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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 1995 19:14:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Joe Riess 

BIG YELLOW TAXI - by Joni Mitchell
 
>From Amy Grant's "House of Love" album.
Transcribed by Joe Riess (jriess@ddt.eng.uc.edu).
 
      E       022100
      Emaj7   021100
      Esus4   022200
      E(no 3) 022400
      A       002220
      Asus4   002230
      A/C#    04222x
      B/D#    06444x
      B       224442
      Bsus    224452
 
Intro:
 
E   Emaj7   A/C#    B/D#
E   Emaj7   A/C#    B/D#
E Esus4 E   E Esus4 E Esus4 E
E Esus4 E(no 3) Esus4 E Esus4 E
 
First verse:
 
       A     Asus4       A       Asus4   E Esus4 E(no 3) Esus4 E Esus4 E 
Esus4 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
        A   Asus4      B    Bsus      E
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot
 
Chorus:
 
  E             Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
          A/C#                           B/D#  E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
       A     Asus4       B        Bsus    E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
 
E Esus4 E(no 3) Esus4 E Esus4 E Esus4 E    E Esus4 E(no 3) Esus4 E Esus4 E
(Shoo    bop    bop   bop   bop          Shoo   bop   bop   bop)
 
Second verse:
 
They took all the trees and put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged all the people twenty-five bucks just to see 'em
 
Repeat chorus:
 
Third verse:
 
Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT now
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees, please
 
Repeat chorus twice:
 
Fourth verse:
 
Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi carried off my old man
 
Repeat chorus twice:


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