“Fingertips, Master Blaster, Higher Gound” Medley – Beyonce, Ed Sheeran & Gary Clark Jr. (Stevie Wonder Grammys Tribute) [YouTube Official Video]

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Stevie Wonder “Fingertips (Part 2)” Lyrics:

[Verse] Everybody say yeah (yeah!)
Say yeah (yeah!)
Say yeah (yeah!)
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
Just a little bit of sou-ou-ou-ou-oul
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Clap your hands just a little bit louder [x2] I know, yeah
Everybody had a good time
So if you want me to
If you want me to
I’m going to swing the song, yeah
Just one more time when I come by[x2] So be advise
(How about it? Let’s hear it for him, huh? Little Stevie Wonder Take a bow Stevie.)
Come on!

[Outro] Goodbye goodbye[x2] Goodbye goodbye goodbye
I’m going to go, yeah
I’m going to go, yeah
Swingin’ from my

Stevie Wonder “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” Lyrics:

[Verse 1] Everyone’s feeling pretty
It’s hotter than July
Though the world’s full of problems
They couldn’t touch us even if they tried
From the park I hear rhythms
Marley’s hot on the box
Tonight there will be a party
On the corner at the end of the block

[Chorus] Didn’t know you
Would be jamming until the break of dawn
I bet nobody ever told you that you
Would be jamming until the break of dawn
You would be jamming and jamming and jamming, jam on

[Verse 2] They want us to join their fighting
But our answer today
Is to let all our worries
Like the breeze through our fingers slip away
Peace has come to Zimbabwe
Third World’s right on the one
Now’s the time for celebration
Because we’ve only just begun

[Chorus] [Verse 3] You ask me am I happy
Well as matter of fact
I can say that I’m ecstatic
Because we all just made a pact
We’ve agreed to get together
Joined as children in Jah
When you’re moving in the positive
Your destination is the brightest star

[Chorus]

Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground” Lyrics:

[Verse 1] People keep on learning
Soldiers keep on warring
World keep on turning
Because it won’t be too long

[Verse 2] Powers keep on lying
While your people keep on dying
World keep on turning
Because it won’t be too long

[Chorus] I’m so darn glad he let me try it again
Because my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Going to keep on trying
Until I reach my highest ground

[Verse 3] Teachers keep on teaching
Preachers keep on preaching
World keep on turning
Because it won’t be too long
Oh no

[Verse 4] Lovers keep on loving
Believers keep on believing
Sleepers just stop sleeping
Because it won’t be too long
Oh no

[Chorus] I’m so glad he let me try it again
Because my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin
I’m so glad that I know more than I knew then
Going to keep on trying
Until I reach my highest ground
No one’s going to bring me down

[Outro] Until I reach my highest ground
No one’s going to bring me down
Oh no
Until I reach my highest ground
Don’t let nobody bring you down (they’ll sho ’nuff try)

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, and Gary Clark Jr. performed together at the star studded Stevie Wonder Grammy Tribute that aired last night. They performed a medley of Wonder’s hits, “Fingertips,” “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” and “Higher Ground” with such incredible energy that Wonder mouthed the word “Wow!” after it concluded. Watch above.

Beyonce began the performance by hugging Stevie Wonder and pumping up the audience with “Fingertips Pt. 2” from his album, Live at the Regal Theater Chicago June 1962. Ed Sheeran joins her on stage and begins the first verse of “Master Blaster (Jammin’),” from Wonder’s 1980 album, Hotter Than July. Trading off with Beyonce, Sheeran’s voice shows the R&B influence from Wonder. To close things out, Gary Clark Jr. comes in with his guitar for “Higher Ground,” (from the 1973 album Innervisions). Clarke sings a short verse and duets with Beyonce, until he completely tears it up in an extended guitar solo.

With horns blaring from the backing band,the three musicians conclude the medley to a standing ovation. Beyonce, Sheeran, and Clark Jr. gave us a stand-out performance for the evening, which is saying something because all of the performances from the tribute were fantastic. Beyonce’s vocal talent and excellent showmanship are absolutely stellar. Sheeran’s distinctive voice and charm make the performance even more appealing, and Gary Clark Jr.’s virtuosic guitar skills bring everything together with incredible energy. This is definitely a performance to remember.

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