Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell (1967)


Inside/Outside Fingerpicking Pattern
|----------M-----------M-|
|----I-----------I-------|
|-T-----------T----------|
|-------T-----------T----|
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &

Intro:
|   [G]    [C]   |   [G]    [C]   |   
|   [G]    [C]   |   [G]    [C]   |   
[G] Bows and [Am] flows of [C] angel [G] hair
And [G] ice cream [Bm] castles [C] in the [G] air
[G] And feather [C] canyons [Am] everywhere
[Am] I've looked at clouds [D] that way
But [G] now they [Am] only [C] block the [G] sun
They [G] rain and [Bm] snow on [C] every- [G] one
[G] So many [C] things I [Am] would have done
[Am] But clouds got in my [D] way

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] clouds from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] up and [G] down, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] clouds il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] clouds... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] |   

[G] Moons and [Am] Junes and [C] ferris [G] wheels
The [G] dizzy [Bm] dancing [C] way you [G] feel
[G] When every [C] fairy- [Am] tale comes real
[Am] I've looked at love [D] that way
But [G] now it's [Am] just a- [C] nother [G] show
You [G] leave 'em [Bm] laughin' [C] when you [G] go
[G] And if you [C] care [Am] don't let them know
[Am] Don't give yourself a- [D] way

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] love from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] win and [G] lose, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] love's il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] love... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] |   

[G] Tears and [Am] fears and [C] feeling [G] proud
To [G] say "I [Bm] love you" [C] right out [G] loud
[G] Dreams and [C] schemes [Am] and circus crowds
[Am] I've looked at life [D] that way
But [G] now old [Am] friends are [C] acting [G] strange
They [G] shake their [Bm] heads, they [C] say I've [G] changed
[G] Well something's [C] lost but [Am] something's gained
[Am] In living every [D] day

Chorus
I've [G] looked at [Am] love from [C] both sides [G] now
From [C] win and [G] lose, and [C] still some- [G] how
It's [Bm] life's il- [C] lusions [G] I recall
I [G] really [Bm] don't know [C] love... [C]
...at | [G] all [C] | [G] [C] |
| [G] [C]   | [G] [C] | [G↓]
  
#Capo on 1st fret to play with Judy Collins' version.

#Retune 1/2 step lower to F# to play with Joni Mitchell's original.

#Last Updated 10/08/17 JJ
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