Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi

Joni Mitchell

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Big Yellow Taxi

Year: 1970 -

Written by Joni Mitchell

	  		GUITAR TUNING: E B E G# B E 

Intro :           A  A6  A  A6  A  B  B6  B  B6  B  
                   E  A/E  E7  A/E  E  A/E E7  A/E  E 


                    A         A6         A               E     A/E  E7  A/E  E 
They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot 

               A    A6           B                  B6        E 
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot.  Oh, 

tabchorus
E5 Emaj7 Don't it always seem to go A/E E That you don't know what you've got till it's gone A A6 B B6 E They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot
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E A/E E7 A/E E A/E E7 A/E E (Choo bop bop bop bop, choo bop bop bop bop) A A6 A E A/E E7 A/E E The took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum, A A6 B B6 E And they charged all the people a dollar-and-a-half just to see 'em. Chorus A A6 A E A/E E7 A/E E Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT now. A A6 B B6 E Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees, Please! Chorus x2 A A6 A E A/E E7 A/E E Late last night I heard the screen door slam A A6 B B6 E And a big yellow taxi took away my old man Chorus (with only one chooo bop, bop. at each end) A A6 B B6 E They've paved paradise, put up a parking lot (choo bop bop bop bop) A A6 B B6 E They've paved paradise, put up a parking lot. Chord fingerings for this tuning: E 0 0 0 0 0 0 E5 0 0 3 0 5 0 E7 0 0 4 0 3 0 Emaj7 0 0 3 0 4 0 A 5 5 5 5 5 5 B 7 7 7 7 7 7 B6 7 7 7 7 9 7 A6 5 5 5 5 7 5 A/E 0 0 1 0 2 0 NOTE: On the first two lines of the chorus and often on the verse, it is better to slightly mute the chords so that the rhythm can be heard but the actual notes barelynoticed.

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