• Song:

    For Free

  • Artist:

    The Byrds

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From RICKL1@IX.NETCOM.COM Sun Apr 27 11:36:04 1997
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 01:49:32 GMT
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: For Free  The Byrds  Chords/Words

The Byrds  For Free  written by Joni Mitchell

G (320003@1)          Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)    EmI (022000@1)slept last night in a good hotel
       Am (x02210@1)       C (x32010@1)      F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
I went shopping today for jewels
    G (320003@1)         Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)      EmThe (022000@1)wind rushed around  the dirty town
        Am (x02210@1)         C (x32010@1)           F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
And the children let out from the schools
      Am (x02210@1)                GI (320003@1)was standing on a noisy corner
C (x32010@1)             G (320003@1)     F (133211@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em DWaiting (xx0232@1)for the walking green
G (320003@1)                  Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)      EmAcross (022000@1)the street he stood and he played real good
       Am (x02210@1)  C (x32010@1)     F (133211@1)COn (x32010@1)his clairinet for free

G (320003@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C   G (320003@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C

    G (320003@1)  Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)  EmNow (022000@1)me I play for fortune
          Am (x02210@1)   C (x32010@1)     F (133211@1)CAnd (x32010@1)those velvet curtain calls
           G (320003@1)       Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)   EmI've (022000@1)got a black limousine and two ladies
  Am (x02210@1)       C (x32010@1)    F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
Escorting me to the halls
         Am (x02210@1)                 GAnd (320003@1)I'll play If you have the money
   C (x32010@1)         G (320003@1)       F (133211@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em DOr (xx0232@1)if you're a friend to me-ee-ee
G (320003@1)             Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)     EmBut (022000@1)the one man band by the quick lunch stand
       Am (x02210@1)         C (x32010@1)      F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
He was playing real good for free

G (320003@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C   G (320003@1)name="chord_xx0232@1">D F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C

     G (320003@1)    Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)    EmWell (022000@1)Nobody stopped to hear him
          Am (x02210@1)      C (x32010@1)       F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
Though he played so sweet and high
         G (320003@1)         Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)             EmAnd (022000@1)they knew he had never been on their TV screen
        Am (x02210@1)       C (x32010@1)   F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
So they passed his music by
       Am (x02210@1)                 GWell (320003@1)I meant to go over and ask for a song
      C (x32010@1)      G (320003@1)  F (133211@1)name="chord_022000@1">Em DMaybe (xx0232@1)put on a harmony
G (320003@1)         Fmaj7 (1x3210@1)        EmI (022000@1)heard his refrain as the signal changed
              Am (x02210@1)         C (x32010@1)      F (133211@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C  EmHe (022000@1)was  still playing real good for free

>From The Byrds 1973 Asylum Records
Siquomb Publishing Corp (BMI)

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