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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 14:54:48 -0500
From: sem8@cornell.edu (Susan McNamara)
Subject: CRD: Both Sides Now-Joni Mitchell






Here is my version of chord shapes for this song in D tuning.  If anyone
has any changes, please contact me at sem8@cornell.edu:

Both Sides Now
written by Joni Mitchell
appears on the album Clouds Reprise 1969

Tuning: D A D F# A D  Capo 4

From: Harlan L Thompson 

BOTH SIDES NOW- Joni Mitchell

 C         F      C       F
Bows and flows of angel hair
      F          Em     Am     C
And ice cream castles in the air
              F        Dm
And feather canyons everywhere
                 F          G
I've looked at clouds that way
     C         F        C      F
But now they only block the sun
        F       Em     Am   C
They rain and snow on everyone
          F        Dm
So many things I could have done
                F     G
But clouds got in my way

CHORUS:
         C          F           C
   I've looked at clouds from both sides now
        F       C          F        C
   From up and down, and still somehow
          Em        F      C
   It's clouds' illusions I recall
      C   F  C    Am      Gsus G    C
   I really don't know clouds    at all

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels
The dizzy, dancing way you feel
As every fairy tale comes real
I've looked at love that way
But now it's just another show
You leave them laughing as you go
And if you care don't let them know
Don't give yourself away

   I've looked at love from both sides now
   From give and take, and still somehow
   It's love's illusions I recall
   I really don't know love at all

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

   I've looked at life from both sides now
   From win and lose, and still somehow
   It's life's illusions I recall
   I really don't know life at all

NOTE: If someone knows the alternate tuning version, please
post it!
(from Clouds, 1969)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

(I'm not musically adept enough to know what the names of these chords are
but if anybody wants to help me out with naming them I'd be very
appreciative.)

INTRO:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0 3 0 0  0 2 0 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0 3 0 0  0 2 0 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |  | | | | | |

VERSE 1:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  Bows and flows of angel hair

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  and ice cream castles in the air

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  and feather canyons everywhere

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  I've looked at clouds that way

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  But now they only block the sun

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  they rain and snow on everyone

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  so many things I would have done

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  but clouds got in my way ---

CHORUS:

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 0 0 3 0 4    0 0 0 1 0 2   0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  I've looked at clouds from both sides now

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 2 0 1 0 0    0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  from up and down and still somehow

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  it's cloud's illusions I recall

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 4 0 3 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 2 1 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |  (finger pick a little on this
                                             last chord ala Joni)
  I really don't know clouds

  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |
  0 0 0 0 0 0    0 2 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0
  | | | | | |    | | | | | |   | | | | | |

  at all

REPEAT INTRO BEFORE NEXT VERSE:

VERSE 2:

Moons and Junes and ferris wheels,
the dizzy dancing way you feel
as every fairy tale comes real;
I've looked at love that way.
But now it's just another show.
You leave 'em laughing when you go
and if you care, don't let them know,
don't give yourself away.

CHORUS 2:

I've looked at love from both sides now,
from give and take, and still somehow
it's love's illusions I recall.
I really don't know love at all.

VERSE 3:

Tears and fears and feeling proud
to say "I love you" right out loud,
dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
I've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained
in living every day.

CHORUS 3:

I've looked at life from both sides now,
from win and lose, and still somehow
it's life's illusions I recall.
I really don't know life at all.

PRINTING NOTE:  The graphs will probably come out better if you print in
COURIER pitch 10.





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"It's all a dream she has awake." - Joni Mitchell

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About the artist behind Both Sides Now Chords:

Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter.[1]

Mitchell's singing began in small nightclubs and busking on the streets of Toronto and in her native Western Canada. She subsequently became associated with the burgeoning folk music scene of the mid-1960s in New York City. Mitchell achieved fame in the late 1960s and was considered a key part of the Southern California folk rock scene. Throughout the 1970s, she explored and combined the pop and jazz genres. Mitchell has amassed a body of work that is highly respected by both critics and fellow musicians[2], with the influential All Music Guide going as far as stating that, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may stand as the most important and influential female recording artist of the late 20th century".[3]

Mitchell is also an accomplished visual artist. She has, through photography or painting, created the artwork for each of her albums and, in 2000, in an interview with the Toronto Globe and Mail, described herself as a "painter derailed by circumstance". A blunt critic of the music industry, Mitchell had stopped recording over the last several years, focusing mainly on her visual art, but in 2007 released Shine, her first album of new songs in nine years.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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