Words & Music:

Stevie Wonder


Pete Huttlinger has a nice arrangement of this for solo acoustic guitar in the October 2009 issue of Acoustic Guitar.  The original key was Eb minor (better for piano), so if you want to play this guitar-friendly version along with the recording, capo 1.


INTRO:  Dm  G7 [this is vamped 8x under that funky keyboard bass line]


           Dm       G7  Dm   G7                Dm    G7  Dm

Very super-stitious--------, writing's on the wall---------.

G7          Dm       G7  Dm  G7               Dm   G7  Dm [etc]

Very super-stitious--------, ladder's 'bout to fall---------.

Thirteen-month-old baby broke the lookin' glass.

Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past.



            A7       A#7b5

When you be-lieve in things,

         A7          G7b5            G7

That you don't under-stand, then you suffer.

[n.c.]                 [back to verse vamp]

Superstition ain't the way.


Very super-stitious, wash your face and hands.

Rid me of the problem, do all that you can.

Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong.

You don't wanna save me, sad is my song.




Very super-stitious, nothin' more to say.

Very super-stitious, the Devil's on his way.

Thirteen month old baby broke the lookin' glass,

Seven years of bad luck,
 the good things in your past.




OUTRO:  [same as intro]

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