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Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Uptight (Everything's Alright)


1966 album UPTIGHT (Everything's Alright)


Composer * Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy
Produced & Arranged * H.Cosby, W.Stephenson
Musicians * Funk Brothers and Stevie Wonder

Video

Silvia Moy work voluntary with Stevie when others did not wish, because his voice 15 year old was changing, and their business prospects were not clear. Since his big hit in 1963 - "Fingertips"- no managed to put another song on the charts.

Reviewing the material with Stevie, Silvia Moy took note of a phrase that Stevie said; "Everything is alright, uptight" emerged the idea of the song. Stevie worked with the chords, Silvia with the vocal melody, and Cosby was in charge of the arrangements. The electric start guitar is inspired by the song of the Rolling Stones "(I Can not Get No) Satisfaction", the great success of last summer. In this way gave way to this success Stevie reaching the No. 3 on the charts USA .






Uptight (Everything's Alright)

Lyrics

Baby, ev'rything is all right, uptight, out of sight.
Baby, ev'rything is all right, uptight, out of sight.

I'm a poorman's son, from across the railroad tracks,
The only shirt I own is hangin' on my back,
But I'm the envy of ev'ry single guy
Since I'm the apple of my girl's eye.
When we go out stepping on the town for a while
My money's low and my suit's out of style,

But it's all right if my clothes aren't new
Out of sight because my heart is true.
She says baby ev'rything is alright, uptight, out of sight.
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight.

I'm a pearl of a girl, I guess that's what you might say,
I guess her folks brought her up that way,
The right side of the tracks, she was born and raised
In a great big old house, full of butlers and maids.
No one is better than I, I know I'm just an average guy,

No football hero or smooth Don Juan,
Got empty pockets, you see I'm a poorman's son.
She says give her the things that money can buy
But I'll never, never make my baby cry,

And it's all right, what I can't do,
Out of sight because my heart is true,
She says baby ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight.
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight.
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, ah ah ah ah,
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight.
Baby, ev'rything is alright, uptight, clean out of sight.
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