Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
Misc Unsigned Bands
Big Yellow Taxi: words and music by Joni Mitchell (original, 1970). Bb Eb Bb Eb Bb F F6 F7 F6 1.They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, F6 Bb Eb C F F6 F7 F6 F With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot. F F7 CHORUS:Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what Bb Eb you've got 'till it's gone. They paved paradise and C C7 F put up a parking lot. 2.They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum, And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em. CHORUS: 3.Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT, now. Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees. Please! CHORUS: 4.Late last night I heard the screen door slam, And a big yellow taxi came and took away my old man. CHORUS: The chords for the verses are the same and so it is for the chorus. Mitchell adds this at the end of the song: F /F7 F F6 F F6 Woo..........Pa.....pa.....pa.....pa..... (x5) then the chorus is repeated with one more Woo pa.....pa.....pa.....pa... to finish. A blast from the past from Kraziekhat!