transcription from jonimitchell.com


Underneath The Streetlight

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: CGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: C77543

All fingerings are indicated in relation to their positions from the capo.

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Yes I do      I love you! 
  

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I swear by the stars a-  bove I do! 
  

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I swear by the streetlight on the corner 
  

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Shoving out the          shadows 
  

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One shadow cursing another shadow laughing 
  

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Underneath the streetlight 
  

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I don't know where they're coming from, I just seem them passing 
  

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Underneath the streetlight 
  

Additional verses: 

Yes I do - I love you! 
I swear on the buildings above I do! 
I swear on a billion yellow and TV blue windows! 
Gay boys with their pants so tight 
Out in the neon light 
Underneath the streetlight 
Here comes a madman - madman 
Kicking over garbage cans 
Underneath the streetlight . . . 

Yes I do - I love you! 
I swear on blinkin' planes above I do! 
On the truck at the stoplight 
With his air brakes moaning! 
All night the trucks roll 
Up to the tunnel-toll 
Underneath the streetlight 
They come rollin', rollin' 
Rollin' for a living 
Underneath the streetlight . . . 

Yes I do - I love you! 
I swear on the disco sparkle dark I do! 
I swear on the be-bop boys 
Chasing the black bird 
Rock 'n' roll broadcast 
Movin' up - full blast 
Underneath the streetlight 
They come dancin', dancin' 
Really rock 'n' rollin' 
Underneath the streetlight 

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x77777       000000 
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Yes I do - I love you 
  

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x77777       000000 
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I really     love you 
  

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Yes I do   - yes I do 
  

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     I       love you! 
  

© 1982 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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