ABC chords The Jackson 5



ABC chords and lyrics

||: Ab :||
Ba ba ba ba ba bo (ba ba ba ba ba bo).

||: Ab :||
You went to school to learn girl, things you never, never knew before.
(A-ha like “I” before “E” except after “C”) and why 2 plus 2 makes 4, now, now, now.
I’m gonna teach you, (teach you, teach you).
All about love girl (all about love).
(Sit yourself down, take a seat, all you gotta do is repeat after me)

||: Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C, easy as 1 2 3, as simple as Do re mi,
A B C, 1 2 3. Baby you and me girl.

||: Ab Ab6 Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C, easy as 1 2 3, as simple as Do re mi,
A B C, 1 2 3. Baby you and me girl.

||: N.C :||
(Come on and love me just a little bit)
(I’m gonna teach you how to sing it out)
Come on, come on, come on, let me tell you what it’s all about.

||: Ab :||
Reading, writing, arithmetic, are the branches of the learning tree
(But without the roots of love everyday girl)
Your education ain’t complete, teach, teach, teach. 
Teacher’s gonna show you (she’s gonna show you)
How to get an “A” (how to get an “A”)
(How to spell “me”, “you”, add the two, listen to me baby that’s all you got to do)

||: Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
Oh, A B C, it’s easy as 1 2 3, as simple as Do re mi,
A B C, 1 2 3. Baby you and me girl.

||: Ab Ab6 Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C, it’s easy, it’s like counting up to 3, singing simple melodies
That’s how easy love can be, that’s how easy love can be
Singing simple melodies, 1 2 3, you and me!

||: N.C :||
(Ya!) Sit down girl, I think I love ya’.
No, get up girl, show me what you can do.

||: Ab Db Ab :||
Shake it, shake it baby, come on now.
Shake it, shake it baby, oh, oh.
Shake it, shake it baby, ha.
1 2 3 baby, oooh oooh.
A B C baby, nah, ah.
Do re mi baby, wow.
That’s how easy love can be.

||: Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C it’s easy, it’s like counting up to 3, singing simple melodies (A B C).
That’s how easy love can be (I’m gonna teach you how to sing it out)

||: N.C :||
Come on, come on, come on let me show you what it’s all about.

||: Ab Ab6 Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C it’s easy, it’s like counting up to 3, singing simple melody (A B C).

||: Ab :||
That’s how easy love can be (I’m gonna teach you how to sing it out, sing it out, sing it out, sing it out, sing it out) Oh, oh, oh baby.

||: Ab Ab6 Ab Db Db6 Db Ab :||
A B C it’s easy, it’s like counting up to 3, singing simple melody (A B C).
That’s how easy love can be. 


About

You’d be forgiven for thinking that ABC was Michael Jackson’s first hit with his band The Jackson 5, also known as The Jacksons.

At the time of release in 1970, Michael was only 12 years old but was already on to his second album and 2nd hit! He released I Want You Back on the album Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5 a year earlier.

Singing about doing his homework whilst in love with a girl, Michael and his brothers had by now become world-famous, before he had even become a teenager.

Carefully nursed by Berry Gordy and his label Motown, Michael would release an enormous amount of hits, including the aforementioned I Want You Back, The Love You Save, I’ll Be There, Blame It On The Boogie, Can You Feel It, and Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground).

This is before he embarked on a solo career becoming the King Of Pop, and the most awarded artist in the history of popular culture.


ABC chord progression

Seemingly not much going on harmonically, ABC is just moving between chords I – V (#1 on my top 10 chord progression list)

It’s the bass line and 6 chord extensions that make it interesting.

The best way to get to terms with the progression is probably to use the ABC chords and lyric sheet you find above as this gives you the structure. Any other way would just be confusing. Let the lyrics guide you.

Play along with the video, which is surprisingly in tune at 440hz, all you gotta do is tune up using my free online tuner and you can learn how to play ABC’s chords by simply playing along with The Jackson 5.


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