[C] Young man, there’s no need to feel down, I said 

[Am] Young man, pick yourself off the ground, I said 

[Dm] Young man, cause you’re in a new town 

There’s no  
[G] need to be unhappy. 

[C] Young man, there’s a place you can go, I said 

[Am] Young man, when you’re short on your dough, you can 

[Dm] Stay there, and I’m sure you will find 

[G] ways to have a good time. 


It’s fun to stay at the  
[C] YMCA. It’s fun to stay at the  
[Am] YMCA, 

They have  
[Dm] everything for you men to enjoy 

You can  
[G] hang out with all the boys. 

It’s fun to stay at the  
[C] YMCA. It’s fun to stay at the  
[Am] YMCA, 

You can  
[Dm] get yourself cleaned, you can have a good meal 

You can  
[G] do whatever you feel. 

[C] Young man, are you listening to me, I said 

[Am] Young man, what to you want to be, I said 

[Dm] Young man, you can make real your dreams, 

But you’ve  
[G] got to know this one thing… 

[C] No man does it all by himself, I said 

[Am] Young man, put your pride on the shelf and just 

[Dm] Go there, to the YMCA 

I’m sure  
[G] they can help you today. 


[C] Young man, I was once in your shoes, I said 

[Am] I was down and out with the blues, I felt 

[Dm] No man cared if I were alive 

I felt  
[G] the whole world was so tight. 

[C] That’s when someone came up to me and said, 

[Am] ”Young man, take a walk up the street, there’s a 

[Dm] Place there called the YMCA 

They can  
[G] start you back on your way. 

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