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I Had A King chords by Joni Mitchell

"I Had a King" is the opening track of Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's debut album, "Song to a Seagull". "I Had a King" and the album was released in 1968.

Guitar chords with lyrics

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Tuning: Standard (E chord diagramEE A chord diagramAA D chord diagramDD G chord diagramGG B chord diagramBB E chord diagramEE)

Key: A chord diagramAA

Difficulty: Intermediate


Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9 - X02000
A2 chord diagramA2A2 - X02200
F7 chord diagramF7F7 - XX3210
Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7 - X02010
Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA - 000000
E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA - 004200
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4 - X00220
A chord diagramAA - X02220


Intro: A chord diagramAA Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9

Verse:

A chord diagramAA
I had a king in a tenement castle
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                                             A2 chord diagramA2A2
Lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown
               F7 chord diagramF7F7
He's taken the curtains down
     Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                         Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA
He's swept with the broom of contempt
                       Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7      E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
And the rooms have an empty ring
      Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9
He's cleaned with the tears
      Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA                    Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7                E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
Of an actor who fears for the laughter's sting-


Chorus:
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                   A chord diagramAA
I can't go back there anymore
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                      A chord diagramAA
You know my keys won't fit the door
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                       A chord diagramAA
You know my thoughts don't fit the man
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                         A chord diagramAA
They never can, they never can


Verse:
A chord diagramAA
I had a king dressed in drip-dry and paisley
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                                        A2 chord diagramA2A2
Lately he's taken to saying I'm crazy and blind
              F7 chord diagramF7F7
He lives in another time
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                       Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA
Ladies in gingham still blush
                         Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9         E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
While he sings them of wars and wine
    Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                 Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA
But I in my leather and lace
              Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7            E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
I can never become that kind


Chorus:
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                    A chord diagramAA
I can't go back there anymore
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                         A chord diagramAA
You know my keys won't fit the door
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                           A chord diagramAA
You know my thoughts don't fit the man
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                         A chord diagramAA
They never can, they never can


Verse:
A chord diagramAA
I had a king in a salt-rusted carriage
     Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                                            A2 chord diagramA2A2
Who carried me off to his country for marriage too soon
                F7 chord diagramF7F7
Beware of the power of moons
        Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9
There's no one to blame
               Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA             Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9         E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
No there's no one to name as a traitor here
     Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9
The king's on the road
          Em7 chord diagramEm7Em7/A chord diagramAA                        Am7 chord diagramAm7Am7             E2 chord diagramE2E2/A chord diagramAA
And the queen's in the grove till the end of the year


Chorus:
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                     A chord diagramAA
I can't go back there anymore
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                        A chord diagramAA
You know my keys won't fit the door
Asus4 chord diagramAsus4Asus4                            A chord diagramAA
You know my thoughts don't fit the man
Am9 chord diagramAm9Am9                         A chord diagramAA
They never can, they never can

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