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                Y.M.C.A. – Village People
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Village People
Y.M.C.A. (1978)
(Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Victor Willis)

From: "Cruisin’"

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CHORDS and SPECIAL VOICINGS
 
          E-A-D-G-B-E
A/B       x-2-2-2-2(0)
B7sus4    x-2-4-2-5-2
B/D#      x-6-4-4-4-x
A/C#      x-4-2-2-2-x
B/F#      2-x-4-4-4-2

Two options for the F#m part in the chorus:
- for more deep end use these voicings:
F#m       2-4-4-2-2(2)
F#m(maj7) 2-4-3-2-2(2)
F#m7      2-4-2-2-2(2)
F#m6      2-x-1-2-2(2)
- to accentuate the downward scale these sound fine:
F#m       x-x-4-2-2(2)
F#m(maj7) x-x-3-2-2(1)
F#m7      x-x-2-2-2(0)
F#m6      x-x-1-2-2(2)

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Capo 2nd fret

[INTRO]
| A/B | % | % | % | B7sus4 | % |


[VERSE]
E
Young man, there's no need to feel down
        C#m
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground
        A
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
           B/D# A/C# B  A G#m B/F#
There's no need to   be unhap-py


[VERSE]
E
Young man, there's a place you can go
        C#m
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough
        A
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
     B/D# A/C# B    A G#m  F#m   B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4
Many ways to   have a good time    ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅


[CHORUS]
[tacet]                 E
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
          F#m  F#m(maj7)       F#m7     F#m6
They have everything for young men to enjoy
        B7sus4
You can hang out with all the boys 
                        E
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
        F#m          F#m(maj7)      F#m7       F#m6
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
        B7sus4
You can do whatever you feel 


[VERSE]
E
Young man, are you listening to me?
        C#m
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
        A
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams
           B/D#  A/C# B    A    G#m B/F#
But you've got   to   know this one thing!


[VERSE]
E
No man does it all by himself
        C#m
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
        A
And just go there, to the Y.M.C.A.
         B/D#   A/C#  B     A  G#m F#m  B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4
I'm sure they   can   help you to--day    ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅


[CHORUS
[tacet]                 E
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
          F#m  F#m(maj7)       F#m7     F#m6
They have everything for young men to enjoy
        B7sus4
You can hang out with all the boys 
                        E
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
        F#m          F#m(maj7)      F#m7       F#m6
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
        B7sus4
You can do whatever you feel 


[VERSE]
E
Young man, I was once in your shoes
        C#m
I said, I was down and out with the blues
       A
I felt no man cared if I were alive
       B/D#  A/C#    B      A    G#m B/F#
I felt the   whole   world  was  so  jive 


[VERSE]
E
That's when someone came up to me,
          C#m
And said, young man, take a walk up the street
       A
It's a place there called the YMCA
         B/D#  A/C# B    A  G#m  F#m  B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4 B7sus4
They can start you  back on your way    ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅      ˅


[CHORUS}
[tacet]                 E
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
          F#m  F#m(maj7)       F#m7     F#m6
They have everything for young men to enjoy
        B7sus4
You can hang out with all the boys 


[CHORUS]
E
Y.M.C.A.
                        C#m
It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
F#m              F#m(maj7)      F#m7         F#m6
Young man, young man there's no need to feel down
B7sus4
Young man, young man, pick yourself off the ground


[CHORUS]
E
Y.M.C.A.
                    C#m
Then just go to the Y.M.C.A.
F#m              F#m(maj7) F#m7         F#m6
Young man, young man I was once in your shoes
B7sus4
Young man, young man I was down with the blues

(repeat and fade)

            
            
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rmk811 504 Feb 10, 2014 07:50 AM

Nice job. Rick.

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normann1974 21 Oct 10, 2016 11:51 AM

Fm(maj7) should be F#m(maj7).

Also the lyrics are "they have everything for young men to enjoy".

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maguri [tm] 32,509 Oct 10, 2016 01:32 PM

Thank you! Don't know hwere that "#" got lost ... And the line you suggested really seems to be it. I edited the tab accordingly.

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