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free man in paris   Joni Mitchell









These are the (easy) chords for Free Man in Paris (Joni's version anyway).

Free Man in Paris
=================

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell


          A                              D
The way I see it he said, you just can't win it,
            C                                              G
Everybody's in it for their own gain; you can't please 'em all,
               F                       A
There's always somebody putting you down,
                           D
I do my best and I do good business,
                        C                  
There's a lot of people asking for my time,
                          G
They're tryin' to get ahead; 
                  F                   A 
they're tryin' to be a good friend of   mine,

Chorus
        F
I was a free man in Paris, 
       G
I felt unfettered and alive, 
C                  Asus4                      
There was nobody callin' me up for favours 
            A
and no-ones future to decide,
             F
You know I'd go back there tomorrow 
            G                   C
but for the work I've taken on,
            Asus4          D                A               
stokin' the star maker machinary behind the popular songs.  

Instrumental bit ... (mix it about a bit!)

Em9  A  Em9  A  Em9 A

C D F   C D G A  C D F  C D G A
          

Verse 2:

          A                        D  
I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers,
         C                                    G
Lately I wonder what I do it for; if I had my way,
         F                                A
I'd just walk through those doors, and wan-der,
                  D     
down the Champs Elysees;
              C                 
going cafe to cabaret, thinking
                         G      
how I'd feel when I find,  
     F                   A 
that very good friend of   mine



Chorus:

End instrumental bit ... 

A  C D F  C D G A









                             Free Man in Paris  - Joni Mitchell
                         ----------------------------------------


                                                tabbed by Howard Wright
                                                spxhaw@uk.ac.cf.thor


Tuning : open D

From low to high that is  -  D A D F# A D

So you can leave your A and D strings - all the others go down either
a semitone or a tone.

NOTE: For the verse and chorus I'll just put down the chord shapes once
each time the chord changes. Check out the record for details on strumming

Intro
-----

D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
A----7---9---12---12-12-12-12------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
F#---6---8---11---11-11-11-11------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
A----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
D----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--




D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7--
A---7---9---12---12-12-12-12-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7-
F#--6---8---11---11-11-11-11-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7-
A--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7--
D--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7--



Carry on strumming that chord at the seventh fret for a few bars.....

Verse 1
-------


D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
A----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
F#---------7--------------------------------8--------------------
D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
A----------7--------------------------------9-------------------
D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------

'The way I see it' he said 'you just can't win it, everybody's 



D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
A----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
F#---6----------------------------------------------5------------
D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
A----7----------------------------------------------5-----------
D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------

    in it for their own gain you can't please them all there's always




D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
A----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
F#---6-----------------------7-----------------------------8------
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
A----7-----------------------7-----------------------------9-----
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----

   somebody shooting you down. I do my best and I do good business



D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
A---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
F#--------------------------6-------------------------------5----
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
A---------------------------7-------------------------------5---
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---

  there's a lot of people asking for my time trying to get ahead



D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-----------------
A-------------12-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-----------------
F#------------11-----------------7--------8--7--8--7------------------
D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-----------------
A--------------------------------7--------9--7--9--7---------------
D--------------------------------7--------7--7--7--7---------------

   trying to be a good friend of  mine       


Chorus
------

D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
F#-------3-------------------------5-----------------6------------
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------7-----------
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------

I was a free man in paris I felt unfettered and alive     there was



D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
A---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
F#--------7------------------8-------------------5------------7---
D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
A---------7------------------9-------------------0------------7--
D---------7------------------7--------------------------------7--

  nobody calling me up for favours and noone's future to decide



D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
F#------------3----------------------------------5--------------6--
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------7--
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--

you know I'd go back there tomorrow but for the work I've taken on



D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7---
A---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7---
F#--------------7-------------8-----------------5-----------7----
D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7-----
A---------------7-------------9-----------------0-----------7-----
D---------------7-------------7-----------------------------7----

   stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song




D--------4-------4---------7-----7-7--7-7------
A--------5-------5---------7-----7-7--7-7------
F#---5---5---5---5---5-----7-----8p7--8p7------
D----5---5---5---5---5-----7-----7-7--7-7------
A----0---0---0---0---0-----7-----9p7--9p7------
D--------------------------7-----7-7--7-7------


Repeat this last line once 

(p=pull off)

Then play the intro again, and into the second verse


Verse 2
--------

I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers
lately I wonder what I do it for, if I had my way
I'd just walk out the door and wander
Down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Wandering how I'd feel when I find that very good friend of mine


Chorus
------

repeat the last tab line of the chorus, as before, then go back
to the intro bit.
Play this four times, and that's it !



Howard








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