Big Yellow Bike / Big Yellow Taxi : Joni Mitchell


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They paved paradise, put up 3 million parking lots
2 million hotels, 9 million boutiques and a million hot spots
To go extinct or not to go
I'm not buying from the (earth) killers no more
They paved paradise, put up 4 million parking lots
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
Shoo bop bop bop bop)
[1st line] A A6 A E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E
[2]E Aadd2/E E
A A6 B B6
[3]E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E
[4] E5 Emaj7
[5] Aadd2/E E
[6] A A6 B B6 E
[7]E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
[8]E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E

[Ve2] They took a lot of trees, made single use stupid things
I bring reusable bottles, bowl, spork and napkin

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Aadd2/E E
I'm not selling for the (earth) killers no more
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise, put up 5 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve3] Take a look at our garden, we grow it organically
I have holes in my kale cuz I love those birds and the bees
'n peas

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Aadd2/E E
If we don't stop killing we're gonna be gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise, put up 6 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve4] Late last night I made the screen door slam
I rode my big yellow bike with you and moon so grande

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Aadd2/E E
If we don't stop selling we're gonna be gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise, put up 8 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Aadd2/E E
I'm gonna stop killing before it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise planted 2 million garden plots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Out]A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise took out 4 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise planted 6 million garden plots

E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

[Open D Chord Shapes] All chords relative to capo
E A B Aadd2/E E7sus4 A6 B6 E5 Emaj7
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
F#|---0----5----7----1----------1------5----7-----3----3---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----2----------3------7----9-----5----4---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|

[Intro]
A A6 A A6 A B B6 B B6 B
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

Big Yellow Bike / Big Yellow Taxi : Joni Mitchell / stele

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Big Yellow Bike / Big Yellow Taxi : Joni Mitchell / stele parody

They paved paradise, put up 3 million parking lots
[1]They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
2 million hotels, 9 million boutiques and a million hot spots
[2]With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot
[1st line] A A6 A E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E
[1]E Aadd2/E E
[2] A A6 B B6
[3]E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Don't want to go extinct you know
Don't we go extinct you know
Don't extinction blow you know
Don't want to go extinct by 31
Don't you know, extinct we'll go
Extinct is really gonna blow
Don't the planet seem to go
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
No I'm not buying from the (earth) killers no more
No I'm not selling for the (earth) killers no more
So I'll fight the (earth) killers cuz they gotta be gone
No I'm not gonna stand for the earth killers no more
So I'm not buying from earth killers no more
You know I'll fight the earth killers, yes they gotta be gone
I know I'm not buying from earth killers no more
(No I'm) Not buying from the earth killers no more
I'll fight the earth killers, yes they gotta be gone
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
So I'll fight the earth killers because gone
If I don't fight the earth killers it's gonna be gone
I'll fight the earth killers until they are gone
I've got to fight the earth killers until they're all gone
Not buying from the earth killers no more
I'll fight earth killers till there are no more
I'm not buying from earth killers because they got to be gone
I'm not buying from the killers anymore you know
Gonna fight the earth killers till they're all gone
I'll fight the earth killers till they're all gone
That you know why I'll fight till the earth killers are gone
That's why I'm fighting till the earth killers are gone
I'm gonna keep fighting 'til the creeps are gone
Yeah I know what I've lost when it's gone
So I'm not gonna stop buying/ selling/ killing before we're all toast
That's why I won't buy / sell/ kill the stuff before we're all toast
So I'm gonna stop buying/ selling/ killing before we're all toast
Keep buying that stuff / selling/ killing/ till our mama is gone
Keep buying that stuff / selling/ killing/ we're gonna be gone
If we don't stop killing/ buying/ selling we're gonna be gone
We gotta stop the killing or we'll all be gone
We gotta stop the killing before it's gone
I'm gonna stop the killing before it's gone
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise put up 4 million parking lots
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve2] They took a lot of trees, made single use stupid things
They took lot's of trees, made paper cups, tp & zines
They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum
I bring reusable bottles, bowl, spork and napkin
And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

E5 Emaj7
To go extinct or not to go
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
No I'm not selling for the (earth) killers no more
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise put up 5 million parking lots
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve3] Take a look at our garden, we grow it organically
Hey farmer farmer, put away that D.D.T. now
I have holes in my kale cuz I love those birds and the bees
'n peas
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees
please

E5 Emaj7
Don't want to go extinct you know
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
I'm not buying from the (earth) killers no more
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise put up 6 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve4] Late last night I made that screen door slam
Late last night I heard the screen door slam
Rode my big yellow bike with you and the moon so grande
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

E5 Emaj7
Don't want to go extinct you know
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
I'm not selling for the (earth) killers no more
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise put up 8 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

E5 Emaj7
Don't want to go extinct you know
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
I'm not buying from the (earth) killers no more
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise planted 2 million garden plots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Out]A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise took out 4 million parking lots
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
A A6 B B6 E
We saved paradise planted 6 million garden plots

E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

[Open D Chord Shapes] All chords relative to capo
E A B Aadd2/E E7sus4 A6 B6 E5 Emaj7
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
F#|---0----5----7----1----------1------5----7-----3----3---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----2----------3------7----9-----5----4---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|

[Intro]
A A6 A A6 A B B6 B B6 B
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

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Big Yellow Taxi chords : Joni Mitchell

A A6 A E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E
A A6 B B6
With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin'
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E
hot spot

E5 Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve2] They took all the trees, put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em

E5 Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve3] Hey farmer farmer, put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees
please

E5 Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Ve4] Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man

E5 Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

E5 Emaj7
Don't it always seem to go
Aadd2/E E
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
Shoo bop bop bop bop)

[Out]A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E
(Shoo bop bop bop bop
A A6 B B6 E
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot

E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

[Open D Chord Shapes] All chords relative to capo
E A B Aadd2/E E7sus4 A6 B6 E5 Emaj7
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
F#|---0----5----7----1----------1------5----7-----3----3---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|
A |---0----5----7----2----------3------7----9-----5----4---------------|
D |---0----5----7----0----------0------5----7-----0----0---------------|

[Intro]
A A6 A A6 A B B6 B B6 B
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E
E Aadd2/E E7sus4 Aadd2/E E Aadd2/E E

I play it in open D tuning with a Capo on 2. Muffling the bar A and B chords in the
intro and first verse help give the rhythm to the song. Listen to the song and you'll figure
it out 🙂

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/j/joni_mitchell/big_yellow_taxi_ver2_crd.htm
by allintherhythm 75

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