Family affair    (video)    (midi)

 

Am                            - F                        G

    It's a family affair,       it's a family affair.

Am                            - F                        G

    It's a family affair,       it's a family affair.

 

   Dm          G                      Dm

1.     One child grows up to be

                                    G

    somebody that just loves to learn,

Dm                     G                      Dm

    and another child grows up to be

                                      G

    somebody you'd just love to burn.

Dm         G                        Dm                                    G

    Mom loves the both of them, you see it's in the blood.

Dm              - G                              - Dm                                          G

    both kids       are good to Mom.         "Blood's thicker than the mud."

                         Dm                         G

    It's a family affair, it's a family affair.

                         Dm                         G

    It's a family affair, it's a family affair.

 

      Dm           - G

+  What of it !              +  Dm - G - Dm - G (2x)

 

   Dm            G               Dm

2.     Newlywed a year ago,

                               G                                  Dm

    but you're still checking each other out, yeah.

           G                   Dm                              G

    Nobody wants to blow, nobody wants to be left out.

    Dm                 G

    Oh, you can't leave, 'cause your heart is there,

Dm                      G                                                   Dm

    but you can't stay, 'cause you been somewhere else.

                     G                                           Dm

    You can't cry, 'cause you'll look broke down,

                                                                 G

    but you're cryin' anyway 'cause you're all broke down.

                         Dm                         G

    It's a family affair, it's a family affair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Dm                         G

    It's a family affair, it's a family affair.

Dm               G   Dm    - Am

     Family affair. Oh !

 

+  Am - F - G

 

Am                            - F                        G

    It's a family affair,       it's a family affair.

Am                            - F                        G

    It's a family affair,       it's a family affair.

 

+  Am - F - G ....

 

(orig. = capo 5th)    (Sly & The Family Stone)