You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff | Lyrics With Guitar Chords

You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff was released in 1968. The song is famous for being a staple of the rocksteady genre, which was an important precursor to Reggae. It was also sung for an album of songs made by the actor Samuel E. Wright who played Sebastian The Crab in The Little Mermaid.

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Key of the Song:

The original key of You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff is in E major.

Guitar Chords for You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff

This is a great chord progression for beginners because it helps you change from C to G, while throwing in the famously difficult F chord. The F chord shape is easier to play in other positions around the neck because you don’t have to stretch as much or apply as much pressure as you have to at the 1st fret.

So practice fretting this chord shape in other places if you find yourself struggling with it.

Video Lesson for You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff




You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff – Lyrics with Chords

[Intro]
 
(slide up to) C (slide up to) C
 
[Chorus]
 
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F
You can get it if you really want
    (G)       C            G            F
But you must try, try and try, try and try
G G N.C.               C
    You'll succeed at last
 
[Instrumental]
 
       mm hm
C (G) F (G) C (G) F (G) C
 
[Verse 1]
 
  C  G       F            (G)
Persecution you must bear
 C      G                F
Win or lose, you got to get your share
 Em               F
Got your mind set on a dream
 G                      G7
You can get it though hard it may seem, now ...
 
[Chorus]
 
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F
You can get it if you really want
    (G)       C            G            F
But you must try, try and try, try and try
G G N.C.               C
    You'll succeed at last
 
          I know it       listen
C (G) F (G)   C     (G) F (G) C
 
[Verse 2]
 
C    G       F             (G)
Rome was not built in a day
C   G           F
Opposition will come your way
Em                 F
But the harder the battle you see
G                    G7
It's the sweeter the victory, now ...
 
C  Eb  F   G F Eb Db C  Eb  F   G F Eb Db C (all barred)
 
[Chorus]
 
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F        (G) C
You can get it if you really want
     C         (G)       F
You can get it if you really want
    (G)       C            G            F
But you must try, try and try, try and try
G G N.C.               C
    You'll succeed at last

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