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Both Sides Now  Judy Collins

Words & Music by Joni Mitchell, Recorded by Judy Collins, 1968 (#8)
Intro: G Am7 Em7 Am7
[G]Bows and flows of a[C]ngel ha[G]ir, and [Gmaj7]ice cream castles i[C]n the ai[G]r,
And feather [G/F#]canyons [C]every[C/B]where?I've loo[Am7]ked at clouds that w[D]ay.
But n[G]ow they only b[C]lock the [G]sun, they [Gmaj7]rain and snow on [C]every[G]one.
So many t[G/F#]hings I wo[C]uld have d[C/B]one, but cl[Am7]ouds got in the wa[D]y.
I've l[G]ooked at clouds from b[C]oth sides n[G]ow,
From u[C]p and d[G]own, and st[C]ill someh[G]ow
It's c[Gmaj7]louds il[Am7]lusions [G]I re[Em]call; I real[C]ly don't know cl[D]ouds at a[G]ll.
[G]Moons and Junes and f[C]erris wh[G]eels, the d[Gmaj7]izzy dancing w[C]ay you fe[G]el
When every [G/F#]fairy [C]tale comes r[C/B]eal ? I've lo[Am7]oked at love that wa[D]y.
But n[G]ow it's just an[C]other sh[G]ow, you leave 'em l[Gmaj7]aughing [C]as you g[G]o,
And if you c[G/F#]are, don't [C]let them k[C/B]now, [Am7] don't give yourself awa[D]y.
I've lo[G]oked at love from b[C]oth sides n[G]ow,
From gi[C]ve and ta[G]ke, and st[C]ill someh[G]ow,
It's [Gmaj7]love's il[Am7]lusions [G]I rec[Em]all; I r[C]eally don't know l[D]ove at a[G]ll.
[G]Tears and fears and f[C]eeling p[G]roud to [Gmaj7]say "I love you" r[C]ight out l[G]oud;
Dreams and [G/F#]schemes and [C]circus [C/B]crowds[Am7] ? I've looked at life that wa[D]y.
But n[G]ow old friends are a[C]cting str[G]ange,
They [G]shake their [Gmaj7]heads and s[C]ay I've cha[G]nged,
But so[G/F#]mething's l[Em]ost and s[C]omething's g[C/B]ained [Am7] from living every d[D]ay.
I[G]'ve looked at life from b[C]oth sides n[G]ow,
From w[C]in and l[G]ose, and st[C]ill some[G]how,
It's [Gmaj7]life's i[Am7]llusions [G]I rec[Em]all; I [C]really [C/B]don't know li[D]fe at a[G]ll.

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