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#--------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Song title:      Both Sides, Now
Original Album:  Clouds (1969)

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Copyright © 1969 Reprise Records
Published by ???

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


NOTES:
Tuning is Open D (DADF#AD). In concert, JM capoes at the 5th fret. The
recording on "Clouds" sounds as if it's capoed at 4 but that might just be
how the recording came out. So, take your pick...

Chord names below are for Open D tuning with no capo. Capo 4 or 5 will mean
the chord names will change but the voicings are valid and are numbered
either from the nut (i.e. no capo) or the capo position. Timing is 4/4.


INTRO:
Chords:
Open D           (capo 4)  (capo 5)
D       x0000x    F#        G
Gadd9   x2010x    Badd9     Cadd9


INTRO figure:

  D                  Gadd9                            Gadd9
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|
|-0________---0---0---1-------1--|-0________---0---0---1-------1--|
|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|
|-0________---0---0---2-------2--|-0________---0---0---2-------2--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


  D                  Gadd9         D                  Gadd9
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|
|-0-----------0---0---1-------1--|-0-----------0---0---1-------1--|
|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|
|-0-----------0---0---2-------2--|-0-----------0---0---2-------2--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|


VERSE:
Notes:
A* is A(no 5th)

Chords:
Open D               (capo 4)      (capo 5)
D           x0000x    F#            G
Gadd9       x2010x    Badd9         Cadd9
A*          x4030x    C#*           D*
A 6th int   x0430x    C# 6th int    D 6th int
D 3rd int   x500xx    G 3rd int     G# 3rd int
G#7         xx423x    C7            C#7
Dsus4(add9) 002100    F#sus4(add9)  Gsus4(add9)


s - slide

  A*             Gadd9        D    Gadd9
                                       A*      D
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-------0-------0-----------0--|-0-s-0-------0-------0---0------|
|-3-------3---3---1-----------0--|-1-s-3-------0-------0---0------|
|-0-------0---0---0-----------0--|-0-s-0-------0-------0---0------|
|-4-------4---4---2-----------0--|-2-s-4-------0-------0---0------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  Rows and        flows       of   an -gel     hair,           And



 D 3rd interval  A 6th interval   Gadd9        D*          D
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------0--------------|-0-----------------------0---0--|
|-0-------0-------3--------------|-1-----------0-----------0---0--|
|-0-------0-------4--------------|-0-----------0-----------0---0--|
|-5-------5-------0--------------|-2-----------5-----------0---0--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  ice     cream   castles          in      the air



        A 6th int.
  D              Gadd9
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-------0-------0--------------|-0-----------0-------0---0------|
|-0-------3-------1--------------|-1-------1---1-------1---1------|
|-0-------4-------0--------------|-0-------0---0-------0---0------|
|-0-------0-------2--------------|-2-------2---2-------2---2------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

      And feather can    -    yons ev  -   vry-where:          I've



 Gadd9                       Dsus4(add9)
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------0---0--|--------------------------------|
|-1---1-------1-----------1---1--|--------------------------------|
|-0---0-------0-----------0---2--|--------------------------------|
|-2---2-------2-----------2---0--|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

 looked at    clouds     that way



VERSE:
But now they only block the sun:
They rain and snow on everyone!
So many things I would have done,
But clouds got in my way.


CHORUS:
Chords:
Open D               (capo 4)      (capo 5)
D           x0000x    F#            G
Gadd9       x2010x    Badd9         Cadd9
A 6th int   x0430x    C# 6th int    D 6th int
D 3rd int   x500xx    G 3rd int     G# 3rd int
G#7         xx423x    C7            C#7
Dsus4(add9) 002100    F#sus4(add9)  Gsus4(add9)


 A 6th int.  Gadd9                 D
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------0------------------|-0------------------------------|
|-3-----------1------------------|-0---0---0---0-----------0------|
|-4-----------0------------------|-0---0---0---0-----------0------|
|-0-----------2------------------|-0---0---0---0-----------0------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|
I've
  looked at   clouds          from both sides  now,        from



 Gadd9        D                   Gadd9        D
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0---0-------0------------------|-0---0-------0---------------0--|
|-1---1-------0------------------|-1---1-------0---------------1--|
|-0---0-------0------------------|-0---0-------0---------------0--|
|-2---2-------0------------------|-2---2-------0---------------2--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  up and      down,           and still, some  how,            it's



 G#7             Gadd9
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-3---3---3-------0--------------|-0-------0----------------------|
|-2---2---2-------1--------------|-0-------0----------------------|
|-4---4---4-------0--------------|-0-------0----------------------|
|-----------------2--------------|-0-------0----------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  cloud   il  -   lu   -  sions    I           re -call;       I



                                  Dsus4(add9)
|--------------------------------|-0-------0-------0--------------|
|-0------------------------------|-0-----------0-------0----------|
|-3------------------------------|-1-----------------------1------|
|-0------------------------------|-2------------------------------|
|-4------------------------------|-0---------------------------0--|
|--------------------------------|-0------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

  real  - ly      don't   know     clouds



 Dsus4(add9)                       D                  Gadd9
|-----------------0--------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------0--------------|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|
|---------1-------1--------------|-0________---0---0---1-------1--|
|-2---------------2--------------|-0________---0---0---0-------0--|
|-----------------0--------------|-0________---0---0---2-------2--|
|-----------------0--------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

                         at       all.



  D                  Gadd9         D                  Gadd9
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|
|-0-----------0---0---1-------1--|-0-----------0---0---1-------1--|
|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|-0-----------0---0---0-------0--|
|-0-----------0---0---2-------2--|-0-----------0---0---2-------2--|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|



VERSE:
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.


VERSE:
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:
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:
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.


VERSE:
But now old friends are acting strange.
They shake their heads, they say, "I've changed."
Well, something's lost, but something's gained
In living every day.


CHORUS:
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.


CHORUS:
I've looked at life from both sides now,
From up and down, and still, somehow,
It's life's illusions I recall;
I really don't know life at all.


OUTRO:

[play out over INTRO figure]

[end on D]


            
            
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PhreakEDIT 10 Aug 22, 2017 06:19 PM

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