost dead, from breathing in air pol-lution,
D                  Em/D   Dm7               Em/D
 He tried to vote, but to him there's no so-lution.


[Chorus 5]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7  Em/D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...


[Verse 6]

D               Em/D Dm7              Em/D
 I hope you hear, in-side my voice of sorrow;
D                      Em/D   Dm7              Em/D
 And that it motivates you to make a better to-morrow.
D                    Em/D Dm7                 Em/D
 This place is cruel, no  where could be much colder,
D                   Em/D Dm7                Em/D
 If we don't change; the world will soon be over.


[Chorus 6]

       G            A      A7             D     Em/D  Dm7  Em/D, D
Living just enough, just e-nough, for the city...


[Outro]

         D7         G7  A#                 G#
Da ba da da, da da, da, da da da da, da da da.
G#7       F   D#          D
 Da da da da, da da da da da.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   D      Em/D     Dm7     G       A       A7

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 xx0232  xx0000  xx0211  320003  x02220  x02223

   D7      G7      A#      G#      G#7     D#

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 x57575  353433  688766  466544  464544  x68886


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

            
            
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juju 86 Apr 30, 2006 05:06 PM

For the verses
E F#m G F#m

For the Middle
E E7 G
C Bb
Bb7 G
F E

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