“PYT” by Michael Jackson: Cover Song of the Week (with Tutorial!)

For anybody in the 1980s but especially for those of us just hitting puberty in 1982-83, Michael Jackson was the biggest musical influence on everybody. Still is. The man earned his moniker, the ‘King Of Pop’ without reservation — and when listening to today’s music, it’s even more apparent how great he was.

“PYT” was the sixth single from the album “Thriller,” and as the story goes, producer Quincy Jones wasn’t going to include the song on the album. But he did, and it sounds as great 36 years after its release as it did back in the day.

For anybody wanting to learn the song, it starts with a Bm9 chord, moving to a GMaj7 in the verse. It’s pretty easy to learn in that regard. I’m wrapping up a song tutorial and will paste it at the bottom of the blog.

I think by watching me play it, you’ll pick it up pretty easily! Lyrics below the video:

Where did you come from lady
And ooh won’t you take me there
Right away won’t you baby
Tendoroni you’ve got to be
Spark my nature
Sugar fly with me
Don’t you know now
Is the perfect time
We can make it right
Hit the city lights
Then tonight ease the lovin’ pain
Let me take you to the max

I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there
I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there

(Anywhere you want to go)

Nothin’ can stop this burnin’
Desire to be with you
Gotta get to you baby
Won’t you come, it’s emergency
Cool my fire yearnin’
Honey, come set me free
Don’t you know now is the perfect time
We can dim the lights
Just to make it right
In the night
Hit the lovin’ spot
I’ll give you all that I’ve got

I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there
I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there

Pretty young things, repeat after me
I said,
Na na na
Na na na na
Na na na na
Na na na
Na na na
I said na na na na na
Na na na na na
I’ll take you there

I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there
I want to love you (P-Y-T)
Pretty young thing
You need some lovin’ (T-L-C)
Tender lovin’ care
And I’ll take you there
Songwriters: James Ingram, Quincy Jones

But if you’d like a more in-depth tutorial on how to play “PYT,” perhaps my video, “How To Play ‘PYT’ by Michael Jackson on Piano” will do the trick. Enjoy – and come find more tutorials, covers and originals at youtube.com/ryanweltonmusic.

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