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‘Big Yellow Taxi’ (cover)

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Original by Joni Mitchell

Hey farmer farmer, put away that DDT now. Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees …


Standard Tuning
Capo on first fret
Chords are relative to capo

Not sure about all the lyrics.

Intro: (bass riff in key of G [G#])
G
Cadd9 G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
Cadd9 Dsus4 G
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot
G D
Don’t it always seem to go that you
Am
don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Cadd9 G
They took all the trees and put ’em in a tree museum
Cadd9 Dsus4 G
And they charge the people a dollar and a half to see them
G D
Don’t it always seem to go that you
Am G
don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

G
Cadd9 G
Hey farmer, farmer put away your D.D.T.
Cadd9
I don’t care about spots on my apples,
Dsus4 G
leave me the birds and the bees, please
G D
Don’t it always seem to go that you
Am G
don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Why not?

Solo:
Cadd9 G
f -|———————————————————
C -|——————————————1/3–3–1–0—
G#-|——————————————2/4–4–2–0—
Eb-|———————————————————
Bb-|———————————————————
F -|–0-0-0-0h3-3-0-3–3-0-0-3–3–3–5–5/7—————–

Cadd9 Dsus4 G (harmonics)
f -|———————————————————–
C -|——————————————-(5)——3/5\3–
G#-|——————————————-(5)————-
Eb-|——————————————-(5)————-
Bb-|———————————————————–
F -|—-0-0-0h3-3–3–3-0-0-3–3–3–5–3———————-

Cadd9 G
f -|———————————————————
C -|——————————————1/3–3–1–0—
G#-|——————————————2/4–4–2–0—
Eb-|———————————————————
Bb-|———————————————————
F -|–0-0-0-0h3-3-0-3–3-0-0-3–3–3–5–5/7—————–

Em7 Dsus2 C
f -|–0——0———-0—0——
C -|–3—3——3—3——1——
G#-|–4———-2———-0——
Eb-|–2———-0———-2——
Bb-|————————3——
F -|——————————-

G
Listen late last night I heard the screen door slam
Cadd9 Dsus4 G
And a big yellow taxt took my girl away
G D
Don’t it always seem to go that you
Am G
don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

G D
Don’t it always seem to go that you
Am
don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone
C D G
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Why not?
C D G
They paved paradise to put up a parking lot
C D G
Paved paradise to put up a parking lot

Outro: (improvise lyrics)
Cadd9 G
Cadd9 G
Cadd9 G
Cadd9 Dsus4 G


They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see ’em

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

‘Holiday In Spain’

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Everybody’s gone. They left the television screaming that the radio’s on …


Transcribed by: Chris Mace
Email: kristmace@hotmail.com

This is ideally played on the piano, but
for those of us who cant do without guitar,
heres a simple transcription.
If anybody wishes to make changes/additions
(particularly what the mandolin is doing) then
feel free to do so, and just add you name along
with mine above.

Capo 5
All notes relative to capo except lead.
-|—-0—0—0———–|—————-0-0–|—————————–
-|–2—2—2—–2-2-0—|-2-2–2-2–2-2–0-0–|—————————–
-|–2—1—0—–2-2—2-|-2-2–1-1–0-0–2-2–|—————————–
-|–2—2—2—–2-2—–|-2-2–2-2–2-2–2-2–|—————————–
-|–0—0—x————-|-0-0–0-0–x-x–x-x–|—————————–
-|———-2—2———|———–2-2–0-0–|—————————–

Intro x2 Verse
-|-5-5—5-5—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————
-|-5-5—5-5—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————
-|-6-6—6-6—2-2—1-1–|—————————————————
-|-7-7—7-7—4-4—2-2–|—————————————————
-|-7-7—7-7—4-4—2-2–|—————————————————
-|-5-5—4-4—2-2—0-0–|—————————————————

Chorus
-|—————————–0–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–1–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–0–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–2–2–|—————————————-
-|—————————–3–0–|—————————————-
-|———————————–|—————————————-
Outro: Repeat chorus ending with

