Chordproc: Joni Mitchell : Court And Spark

Joni Mitchell : Court And Spark


  1. Court And Spark
  2. Help Me
  3. Free Man In Paris
  4. People's Parties
  5. Car On A Hill
  6. Down To You
  7. Just Like This Train
  8. Raised On Robbery
  9. Trouble Child
  10. Trouble Child 2
  11. Twisted Chords

Court And Spark

E
D
E
G
Em7
Em7
Love came to my door
A7sus4
With a sleeping roll
D/a
And a madman's soul
B7sus4
He thought for sure I'd seen him
Gmaj9
A
Dancing up a river in the dark
C
G
A/e
Looking for a woman to court and spark
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
E
Em7
He was playing on the sidewalk
A7sus4
For passing change
D/a
When something strange happened
B7sus4
Glory train passed through him
Gmaj9
So he buried the coins he made
A
In People's Park
C
G
A/e
And went looking for a woman to court and spark
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
E
C
G
It seemed like he read my mind
D
He saw me mistrusting him
A
And still acting kind
C
G
He saw how I worried sometimes
A/d
I worry sometimes
A/d
x6
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
E
Em7
"All the guilty people," he said
A7sus4
They've all seen the stain
D/a
On their daily bread
B7sus4
Bm
On their christian names
Gmaj7
I cleared myself
A
I sacrificed my blues
C
G
And you could complete me
A/e
I'd complete you
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
E
A/e
E
D/e
A/e
E
D/e
E
Em7
His eyes were the colour of the sand
A7sus4
And the sea
D/a
And the more he talked to me, you know
B9sus4
The more he reached me
Gmaj9
A
But I couldn't let go of LA
C
G
A/d
City of the fallen angels



Help Me

Asus2
Verse 1
Amaj7
Em7
Help me, I think I'm falling
Gmaj7
In love again. When I get that crazy feeling,
Fmaj7
I know I'm in trouble again, I'm in trouble, 'Cause you're a ramblin' and a gamblin' and a sweet-talking ladies man,
Cmaj7
Gmaj7
And you love your lovin',
C
Gmaj7
A
Gmaj7
C
Gmaj7
Not like you love your freedom.
Verse 2
Help me, I think I'm falling, In love too fast. It's got me hoping for the future, And worrying about the past, 'Cause I've seen some hot, hot blazes come down in smoking ash. We love our lovin', Not like we love our freedom.
Bridge
Gmaj7
Didn't it feel good, just sitting there talking, Or lying there not talking, didn't it feel good?
Fmaj7
You danced with the lady with a hole in her stocking. Didn't it feel good? Didn't it feel good?
Dmaj7
Didn't it feel good?
Gmaj7
Didn't it feel good?
Dmaj7
Didn't it feel good?
Gmaj7
Didn't it feel good?
Verse 3
Help me, I think I'm falling in love with you, Are you going to make me go there by myself? That's such a lonely thing to do. Both of us flirting around, flirting, and flirting, hurting, too. Not like we love our freedom.



Free Man In Paris

Tuning: Standard
F * x87565
Em9 020002 or 022032
Asus4 x02230
F/C x3x211
Intro
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Verse
A
D
The way I see it he said you just can't win it
C
G
Everybody's in it for their own gain; you can't please them all
F
A
There's always somebody calling you down
D
I do my best and I do good business
C
There's a lot of people asking for my time
G
They're tryin' to get ahead;
F
A
They're tryin' to be a good friend of mine
Chorus
F/c
I was a free man in Paris
G
C
I felt unfettered and alive
Asus4
D
There was nobody callin' me up for favours
A
And no-one's future to decide
F/c
You know I'd go back there tomorrow
G
C
But for the work I've taken on
Asus4
D
A
Stokin' the star maker machinery behind the popular songs
Interlude
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Em9
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Intro
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Verse
A
D
I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers
C
G
Lately I wonder what I do it for; if I had my way
F
A
I'd just walk through those doors and wander
D
Down the Champs Elysees;
C
Going cafe to cabaret thinking
G
How I'd feel when I find
F
A
That very good friend of mine
Chorus
F/c
I was a free man in Paris
G
C
I felt unfettered and alive
Asus4
D
Nobody callin' me up for favours
A
And no-one's future to decide
F/c
You know I'd go back there tomorrow
G
C
But for the work I've taken on
Asus4
D
A
Stokin' the star maker machinery behind the popular songs
INTERLUDE
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CODA
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People's Parties

