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Banquet  Joni Mitchell

[Esus4]Come  [E]to the [Em7]din-ner go[Am]ng
The ta-[Em/A]ble is [A7]lad-en high [Dm7]
Fat [D]bel-lies and [C/D]hun-gry little ones
Tuck your napkins i[F]n and [A]take [E/A]your sha[E]re

[Esus4]Some  [E]get the [Em7]gra-vy
[Am]And some [Em/A]get  the [A7]gris-tle
[Dm7]    Some [D]get the [C/D]mar-row bone
And some get noth-[F] ing
Though there’s [A]plen-[E/A]ty  t[E]o spare [Esus4]

[Em/A]I    took my [Am]share [Em/A]down [Am]by [Em/A]the  sea
Pa-[Am]per [Em/A]plates [Am]and [Em/A]Ja- -vex bottles on the tide [Esus4]
Seagulls [E]come down and they[Em7sus4]       squawk at [D/E]me
E Esus4 E7sus4 D/E F (Cmaj7/F F – 3x) F#m/B Bm7
Down where the wa- - - ter ski- ers glide

[Esus4]Some  [E]turn to [Em7]Je-su[Am]s
And some [Em/A]turn to [A7]her-o-in
[Dm7]    Some [D]turn to [C/D]ramb-ling ‘round
Looking for a clean sk[F]y
And a [A]drink-[E/A]ing stre[E]am

[Esus4]Some  [E]watch the [Em7]paint peel [Am]off
Some [Em/A]watch their [A7]kids grow up
[Dm7]    Some [D]watch their [C/D]stocks and bonds
Waiting for that big[F] deal A-[A]mer-[E/A]i- -ca[E]n dream [Esus4]
[Em/A]I    took my [Am]dream [Em/A]down [Am]by [Em/A]the  sea
Yan-[Am]kee [Em/A]yachts [Am]and [Em/A]lob- ster pots
And sunshine and[Esus4]     logs and [E]sails
And[Em7sus4]       Shell Oil [D/E]pails
[E]Dogs and tugs and [Esus4]sum- mer-[D/E]time
Back in the [F]ban-quet line
[Cmaj7/F]An- - -gry young people [F#m/B]cry- ing
[Esus4]“Who  [E]let the [Em7]greed-y i[Am]n
And who [Em/A]left the [A7]need-y out?
[Dm7]    Who [D]made this [C/D]salt-y
Tell ‘em we’re very hungry no[F]w
For a [A]sweet-[E/A]er  fa[E]re”
In the cookie I read,
[Esus4]“Some [E]get the [Em7]gra-vy
[Am]And some [Em/A]get  the [A7]gris-tle
[Dm7]    Some [D]get the [C/D]mar-row bone
And[Em/A]    some get [Am]noth-[F] ing
Though there’s [A]plen-[E/A]ty  to[B] spare”  [D/B]     [E/B]     [Esus4/B]         [E/B]     [Bm7]     [B]

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A A7 Am B Bm7 C/D D D/B D/E Dm7 E E/B Em/A Em7 Em7sus4 Esus4 Esus4/B F F#m/B
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