transcription from jonimitchell.com


Yvette In English

Guitar chords transcribed by Sunil Shaw
Tuning: CGDEGC   "Joni" Tuning: C77235

First time posting, please forgive any inaccuracies.
Having forgotten what little music theory I ever knew,
I have no idea what the chords are really called, but here
are their shapes, and the tuning, as I hear it. This is the 
barest skeleton of what joni plays, but by using this tuning, the
shapes and by listening to the album, you can get pretty close.

Chord shapes

Abmaj9  888800
Am9     999800
F(9)    555500
G(9)    777700
Dm7(4)  222100
C(9)    0 12 12 12 12 0

Intro:

888800  999800

888800  999800

Verse 1:

555500     777700          999800
        He met    her in a French cafe

555500      777700              999800
        She slipped in sideways like   a cat

555500      777700          999800
   Sidelong glances, what a wary   little stray

555500      777700             0 12 12 12 12 0
        She sticks in his mind like             that
 
        0 12 12 12 12 0     999800 
Saying 'avez vous        un alumette'

         222100                  555500
With her lips   wrapped around a cigarette

          777700          999800
Yvette in English saying 'please have this

555500         777700           888800           
        Little bit    of instant       bliss...'

999800  888800  999800

He's fumbling with her foreign tongue
Reaching for words and drawing blanks,
A loud mouth is stricken deaf and dumb
In a bistro on the left bank
'If I was a painter,' Picasso said
'i'd paint this girl from toe to head'
Yvette in English, saying 'please have this
Little bit of instant bliss

Burgundy nocturne tips and spills
They trot along nicely in the spreading stain
new chills, new thrills 
for the old uphill battle
How did he wind up here again?
Walking and talking, touched and scared
Uninsulated wires laid bare
Yvette in English, saying 'please have this
Little bit of instant bliss

What blew her like a leaf his way
up in the air and down to earth
First she flusters, then she frays
So quick to question her own worth
Her cigarette burns her finger tips
As it falls like fireworks, she curses it
Yvette in English, saying 'please have this
Little bit of instant bliss

He sees her turn and walk away
Skittering like a cat on stone
Her high heels clicking, what a wary little stray
She leaves him by the Seine,
alone.
With the black water and the amber lights
And the bony bridge between left and right
Yvette in English, saying 'please have this
Little bit of instant bliss

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