What's Up song chords and lyrics

by 4 Non Blondes

  • What's Up was written by American singer-songwriter and record producer, Linda Perry from the band 4 Non Blondes.
  • Recorded: 1992
  • Released: June 23, 1993
  • Album: Bigger, Better, Faster, More!
  • Music: A Major in 4/4 time at 136 bpm or 68 bpm (in 2)
  • Chords: A, Asus4, Bm D,

What's Up by 4 Non Blondes

                                                      1&2&3 &4&
Intro: 4/4 ||:  A   | % |  Bm  | % |  D  | % |  A  | A  -  Asus4  :||

  A
1. Twenty-five years and my life is still
   Bm                                        D
   Try-ing to get up that great big hill of hope
                A      | A  -  Asus4  |
   For a des-ti-na-tion

      A
2. I rea-lized quick-ly when I knew I should
             Bm                                         D
   That the world was made up of this bro-ther-hood of man
                         A      | A  -  Asus4  |
   For what-e-ver that means

             A
** And so I cry some-times when I'm ly-ing in bed 
            Bm
   Just to get it all out__ What's in my head
       D                              A      | A  -  Asus4  |
   And I__ I am feel-ing a lit-tle pe-cu-liar

             A
** And so I wake in the morn-ing and I step out-side
          Bm
   And I take a deep breath and I get real high  
          D                                                A
   And I__ Scream from the top of my lungs__ What's going on?

           Asus4      A                    Bm
Chorus: And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah
                D                   A      
        I said hey__  What's go-ing on?
           Asus4      A                    Bm
        And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah
                D                  A      | A  -  Asus4  |
        I said hey__ What's go-ing on?

      A          Bm
Bridge: Ooh, ooh___ Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
      D                         A      | A  -  Asus4  | 
        Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
      A                       Bm
        Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh__   Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
      D                         A  
        Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...

  Asus4   A                   Bm
** And I try__ Oh my God do I try
                  D                    A
   I try all the time__ In this in-sti-tu-tion
  Asus4   A                     Bm
** And I pray__ Oh my God do I pray
                          D                A
   I pray ev'-ry sin-gle day__ For a re-vo-lu-tion

     Asus4   A
** And so I cry some-times when I'm ly-ing in bed 
           Bm
   Just to get it all out__ What's in my head
       D                              A 
   And I__ I am feel-ing a lit-tle pe-cu-liar

     Asus4   A
** And so I wake in the morn-ing and I step out-side
          Bm
   And I take a deep breath and I get real high
       D                                                  A 
   And I__ Scream from the top of my lungs__ What's going on?

           Asus4      A                    Bm
Chorus: And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah
                D                   A      
        I said hey__  What's go-ing on?
           Asus4      A                    Bm
        And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah
                D                  A      
        I said hey__ What's go-ing on?


           Asus4      A                    Bm
Chorus: And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah
                D                   A      
        I said hey__  What's go-ing on?
           Asus4      A                    Bm
        And  I  say, hey yeah yeah-eh-eh__ Hey yeah yeah-yeah-yeah
                D                  A      | A  -  Asus4  |
        I said hey__ What's go-ing on?

      A            Bm
Bridge: Ooh, ooh__    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
      D                             A   | A  -  Asus4  | 
        Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ah-hah

  A
3. Twenty-five years and my life is still
   Bm                                        D
   Try-ing to get up that great big hill of hope
                A 
   For a des-ti-na-tion mm mm...

A Major

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           A                Asus4                D                   Bm
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-1-|---|---|
    B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|-4-|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|---|-1-|-2-|---|
    G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|-4-|
    D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3   4

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          A                Asus4                D                   Bm
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|---|e
    |---|-3-|---|B     |-4-|---|---|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|-2-|-1-|---|B
    |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |-4-|---|-1-|---|G
    |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |-3-|---|-1-|---|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|---|-1-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2   1  Frets

4 Non Blondes

Origin: San Francisco, California, United States

Music Styles: Alternative rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock

Active Years: 1989–1994, (One time reunion in 2014)

Original Members:
Christa Hillhouse - bass
Shauna Hall - guitar
Wanda Day - drums
Linda Perry - vocals, guitar

Prior to the release of their first album (pictured), Roger Rocha replaced Shauna Hall on guitar, and Dawn Richardson replaced Wanda Day on drums.

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