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Help Me  Joni Mitchell



like 3-x-4-4-3-x, 3-x-0-0-0-2, or x-10-12-11-12-x-|

F major 7: x-x-3-2-1-0---------------------------| (I like this so that I can embellish easily using open
[G]In[maj] lov[7]e again.
When I get that crazy feeling,

I [F]kn[maj]ow  [7]I'm in trouble again,

I'm in trouble,


'Cause you're a ramblin' and a gamblin' and a sweet-talking ladies man,

[C]An[maj]d yo[7]u love your lo[G]vi[maj]n', [7]

[no lyrics wbile tbe borns play one of tbe song's signature licks] 
Not like you love your[C] f[maj]reed[7-A]om. [maj-C]      [maj]    [7]
*note that the time signature changes here from 4 to 3 for a measure and
then changes back. The best advice I can give you is to listen to the
recording carefully here, and maybe to skip the last C maj 7, since A feeds
quite nicely into the next chord as well

[No vocals here:  transition between verses where Larry C. does his stuff] 

|D maj 7|Bb maj 7|F maj 7 barre|F maj 7 barre|G maj|A maj *|G maj|A maj *|

|G maj|A maj|A maj|... back into verse 2

* indicates that the horn players have a riff that is, as far as I can tell,
unplayable by one guitar, so go nuts on an A major or A blues scale for a bit!
I often play the G maj to A maj progression with 10th and 12th position barre
chords if I want to play high stuff, but it really depends on mood.


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.

[back into tbe Larry C. transition part and tben go to tbe Bridge] 

Bridge:

[G]Di[maj]dn't[7] it feel good, just sitting there talking,

Or lying there not talking, didn't it feel good?
[F]  [maj]    [7]                               
You danced with the lady with a hole in her stocking.

Didn't it feel good?

Didn't it feel good?


[some vocal gymnastics witb call and response "Didn't it feel good"'s] 
[D]Di[maj]dn't[7] it feel good?
[G]Di[maj]dn't[7] it feel good?
[D]Di[maj]dn't[7] it feel good?
[G]Di[maj]dn't[7] it feel good?
|G maj|A maj *|G maj|A maj *|G maj|A maj|A maj| ... back into last verse:

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.

[end verse but skip tbe G maj - A maj part and go straigbt into...] 

Outro to fade:

[lots more Larry C. stuff] 

|D maj 7|F maj 7| ...


Comments, questions, corrections, etc., welcome.

[--]Jay Verkuilen                                   jayv@uxh.cso.uiuc.edu
In the warped world of Mattel talking doll conversations:
Talking Barbie(TM)--"Math is tough!"
Talking Ken(TM)--"Group theory is intuitively obvious."

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