YMCA, by Village People

YMCA

Village People
Chords used in this song: Am, C, D, Em, G
Am
C
D
Em
G

In the Studio Recording the Guitar is tuned Half Step Down: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Check chord transposition to play this song using standard tuning

[Intro]
G


[Verse]
G
Young man, there's no need to feel down.
        Em
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
        C
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
           D    C  D  C  G  D
There's no need to be unhappy.


[Verse]
G
Young man, there's a place you can go.
        Em
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
         C
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
     D    C  D    C  G   D      D
Many ways to have a good time.


[Chorus]
                        G
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
                        Em
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
          Am                  C
They have everything that you need to enjoy,
        D
You can hang out with all the boys


[Chorus]
                        G
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
                        Em
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
        Am                            C
You can get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal,
        D
You can do whatever you feel


[Verse]
G
Young man, are you listening to me?
        Em
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
        C
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
        D   C  D    C    G   D
But you got to know this one thing!


[Verse]
G
No man does it all by himself.
        Em
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
         C
And just go there, to the YMCA
         D    C   D    C   G  D  D
I'm sure they can help you today.


[Chorus]
                        G
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
                        Em
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
          Am                  C
They have everything that you need to enjoy,
        D
You can hang out with all the boys


[Chorus]
                        G
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
                        Em
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
        Am                            C
You can get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal,
        D
You can do whatever you feel


[Verse]
G
Young man, I was once in your shoes.
        Em
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
       C
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
       D   C     D     C   G  D
I felt the whole world was so tight


[Verse]
G
That's when someone came up to me,
          Em
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
          C
There's a place there called the YMCA
          D    C   D    C  G    D    D
They can start you back on your way.


[Chorus]
                        G
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
                        Em
It's fun to stay at the YMCA
          Am                 C
They have everything for you men to enjoy,
        D
You can hang out with all the boys


[Outro]
G                           Em
YMCA, you'll find it at the YMCA
Am                               C
Young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
D
Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.
G                    Em
YMCA, just go to the YMCA
Am               C
Young man, I was once in your shoes.
D
Young man, I was down and out with the blues.
Using standard tuning: