Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

By Stevie Wonder from Innervisions (1973)


(chords TAB at end of transcription) 

 INTRO 
 D#m D#m(#7) D#m7 D#m6 


 D#m  D#m(#7) D#m7 G#7 
 Everybody's got a thing 
    C#m7       F#7         Bmaj7      A#7(#5) 
 But some don't know how to handle it 
 D#m    D#m(#7)  D#m7   G#7 
 Always reachin' out in vain 
    C#m7       F#7         Bmaj7      A#7(#5) 
 Accepting the things not worth having but


                            F#    F#7 
 But don't you worry 'bout a thing 
                        A#m7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing mama 
 Bmaj7         G#7             C#11 
 Cause I'll be standin' on the side 
                  F#maj7   A#7(#5) 
 When you check it out 


     D#m      D#m(#7)  D#m7     G#7 
 They say your style of life's a drag 
    C#m7        F#7         Bmaj7     A#7(#5) 
 And that you must go other places 
    D#m  D#m(#7)   D#m7     G#7 
 But just don't you feel too bad 
     C#m7    F#7         Bmaj7        A#7(#5) 
 When you get fooled by smiling faces 


                            F#    F#7 
 But don't you worry 'bout a thing 
                        A#m7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing mama 
 Bmaj7         G#7             C11 
 Cause I'll be standin' on the side 
                  F#  F E D# D C# F#7 
 When you check it out------------ 
              F# F  E  D#  D  C#  F#7 
 When you get off----------- your trip 


                        D#m  D#m(#7)  D#m7  G#7  Emaj7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing 
                        D#m  D#m(#7)  D#m7  G#7  Emaj7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing 


 D#m   D#m(#7)  D#m7     G#7 
 Ba bum ba bum ba bumba bum 
 C#m7   F#7      Bmaj7     A#7(#5) 
 Bum bum bum bum bum bum 
 D#m   D#m(#7)  D#m7     G#7 
 Ba bum ba bum ba bumba bum 
 C#m7   F#7      Bmaj7     A#7(#5) 
 Bum bum bum bum bum bum 


                            F#    F#7 
 But don't you worry 'bout a thing 
                        A#m7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing mama 
 Bmaj7         G#7             C11 
 Cause I'll be standin' on the side 
                  F#  F E D# D C# F#7 
 When you check it out------------ 
             F# F  E  D#  D  C#  F#7 
 When you get off----------- your trip 


 D#m D#m(#7) D#m7  G#7 
 Everybody needs a change 
 C#m7      F#7           Bmaj7    A#7(#5) 
 A chance to check out the new 
 D#m       D#m(#7) D#m7  G#7 
 You're the only one to see 
    C#m7        F#7            Bmaj7      A#7(#5) 
 The changes you take yourself through 


                            F#    F#7 
 But don't you worry 'bout a thing 
                        A#m7 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing pretty mama 
 Bmaj7         G#7             C11 
 Cause I'll be standin' in the wings 
                  F#maj7    A#7(#5) 
 When you check it out 

                        D#m  D#m(#7) D#m7 G#7 C#m7 F#7 Bmaj7 A#7(#5) 
 Don't you worry 'bout a thing 

 Don't you worry 'bout a thing


 CHORDS USED 

 INTRO 
 D#m     D#m(#7)   D#m7     D#m6 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |-----| 
 |--7--|  |--7--|  |--7--|  |--7--| 
 |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--5--| 
 |--8--|  |--8--|  |--8--|  |--8--| 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--| 
 |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |-----| 


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 VERSE 
 D#m     D#m(#7)   D#m7     G#7      C#m7     F#7     Bmaj7   A#7(#5) 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--2--|  |--2--|  |-----| 
 |--7--|  |--7--|  |--7--|  |--4--|  |--5--|  |--2--|  |--4--|  |--7--| 
 |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--5--|  |--4--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--7--| 
 |--8--|  |--8--|  |--8--|  |--4--|  |--6--|  |--2--|  |--4--|  |--6--| 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--2--|  |-----| 
 |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |--4--|  |-----|  |--2--|  |-----|  |--6--| 


 CHORUS 
 F#       F#7      A#m7    Bmaj7     G#7      C11    F#maj7   A#7(#5) 
 |--2--|  |--2--|  |--1--|  |--2--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |-----|  |-----| 
 |--2--|  |--2--|  |--2--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--2--|  |--7--| 
 |--3--|  |--3--|  |--1--|  |--3--|  |--5--|  |--4--|  |--3--|  |--7--| 
 |--4--|  |--2--|  |--3--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--4--|  |--3--|  |--6--| 
 |--4--|  |--4--|  |--1--|  |--2--|  |--6--|  |--4--|  |-----|  |-----| 
 |--2--|  |--2--|  |-----|  |-----|  |--4--|  |-----|  |--2--|  |--6--| 


 BRIDGE 
 F#        F        E       D#        D       C#       F#7 
 |--9--|  |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--5--|  |--4--|  |--2--| 
 |-11--|  |-10--|  |--9--|  |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--2--| 
 |-11--|  |-10--|  |--9--|  |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--3--| 
 |-11--|  |-10--|  |--9--|  |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--2--| 
 |--9--|  |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--5--|  |--4--|  |--4--| 
 |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |--2--| 


 D#m     D#m(#7)   D#m7     G#7     Emaj7 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--4--|  |--7--| 
 |--7--|  |--7--|  |--7--|  |--4--|  |--9--| 
 |--8--|  |--7--|  |--6--|  |--5--|  |--8--| 
 |--8--|  |--8--|  |--8--|  |--4--|  |--9--| 
 |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--6--|  |--7--| 
 |-----|  |-----|  |-----|  |--4--|  |-----| 

Transcribed by markalbert@pipeline.com (January 07, 2000)