Judgment Of The Moon And Stars

Joni Mitchell

No tongue in the bell and the fish wives yell,
But they       might as well be mute.  
So you get to keep the pictures, 
That don't seem like much. 

Cold white keys under your fingers,
Now you're thinkin',       “That's no substitute,  
     It just don't do    it like the song
Of a   warm, warm body lov- - ing your touch.”            

In the court they carve your legend
With an apple in its jaw
And the women you wanted
They get their laughs

Long silk stockings on the bedposts of refinement
You're too raw
They think you're too raw
It's the judgment of the moon and stars
Your solitary path
    Draw yourself a bath  
 Think what you'd like to have  
For supper, or take a walk
A park, A bridge, A tree,    A river

Re-voked, but not yet cancelled
The gift goes on,   in si-lence  
In a bell      jar,   still the song.


E – D/G – F#m7 – E - Bm7
A – A7 – C/G – D/A – E/B


E – D/G – F#m7 – E
Esus4 – D – A – E/A

You've got to shake your fists at lightning now
You've got to roar like a forest fire
You've got to spread your light like blazes
All across the sky

They're gonna aim the hoses on you
Show them you won't expire
Not till you burn up every passion
Not even when you die

Come on now
You've got to try
If you're feeling contempt
Well, then you tell it
If you're tired of the silent night
Jesus, well, then you yell it

Condemned to wires and hammers
Strike every chord that you feel
That broken trees and elephant ivories conceal

A – G#m7 – F# - A - E/A – E
Gsus2 – A/G - Gsus2 – A/G – Gsus2 – A/G – Gsus2

A A/D Amaj7 B Bm7 Cmaj7 D D/G E E/F# F# F#m F#m7 G G#m7 Gmaj7
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