-|-5/10vvvv——-9-9-10\5vvvv——————————-|—————-
-|———-10-12————-8/10-10vv-/8-8\7—————|—————-
-|———————————————7-9-11\2vvvvv-|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-
-|———————————————————–|—————-

Solo (NO CAPO) w/slide
-|——-10-10vvvvv\-/9vvv\7vvvv\-|——————————————-
-|/10-12————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
-|——————————–|——————————————-
Lead outro (NO CAPO) repeat

Here’s another version
Standard Tuning
Piano

Intro pattern: (obviously there are embellishments throughout the song)
Right hand:{ A A A
{ F# F# F# F# F# F# E E
Left hand: D C# B G

Verse pattern:
Right hand:{ A A A A
{ D D D D
Left hand: D C# B G

Note: Play it from left to right, alternating bass notes with treble
notes. Two notes in a vertical line are played together.

Intro:
Play Intro pattern twice

Verse 1: (play verse pattern – bass notes given as a guide)
D C# B G
Got no place to go, but there’s a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
D C#
She’s got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
B G
And if I bring a little music I could fit right in
D C# B G
We’ve got airplane rides we got California drownin out the window side
D C#
We’ve got big black cars
B G
And we’ve got stories how we slept with all the movie stars

Chorus 1: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm G D (->intro)
Drink my worries down the drain. Fly away to somewhere new

Verse 2: (again, bass notes as a guide)
D C# B G
Hop on my choo choo, I’ll be your engine driver in a bunny suit
D C#
If you dress me up in pink and white
B G
We may be just a little fuzzy ’bout it later tonight
D C#
She’s my angel
B G
She’s a little better than the one that used to be with me
D C#
Cause she liked to scream at me
B G
Man, it’s a miracle that she’s not living up in a tree

Chorus 2: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm G D -> solo
Drive this little girl insane and fly away to someone new

Interlude solo: (over intro pattern – bass notes given as a guide)
D C# B G
E-|————————————-|-
B-|-10-/-15——-10–12-14~-15-\-10—-|-
G-|————————————-|-
D-|————————————-|-
A-|————————————-|-
E-|————————————-|-

D C# B A G
E-|——————————————–|-
B-|–8/10~————————————-|-
G-|——————–11/12\-11\-7/9–11-\-2–|-
D-|——————————————–|-
A-|——————————————–|-
E-|——————————————–|-

Verse 3: (again, bass notes as a guide)
D C# B
Everybody’s gone they left the television screaming
G
that the radio’s on
D C#
Someone stole my shoes,
B G
But there’s a couple of bananas and a bottle of booze
D C#
Oh well, happy new year’s baby!
B G
We could probably fix it if we clean it up all day
D C#
Or we could simply pack our bags
B G
And catch a plane to Barcelona ’cause this city’s a drag

Chorus 3: (chords)
D G Bm A
I may take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm (A) G D
Flush my worries down the drain then fly away to somewhere new
G Bm A
Take a holiday in Spain leave my wings behind me
D D/C# Bm (A) G
Drive this little girl insane and fly away to someone new

D D/C# Bm (A) G
Fly away to someone new
Fly away to someone new

Note: (A) denotes the note A, not the chord. It is optional.

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Friday 12 July 2002.
Updated 18 July 2002 (intro).


Got no place to go
But there’s a girl waiting for me down in Mexico
She’s got a bottle of tequila, a bottle of gin
And if I bring a little music I can fit right in
We’ve got airplane rides
We got California drowning out the window side
We’ve got big black cars
And we’ve got stories how we slept with all the movie stars

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drink my worries down the drain
And fly away to somewhere new

Hop on my choo-choo
I’ll be your engine driver in a bunny suit
If you dress me up in pink and white
We may be just a little fuzzy ’bout it later tonight
She’s my angel
She’s a little better than the one that used to be with me
‘Cause she liked to scream at me
Man, it’s a miracle that she’s not living up in a tree

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drive this little girl insane
And fly away to someone new

