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Mr. Jones   Counting Crows

[G]                  [Am]                                                                          

[Am]   [F]  [Dm]   [G]          Sha la la la la la la         u[Am]h huh...  [F]    [G]                  [G]

[Am]I was down at the New Amster[F]dam sta[Dm]ring at this [G]yellow-haired girl
Mr. [Am]Jones strikes up a convers[F]ation with this [G]black-haired flamenco dancer
[Am]She dances while his father [F]plays gu[Dm]itar.  She's suddenly be[G]autiful
We [Am]all want somethin[F]g beaut[G]iful, man I wish I was beautiful
So[Am] come dance this silence [F]down through the morning
[Dm]                  [G]       [Am]    [F]         [G]                   *
Sha la la la la la la la yeah uh huh...
[Am]Cut up, Ma[F]ria!  Show[Dm] me some of them Span[G]ish dances
[Am]Pass me a bo[F]ttle, Mr[G]. Jones
[Am]Believe in me[F].  He[Dm]lp me believe in an[G]ything
'[Am]Cause I want to b[F]e someone who beli[G]eves

[C]Mr. J[F]ones and[G] me tell each other fairy tales
[C]Stare at the beautiful women [F]
[G]"She's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."
[C]Smiling in the brig[F]ht lights, coming thr[G]ough in stereo
When [C]everyb[F]ody loves you, [G]you can never be lonely
[Am]I will paint my pict[F]ure.  [Dm]Paint myself in blue a[G]nd red and black and gray
[Am]All of the beautiful colors[F] are very, very meaning[G]ful
     [Am]                          [F]         [Dm]     [G]             *
(you know) Gray is my favorite color I felt so symbolic yesterday
[Am]If I knew Picass[F]o I would buy myse[G]lf a gray guitar and play

[C]Mr. [F]Jones and[G] me look into the future
[C]Stare at the beautiful women  [F]
[G]"She's looking at you.  Uh, I don't think so.  She's looking at me."
[C]Standing in the spotl[F]ight [G]I bought myself a gray guitar
When [C]everyb[F]ody loves me, [G]I will never be lonely    [Am]
I wil[Am]l never be lonely
I [G]will never be lonely
[Am]I want to be a lion.  Everyb[F]ody wants to pass as cats
[Am]We All want to be big, big stars, but we got diffe[G]rent reasons for that.
[Am]Believe in me because I don't bel[F]ieve in anything
And [Am]I want to be someone to believe, to b[G]elieve, to believe.
[C]Mr. [F]Jones and[G] me stumbling through the barrio
Ye[C]ah we stare at the beautiful wo[F]men
"[G]She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me."
[C]I want to be Bob Dyla[F]n
Mr.[G] Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When [C]everyb[F]ody loves you, [G]son, that's just about as funky as you can be.
[C]Mr. J[F]ones and[G] me staring at the video
W[C]hen I look at the te[F]levision, I want[G] to see me staring right back at me.
[C]We all want to be big st[F]ars, but we don't know w[G]hy, and we don't know how.
But[C] when everybody [F]loves me, I'm going to be jus[G]t about as happy as I can be.
[C]Mr. [F]Jones and me[G], we're gonna be big stars.....

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rogidez1 (report)

Timing is tricky - I found though, if you slow it down just a little you can get a good grasp and then you can speed it up.

wonk (report)

It's the timing of the vocal that make this tune so tricky. It's probably about as good a transcription as possible given that the vocal rhythms in the verses never repeat.

GerB40 (report)

Your right this song is very hard to time properly, once you know the chords and how the song goes you should beable to do it properly.

Buzzingwickedly (report)

Yes the timing is very very hard with this song

fivefactor (report)

I would say that the chords are definitely right, but the timing is wrong in many places.