Joni Mitchell – Edith And The Kingpin chords

Joni Mitchell
I would not disagree with Howard Wright, and disagree ever so slightly with 
version 2, but this is how I play it.
It is a bit easier and more simple to play on piano or Guitar and Bass 
INTRO –  Cm7 /  Ab maj7 / Bb2  add 6 / Cm7 Repeat

Cm7The big man arrives
Gm7sus4 Cm7/AbDisco dancers greet him
Cm7/F Plainclothes cops greet him
Cm7/Ab Cm7/BbSmall town, big man, fresh lipstick glistening
Cm7Sophomore jive
Gm7sus4 Cm7/AbFrom victims of typewriters
Cm7/F The band sounds like typewriters
Cm7/Ab Cm7 Dm7/CThe big man he's not listening Ooh Ooh etc
Cm7/AbHis eyes hold Edith
G7sus4 G7His left hand holds his right
Ebmaj7What does that hand desire
Cm7/Ab G7sus4 G7That he grips it so tight
Edith in the ring The passed-over girls are conferring The man with the diamond ring is purring All claws for now withdrawn One by one they bring His renegade stories to her His crimes and his glories to her In challenge they look on Women he has taken grow old too soon He tilts their tired faces Gently to the spoon Edith in his bed A plane in the rain is humming The wires in the walls are humming Some song-some mysterious song Bars in her head Beating frantic and snowblind Romantic and snowblind She says-his crime belongs Edith and the Kingpin Each with charm to sway Are staring eye to eye They dare not look away You know they dare not look away CODA Cm7 / Ab maj7 / Bb2 add 6 / Cm7 Repeat
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