Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Free Man In Paris tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

Interactive

13,354 views 6 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
x 13
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: J.P.Wilks@cs.bham.ac.uk (Julie P Wilks)

These are the (easy) chords for Free Man in Paris (Joni's version anyway).

Free Man in Paris
=================

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell


          A                              D
The way I see it he said, you just can't win it,
            C                                              G
Everybody's in it for their own gain; you can't please 'em all,
               F                       A
There's always somebody putting you down,
                           D
I do my best and I do good business,
                        C
There's a lot of people asking for my time,
                          G
They're tryin' to get ahead;
                  F                   A
they're tryin' to be a good friend of   mine,

Chorus
        F
I was a free man in Paris,
       G
I felt unfettered and alive,
C                  Asus4
There was nobody callin' me up for favours
            A
and no-ones future to decide,
             F
You know I'd go back there tomorrow
            G                   C
but for the work I've taken on,
            Asus4          D                A
stokin' the star maker machinary behind the popular songs.

Instrumental bit ... (mix it about a bit!)

Em9  A  Em9  A  Em9 A

C D F   C D G A  C D F  C D G A


Verse 2:

          A                        D
I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers,
         C                                    G
Lately I wonder what I do it for; if I had my way,
         F                                A
I'd just walk through those doors, and wan-der,
                  D
down the Champs Elysees;
              C
going cafe to cabaret, thinking
                         G
how I'd feel when I find,
     F                   A
that very good friend of   mine

Chorus:

End instrumental bit ...

A  C D F  C D G A



From: spxhaw@thor.cf.ac.uk (Howard Wright \(Hman\))

                             Free Man in Paris  - Joni Mitchell
                         ----------------------------------------


                                                tabbed by Howard Wright
                                                spxhaw@uk.ac.cf.thor


Tuning : open D

From low to high that is  -  D A D F# A D

So you can leave your A and D strings - all the others go down either
a semitone or a tone.

NOTE: For the verse and chorus I'll just put down the chord shapes once
each time the chord changes. Check out the record for details on strumming

Intro
-----

D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
A----7---9---12---12-12-12-12------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
F#---6---8---11---11-11-11-11------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
A----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
D----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|


D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
A---7---9---12---12-12-12-12-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
F#--6---8---11---11-11-11-11-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
A--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
D--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|

Carry on strumming that chord at the seventh fret for a few bars.....

Verse 1
-------


D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
A----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
F#---------7--------------------------------8---------------------|
D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
A----------7--------------------------------9---------------------|
D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|

'The way I see it' he said 'you just can't win it, everybody's

D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
A----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
F#---6----------------------------------------------5-------------|
D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
A----7----------------------------------------------5-------------|
D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|

    in it for their own gain you can't please them all there's always


D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
A----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
F#---6-----------------------7-----------------------------8-------|
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
A----7-----------------------7-----------------------------9-------|
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|

   somebody shooting you down. I do my best and I do good business

D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
A---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
F#--------------------------6-------------------------------5-----|
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
A---------------------------7-------------------------------5-----|
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|

  there's a lot of people asking for my time trying to get ahead

D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
A-------------12-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
F#------------11-----------------7--------8--7--8--7-------------------|
D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
A--------------------------------7--------9--7--9--7-------------------|
D--------------------------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|

   trying to be a good friend of  mine


Chorus
------

D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
F#-------3-------------------------5-----------------6-------------|
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------7-------------|
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|

I was a free man in paris I felt unfettered and alive     there was

D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
A---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
F#--------7------------------8-------------------5------------7----|
D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
A---------7------------------9-------------------0------------7----|
D---------7------------------7--------------------------------7----|

  nobody calling me up for favours and noone's future to decide

D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
F#------------3----------------------------------5--------------6--|
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------7--|
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|

you know I'd go back there tomorrow but for the work I've taken on

D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
A---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
F#--------------7-------------8-----------------5-----------7------|
D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
A---------------7-------------9-----------------0-----------7------|
D---------------7-------------7-----------------------------7------|

   stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song


D--------4-------4---------7-----7-7--7-7------|
A--------5-------5---------7-----7-7--7-7------|
F#---5---5---5---5---5-----7-----8p7--8p7------|
D----5---5---5---5---5-----7-----7-7--7-7------|
A----0---0---0---0---0-----7-----9p7--9p7------|
D--------------------------7-----7-7--7-7------|


Repeat this last line once

(p=pull off)

Then play the intro again, and into the second verse


Verse 2
--------

I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers
lately I wonder what I do it for, if I had my way
I'd just walk out the door and wander
Down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Wandering how I'd feel when I find that very good friend of mine


Chorus
------

repeat the last tab line of the chorus, as before, then go back
to the intro bit.
Play this four times, and that's it !

Howard

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
kttunstallator3 527 Aug 08, 2009 05:50 PM

prefer the one in open D...well great job making the tab, really appreciated it. :()

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction