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Urge For Going

Guitar chords transcribed by Dylan Rush  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: BF#BF#BD#   "Joni" Tuning: B75754

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I awoke to-

 

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-day and found the frost perched on the

 

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town It hovered in a 

 

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frozen sky and it gobbled summer down

 

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When the sun turns

 

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traitor cold and 

 

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all the trees are 

 

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shivering

 

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in a naked row

 

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I get the urge for

 

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going but I never seem to 

 

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go

 

CHORUS:

 

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I get the 

 

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urge for

 

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going when

 

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The meadow

 

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grass is

 

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turning brown

 

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Summer

 

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time is

 

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falling down

 

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Same chords for remaining verses:

I had a me a man in summertime, he had summer colored skin
And not another girl in town that darling's heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
And bully winds come around and pushed them face down in the snow
He got the urge for goin', and I had to let him go


CHORUS


I had a me a man in summertime, he had summer colored skin
And not another girl in town that darling's heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
And bully winds come around and pushed them face down in the snow
He got the urge for goin', and I had to let him go


CHORUS


I'll ply the fire with kindling, I'll pull the blankets to my chin
I'll lock the vagrant winter out and I'll bolt my wandering in
I'd like to call back summertime
And have her stay for just another month or so
But she's got the urge for going so I guess she'll have to go
 

© 1965,1966 WILD INDIGO MUSIC 
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell

 

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Genie on 2013-Oct-23 at 01:37:24 GMT-5:
The 2nd verse has been posted twice and the 3rd verse omitted.
Verse 3:
Now the warriors of winter, they give a cold triumphant shout,
And all that stays is dying, all that lives is getting out.
See the geese in chevron flight
Flapping and a-racin' on before the snow.
They got the urge for going and they got the wings so they can go.
Genie on 2013-Oct-23 at 01:35:53 GMT-5:
The 2nd verse has been posted twice and the 3rd verse omitted.
Verse 3:
Now the warriors of winter, they give a cold triumphant shout,
And all that stays is dying, all that lives is getting out.
See the geese in chevron flight
Flapping and a-racin' on before the snow.
They got the urge for going and they got the wings so they can go.
s6270 on 2010-Oct-26 at 11:17:18 GMT-5:
Is this the Tom Rush arrangement?