yvette in english Joni Mitchell
Yvette in English by Joni Mitchell and David Crosby, from her album, Turbulent Indigo 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. Tuning (tune each string down, to the nearest correct note) E=C A=G D=D G=E B=g e=c (same tuning for 'God must be a boogie man', also by joni, album=mingus) Chord shapes Aflat=888800 Am =999800 F =555500 G= =777700 Am(2)=022000 Dm =222100 C =000000 Criff=000777 000000 00012 12 12 Yvette in English ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Aflat, Am, Aflat, Am F G Am He met her in a french cafe F G Am She slipped in sideways like a cat F G Am Sidelong glances, what a wary little stray F G Criff She sticks in his mind like that C Am(2) Saying 'avez vous un alumette' Dm F With her lips wrapped around a cigarette F G Am Yvette in english saying 'please have this F G Aflat Little bit of instant bliss...' Am, Aflat, Am, Aflat, next verse 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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