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I Had a King   Joni Mitchell

 
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 I had a king in a tenement castle


 


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 Lately he's taken to painting the pastel walls brown


 


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 He's taken the cur - tains down He's


 


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 Swept with the broom of contempt and the rooms have an empty ring


 


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 He's cleaned with the tears of an actor who fears for


 


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 the laughter's sting....


 


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 I can't go back there any - more You know my keys won't


 


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 fit the door You know my thoughts don't fit the man


 


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 They never can they never can


 


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 37 ritardando.....................


 

 
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 (slow strum.....)


 


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