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Mr jones   Various Artists


Mr. Jones   -   Counting Crows
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Transcription by D Morgan 
Corrections by Eric Simon and
Paul Hutchinson 

Am F Dm G                Am F G 
         sha la la la la la la  uh huh

Am                    F        Dm               G 
I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow haired girl
    Am                          F                 G 
Mr. Jones strikes up this conversation with this black haired flamenco dancer
Am                   F            Dm                      G 
She dances while his father plays guitar.  She's suddenly beautiful
    Am                F        G             
We all want something beautiful. Man, I wish I was beautiful

        Am                 F                        Dm             G 
So come dance this silence down through the morning.  sha la la la la la
Am  F  G                 (*)
          Uh, huh, yeah
Am      F       Dm                      G 
Cut up Mariea!  Show me some of them spanish dances.
Am        F           G 
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Am         F    Dm                 G 
Believe in me   Help me believe in anything
       Am             F           G 
(cause)I want to be someone who believes

C     F           G 
  Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
C                        F            
  Stare at the beautiful women
         G                                           C
  "She's looking at you.  Ah no, no she's looking at me."
                 F               
  Smiling in the bright lights
G
  Coming through in stereo
       C         F         G 
  When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

Am              F       Dm                G 
I will paint my picture   Paint my self in blue and red and black and grey
Am                   F                   G 
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaninful
           Am                  F     Dm           G                 (*)
(You know) Grey is my favorite color I felt so symbolic yesterday
Am          F             G                            C
If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a grey guitar and play

      F            G 
  Mr. Jones and me look into the future
  C                      F            
  Stare at the beautiful women
         G                                                        C
  "She's looking at you.  Uh, I don't think so.  She's looking at me."
                  F        G 
  Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a grey guitar
       C         F        G                    Am
  When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely
                F
I will never be lonely
             Am           F
I will never gonna be lonely
Am                  F
I want to be a lion Everybody wants to pass as cats
Am                                  G
We all want to be big big stars, but we got different reasons for that.
Am                      F
Believe in me because I don't believe in anything
Am                                  G
and I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe.

C     F            G 
  Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
          C                      F
  Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
       G                                                    C
"She's perfect for you, Man, there's got to be Somebody for me."
                   F
  I want to be Bob Dylan 
      G
  Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
       C         F          G 
  When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be.

C     F           G 
  Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
         C               F                 G                            C
  When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me.
                    F                 G 
  We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why, and we don't know how.
           C         F           G 
  But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be.
C     F           G 
  Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars.....


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(*) The following fill is used at a couple of points in the song, 
    marked with an asterisk.

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