transcription from jonimitchell.com


Free Man In Paris

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: DADGBD   "Joni" Tuning: D75543

Intro:

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Verse 1:

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"The way I see it," he said,

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"You just can't win it.

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Everybody's in it for their own gain;

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You can't please them all.

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There's always somebody calling you down.

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I do my best and I do good business.

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There's a lot of people asking for my time.

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They're trying to get ahead.

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They're trying to be a good friend of mine.

Chorus:
        
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I was a free man in Paris.

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I felt unfettered and alive.

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There was nobody calling me up for favors

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And no one's future to decide.

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You know I'd go back there tomorrow

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But for the work I've taken on

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Stoking the star maker machinery

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Behind the popular song."

Interlude:

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Repeat above once.

Verse 2 - Same chords:

I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers.
Lately, I wonder what I do it for.
If I had my way, I'd just
Walk through those doors and wander
Down the Champs D'Elysees,
Going cafe to cabaret,
Thinking how I'll feel when I find
That very good friend of mine.

© 1974 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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