Big Yellow Taxi

Joni Mitchell

 GD
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
 GAD
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot

CHORUS:
 DA
 Don't it always seem to go
 GD
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
 GAD
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

 GD
They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum
 GAD
And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

CHORUS:
 DA
 Don't it always seem to go
 GD
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
 GAD
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

 GD
Hey farmer farmer, put away that D.D.T. now
 GAD
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees
 D
 please

CHORUS:
 DA
 Don't it always seem to go
 GD
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
 GAD
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

 GD
 Late last night I heard the screen door slam
 GAD
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

CHORUS TWICE:
 DA
 Don't it always seem to go
 GD
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
 GAD
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

 DGAD
 Yeah they paved paradise, put up a parking lot
 DGAD
 I said they paved paradise, put up a parking lot

Comment: to all those posting below. it sings a hell of a lot better with Capo on 3, not 4 BManJamz

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bman1973 (report comment to admin):
I'm sorry but the chord posting here is TOTALLY OFF..
knightowl70 (report comment to admin):
If you put a Capo of the 4th fret it matches Joni's version
fieonu (report comment to admin):
Actually, I found it is one of the better tabs for this song. It's just in a different key. If you like, just transpose it +4 semitones.
goldilocks (report comment to admin):
sad i exspecked more ha ha 
goldilocks (report comment to admin):
the real goldilocks did not post the above messege
THE DIRTFISHERMAN (report comment to admin):
O.m.G!!! Then it's TRUE? There is an IMPOSTER GOLDILOCKS? Lurking amongst us ?? D.F.