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Curtis Mayfield chords for People get ready

Guitar chords with lyrics

"People Get Ready"
                           (Curtis Mayfield)

[Curtis Mayfield used an open A chord diagramF#F# tuning (low to high: A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramC#C# A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramA#A# A chord diagramF#F#);
 I've notated the breaks in both standard and open A chord diagramF#F# (capoed at the 7th
 fret) below.  -- AWR]
Intro (w/wordless vocal, 2X):

        A chord diagramDbDb      A chord diagramBbmBbm             Gb/Ab      A chord diagramDbDb
        /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /


Verse 1:

        A chord diagramDbDb         A chord diagramBbmBbm              Gb/Ab   A chord diagramDbDb
        People get ready, there's a train a comin'
             A chord diagramDbDb           A chord diagramBbmBbm              Gb/Ab    A chord diagramDbDb
        You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
                 A chord diagramDbDb      A chord diagramBbmBbm             Gb/Ab    A chord diagramDbDb
        All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
        A chord diagramF minorFm            A chord diagramEbmEbm               A chord diagramGbGb        A chord diagramDbDb
        Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Guitar break #1:

        standard tuning:

        (A chord diagramDbDb)     (A chord diagramBbmBbm)       (A chord diagramEbmEbm)   (A chord diagramDb6Db6)
         v       v   v   v     v       v   v   v
        -4/6\4---------------|---------------------
        -4/6\4---------------|-----------------9---
        -----------6---------|-6h8p6---------6-6---
        -----------8---6---6-|-8-----8-----8-8-8---
        -----------8---8-8---|-6-------9---8-------
        ---------------------|-----------9---------

        open A chord diagramF#F# tuning [capo VII]:

           (A chord diagramDbDb)     (A chord diagramBbmBbm)       (A chord diagramEbmEbm)   (A chord diagramDb6Db6)
            v       v   v   v     v       v   v   v
        A chord diagramDbDb ---------------------|---------------------
        A chord diagramFF  -3/5\3---------------|-----------------3---
        A chord diagramDbDb -2/4\2-----0---------|-0h2p0---------0-0---
        A chord diagramAbAb -----------2---0---0-|-2-----2-----2-2-2---
        A chord diagramFF  -----------0---0-0---|---------1---0-------
        A chord diagramDbDb ---------------------|-2---------0---------

Verse 2:

        People get ready for the train to Jordan
        It's picking up passengers from coast to coast
        Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em
        There's hope for all among those loved the most.

Guitar break #2 (w/key change to A chord diagramD MajorD):

        standard tuning:

        (A chord diagramDbDb) (A chord diagramBbmBbm)        (A chord diagramGbGb)       (A chord diagramDbDb)
         v   v   v   v     v     v    v   v
        -----------------|--------------------
        -6h7-6-----------|--------------6-----
        -6---6-6---------|-6--6--6--6-8-6-----
        -6-----8---8-6-8-|6h8-8-6h8-6-6-----3-
        -4-----8---------|-9----------6-4-----
        -----------------|--------------------

        (A chord diagramD MajorD)   (A chord diagramB minorBm)       (A chord diagramG/DG/D)  (A chord diagramD MajorD)
         v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
        -----------------|-----------------
        -7h8-7-----------|-3-3---3---------
        -7---7-7---------|-4-4---2-----2---
        -7-----9---9-7-9-|-5-5---4---4-----
        -4-----9---------|-5-5---5---------
        -----------------|-----------------

        open A chord diagramF#F# tuning [capo VII]:

           (A chord diagramDbDb) (A chord diagramBbmBbm)        (A chord diagramGbGb)       (A chord diagramDbDb)
            v   v   v   v     v     v    v   v
        A chord diagramDbDb -----------------|--------------------
        A chord diagramFF  -0h1-0-----------|--------------0-----
        A chord diagramDbDb -0---0-0---------|-0--0--0--0-2-0-----
        A chord diagramAbAb -0-----2---2-0-2-|0h2-2-0h2-2-0-------
        A chord diagramFF  -------0---------|-1----------------0-
        A chord diagramDbDb -0---------------|------------2-0-----

           (A chord diagramD MajorD)   (A chord diagramB minorBm)       (A chord diagramG/DG/D)  (A chord diagramD MajorD)
            v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
        A chord diagramDbDb -----------------|-----------------
        A chord diagramFF  -1h2-1-----------|-----------------
        A chord diagramDbDb -1---1-1---------|-1-1---1---------
        A chord diagramAbAb -1-----3---3-1-3-|-3-3---1-----1---
        A chord diagramFF  -------1---------|-2-2---1---1-----
        A chord diagramDbDb -1---------------|-1-1---1---------


Verse 3:

          A chord diagramD MajorD             A chord diagramB minorBm  A chord diagramG/AG/A                   A chord diagramD MajorD
        There ain't no room     for the hopeless sinner
                   A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramB minorBm          A chord diagramG/AG/A       A chord diagramD MajorD
        Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own
              A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramG/AG/A           A chord diagramD MajorD
        Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
                   A chord diagramF# minorF#m         A chord diagramE minorEm                A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramD MajorD
        For there's no hiding place against the Kingdom's throne

[repeat verse 1 in A chord diagramD MajorD]:

        So people get ready, there's a train a comin'
        You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
        All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
        A chord diagramF# minorF#m            A chord diagramE minorEm              [N.C.]
        Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

Coda (string tag):

        A chord diagramD MajorD        A chord diagramB minorBm              A chord diagramG/AG/A      D6/9
        /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /   /  /  /  /

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