Tuning: DADF#AD
A7sus4: X02100
Bm7: X20000
C: AAAAAA
D: 000000
D/A: X00000
Dmaj9: 077777
Em7: X22120
F: 333333
G: 555555
Intro
Bm7
Em7
D/a
A7sus4
D/a
A7sus4
G
F
D
Dmaj9
D
G
All the people at this party They've got a lot of style
D
C
They've got stamps of many countries They've got passport smiles
Bm7
Some are friendly, some are cutting
Em7
Some are watching it from the wings
D/a
A7sus4
D/a
Some are standing in the center
A7sus4
Giving to get something
Dmaj9
G
Photo beauty gets attention
D
Then her eye paint's running down
C
She's got a rose in her teeth And a lampshade crown
Bm7
One minute she's so happy
Em7
Then she's crying on someone's knee
D/a
A7sus4
Saying, "Laughing and crying
D/a
A7sus4
You know, it's the same release"
Dmaj9
I told you when I met you
G
I was crazy
D
Cry for us all, beauty
C
Cry for Eddie in the corner Thinking he's nobody
Bm7
And Jack behind his joker
Em7
And stone-cold Grace behind her fan
D/a
A7sus4
D/a
And me in my frightened silence
A7sus4
Thinking I don't understand
Dmaj9
G
I feel like I'm sleeping
D
Can you wake me?
C
You seem to have a broader sensibility
Bm7
I'm just living on nerves and feelings
Em7
With a weak and a lazy mind
D/a
A7sus4
D/a
And coming to people's parties
A7sus4
Fumbling deaf, dumb, and blind
Dmaj9
I wish I had more sense of humor
G
F
D
Keeping the sadness at bay
D
C
Throwing the lightness on these things
Bm7
Em7
D/a
A7sus4
D/a
A7sus4
Laughing it all away Laughing it all away Laughing it all away
G
F
D
Laughing it all away



Car On A Hill

E9sus4 022232
F#m7 2xx220
G/A 005433
G7sus4/A 005533
Intro
F#m7
E/f#
x4
F#m7
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
E/f#
I've been sitting up waiting for my sugar to show
E7sus4
A/d
I've been listening to the sirens and the radio
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
E/f#
He said he'd be over three hours ago
E7sus4
A/d
I've been waiting for his car on the hill
D/g
G
He makes friends easy, he's not like me
D/g
G
D/g
G
I watch for judgment anxiously
F#m7
E/f#
E9sus4
Now, where in the city can that boy be?
A/d
F#m7
E
Dsus2
A
E/a
Waiting for a car climbing, climbing, climbing the hill
A
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
E/f#
He's a real good talker, I think he's a friend
E7sus4
A/d
Fast tires come screaming around the bend
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
E/f#
But there's still no buzzer, they roll on
E7sus4
A/d
And I'm waiting for his car on the hill
D/g
G
It always seems so righteous at the start
D/g
G
D/g
G
When there's so much laughter, when there's so much spark
F#m7
E/f#
E9sus4
When there's so much sweetness in the dark
A/d
F#m7
E
Dsus2
A
E/a
Waiting for a car climbing, climbing, climbing the hill
A
E
G7sus4
Asus2
A
G/a
Gsus4/a
x2