Everybody’s gone
They left the television screaming that the radio’s on
Someone stole my shoes
But there’s a couple of bananas and a bottle of booze
Oh, well happy new year’s baby
We could probably fix it if we clean it up all day
Or we could simply pack our bags
And catch a plane to Barcelona ’cause this city’s a drag

I may take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Flush my worries down the drain
And fly away to somewhere new
Take a holiday in Spain
Leave my wings behind me
Drive this little girl insane
Fly away to someone new

‘Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)’ lyrics

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I’m just staring at the ceiling staring back at me, just waiting for the daylight to come crawling in on me …


Is everybody happy now
Is everybody clear
We could drive out to the dunes tonight,
Because summer’s almost here.

I’ve been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Then let ’em slip away,
I might sleep all day …

And when the roads are clear,
You head on out of here,
And if you’re coming back,
I’ll see you in the morning
I’m just staring at
The ceiling staring back at me,
Just waiting for the daylight to come crawling in on me …

And I’ve been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Then let ’em slip away,
I might sleep all day….
It’s too late to get high now.

Fix your hair just right
Put your jeans on tight,
Or wear a dress, so I can get it off real easy.
I’ve been thinking I’d
Like to see your eyes
Open up real wide the minute that you see me.
If you don’t come through,
I wouldn’t wait for you.
I understand that everyone goes disappearing,
into the greater grey that covers over everyday,
And hovers in the distance
(in the distance, in the distance…)

I’ve been up all night,
I might sleep all day.
Get your dreams just right
Then let ’em slip away,
I might sleep all day.
It’s too late to get high now.

Baby I’m not alone
only wanna get high

‘Why Should You Come When I Call?’ lyrics

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I’m just waiting for the show ’cause I got no where to go …


It’s 1:30 in the morning
But that’s alright by me
Weren’t you just waiting by the phone
I should give a little warning
But I need the things I need
I’m not proud to need a hand
But I just don’t understand

So, why should you come when I call?
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go, when I go?
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

Ain’t necessarily a bad thing
To believe the things I say
‘Cause you can make yourself feel good
You know it’s really not a good thing
To give everything to me
I’m just waiting for the show
‘Cause I got no where to go

So, why should you come when I call?
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go, when I go?
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

Cause nothing makes me feel so good
Gets me high so I sleep at night
And lets me know that everything’s alright
I feel nice

I’m so sorry in the morning
Could believe what you believe
I’m used to waking up alone
And if you think about it
Anyone you think about is better love than me
But if you’ve not fallen quite asleep
I might call tonight
If that’s alright …

Why should you come when I call?
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go, when I go?
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

‘Black and Blue’

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“I’m sorry everyone. I’m tired of feeling nothing goodbye” …


Standard Tuning
Key: F (sometimes Bb)

Piano transcribed for guitar
Intro:
Gm C-Csus4 Gm C

Verse 1:
F Dm
Fading everything to black and blue
Am
You look a lot like you’d
Cm Bb
Shatter in the blink of an eye
Gm C
But you keep sailing right on through
F Dm
Every time you say you’re learning
Am
You just look a lot like me
Cm Bb
Pale under the blistering sky
Gm C
White and red black and blue

Chorus 1:
Gm C
You’ve been waiting a long time
Gm C
You’ve been waiting a long time
Bb F
To fall down on your knees
C
Cut your hands
Gm Bb
Cut yourself until you bleed
F Gm
Fall asleep next to me

Verse 2:
F Dm
Wait for everyone to go away
Am Cm Bb
And in a dimly lit room where you’ve got nothing to hide
Gm C
Say your good-byes
F Dm Am
Tell yourself we’ll read a note that says I’m sorry everyone
Cm Bb
I’m tired of feeling nothing goodbye
Gm C
Wash your face dry your eyes

Chorus 2:
Gm C
You’ve been waiting a long time
Gm C
You’ve been waiting a long, long time
Bb F
To fall down on your knees
C
Cut your hands
Gm Bb
Cut yourself until you bleed
F C
But fall asleep next to me
Gm Bb F
Have a dream I’m falling down on my face
C Gm Bb
Scrape my knees scrape my hands until they bleed
F Gm
Cause you’re fast asleep next to me
Gm
Next to me…

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Thursday 11 July 2002.
Updated by Neil with a correction suggested by Paolo on 19 July 2002.


