transcription from jonimitchell.com


Trouble Child

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: CGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: C77543

Intro: 

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1st Verse: 

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Up in a sterilized    room where they   let you be 
  
  

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la -      a -        zy 
  
  

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Knowing your attitude's all wrong and you got to change and that's not 
  

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ea -                sy 
  

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Dragon shining with all values known 
  

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Dazzling you - keeping your from your  own 
  
  

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Where is the lion in you to defy him when you're this weak and this 
  

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spa -               cy 
  

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2nd verse: 

So what are you going to do about it 
You can't live life and you can't leave it 
Advice and religion - you can't take it 
You can't seem to believe it 
The peacock is afraid to parade 
You're under the thumb of the maid 
You really can't give love in this condition 
Still you know how you need it 
  
  

Break: 

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They open and    close     you    and they talk like they 
  

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know you they don't  know you.  They're friends and they're 
  

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foes      too    Trouble child 
  
  

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breaking like the     waves at Mali-   bu 
  
  

Play Intro chords
  

3rd verse: 

So why does it come as such a shock 
To know you really have no one 
Only a river of changing faces 
Looking for an ocean 
They trickle through your leaky plans 
Another dream over the dam 
And you're lying in some room 
Feeling like your right to be human 
Is going over too 
  

Break: 

Well some are going to knock you 
And some'll try an' clock you 
You know it's really hard 
To talk sense to you 
Trouble child 
Breaking like the waves at Malibu 
  

Outtro: 

Repeat this pattern 3 times 

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then play: 

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© 1973 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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