transcription from jonimitchell.com


Michael From Mountains

Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: FFCGAC   "Joni" Tuning: F07723

Michael from Mountains
words and music by Joni Mitchell
from the album "Joni Mitchell" 1968

Tuning: FFCGAC

INTRO:

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VERSE 1:
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Michael wakes you up with sweets
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He takes you up streets
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And the rain comes down
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Sidewalk markets locked up tight
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and umbrellas bright
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on a grey background

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There's oil in the puddles in taffeta patterns

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that run down the drain

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in colored arrangements 

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that Michael will change 

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with a stick he has found.

CHORUS:
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Michael from Mountains

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Go where you will go to

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Know that I will know you

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Some    day,     I may     know you

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very     well

VERSE 2:
Michael leads you to a park 
He sings and it's dark when the clouds go by
Yellow slickers upon swings
Like puppets on strings 
Hanging in the sky
They'll splash home to suppers
In wallpaper kitchens
Their mothers will scold
But Michael will hold you to keep away cold
Till the sidewalks are dry

(chorus)

VERSE 3:
Michael leads you up the stairs
He needs you to care and you know you do
Cats come crying to the key
And dry you will be in a towel or two
There's rain in the window 
There's sun in the painting that smiles on the wall
You want to know all 
But his mountains have called
So you never do

(chorus)

© 1968 Siquomb Publishing Co.-BMI

 

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