Fading everything to black and blue
You look a lot like you’d
Shatter in the blink of an eye
You keep sailing right on through
Every time you say you’re learning
You just look a lot like me
Pale under the blistering sky
White and red
Black and blue

You’ve been waiting a long time
You’ve been waiting a long time

To fall down on your knees
Cut your hands
Cut yourself until you bleed
Fall asleep next to me
Wait for everyone to go away
And in a dimly lit
Room where you’ve got nothing to hide
Say your goodbyes
Tell yourself we’ll read
A note that says
“I’m sorry everyone
I’m tired of feeling nothing goodbye”
Wash your face
Dry your eyes

Cause you’ve been waiting a long time
You’re been waiting a long, long time

To fall down on your knees
Cut your hands
Cut yourself until you bleed
But fall asleep next to me
And Have a dream I’m falling down
On my face
I Scrape my knees
I Scrape my hands until they bleed
Cause you’re fast asleep next to me

‘Carriage’

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We slide inside of someone’s mouth and someone’s eyes until there’s a sound of something intimate exploding …


[Standard Tuning]

Chords

(C) (Gm) (Bb) (F) (Em) (Am)
E–0—-0—-0—-1—-0—-3–
B–1—-3—-3—-1—-0—-3–
G–0—-3—-0—-2—-0—-3–
D–2—-0—-3—-3—-2—-0–
A–3—-0—-1—-3—-2—-0–
E–0—-3—-0—-1—-0—-0–

Intro is verse, repeat twice

Verse:
(C) (Gm) (Bb) (F)
E-1——-1—|————-|————-|-1——-1—|
B————-|-3——-3—|-3——-3—|—–1——-|
G—–0——-|—–3——-|—–0——-|————-|
D—2——-2-|—0——-0-|—0——-0-|——-1—–|
A-3—–3—–|————-|-1—–1—–|—3———|
E————-|-3—–3—–|————-|-1———1-|

Chorus:
(Em) (Bb) (C) (F) (Am)
E-0——-0—|————-|
B—–0——-|-3——-3—|
G————-|—–0——-|
D———–3-|—0——-0-|
A—2———|-1—–1—–|
E-0—–6—–|————-|

(Tom) tkforevr@voicenet.com


If anything
It should have been
A better thing
From underneath you
Staring at the ceiling
There’s another world
Of chocolate bars and baseball cards
That hides inside of all
This tension that I’m feeling

But It’s all inside of you
Yeah, it’s all inside of you

Surprise surprise
I miss your hair, you miss my eyes
And all this solitude
Is my confidence eroding
So we slide inside of
Someone’s mouth and someone’s eyes
Until there’s a sound
Of something intimate exploding

But it’s all inside of you
Yeah, it’s all inside of you

I wish that I was anesthetized
And sterilized and then you wouldn’t have this evidence congealing
Surprise surprise,
Another pair of lips and eyes
And that is the consequence
Of actually feeling
It was all inside of you

‘New Frontier’

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I was in bed with the girl at the end of the world. She said “I’m going home; you should come home too” …


Standard tuning
Riff 1: (there are variations throughout)
C Gm Bb F
E-|——————————————————————|-
B-|——————————————————————|-
G-|—–5-5-3-3-2-2—–3-3-2-2-0-0—–3-3-2-2-0-0—–0—0—0-2–|-
D-|———————————————————–3——|-
A-|-3-3—————————–1-1——————————|-
E-|—————–3-3—————————–1-1————–|-

Intro: (one guitar plays riff 1, another plays riff 2 – below)
Come on children mind the gap

Riff 2:
C Gm Bb F
E-|-15————–15–13-12——-13-12—-13-12——–15—–15–|-
B-|—————————13———-13——-13—————-|-
G-|—————————————————12—–12——|-
D-|——————————————————————|-
A-|——————————————————————|-
E-|——————————————————————|-

