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From: [email protected] (Julie P Wilks)

These are the (easy) chords for Free Man in Paris (Joni's version anyway).

Free Man in Paris
=================

Words and Music by Joni Mitchell


          F                              Bb
The way I see it he said, you just can't win it,
            G#                                              D#
Everybody's in it for their own gain; you can't please 'em all,
               C#                       F
There's always somebody putting you down,
                           Bb
I do my best and I do good business,
                        G#
There's a lot of people asking for my time,
                          D#
They're tryin' to get ahead;
                  C#                   F
they're tryin' to be a good friend of   mine,

Chorus
        C#
I was a free man in Paris,
       D#
I felt unfettered and alive,
G#                  Fsus4
There was nobody callin' me up for favours
            F
and no-ones future to decide,
             C#
You know I'd go back there tomorrow
            D#                   G#
but for the work I've taken on,
            Fsus4          Bb                F
stokin' the star maker machinary behind the popular songs.

Instrumental bit ... (mix it about a bit!)

Cm9  F  Cm9  F  Cm9 F

G# Bb C#   G# Bb D# F  G# Bb C#  G# Bb D# F


Verse 2:

          F                        Bb
I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers,
         G#                                    D#
Lately I wonder what I do it for; if I had my way,
         C#                                F
I'd just walk through those doors, and wan-der,
                  Bb
down the Champs Elysees;
              G#
going cafe to cabaret, thinking
                         D#
how I'd feel when I find,
     C#                   F
that very good friend of   mine

Chorus:

End instrumental bit ...

F  G# Bb C#  G# Bb D# F



From: [email protected] (Howard Wright (Hman))

                             Free Man in Paris  - Joni Mitchell
                         ----------------------------------------


                                                tabbed by Howard Wright
                                                [email protected]


Tuning : open D

From low to high that is  -  D A D F# A D

So you can leave your A and D strings - all the others go down either
a semitone or a tone.

NOTE: For the verse and chorus I'll just put down the chord shapes once
each time the chord changes. Check out the record for details on strumming

Intro
-----

D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
A----7---9---12---12-12-12-12------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
F#---6---8---11---11-11-11-11------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
A----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|
D----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--|


D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
A---7---9---12---12-12-12-12-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
F#--6---8---11---11-11-11-11-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
A--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|
D--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7----|

Carry on strumming that chord at the seventh fret for a few bars.....

Verse 1
-------


D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
A----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
F#---------7--------------------------------8---------------------|
D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|
A----------7--------------------------------9---------------------|
D----------7--------------------------------7---------------------|

'The way I see it' he said 'you just can't win it, everybody's

D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
A----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
F#---6----------------------------------------------5-------------|
D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|
A----7----------------------------------------------5-------------|
D----5----------------------------------------------5-------------|

    in it for their own gain you can't please them all there's always


D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
A----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
F#---6-----------------------7-----------------------------8-------|
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|
A----7-----------------------7-----------------------------9-------|
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-------|

   somebody shooting you down. I do my best and I do good business

D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
A---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
F#--------------------------6-------------------------------5-----|
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|
A---------------------------7-------------------------------5-----|
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5-----|

  there's a lot of people asking for my time trying to get ahead

D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
A-------------12-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
F#------------11-----------------7--------8--7--8--7-------------------|
D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|
A--------------------------------7--------9--7--9--7-------------------|
D--------------------------------7--------7--7--7--7-------------------|

   trying to be a good friend of  mine


Chorus
------

D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
F#-------3-------------------------5-----------------6-------------|
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------7-------------|
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-------------|

I was a free man in paris I felt unfettered and alive     there was

D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
A---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
F#--------7------------------8-------------------5------------7----|
D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7----|
A---------7------------------9-------------------0------------7----|
D---------7------------------7--------------------------------7----|

  nobody calling me up for favours and noone's future to decide

D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
F#------------3----------------------------------5--------------6--|
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------7--|
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--|

you know I'd go back there tomorrow but for the work I've taken on

D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
A---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
F#--------------7-------------8-----------------5-----------7------|
D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7------|
A---------------7-------------9-----------------0-----------7------|
D---------------7-------------7-----------------------------7------|

   stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song


D--------4-------4---------7-----7-7--7-7------|
A--------5-------5---------7-----7-7--7-7------|
F#---5---5---5---5---5-----7-----8p7--8p7------|
D----5---5---5---5---5-----7-----7-7--7-7------|
A----0---0---0---0---0-----7-----9p7--9p7------|
D--------------------------7-----7-7--7-7------|


Repeat this last line once

(p=pull off)

Then play the intro again, and into the second verse


Verse 2
--------

I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers
lately I wonder what I do it for, if I had my way
I'd just walk out the door and wander
Down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Wandering how I'd feel when I find that very good friend of mine


Chorus
------

repeat the last tab line of the chorus, as before, then go back
to the intro bit.
Play this four times, and that's it !

Howard

 
 
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About the artist behind Free Man In Paris Tab:

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.

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