The Onion Song

Marvin Gaye

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 GG7CC/BAm
The world is just a great big onion.

(Marvin):

 G
And pain and fear,
 EmAmD
Are the spices that make you cry. 
 Gmaj7G7
Oh, and the only way to get rid,
 CC/BAm
Of this great big onion.
(Valerie):
 Bm7EmAm
Is to plant love seeds,
 FC
Until it dies, uh huh.

Verse 1:

(Marvin):

 G
Hey world!
 FCG
We got a great big job to do.
 FCG
  Yeah, we need you,
 FCGG7
And every-body pull us through. 

Bridge 1:

 G7
  Don't you know we've,
 C
Got to clean up this place,
 CdimEm
And reach for a higher goal, yeah.
 A7
(Valerie): Yes we do now.

 G
We gotta be headstrong,
 Em
About rightin' the wrong,
 F
And make a mountain,
 D
Of happy souls, oh,
 D7
(Marvin): Oh...

Chorus 2:

 GG7CC/BAm
The world is just a great big onion,

(Marvin):

 G
And I don't care,
 EmAm
It's the face people like to wear.
 D
(Valerie): Yes it is now.

 Gmaj7G7
Oh, and the only way to get rid,
 CC/BAm
Of this great big onion;
(Valerie):
 Bm7EmAm
  Every single soul's,
 F
Got to do their share,
 C
  Uh huh.

Verse 2:

(Marvin):

 G
So come on,
 FCG
Let's knock on every door.
 FC
  Tell them love,
 G
Is the answer,
 F
  Whether they're,
 CGG7
  Rich or poor, oh yeah.

Bridge 2:

 C
For we don't care,
 Cdim
What you do, how you look,
 Em
Or your status claim, baby.
 A7
(Valerie): No no.

 G
Because brothers and sisters,
 Em
  From now on,
 FDEb
Is gonna be everybody's name, oh, oh.

*KEY CHANGE*
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Chorus 3:

 G#G#7C#C#/CC#m
The world is just a great big  onion.

(Marvin):

 G#
And pain and fear,
 FmBbmEb
Are the spices that make you cry.  
 Eb
(Valerie): Yes it is.
 G#maj7G#7
Oh, and the only way to get rid,
 C#C#/CG#m
Of this great big  onion;

Coda:

(Valerie):

 CmFmBbm
Is to plant love seeds,
(Marvin): Now everybody,
 CmFmBbm
Got to plant love seeds.
(Valerie): Come on and,
 CmFmBbm
  Plant love seeds,
 F#C#
(Marvin): Until it dies.  

Outro:

 AbAb7
The world is just,
 C#C#/CAb
great big  onion.

CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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 GG7CC/BAmEm
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 320003  323000  x32010  x20010  x02210  022000

 DGmaj7Bm7FCdimA7
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 xx0232  3x443x  x24232  133211  xx1212  x02223

 D7EbG#G#7C#C#/C
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 xx0212  6654xx  466544  464544  x46664  x3666x

 G#mFmBbmCmF#
 EADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBEEADGBE
 466444  133111  x13321  x35543  244322

Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)


A7 Ab Ab7 Am Bbm Bm7 C C# C#/C C#m C/B Cdim Cm D D7 Eb Em F F# Fm G G# G#7 G#m G#maj7 G7 Gmaj7
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