C Gm Bb F
E-|-15——–15-17-18————–18-17—-18-17——–21—–21–|-
B-|—————————————18——-18—————-|-
G-|—————————————————17—–17——|-
D-|——————————————————————|-
A-|——————————————————————|-
E-|——————————————————————|-

Verse 1: (one guitar plays riff 1, another plays the chords)
C Gm
Miracle people with marvelous hair
Bb F
And a knack to do anything better than anyone
C Gm
I got a home with electrical air
Bb F
And I live in a world smaller than anyone’s
C Gm
But I got a line on a new frontier
Bb F
I got a line on the new America
C Gm
All of the people are vanishing here
Bb F
I could be huge if I could just get

Chorus 1:
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you

Verse 2: (with riff 1)
C Gm Bb F
Purest Aluminum people are walking the streets of London so hysterical
C Gm
Nobody here gets a word that I say
Bb F
And the problems, I’m told, are more than medical
C Gm
But I got a friend from the new frontier
Bb F
And Galen, she says, “This is not America.
C Gm
You need a girl with electrical hair
Bb F
And the word that you wanted was aluminium.”

Chorus 2:
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside

Solo chords: Key of F – play around with riff 2.
C Gm Bb F (play through four times)

Verse 3:
C Gm Bb
I was in bed with a girl at the end of the world
F Gm C Gm Bb F
She said “I’m going home. You should come home too.”
C Gm
But I’m at the end of the new frontier
Bb F
Here at the edge of the flat earth ending
C Gm
I’m getting off to get lost in the air
Bb F
At the end of the world where the light is bending

Chorus 3:
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside of you
Gm Am Dm C
From the outside of everything to the inside

Outro chords: (repeat as necessary)
C Gm Bb F

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Friday 12 July 2002.

(Come on children mind the gap)
Miracle people with marvelous hair
And a knack to do anything better than anyone’s
I got a home with electrical air
And I live in a world
Smaller than anyone

But I got a line on a new frontier
I got a line on a new America
All of the people are vanishing here
I could be huge, if I could just get home
From the outside of everything
To the inside of you
From the outside of everything
To the inside of you

Purest aluminum people
Are walking the streets of London
So hysterical
Nobody here gets a word that I say
and the problems I’m told are more than medical
But I got a friend from the new frontier
And Galen, she says, “this is not America”
You need a girl with electrical hair
And the words that you wanted was al-u-min-ium

From the outside of everything
To the inside of you
From the outside of everything
To the inside

I was in bed with
The girl at the end of the world
She said “I’m going home,
You should come home too”
But I’m at the end of a new frontier
Here at the edge of the flat earth ending
I’m getting off to get lost in the air
At the end of the world where the light is bending
From the outside of everything
To the inside of you

‘Miami’

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Make a circle in the sand, make a halo with your hands …


Standard Tuning
Riff at end of verse 1:
(Bass guitar transcribed for guitar)
G A
E-|———————-0–|-
B-|———————-2–|-
G-|———————-2–|-
D-|–5–4–2–0——2~–2–|-
A-|————–4-5—–0–|-
E-|————————-|-
Note: The A chord is the first chord in the chorus.

Intro:

D Bm G D
Verse 1:
D Bm
Guess I think I feel alright
G
You come circling through the light
D
The skyline, baby, is bright tonight
D Bm
What more perfect rendezvous?
A G (riff)
The sundown paints the shadows through the daylight, Amy, on what we do

Chorus 1:
A D (C#) Bm
It looks like darkness to me
G D G D
Drifting down into Miami, Miami

Verse 2:
D Bm
Can I say, “I wish that this weather would never leave”?
G D
It just gets hard to believe that god sent this angel to watch over me
D Bm
Cause my angel she don’t receive my calls
A
Says I’m too dumb to fuck, too dumb to fight, too dumb to save
G
Well, maybe I don’t need no angel at all

Chorus 2:
A D (C#) Bm
It looks like darkness to me, oh
G D
Drifting down into Miami
A D (C#) Bm
She could pull the sunlight through me, oh
G D G D
Coming down into Miami, Miami

Solo chords: (key of D)
D Bm G D
D Bm A G

D Bm
Make a circle in the sand
G
Make a halo with your hand
D
I’ll make a place for you to land
D Bm
The bus is runnin’, it’s time to leave
A
This summer’s gone and so are we
G D
So come on baby, let’s go shut it down in New Orleans.
Bm A
Come on baby, lets go shut it down
G
In New Orleans
D Bm
Come on Baby, come on baby
A G
lets go shut it down, in New Orleans.