Down To You

A/B: 022220
C/D: 000010
E/F#: 2XX100
F#m7: 2XX220
G/A: 003211
D
D/g
A
D
D/g
F#m7
everything comes and goes
G
G/a
D
marked by lovers and styles of clothes
D/g
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
things that you held high and told yourself were true
E/f#
G
G/a
D
lost or changin' as the days come down to you
A
E
D/g
down to you, constant stranger;
G/a
Bm7
you're a kind person, you're a cold person too
A
E
G
D/a
Esus4
E
Dm7
it's down to you
D
C/d
you go down to the pick-up station cravin' warmth and beauty
Dm7
D
C/d
you settle for less than fascination; a few drinks later you're not so choosy
Dm7
D
C/d
when the closing lights strip off the shadows on this strange new flesh you found
Dm7
D
C/d
clutching the night to you like a fig leaf, you hurry to the blackness and the blankets
A7sus4
to lay down an impression and your loneliness
Bm7
A/b
Bm7
A/b
E
Bm7
D
D/g
in the morning there are lovers in the street
F#m7
they look so high;
G
G/a
D
you brush against a stranger and you both apologize
D/g
old friends seem indiff'rent;
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
you must have brought that on
G
G/a
Am7
D
Em7
D
old bonds have broken down; love is gone
C
Em7
A
oh, love is gone
D/g
C#m7
written on your spirit the sad song
F
G
C
G/c
D
D/g
A
love is gone
D
D/g
F#m7
everything comes and goes;
G
pleasure moves on too early
G/a
D
and trouble leaves too slow
D/g
just when you're thinkin'
F#m7
E/f#
F#m7
you've fin'lly got it made
E/f#
G
bad news comes knockin'
G/a
D
at your garden gate
A
E
D/g
knockin' for you, constant stranger;
G/a
you're a brute, you're an angel
Bm7
you can crawl, you can fly too
A
E
G
it's down to you
D/a
E
Esus4
E
it all comes down to you



Just Like This Train

A: 000655
B: 000877
Bb: 000766
C: 000988
C#: 000A99
D: 000BAA
D9: 004210
F7: 003210
F/G: 3X3211
Gm9: 353335
G7sus4: 3X0011
G13: 3X3000
Intro
C
A
Bb
B
C
C#
D
C
A
Bb
B
C
C
D/c
I'm always running behind the time
G7sus4
C
Just like this train
F7
Shaking into town
Am
C
G
With the brakes complaining
D/c
C
I used to count lovers like railroad cars I counted them on my side
F7
Am7
Lately I don't count on nothing
C
I just let things slide
G
F/g
The station master's shuffling cards
G
Box cars are banging in the yards
Jealous lovin'll make you crazy If you can't find your goodness
F7
D9
Gm9
C
'Cause you lost your heart
A
Bb
B
C
C#
D
C
A
Bb
B
C
C
I went looking for a cause Or a strong cat without claws
D/c
G7sus4
Or any reason to re- -sume
C
F7
And I found this empty seat
Am
C
In this crowded waiting room
G
Everybody waiting
D/c
C
Old man sleeping on his bags Women with that teased-up kind of hair
F7
Am
Kids with the jitters in their legs
C
And those wide, wide open stares
G
F/g
And the kids got Cokes and chocolate bars
G
There's a thin man smoking a fat cigar
Jealous lovin'll make you crazy If you can't find your goodness
F7
D9
'Cause you lost your heart
Gm7
What are you gonna do now?
C
You've got no one to give your love to
A
Bb
B
C
C#
D
C
A
Bb
B
C
C
Well, I've got this berth And this roll-down blind
D/c
G7sus4
I've got this fold-up sink
C
F7
Am
And these rocks and cactuses going by
C
G
And a bottle of German wine to drink
D/c
C
Settle down into the clickety-clack With the clouds and the stars to read
F7
Am
Dreaming of the pleasure I'm gonna have
C
Watching your hairline recede My vain darling
G
G13
Watching your hair and clouds and stars
G
G13
I'm rocking away in a sleeping car
G
G13
This jealous loving's bound to make me crazy
F7
D9
I can't find my goodness, I lost my heart
Gm7
C
Oh, sour grapes, because I lost my heart
A
Bb
B
C
C#
D
C
A
Bb
B
C
C#
D
C
A
Bb
B
C
C#



