transcription from jonimitchell.com
Guitar chords transcribed by Glen Macon
Tuning: EADGBE "Joni" Tuning: E55545
G Fmaj7 Em I slept last night in a good hotel Am C F C I went shopping today for jewels G Fmaj7 Em The wind rushed around in the dirty town Am C F C And the children let out from the schools Am G I was standing on a noisy corner C G F Em D Waiting for the walking green G Fmaj7 Em Across the street he stood and he played real good Am C F C Em D On his clairinet for free G Fmaj7 Em Now me I play for fortune Am C F C And those velvet curtain calls G Fmaj7 Em I've got a black limosuine and two gentlemen Am C F C Escorting me to the halls Am G And I'll play If you have the money C G F Em D Or if you're a friend to me G Fmaj7 Em But the one man band by the quick lunch stand Am C F C Em D He was playing real good for free G Fmaj7 Em Nobody stopped to hear him Am C F C Though he played so sweet and high G Fmaj7 Em And they knew he had never been on their T.V. Am C F C So they passed his music by Am G I meant to go over and ask for a song C G F Em D Mayby put on a harmony G Fmaj7 Em I heard his refrain as the signal changed Am C F C Em D He was playing real good for free
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