Mitchell Joni - Free Man In Paris tab

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From: J.P.Wilks@cs.bham.ac.uk (Julie P Wilks)

These are the (easy) chords for Free Man in Paris (Joni's version anyway).

Free Man in Paris
=================

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell


          A                              D
The way I see it he said, you just can't win it,
            C                                              G
Everybody's in it for their own gain; you can't please 'em all,
               F                       A
There's always somebody putting you down,
                           D
I do my best and I do good business,
                        C
There's a lot of people asking for my time,
                          G
They're tryin' to get ahead;
                  F                   A
they're tryin' to be a good friend of   mine,

Chorus
        F
I was a free man in Paris,
       G
I felt unfettered and alive,
C                  Asus4
There was nobody callin' me up for favours
            A
and no-ones future to decide,
             F
You know I'd go back there tomorrow
            G                   C
but for the work I've taken on,
            Asus4          D                A
stokin' the star maker machinary behind the popular songs.

Instrumental bit ... (mix it about a bit!)

Em9  A  Em9  A  Em9 A

C D F   C D G A  C D F  C D G A


Verse 2:

          A                        D
I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers,
         C                                    G
Lately I wonder what I do it for; if I had my way,
         F                                A
I'd just walk through those doors, and wan-der,
                  D
down the Champs Elysees;
              C
going cafe to cabaret, thinking
                         G
how I'd feel when I find,
     F                   A
that very good friend of   mine

Chorus:

End instrumental bit ...

A  C D F  C D G A



From: spxhaw@thor.cf.ac.uk (Howard Wright \(Hman\))

                             Free Man in Paris  - Joni Mitchell
                         ----------------------------------------


                                                tabbed by Howard Wright
                                                spxhaw@uk.ac.cf.thor


Tuning : open D

From low to high that is  -  D A D F# A D

So you can leave your A and D strings - all the others go down either
a semitone or a tone.

NOTE: For the verse and chorus I'll just put down the chord shapes once
each time the chord changes. Check out the record for details on strumming

Intro
-----

D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|A----7---9---12---12-12-12-12------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|F#---6---8---11---11-11-11-11------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|A----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|D----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|A---7---9---12---12-12-12-12-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|F#--6---8---11---11-11-11-11-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|A--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|D--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
Carry on strumming that chord at the seventh fret for a few bars..... Verse 1 -------
D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|A----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|F#---------7--------------------------------8---------------------|D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|A----------7--------------------------------9---------------------|D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
'The way I see it' he said 'you just can't win it, everybody's
D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|A----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|F#---6----------------------------------------------5-------------|D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|A----7----------------------------------------------5-------------|D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
in it for their own gain you can't please them all there's always
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|A----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|F#---6-----------------------7-----------------------------8-------|D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|A----7-----------------------7-----------------------------9-------|D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
somebody shooting you down. I do my best and I do good business
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|A---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|F#--------------------------6-------------------------------5-----|D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|A---------------------------7-------------------------------5-----|D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
there's a lot of people asking for my time trying to get ahead
D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|A-------------12-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|F#------------11-----------------7--------8--7--8--7-------------------|D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|A--------------------------------7--------9--7--9--7-------------------|D--------------------------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
trying to be a good friend of mine Chorus ------
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|A--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|F#-------3-------------------------5-----------------6-------------|D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|A--------3-------------------------5-----------------7-------------|D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
I was a free man in paris I felt unfettered and alive there was
D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|A---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|F#--------7------------------8-------------------5------------7----|D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|A---------7------------------9-------------------0------------7----|D---------7------------------7--------------------------------7----|
nobody calling me up for favours and noone's future to decide
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|F#------------3----------------------------------5--------------6--|D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------7--|D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
you know I'd go back there tomorrow but for the work I've taken on
D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|A---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|F#--------------7-------------8-----------------5-----------7------|D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|A---------------7-------------9-----------------0-----------7------|D---------------7-------------7-----------------------------7------|
stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song
D--------4-------4---------7-----7-7--7-7------|A--------5-------5---------7-----7-7--7-7------|F#---5---5---5---5---5-----7-----8p7--8p7------|D----5---5---5---5---5-----7-----7-7--7-7------|A----0---0---0---0---0-----7-----9p7--9p7------|D--------------------------7-----7-7--7-7------|
Repeat this last line once (p=pull off) Then play the intro again, and into the second verse Verse 2 -------- I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers lately I wonder what I do it for, if I had my way I'd just walk out the door and wander Down the Champs Elysees Going cafe to cabaret Wandering how I'd feel when I find that very good friend of mine Chorus ------ repeat the last tab line of the chorus, as before, then go back to the intro bit. Play this four times, and that's it ! Howard
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