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Joni Mitchell tabs for Big yellow taxi

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                           BIG YELLOW TAXI - Joni Mitchell
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                        from the album 'Ladies of the Canyon', 1970

Originally sent by Harlan Thompson <harlant@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>

Corrections/additions by Howard Wright (H.Wright@astro.cf.ac.uk)


TUNING: A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramG#G# A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE

(You might also need a capo on the 3rd fret - I'm not sure)


All chord shapes given at the end.


Intro :
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A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramA major 6A6  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramA major 6A6  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramBB  A chord diagramB6B6  A chord diagramBB  A chord diagramB6B6  A chord diagramBB

A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA/EA/E A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE MajorE   etc


Verse :
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       A chord diagramA augmentedA         A chord diagramA major 6A6      A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE MajorE
They ...

         A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramA major 6A6        A chord diagramBB            A chord diagramB6B6        A chord diagramE MajorE
With a ..


CHORUS:
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 A chord diagramE5E5             A chord diagramEMaj7Emaj7
Don't ..

          A chord diagramA/EA/E                                   A chord diagramE MajorE
That ..

       A chord diagramA augmentedA        A chord diagramA major 6A6       A chord diagramBB        A chord diagramB6B6       A chord diagramE MajorE
They ..

 A chord diagramE MajorE  A chord diagramA/EA/E A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE MajorE                   A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE7E7  A chord diagramA/EA/E A chord diagramE MajorE
(Choo           ...


They ...
And ..

CHORUS

Hey ..
Give ..
please

CHORUS

Late ..
And a ..

CHORUS TWICE (with only one chooo bop... at each end)

They ..)
They ..

Chord Shapes :
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     A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA augmentedA    A chord diagramBB   A chord diagramA/EA/E  A chord diagramE7E7    A chord diagramA major 6A6    A chord diagramB6B6   A chord diagramE5E5   A chord diagramEMaj7Emaj7
A chord diagramE MajorE  --0----5----7----0---0------5----7-----0----0---------------------
A chord diagramBB  --0----5----7----0---0------5----7-----0----0---------------------
A chord diagramG#G# --0----5----7----1---3------5----7-----3----3--------------------
A chord diagramE MajorE  --0----5----7----0---0------5----7-----0----0-----------------
A chord diagramBB  --0----5----7----2---3------7----9-----5----4----------------
A chord diagramE MajorE  --0----5----7----0---0------5----7-----0----0----------------


On the first two lines of the chorus and
frequently on the verse, it is better to somewhat muffle the chords so
that the rhythm can be heard but the actual notes barely heard.  Also,
the song can be played in regular tuning with the same chords, but I
think it sounds much better this way (and this is what J.M. actually does).
Also, please post if you know any J.M. songs in their actual

tuning.  I hear that of all her guitar songs, she only did around
two of them in standard tuning!

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