Raised On Robbery

Tuning: CGCGCE
He was sittin' in the lounge of the empire hotel He was drinkin' for diversion, he was thinkin' for himself A little money ridin' on the maple leafs Along comes this lady in sleeves She says
F
Let me sit down, you know,
C
Drinkin' alone's a shame, It's a shame, it's a cryin' shame
G
F
C
Look at those jokers glued to that damn hockey game
F
Hey, honey, you got lots of cash, Bring us 'round a bottle and we'll have some laughs
Bb
G
C
Gin's what I'm drinkin'; I was raised on robbery
She says,
F
C
I'm a pretty good cook, sittin' on my groceries
G
F
C
Come up to my kitchen, I'll show you my best recipes
F
I try and I try, but I can't save a cent I'm up after midnight cookin' tryin' to make my rent
Bb
G
C
I'm rough but I'm pleasin'; I was raised on robbery
G
F
C
G
C
F
We had a little money once,
C
They were pushin' through a four lane highway
G
Government gave us three thousand dollars,
F
C
You shoulda seen it fly away
F
First he bought a fifty-seven Biscayne, he put it in the ditch He drunk up all the rest, that son of a bitch
Bb
G
C
His blood's bad whiskey; I was raised on robbery
F
You know you ain't bad lookin',
C
I like the way you hold your drinks
G
Come home with me honey,
F
C
I ain't askin' for no full-length mink
F
Hey, where you goin'? Don't go yet, your glass ain't empty and we just met
Bb
You're mean when you're loaded;
G
C
I was raised on robbery



Trouble Child

C: 032010
D/C: 03X232
Dsus4: 000233
F7: 003210
G/D: 000433
G7/B: 020032
Intro
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
x3
D/c
C
Up in the sterilized room
Am7
Where they let you be lazy
F7
C
Knowing your attitudes are wrong
Am7
And you gotta change, and it's not easy
F7
G
Dragons shining with all values known
F7
G
F
G
C
Dazzling you, keeping you from your own
F7
C
Where is the lion in you to defy him
Am7
When you're this weak and this spacey?
D/c
So what are you gonna do about it
C
Am7
You can't live life and you can't leave it
F7
C
Advice and religion you can't take it
Am7
You can't seem to believe it
F7
G
The peacock is afraid to parade
F7
G
F
G
C
You're under the thumb of a maid
F7
C
You really can't give love in this condition
Am7
Still you know how you need it
C
G7/b
Then open and close you
Am7
Then they talk like they know you
G
They don't know you
C
G7/b
They're friends and they're foes too, trouble child,
G/d
Dsus4
G
Breaking like the waves at Malibu
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
x3
D/c
So why does it come as such a shock
C
Am7
To know you really have no one?
F7
C
Only a river of changing faces
Am7
Looking for an ocean
F7
G
They trickle through your leaky plans
F7
G
F
G
Another dream over the dam
C
F7
And you're lying in some room
C
Am7
Feeling like your right to be human
G
Is going over too
C
G7/b
But some are gonna knock you
Am7
And some'll try and clock you
G
You know it's really hard
C
G7/b
To talk sense to you, trouble child
G/d
Dsus4
G
Breaking like the waves at Malibu
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
C
Bb
x2



