Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Big Yellow Taxi


By Joni Mitchell
Rise Up Singing chapter: Ecology, p.34
(In the key of G)
C - G - / C D G - / - - C FG / C D G -

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got til it's gone
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot

They took all the trees and put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

Hey farmer, farmer, put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees (please!)

Late last night, I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

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