Stevie Wonder: Uptight (Everything's Alright)



Written in 1965 (Renewed 1993) by Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby, the song Uptight has only two chords. It is from the album Motown Hits of Gold1

1. Stevie Wonder - YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDbyOLzEyfk

 2. Free Midi Download
     http://beemp3.com/download.php?file=1386003&song=Uptight

3. Stevie Wonder Biography
    http://www.answers.com/topic/stevie-wonder

4. Uptight Background
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptight

From 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' (1966)


(Original Key: C#)

(Transposed one Semi-tone higher)


Intro:

D  C/D (x3)

Chorus 1:

D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.

Verse 1:

      D                              C/D
I'm a poorman's son, from across the railroad tracks,
    D                   C/D
The only shirt I own is hangin' on my back.
    D                     C/D
But I'm the envy of every single guy,
      D                C/D
Since I'm the apple of my girl's eye.
     D                         C/D
When we go out stepping on the town, for a while,
   D                   C/D
My money's low, and my suit's out of style.

Bridge 1:

         D                C/D
But it's all right, if my clothes aren't new,
D                         C/D
 Out of sight, because my heart is true. She says...

Chorus 2:

D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.

Verse 2:

        D                               C/D
She's a pearl of a girl, I guess that's what you might say,
  D                           C/D
I guess her folks brought her up that way.
    D                                 C/D
The right side of the tracks, she was born and raised,
     D                           C/D
In a great big old house full of butlers and maids.

Bridge 2:

D           C/D
 No one, is better than I,
D                    C/D
 I know; I'm just an average guy.

Verse 3:

   D                 C/D
No football hero, or smooth Don Juan,
    D                             C/D
Got empty pockets, you see; I'm a poor man's son.
      D                        C/D
Can't give her the things that money can buy,
         D                    C/D
But I'll never, never make my baby cry.

Bridge 3:

         D               C/D
And it's all right, what I can't do,
D                         C/D
 Out of sight, because my heart is true. She says...

Chorus 3:

D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight. She says...

D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight. She says...

Coda:


D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  ah hah hah, hah hah, yeah. She says...
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.
D     C/D
 Baby,  ev'rything is all right,
D         C/D
 Uptight;  out of sight.

(Repeat to Fade)


Beginner's Corner:
 
D = D/DF#A 

C/D = D/C E

Sometimes the inversions will look like this:

D = D/F#AD

C/D = D/C#EA

Another somewhat easy song to play is "A Place In The Sun."
 
 

1. Stevie Wonder Singing
   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawYt1d0vEg
 
*from 'Down To Earth' (1966)*


*CAPO 1st FRET*

(Original Key: Ebm)


Intro:

Dm7  G7, C

Verse 1:

       Dm7         G7             C          C/B     Am7
Like a long lonely stream, I keep runnin' to-wards a dream;
Dm7        G7      C  F  C
 Movin' on, movin' on.

F6    Am7 Dm7         G7           C        C/B   Am7
 Like a   branch on a tree, I keep reachin' to be free;
Dm7        G7      C  F  C
 Movin' on, movin' on.

Chorus 1:

               Dm7          G7                 C        E7    Am
'Cos there's a place in the sun, where there's hope for ev'ry-one.
      Am7 Dm7           G7             C   Cmaj7  C6
Where my  poor restless heart's, gotta run.

          Dm7          G7          C       E7      Am
There's a place in the sun, and be-fore my life is done;
Am7     Dm7       G7           C   F  C
 Got to find me a place in the sun.

Verse 2:

        Dm7       G7          C      C/B      Am7
Like an old dusty road, I get we-ary from the load;
Dm7        G7      C  F  C
 Movin' on, movin' on.

          Dm7             G7               C       C/B      Am7
Like this tired, troubled earth, I've been rollin' since my birth;
Dm7        G7      C  F  C
 Movin' on, movin' on.

Chorus 2:

               Dm7          G7                 C        E7    Am
'Cos there's a place in the sun, where there's hope for ev'ry-one.
      Am7 Dm7           G7             C   Cmaj7  C6
Where my  poor restless heart's, gotta run.

          Dm7          G7          C       E7      Am
There's a place in the sun, and be-fore my life is done;
Am7     Dm7       G7           C   F  C
 Got to find me a place in the sun. I know...

Chorus 3:

               Dm7          G7                 C        E7    Am
'Cos there's a place in the sun, where there's hope for ev'ry-one.
      Am7 Dm7           G7             C   Cmaj7  C6
Where my  poor restless heart's, gotta run.

          Dm7          G7          C       E7      Am
There's a place in the sun, and be-fore my life is done;
Am7     Dm7       G7           C   F  C
 Got to find me a place in the sun.

(Repeat to Fade)


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
---------------

   Dm7     G7      C       C/B     Am7
 
Beginner's Corner:

Dm7 = D/ACDF

G7 = G/FGB

C = C/GCE

Am = A/CEA
 
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