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Trouble Child chords

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The great thing about this version is that you can play in with normal tuning. I have transposed all Joni's open chords to normal chords. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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TROUBLE CHILD (Joni Mitchell, 1973)   Normal Tuning!!!
Original key: [C] transposed down -3 to [A]  with range: G#2-B3
If you want to sing along with Joni - CAPO 3

B/A      x04442
A        x02220
F#m11    222222
D/A      x07775
Dmaj9    xx0220
E9       0x4400
E6       0x6600
E5       xx24xx
D5       xx02xx
A5       x02xxx
A9       x02420
Emaj7/G# 4xx444
B4       x2220x
Bsus     x24252
E9+7     0x4440


[Verse 1]
B/A                A               F#m11 
Up in a sterilised room where they let you be (Intro) la-a-zy.
D/A                         A                    F#m11  
Knowing your attitude's all wrong and you got to change and that's not (Intro) ea-sy.
Dmaj9                          E9   E6   E9   E6   E9  
Dragon shining with all values known.  (short riff)
Dmaj9                          E5      D5   E5   A5  
Dazzling you keeping your from your    own. (short riff)
D/A                         A                         F#m11  
Where is the lion in you to defy him when you're this weak and this (Intro) spa-cy?

[Verse 2]
B/A                               A              F#m11 
So what are you going to do about it?  You can't live life and you can't (Intro) leave it.
D/A                             A                  F#m11  
Advice and religion - you can't take it. You can't seem to (Intro) believe it.
Dmaj9                    E9   E6   E9   E6   E9  
The peacock is afraid to parade.  
       Dmaj9                  E5   D5   E5   A5  
You're under the thumb of the maid. 
    D/A                            A                    F#m11                E
You really can't give love in this condition. Still you know how you (Intro) need it

[Chorus 1]
E             A9      Emaj7/G#                    F#m11     B4         E
They open and close   you and they talk like they know you, they don't know you.
                             A      Emaj7/G#  
They're friends and they're foes   too. Trouble child 
Bsus              B4                 E  E9+7 arpeggio  Intro 
breaking like the waves at       Malibu  

[Verse 3]
   B/A                        A                 F#m11   
So why does it come as such a shock to know you really have (Intro) no one?
D/A                      A     F#m11         
Only a river of changing faces looking for an (Intro) ocean 
Dmaj9                           E9   E6   E9   E6   E9  
They trickle through your leaky plans 
 Dmaj9                  E5   D5  E5   A5  
another dream over the dam 
           D/A                                  A           F#m11    E 
And you're lying in some room feeling like your right to be human is going over too.

[Chorus 2]
                        A9      Emaj7/G#  
Well, some are going to knock   you, 
Emaj7/G#            F#m11  B4  E
and some'll try an’ clock         you. 
                             A9            Emaj7/G#   
You know it's really hard to talk sense to you, Trouble child 
Bsus              B4               E  E9+7  arpeggio  Intro
breaking like the waves at     Malibu  

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motoclangers [tm] 14,237 Feb 10, 2017 05:59 AM

Well done ,this is a good tab :-)

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