Big Yellow Taxi Uke tab by Joni Mitchell

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Big Yellow Taxi


A chordA E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
A chordA B chordB E chordE
With a pink hotel a boutique and a swingin' hot spot

E chordE
Don't it always seem to go
A chordA (n.c.)
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E chordE
Choo bop bop bop bop choo bop bop bop bop

A chordA E chordE
They took all the trees put 'em in a tree museum
A chordA B chordB E chordE
And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

E chordE
Don't it always seem to go
A chordA (n.c.)
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E chordE
Choo bop bop bop bop choo bop bop bop bop

A chordA E chordE
Hey farmer farmer put away that D chordD D chordD T now
A chordA B chordB E chordE
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees please

E chordE
Don't it always seem to go
A chordA (n.c.)
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E chordE
Choo bop bop bop bop choo bop bop bop bop

A chordA E chordE
Late last night I heard the screen door slam
A chordA B chordB E chordE
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

E chordE
Don't it always seem to go
A chordA (n.c.)
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E chordE
Choo bop bop bop bop choo bop bop bop bop

E chordE
Don't it always seem to go
A chordA (n.c.)
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E chordE
Choo bop bop bop bop choo bop bop bop bop

A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise put up a parking lot choo bop bop bop bop
A chordA B chordB E chordE
They paved paradise put up a parking lot

 

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About this song

"Big Yellow Taxi" is a song written and originally performed by Joni Mitchell. Mitchell got the idea for the song during a visit to Hawaii. She looked out of her hotel window at the spectacular Pacific mountain scenery, and then down to a parking lot. Joni said this about writing the song to journalist Alan McDougall in the early 1970s: I wrote 'Big Yellow Taxi' on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance.