Move on Up

Curtis Mayfield

About Move on Up

"Move On Up" is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis. Nearly nine minutes long on the album version, it was released as a single in the United States (Curtom 1974), but failed to chart. An edited version of the song spent 10 weeks in the top 50 of the UK Singles Chart in 1971, peaking at #12, and it has become a soul music classic over the years.


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2004
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Hush now child
And don't you cry
Your folks might understand you 
By and by
Just move on up 
Towards your destination
Though you may find, from time to time
Complication

Bite your lip 
And take a trip
Though there may be wet road ahead
And you cannot slip
Just move on up 
For peace you will find
Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there's only one kind

So hush now, child 
And don't you cry
Your folks might understand you 
By and by
Move on up 
And keep on wishin'
Remember your dream is your only scheme
So keep on pushin'

Take nothing less
Than the supreme best
Do not obey rumors people say
'Cause you can pass the test
Just move on up 
To a greater day
With just a little faith, if you put your mind to it
You can surely do it

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Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and for composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly, Mayfield is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums. Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and he was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of The Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame i… more »

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Written by: Curtis L. Mayfield

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