Trouble Child 2

Capo III
B/A x04442
F#m11 222222
D/A x07775
Dmaj9 xx0220
E9 0x4400
E6 0x6600
E5 xx24xx
D5 xx02xx
A5 x02xxx
A9 x02420
Emaj7/G# 4xx444
B4 x2220x
Bsus4 x24252
Bmaj7 0x4440
Intro
e|--x-x-x---x---x-----------------|----x--x----x----x----x----x----|
B|--------------------------------|----0--0----2----0----2----0----|
G|--------------------------------|----0--0----2----0----2----0----|
D|----2--2--4------7----9---------|----0--0----2----0----2----0----|
A|----0--0--2------5----7---------|----0--0----0----0----0----0----|
E|--------------------------------|----0--0----0----0----0----0----|
Verse 1
B/a
A
F#m11
* Up in a sterilised room where they let you be lazy.
D/a
A
F#m11
* Knowing your attitude's all wrong and you got to change and that's not easy.
Dmaj9
E9
E6
E9
E6
E9
Dragon shining with all values known. (short riff)
Dmaj9
E5
D5
E5
A5
Dazzling you keeping your from your own. (short riff)
D/a
A
F#m11
* Where is the lion in you to defy him when you're this weak and this spacy?
Verse 2
B/a
A
So what are you going to do about it?
F#m11
* You can't live life and you can't leave it.
D/a
A
Advice and religion - you can't take it.
F#m11
* You can't seem to believe it.
Dmaj9
E9
E6
E9
E6
E9
The peacock is afraid to parade.
Dmaj9
E5
D5
E5
A5
You're under the thumb of the maid.
D/a
A
You really can't give love in this condition.
F#m11
*
E
Still you know how you need it
Chorus 1
E
A9
Emaj7/g#
F#m11
They open and close you and they talk like they know you
B4
E
They don't know you.
A
Emaj7/g#
They're friends and they're foes too. Trouble child
Bsus4
B4
E
Bmaj7
* Breaking like the waves at Malibu
Verse 3
B/a
A
F#m11
* So why does it come as such a shock to know you really have no one?
D/a
A
F#m11
* Only a river of changing faces looking for an ocean
Dmaj9
E9
E6
E9
E6
E9
They trickle through your leaky plans
Dmaj9
E5
D5
E5
A5
another dream over the dam
D/a
And you're lying in some room feeling like
A
F#m11
E
Your right to be human is going over too.
Chorus 2
A9
Emaj7/g#
Well, some are going to knock you,
Emaj7/g#
F#m11
B4
E
and some'll try an' clock you.
A9
Emaj7/g#
You know it's really hard to talk sense to you, Trouble child
Bsus4
B4
E
Bmaj7
*



Twisted Chords

A7: 001010
B7: 024242
D7: 000212
D9: 054555
Em7: 022030
G9: 0A9AAA
D9
G9
My analyst told me that I was right out of my head
D9
G9
The way he described it he said I'd be better dead than live I didn't listen to his jive
D9
B7
I knew all along that he was all wrong
Em7
And I knew that he thought
A7
D
Bm7
Em7
I was crazy but I'm not, oh, no
A7
D9
G9
My analyst told me that I was right out of my head
D9
He said I need treatment but I'm not that easily led
G9
He said I was the type that was most inclined
D9
B7
When out of his sight to be out of my mind
Em7
And he thought I was nuts
A7
D
Bm7
Em7
No more ifs or ands or buts
D9
G9
They say as a child I appeared
D9
A little bit wild with all my crazy ideas But I knew what was happening
G9
I knew I was a genius
D9
B7
What's so strange when you know
Em7
That you're a wizard at three?
A7
D
Bm7
Em7
I knew that this was meant to be
A7
D9
Now I heard little children
G9
Were supposed to sleep tight
D9
That's why I got into the vodka one night
G9
My parents got frantic, didn't know what to do
D9
But I saw some crazy scenes before I came to
B7
Em7
Now do you think I was crazy?
A7
D
Bm7
Em7
I may have been only three but I was swingin'
A7
D9
They all laughed at A. Graham Bell
G9
They all laughed at Edison
D9
And also at Einstein
G9
So why should I feel sorry if they just couldn't understand
D9
The idiomatic logic that went on in my head?
B7
I had a brain, it was insane
Em7
Oh, they used to laugh at me
A7
D7
B7
When I refused to ride on all those double-decker buses
Em7
A7
D
G9
A7
B7
Em7
All because there was no driver at the top
A7
D9
G9
My analyst told me that I was right out of my head
D9
But I said, "Dear doctor, I think that it's you instead
G9
Because I have got a thing that's unique and new
D9
B7
To prove it I'll have the last laugh on you
Em7
A7
D7
'Cause instead of one head, I got two And you know two heads are better than one"