Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) chords by The Jacksons


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Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 F/G G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 F/G G7 :||
Oh!
||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||

Verse 1

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
I don’t know what’s gonna happen to you, baby.
But I do know that I love you.
You walk around this town with your head all up in the sky.
And I do know that I want you.

Chorus 1

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
||: Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout), shake your body down to the ground :|| x4

Instrumental 1

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
Oh!

Verse 2

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
You tease me with your loving to play hard to get.
Cause you do know that I want you.
You walk around this town with your head all up in the sky.
And you do know that I want you.

Chorus 2

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
||: Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout), shake your body down to the ground :|| x4

Instrumental 2

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :|| x4
Shake it all down.

Verse 3

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
You’re the spark that lit the fire inside of me.
And you do know that I love it.
I need to do just something to get closer to your soul.
And you do know that I want you.

Chorus 3

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||
||: Let’s dance, let’s shout (shout), shake your body down to the ground :|| x4

Instrumental 3

||: G7  G6 | G7  G9 :|| x4
Ow!

Verse 4

||: G7  G6 | G7 :||
You tease me with your loving to play hard to get.
Cause you do know that I want you.
I need to do just something to get closer to your soul.
And you do know that I want you.

Chorus 4

||: G7  G6 | G7  (G9) :||
Let’s dance (dance), let’s shout (shout), shake your body down to the ground.
Let’s dance (dance), let’s shout (come on, shout), shake your body down to the ground (are you aroused?).
Let’s dance (dance), let’s shout (come on, shout), shake your body down to the ground.
Let’s dance (dance), let’s shout (and shout), shake it over.

Instrumental 4

||: G7  G6 | G7  (G9) :||
Ow! Down, down, down, down, down, yeah down.
||: G7  G6 | G7  G9 :||
Shake it over. Oh! You know I will move for you.

Chorus 5

||: G7  G6 | G7  (G9) :||
Let’s dance (dance), let’s shout (dance, shout), shake your body down to the ground.
Dance, dance shout.
Dance, dance shout.Dance, dance shout.



Shake Your Body Down Chords: Learn the progressions


Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) guitar lesson + TAB

The problem with defining Shake Your Body Down To The Ground’s chords is that you’ll get a different answer, depending on which band member you ask.

The keyboard player, guitarist 1 and 2 will give you three different answers to what the chords are.

What I’ve written above is a “best of” which, once you’ve got the TAB will make complete sense, without, it’s just a lot of extensions, like this:

||: G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 | G7omit3 G7sus4 G7 :||

For example. If you hum that riff to yourself you know it’s different in bars 1 and 2, although the chords are the same.

Members get an in-depth chord analysis as well as TAB for the three different ways you could look at that main riff.

If you are the only guitar player in the band, you should probably move between guitar 1 and 2, maybe even combine the parts at times.

And should you have no keyboard player, you need to play what the keys do, at least for the intro!

Here’s a link to the complete lesson: Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) – Guitar Lesson with TAB.



Shake Your Body Down was conceived using reference tracks!

“Inspired” by Teddy Pendergrass’ Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose, and Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give it Up, Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) was The Jacksons‘ last big hit, released a year after Blame It On The Boogie.

By now they’d changed name several times, moved away from Motown, and Michael had started to seriously plan his solo career.

Released in 1979, when Disco was still happening, this floor filler is still played 40+ years later.

From a songwriter’s point of view, this song is really interesting, listen to the tracks I referenced earlier and then also to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, which was also “inspired” by Marvin Gaye’s Got To Give It Up.

Also, look into how The Jacksons covered Blame It In The Boogie and you’ll soon start to realize that songwriting at the highest level is more of a craft than waiting for Divine inspiration!



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