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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


Title: CIRCLE GAME 
Artist: Joni Mitchell
Album: "Ladies of the canyon"
from: ebbskyz@yahoo.com

Tuning: DGDGBD (open G)
Capo on 5th fret


Chords:

C(9)  :x02010          Am7(4):x22010
D7    :020210          G7+   :004030
Bm6-  :x44030          Bm    :x44430
C     :x55555




    Bm6-    Am7(4)    Bm6-    Am7(4)
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-3-------1-----0-|-3-------1-----0-|
G||-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
D||---4-------2-----|---4-------2-----|
G||-4-------2-------|-4-------2-------|
D||-----------------|-----------------|



    Bm6-    Am7(4)    G       C(9)
D||-------0-----0---|-----------0-----|
B||-3-------1-----1-|-0-----0^1---1---|
G||-----0-----------|-----0-----------|
D||---4-------2-----|---0-----------2-|
G||-4-------2-------|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|


    G
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----------0---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D||---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|

                      Yes-ter-day a

    C(9)              G       C(9)
D||-------0---------|-----------0-----|
B||-1-----------1---|-0-----0^1---1---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----0-----------|
D||---2-----2-----2-|---0-----------2-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|

 child come out to    won  -  der

    G
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----------0---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D||---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|
 
                    Caught a  dra-gon

    C(9)              D7
D||-------0---------|-------4-----2---|
B||-1-----------1---|-----1-----1-----|
G||-----0-----0-----|---2-----2-----2-|
D||---2-----2-----2-|-----------------|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-------2-----2---|
D||-----------------|-0---------------|


                      G
D||-0-----2---4-0---|-------0----------|
B||-----1-----------|-0------------0---|
G||---2-----2-----2-|-----0------0-----|
D||-----------------|---0------0-----0-|
G||-------2-----2---|-0-----0------0---|
D||-0---------------|------------------|

                     Fear-ful when the

    C(9)              Bm
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-1-----------1---|-3-----------3---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----4-----4-----|
D||---2-----2-----1-|---4-----4-----4-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-4-----4-----4---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|

    sky was full of   thun  - der

                      C
D||-------0---------|-------5---------|
B||-3-----------3---|-5-----------5---|
G||-----4-----4-----|-----5-----5-----|
D||---4-----4-----4-|---5-----5-----5-|
G||-4-----4-----4---|-5-----5-----5---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|

                And  tear-ful at  the

    G       Bm6- Am7(4) G        C(9)
D||-------------------|-----------0-----|
B||-0-----0-3----1----|-0-----0^1---1---|
G||-----0-------------|-----0-----------|
D||---0-------4----2--|---0-----------2-|
G||-0-------4----2----|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-------------------|-----------------|
 
    fal-ling of  a      star

    G
D||-------0-----------|-------0----------|
B||-0-----0-----0-----|-0------------0---|
G||-----0-----0-------|-----0------0-----|
D||---0-----0-------0-|---0------0-----0-|
G||-0-----0-----0-----|-0-----0------0---|
D||-------------------|------------------|

               And the  sea-sons they go

  Bm6-  Am7(4) G
D||--------------------|-----------------|
B||-3---1------0-----0-|-0-----0-----0---|
G||----------------0---|-----0-----0-----|
D||---4---2------0-----|---0-----0-----0-|
G||-4---2------0-------|-0-----0-----0---|
D||--------------------|-----------------|

round ....

  Bm6-  Am7(4) G         C(9)
D||--------------------|-------0---------|
B||-3---1------0-----0-|-1-----------1---|
G||----------------0---|-----0-----0-----|
D||---4---2------0-----|---2-----2-----2-|
G||-4---2------0-------|-0-----0-----0---|
D||--------------------|-----------------|


                      G       C(9)
D||-------0---------|-----------0-----|
B||-1-----------1---|-0-----0^1---1---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----0-----------|
D||---2-----2-----2-|---0-----------2-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|


    G                 C(9)
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-0-----0-----0---|-1-----------1---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----0-----0-----|
D||---0-----0-----0-|---2-----2-----2-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|
 
                      Bm
D||-------0---------|-------0---------|
B||-1-----------1---|-3-----------3---|
G||-----0-----0-----|-----4-----4-----|
D||---2-----2-----2-|---4-----4-----4-|
G||-0-----0-----0---|-4-----4-----4---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|


    C                 G7+
D||-------5---------|-------0---------|
B||-5-----------5---|-3-----------3---|
G||-----5-----5-----|-----0-----0-----|
D||---5-----5-----5-|---4-----4-----4-|
G||-5-----5-----5---|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|
 


    C(9)    Am7(4)    G       C(9)
D||-----------------|-----------0-----|
B||-1-----1-1-----1-|-0-----0^1---1---|
G||-----0-------0---|-----0-----------|
D||---2-------2-----|---0-----------2-|
G||-0-------2-------|-0-----0-----0---|
D||-----------------|-----------------|
 

    G
D||-------0---------||
B||-0-----0-----0---||
G||-----0-----0-----||
D||---0-----0-----0-||
G||-0-----0-----0---||
D||-----------------||
 


- END -



LYRICS:


Yesterday a child came out to wonder,
Caught a dragonfly inside a jar.
Fearful when the sky is full of thunder,
And tearful at the falling of a star.

Chorus:
     And the seasons, they go 'round and 'round,
     And the painted ponies go up and down.
     We're captive on the carousel of time.
     We can't return, we can only look behind
     From where we came,
     And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game.

Then the child moved ten times round the seasons,
Skated over ten clear frozen streams.
Words like "when you're older" must appease him,
And promises of someday make his dreams.

     (Repeat Chorus)

Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now,
Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town.
And they tell him, "Take your time, it won't be long now,
'Till you drag your feet to slow the circle down."

     (Repeat Chorus)

So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty,
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true.
There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams, and plenty.
Before the last revolving year is through.

     (Repeat Chorus)




            
            
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Llamalegs 41 Jul 29, 2011 06:56 AM

Flawless, I think it sounds best capo on 5th fret but it could just be the recording I have. Excellent work!

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ascanio58 10 Feb 21, 2017 05:05 PM

Sorry, but you missed this part of the first verse: "fly inside a jar."

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