Joni Mitchell – Raised On Robbery tab

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raised on robbery: joni mitchell
by robin young (paperthinxhymn@gmail.com)

Bb: 013331
C:  032010
F:  133211
G:  3X0003

he was sittinÂ’ in the lounge of the empire hotel
he was drinkinÂ’ for diversion, he was thinkinÂ’ for himself
a little money ridinÂ’ on the maple leafs
along comes this lady in sleeves

she says
F
let me sit down, you know,
                     C
drinkinÂ’ aloneÂ’s a shame,
itÂ’s a shame, itÂ’s a cryinÂ’ shame
G                         F                    C
look at those jokers glued to that damn hockey game

F
hey, honey, you got lots of cash,
bring us ‘round a bottle and we’ll have some laughs
Bb                             G              C
ginÂ’s what iÂ’m drinkinÂ’; i was raised on robbery

she says,
      F                                         C
iÂ’m a pretty good cook, sittinÂ’ on my groceries
       G                        F                C
come up to my kitchen, iÂ’ll show you my best recipes
  F
i try and i try, but i canÂ’t save a cent
iÂ’m up after midnight cookinÂ’ tryinÂ’ to make my rent
    Bb                            G              C
iÂ’m rough but IÂ’m pleasinÂ’; i was raised on robbery

G-F-C-G-C

   F
we had a little money once,
                                         C
they were pushinÂ’ through a four lane highway
                   G
government gave us three thousand dollars,
    F                        C
you shoulda seen it fly away

                  F
first he bought a fifty-seven Biscayne, he put it in the ditch
he drunk up all the rest, that son of a bitch
    Bb                         G              C
his bloodÂ’s bad whiskey; i was raised on robbery

             F
you know you ainÂ’t bad lookinÂ’,
                             C
i like the way you hold your drinks
     G
come home with me honey,
        F                              C
i ainÂ’t askinÂ’ for no full-length mink

F
	hey, where you goinÂ’?
donÂ’t go yet, your glass ainÂ’t empty and we just met
       Bb
youÂ’re mean when youÂ’re loaded;
      G              C
i was raised on robbery

G-F-C-G
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