D Bm A G (Improvise lyrics)
D Bm A G (single strums sound good – end on G)

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Friday 12 July 2002.

I guess I think I feel alright
You come circling through the light
The skyline baby is bright tonight
What more perfect rendezvous?
The sundown paints the shadows through
the daylight, Amy, on what we do

It looks like darkness to me
Drifting down into Miami

Can I say
“I wish that this weather would never leave”?
It just gets hard to believe
That God sent this angel
To watch over me
Oh my angel,
She don’t receive my calls
Says I’m to dumb to fuck
To dumb to fight
To dumb to save
Well, maybe I don’t need no angel at all

It looks like darkness to me
Drifting down into Miami
Miami
She could pull the sunlight through me
Coming down, into Miami
Miami

Make a circle in the sand
Make a halo with your hands
I’ll make a place for you to land
The bus is running, it’s time to leave
The summer’s gone, so are we
So come on baby, let’s go shut it down
In New Orleans.
Come on baby, lets go shut it down
In New Orleans
Come on Baby, come on baby
Lets go shut it down, in new orleans.
Come on lets go shut it down
In New Orleans
Come on baby
Come on baby
Lets go shut it down

‘Butterfly in Reverse’

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They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl …


Standard Tuning

The chord names and shapes I used: (EADGBE)

Cmaj7 – x32003 F#m – 244222 D6 – xx0200
Asus2 – x02200 Asus2/C- x32200 Asus2/C#- x42200
A7sus2 – x02203 C – x32010 Asus2/B – x22200
G – 320003 Am – x02210 Bm – x24432
Dsus2 – xx0230 D – xx0232 Gm – 355333
Eb/Bb – 66888x F/C – x33211 Dm/A – 557765
D/A – 55777x E/B – 77999x A/E – 002220

Intro: (piano and guitar transcribed for guitar)
C Am G
E-|–0—3—-0—0—-3——|-
B-|–1——–1——–3—3–|-
G-|–0——–2——–0——|-
D-|–2——–2——–0——|-
A-|–3——–0——–2——|-
E-|——————–3——|-

Chorus:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em Dsus2 Asus2
They did a lot of things right on this girl

Verse 1: (bar chords for odd lines – 1st and 3rd – open chords for even
lines)
F#m Bm G D
Had a lot of girlfriends I should have known them
Am C G
Click your heels and count back from three
F#m Bm G D
Do you want to go back? You should have known that
Am C G
the butterfly in reverse here is me

Chorus 2:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em D6 Asus2 Asus2/B Asus2/C
Asus2/C# D
They did a lot of things right on this girl

*****
For the Interlude (below), to get a similar sound to the CD, pluck the
bass note first, then strum through the rest of the chord.
Take the first chord as an example – pluck the Bb root note, then strum
through the Eb chord.
*****
Interlude:
Eb/Bb F/C Dm/A Eb/Bb
Where’d you want to go to with nothing beside you
D/A E/B A/E ( <- strum these chords)
But webbing and curfews and rain
Eb/Bb F/C Dm/A Eb/Bb
And everything that hurts you is locked up inside you
Am Bm ( <- strum)
like butterflies with wings and other perfect things

Verse 2:
F#m Bm G D
We go swimming in the sunshine, dangling from clotheslines
Am C G
Separate and fall into me
F#m Bm G D
But, did you ever see me? Me, absolutely
Am C G
Me, but all you, but still me?

