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Joni Mitchell

 

Capo: 4   Tuning: DADF#AD  Tempo: 80 bpm

All chords get 2 beats unless otherwise noted.

 

Chord Guide

       3 1

D5:   050300

          2 1

D5addC#: 040300

        2 1

Dsus4: 020100

      

D:    000000

      111111

F:    333333

      111111

E:    222222

         3 1

D7sus4: 030100

         21 3

Asus4: 002102

 

 

Intro:  / D5 - - D5addC# / Dsus4 - - D / x2

 

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4      

    He comes for     conver   -   sation,                

D5     D5addC#     Dsus4            Asus4     

        I comfort      him sometimes

 

D5    D5addC#      Dsus4       Asus4      

        Comfort and consultation,

F           E                 Asus4 (1)     

    he knows that's what he'll find

 

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4                Asus4

         I bring him       apples and cheeses,

D5    D5addC#      Dsus4       Asus4

        he brings me songs to play

D5    D5addC#       Dsus4       Asus4

        He sees me when he pleases,

F       E        Asus4 (1)

     I see him in cafes

 

          D5 (1)                                Dsus4 (1)

And I only say, hello, and turn away before his lady knows

D7sus4 Dsus4                       Asus4 (1)

             How much I want to see him

             D5 (1)                                         Dsus4 (1)

She removes him, like a ring to wash her hands, She only brings him out to

D7sus4    Dsus4    D (hold 1)

show her friends                  I want to free him

 

Repeat Intro

 

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

Secrets and sharing soda,

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

that's how our time began

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

Love is a story told to a

F       E        Asus4 (1)

friend, it's secondhand

 

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

       But I'll listen to his questions,

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

         I'll give my answers when they're found

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4

        He says she keeps him guessing,

F              E           Asus4 (2)

   but I know she keeps him down

 

          D5 (1)                                Dsus4 (1)

She speaks in sorry sentences, miraculous repentances

D7sus4 Dsus4                     Asus4 (1)

                 I don't believe her

        D5 (1)                                      Dsus4 (1)

Tomorrow he will come to me and speak his sorrow endlessly

       D7sus4   Dsus4    D (hold 1)

And ask me        why          Why can't I leave her?

 

Repeat Intro

 

D5    D5addC#     Dsus4       Asus4      

    He comes for     conver   -   sation,                

D5     D5addC#     Dsus4            Asus4     

        I comfort      him sometimes

 

D5    D5addC#      Dsus4       Asus4      

        Comfort and consultation,

F           E                 Asus4 (1)     

    he knows that's what he'll find

F           E                  Asus4 (2)

    He knows that's what            he'll find

 

/ D5 - - D5addC# / Dsus4 - - D / x4

 

End on D

 

 


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