Living for the City Stevie Wonder

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A A# A#7/G# A6 B6 C C#m7b5 E E/D Em7 F F#m/B F#m/E G

 

Living for the City  Stevie Wonder

 
Intro 
 
  e |---------------|
 B |---------------|
 G |---------------|
 D |----------2----|
 A |--0-h2-h4---4--|
 E |---------------|

 
||: E/ / / F#m/E / | Em7 / / F#m/E / / :||x2
 
Verse 1 
E A boy is born, F#m/E in Em7hard time Missis - F#m/Esippi,
E Surrounded by, F#m/E four wEm7alls that ain't so F#m/Epretty,
E His parents give,F#m/E him Em7love and af - fF#m/Eection,
E To keep him strong, F#m/E movingEm7 in the right di - F#m/Erection,
A6 A B6 F#m/B E F#m/E Em7 F#m/E  
 
 Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------! Yah!

 
Verse 2 
E His father works,F#m/E some Em7days for fourteen F#m/Ehours,
E And you can bet, F#m/E he bEm7arely makes a F#m/Edollar,
E His mother goes, F#m/E to sEm7crub the floors for F#m/Emany,
E And you'd best believe, F#m/E she haEm7rdly gets a F#m/Epenny,
A6 A B6 F#m/B E F#m/E Em7 F#m/E  
 
 Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------! Yeah!

 
Break 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!

A#7/G# G F E  
 
 Na, na, na, na---! Na -na, na -na, na------!

 
Verse 3 
Woo! E His sister's black,F#m/E but Em7she is sho' nuff pF#m/Eretty,
E Her skirt is short, F#m/E but, LEm7ord, her legs are F#m/Esturdy,
E To walk to school, F#m/E she's Em7got to get up F#m/Eearly,
E Her clothes are old,F#m/E but nEm7ever are they F#m/Edirty,
A6 A B6 F#m/B E F#m/E Em7 F#m/E  
 
 Living just e -nough, just e -nough, for the city----------!

 
Verse 4 
Hummm! E Her brother's smart,F#m/E he's Em7got more sense than F#m/Emany,
E His patience's long, F#m/E but Em7soon he won't haveF#m/E any,
E To find a job, F#m/E is lEm7ike a haystack F#m/Eneedle,
E 'Cause where he lives, F#m/E they dEm7on't use coloured F#m/Epeople,
Living jA6ust e - noAugh, jB6ust e - F#m/Bnough,
E F#m/E Em7 F#m/E E F#m/E Em7  
 
 For the city-----------------------------! Yeah!

 
Break 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! 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 
||: LEiving ..F#m/E.just e - Em7nough, ...for the F#m/Ecity! Woh -oh! :||
 
Break 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! 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 His hair is long,F#m/E his Em7feet are hard and F#m/Egritty,
E He spends his life, wF#m/Ealking the sEm7treets of New York F#m/ECity,
E He's almost dead,F#m/E from brEm7eathing in air pol - lF#m/Eution,
E He tried to vote,F#m/E but to Em7him there's no so - F#m/Elution,
A6 A B6 F#m/B E F#m/E Em7 F#m/E  
 
 Living just e -nough, just e - nough, for the city------------!

 
Verse 6 
E I hope you hear,F#m/E in - Em7side my voice of F#m/Esorrow,
E And that it motivatesF#m/E you to Em7make a better to - mF#m/Eorrow,
E This place is cruel,F#m/E no Em7where could be much F#m/Ecolder,
E If we don't change,F#m/E the wEm7orld will soon be F#m/Eover,
Living jA6ust e -noAugh, stop giving jB6ust B6e -nF#m/Bough ...for theF#m/B ci - tEy!
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
Coda 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!

A#7/G# G F E  
 
 Na, na, na, na---! Na -na, na -na, na------!

 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!

A#7/G# G F E  
 
 Na, na, na, na---! Na -na, na -na, na------!

 
E/D C#m7b5 C A#  
 
 Na -na, na! Na--, na, na, na----! Na -na, na -na, na, na -na!

A#7/G# G F  
 
 Na, na, na, na---! Oh---, oh---, oh---! No,no---, no,no---!
 No,no---, no,no---! No,no---, no,no-------------! 

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