Big Yellow Taxi
Counting Crows (Joni Mitchell, 1970)


    2 Bar Rhythm
4/4 | D - - u D - D - | - u d u d u d u |
      1     & 3   4       & 2 & 3 & 4 &

Intro
| [G] | [G] | [G] | [G] | (x2)
They | [G] paved paradise and | put up a parkin' | lot | [G]
With a | [G] pink hotel, a | boutique, and a swingin' | hot spot | [G]

| [G] Don't it always | [Gmaj7] seem to go
That you | [G6] don't know what you | got till it's gone
They | [C] paved paradise and | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot
(Oooh, | [G] bop, bop, bop, | oooh, | bop, bop, bop)

They | [G] took all the trees and | put 'em in a tree mu- | seum | [G]
And they | [G] charged the people a | dollar and a half to | see them | [G]

No, no, no, | [G] don't it always | [Gmaj7] seem to go
That you | [G6] don't know what you | got till it's gone
They | [C] paved paradise and | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot
(Oooh, | [G] bop, bop, bop, | oooh, | bop, bop, bop)

Hey | [G] farmer, farmer, | put away your DD- | T | [G]
I don't care about | [C] spots on my apples
| [C] Leave me the birds and the | [G] bees, | please
| [G] Don't it always | [Gmaj7] seem to go
That you | [G6] don't know what you | got till it's gone
They | [C] paved paradise and | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot
| Hey now, they've | [C] paved paradise to | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot
(Oooh, | [G] bop, bop, bop, | oooh, | bop, bop, bop)

| [G] | [G] | [G] | [G] | (x3)
| [G↓] [Gmaj7↓] | [C↓]

Listen, [nc] late last night, I [nc] heard the screen door [G↓] slam
And a [C↓] big yellow taxi [D↓] took my girl a- [G↓]way

Now, | [G↓] don't it always | [Gmaj7↓] seem to go
That you | [G6↓] don't know what you | got till it's [G6↓] gone
They | [C] paved paradise and | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot   | [G]

Hey now now, | [G] don't it always | [Gmaj7] seem to go
That you | [G6] don't know what you | got till it's gone
They | [C] paved paradise and | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot, | why not?
They | [C] paved paradise to | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot   | [G] hey hey hey,
| [C] Paved paradise, | [D↓] put up a parkin' | [G] lot
(Oooh, | [G] bop, bop, bop, | oooh, | bop, bop, bop)

| [C] I don't wanna give it. Why you | wanna give it? Why you wanna
| [G] givin' it all away? | Hey, hey, hey,
| [C] Now you wanna give it | I should wanna give it 'cuz you're
| [G] givin' it all away, | No no,
| [C] I don't wanna give it. Why you | wanna give it? Why you wanna
| [G] givin' it all away?   | [G]
| [C] 'Cuz you're givin' it all, | [D] givin' it all a- | [G] way | [G]

| [C] | Why you | [G] want me?   | [G]
| [C] | Why do you | [G] want to?   | [G]
| [C] | [C] | [G] | [G] |
Hey, | [C] paved paradise to | [D] put up a parkin' | [G] lot | [G↓]


#Capo on 1st fret to play with the Counting Crows version.
#Last Updated 01/30/18 JJ
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