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Misc Unsigned Bands - Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi tab

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Big Yellow Taxi: words and music by Joni Mitchell
(original, 1970).

       Bb         Eb      Bb          Eb   Bb  F F6 F7 F6
1.They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,

F6     Bb        Eb  C              F        F6 F7 F6  F
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot.

       F                                F7
CHORUS:Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what
                                 Bb       Eb
you've got 'till it's gone. They paved paradise and
C            C7  F
put up a parking lot.


2.They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum,


And they charged all the people a dollar and a half

just to see 'em.


CHORUS:



3.Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT, now.


Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the

bees. Please!



CHORUS:


4.Late last night I heard the screen door slam,


And a big yellow taxi came and took away my old man.


CHORUS:


The chords for the verses are the same and so it is for
the chorus.

Mitchell adds this at the end of the song:
F/F6/F7/F6 F    F6     F      F6  
Woo..........Pa.....pa.....pa.....pa..... (x5) then the

chorus is repeated with one more Woo

 pa.....pa.....pa.....pa... to finish.




A blast from the past from Kraziekhat!

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