transcription from jonimitchell.com


Dancin' Clown

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: CGCDGB   "Joni" Tuning: C75254

Intro:

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1st verse:

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No, you couldn't call Jesse a babe in the woods, he's just weak
in self-defense, 'cause he's

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so thin skinned he     can't take a joke at       his

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expense   "You're a push button window," says Rowdy Yates,
"I can run you up and down -

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Anytime I want I can   make you my dancin' - my   dancin'

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clown"    You're my

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dan-      cin' clown

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Dan-            cin'            Dan-            cin'

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Dan-     cin' clown - Dancin'

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                                                      You're my

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dan-      cin' clown

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Dan-            cin'            Dan-            cin'

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Dan-     cin' clown


2nd verse:

Rowdy Yates is as bold as Jove -
He's all chide and snide and bluff -
Stuck in the romantic tradition
Of acting rough and tough
"You're always charging through," says Jesse
Nervous, lookin' all around -
To see who's seein' him bein' a dancin'
A dancin' clown
He's a dancin' clown
Dancin' dancin'
A dancin' clown
Dancin' 
He's a dancin' clown
Dancin' dancin' dancin'
A dancin' clown


Bridge:

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              Cherchez la               femme   Whenever

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love comes around     Someone's a dancin'     clown

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              Cherchez la               femme   Whenever

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Hearts start to pound     Someone's a dancin'     clown


3rd verse:

Down the street comes last-word Suzie -
She's high yellow - lookin' top nice
You hear the swoosh of jungle blades
And the crackle of northern ice
"Hot damn!" says Rowdy - lookin' up
"Yum!" says Jesse lookin' down
"How would you like to be her dancin'
Her dancin' clown?"
Be her dancin' clown
Dancin' dancin'
Her dancin' clown
Dancin' 
Be her dancin' clown
Dancin' dancin' dancin'
Her dancin' clown

Repeat bridge:

Cherchez la femme
Whenever love comes around 
Someone's a dancin' clown
Cherchez la femme
Whenever hearts start to pound
Someone's a dancin' clown

Fade out with:

Cherchez la femme
Whenever love comes around 
Someone's a dancin' clown


© 1988 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)

 

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