Chorus:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em D6 Asus2
They did a lot of things right on this (girl) did a lot of things right
on this
Em Dsus2 Asus2 Asus2/B Asus2/C Asus2/C# D
Did a lot of things right on this girl

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Thursday 11 and Friday 12
July 2002


Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Had a lot of girlfriends
I should have known them
Click your heels and count back from three
Do you want to go back?
You should have known
That the butterfly in reverse here is me

Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Where’d you want to go to
With nothing beside you
But webbing and curfews and rain?
And everything that hurts you
Gets stuffed up inside you
Like butterflies with wings
And other perfect things

We go swimming in the sunshine
Dangling from clotheslines
Separate and fall into me
And did you ever see me?
Me absolutely.
Me, but all you, but still me?

Mary-ann you’re better than the world
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Did a lot of things right on this
Did a lot of things right on this girl

‘Goodnight L.A.’

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It’s a dangerous time for a heart on a wire …


Standard Tuning
Intro:
Bb Eb Bb Eb

Verse:
Bb Eb Bb
I said “Goodnight L.A.” cause I’m awake in my room
Eb Bb Gm Dm Eb
I been up for 38 hours and it don’t look like sleep’s coming soon
Eb/F Bb Eb Bb
Cause I could break like a bird or I could swallow the sea
Eb Bb Gm Eb
It seems like the daylight is coming and no-one is watching but me

Bridge:
Eb Eb/D Cm Gm F
But I don’t mind the dark
Cm Gm F
discovering the day
Cm Gm F Bbadd9
cause the night is a beautiful bright blue and grey

Chorus:
(Bbadd9) Gm Dm Eb
Eb/F
But what brings me down now is love cause I can never get
enough
Bbadd9 Gm Dm Eb Eb/F
And what brings me down now is love cause I can never get enough
of love

Verse:
Bb Eb Bb
And it’s a dangerous time for a heart on a wire
Eb Bb Gm Eb Eb/F
Shuttled from station to station noisily, not knowing why
Bb Eb Bb
So I put my head on the ground and the sky is a wheel
Eb Bb Gm
spinning these days into things that I’ve lost,
Eb
but you can keep all the years

Eb Eb/D Cm Gm F
But I don’t mind the days
Cm Gm F
gone rolling away
Cm Gm F Bbadd9
cause all this sunlight feels warm on my face today

(Bbadd9) Gm Dm Eb
Eb/F
But what brings me down now is love cause I can never get
enough
Bbadd9 Gm Dm Eb
And what brings me down now is love cause I can never get enough,
Eb/F
never get enough
Bb Gm Dm
never get enough, no, no never get enough, no oh, of love
Eb Eb/F
said I can never get enough of love
Bb Gm Dm
And what brings me, brings me down now is love
Eb Eb/F
cause I can never get enough of love
Bb Eb Eb/F
I can never get enough of love
Bb Eb Eb/F Bb Eb Eb/F Bb
I can never ever get enough I can never get enough of love

Transcribed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) with the help of a
couple of suggestions from Paolo (via email).


I said “goodnight L.A.”
Cause I’m awake in my room
I’ve been up for 38 hours
And it don’t look like sleep’s coming soon
Cause I could break like a bird
Or I could swallow the sea
It seems like the daylight is coming
And no one is watching but me

But I don’t mind the dark
Discovering the day
Cause the night is a beautiful bright blue and gray
What brings me down now is love
Cause I can never get enough
And what brings me down now is love
Cause I can never get enough of love

And it’s a dangerous time
For a heart on a wire
Shuttled from station to station
Noisily not knowing why
So I put my head on the ground
And the sky is a wheel
Spinning these days into things that I’ve lost
But you can keep all the years

But I don’t mind the days
Gone rolling away
Cause all this sunlight feels warm on my face today
But what brings me down now is love
Cause I can never get enough
What brings me down now is love
Cause I can never get enough
Never get enough
Never get enough no no
Never get enough of love
I can never get enough of love

What brings me, brings me down now is love
Cause I can never get enough of love
I can never get enough of love …
I can never ever get enough I can never get enough of love