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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 14:54:48 -0500
From: sem8@cornell.edu (Susan McNamara)
Subject: CRD: Both Sides Now-Joni Mitchell

D A D F# A D  Capo 4

From: Harlan L Thompson 

BOTH SIDES NOW- Joni Mitchell

 C         F      C       F
Bows and flows of angel hair
      F          Em     Am     C
And ice cream castles in the air
              F        Dm
And feather canyons everywhere
                 F          G
I've looked at clouds that way
     C         F        C      F
But now they only block the sun
        F       Em     Am   C
They rain and snow on everyone
          F        Dm
So many things I could have done
                F     G
But clouds got in my way

CHORUS:
         C          F           C
   I've looked at clouds from both sides now
        F       C          F        C
   From up and down, and still somehow
          Em        F      C
   It's clouds' illusions I recall
      C   F  C    Am      Gsus G    C
   I really don't know clouds    at all

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels
The dizzy, dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way
But now it's just another show
You leave them laughing as you go
And if you care don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

   I've looked at love from both sides now
   From give and take, and still somehow
   It's love's illusions I recall
   I really don't know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say, "I love you" right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I've looked at life that way
But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say I've changed
Something's lost and something's gained
In living every day

   I've looked at life from both sides now
   From win and lose, and still somehow
   It's life's illusions I recall
   I really don't know life at all

NOTE: If someone knows the alternate tuning version, please
post it!
(from Clouds, 1969)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

(I'm not musically adept enough to know what the names of these chords are
but if anybody wants to help me out with naming them I'd be very
appreciative.)

INTRO:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0 3 0 0  0 2 0 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0 3 0 0  0 2 0 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |

VERSE 1:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  Bows and flows of angel hair

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  and ice cream castles in the air

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  and feather canyons everywhere

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  I've looked at clouds that way

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  But now they only block the sun

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  they rain and snow on everyone

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  so many things I would have done

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  but clouds got in my way ---

CHORUS:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 0 0 3 0 4    0 0 0 1 0 2   0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  I've looked at clouds from both sides now

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 2 0 1 0 0    0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  from up and down and still somehow

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  it's cloud's illusions I recall

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |  (finger pick a little on this
                                             last chord ala Joni)
  I really don't know clouds

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  at all

REPEAT INTRO BEFORE NEXT VERSE:

VERSE 2:

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels,
the dizzy dancing way you feel
as every fairy tale comes real;
I've looked at love that way.
But now it's just another show.
You leave 'em laughing when you go
and if you care, don't let them know,
don't give yourself away.

CHORUS 2:

I've looked at love from both sides now,
from give and take, and still somehow
it's love's illusions I recall.
I really don't know love at all.

VERSE 3:

Tears and fears and feeling proud
to say "I love you" right out loud,
dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
I've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained
in living every day.

CHORUS 3:

I've looked at life from both sides now,
from win and lose, and still somehow
it's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.

PRINTING NOTE:  The graphs will probably come out better if you print in
COURIER pitch 10.





  ___________________
 /___________________\
||-------------------||
||   Sue McNamara    ||
|| sem8@cornell.edu  ||
||___________________||
|| O etch-a-sketch O ||
 \___________________/

"It's all a dream she has awake." - Joni Mitchell
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Joshisrad wrote on April 24 2007, 04:01 am

Tabs are way off.

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sabiangreen17 wrote on December 19 2007, 12:00 am

even if the chords are correct, there is no explanation of how to play them in open d tuning.

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Mz Sprinklehead wrote on May 7 2009, 05:33 am

Holy crap!
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WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG!

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