City Vs. Country by Jonathon Richman off the album "You Must Ask the Heart" standard tuning, barre chords F Bb F I wanna live close to downtown to be near my friends F C Gm C I want to be close to them and still be out by the trees in the wind Dm Am Bb Havin' both will be hard to find I'm sure, but then ain't that the way of Bbm the world F C F I want the city, but I want the country, too. F Bb F I wanna be with my friends by the fire and the starlight F C Gm C But I want music, music in my life, Yes! Dm Am Bb Bbm I want a bar-hopping music scene and I wanna pick from ten or fifteen F C F I want the city, but I want the country too. Musical Interlude (same as verse) Dm Bb Dm Bb My mind is quiet. When my thoughts are slow. Dm Bb Gm C I've got to learn what I'm wanting to know Dm Am Bb Bbm I need to live in the ancient world if I'm going to do what I want to do. F C F I want the city but I want the country too. Dm Am Bb Bbm I'll never have both moon and sun. But one never knows just one. F C F I want the city, but I want the country too.