transcription from jonimitchell.com
Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: CGDECE "Joni" Tuning: C77284
Tune to: C G D E C E (C77284) INTRO: |****|12 |||*|| 8 ****** 7 |****|12 |||||| ***||| |||||| |||||| ******* 7 ****** 5 ||||||| |||||| I went so numb on Christmas Day |****|12 |||||| I couldn't feel my hands or feet ******* 7 ||||||| I shouldn't have come ****** 5 |||||| She made me pay |****|12 |||||| For gleaming with Donald down her street |||*||8 |||*||1 ***||| ***||| She put shame on him and blame on me |****|12 ****||5 |||||| |||||| She made it all seem so tawdry and cheap ******5 ******5 |||||| |||*|| |*|||| Oh, let's be nice Mama ******5 ******5 |||||| |||*|| |*|||| Open up your gifts ******5 ******7 |||||| |||||| You know, Happiness is the best |*****|12 ||||||| Facelift |||*|| 8 ****** 7 |****|12 ***||| |||||| |||||| [same chords for each verse] Well, after all, she introduced us Oh, but she regrets that now Shacked up downtown Making love without a license Same old sacred cow She says did you come home to disgrace us? I said why is this joy not allowed? For God's sake, I'm middle aged, Mama And time move's swift You know, happiness is the best Facelift. Middle 8: --------- 999800 999xxx 999000 222100 2220xx 2200xx 999800 999xxx 999000 222100 2220xx 2200xx Love takes so much courage Love takes so much shit She says you've seen too many movies He says snap out of it Oh, the cold wind blew In our room with a view So hopeful and helpful and candlelit We kissed the angels and the moon eclipsed You know, happiness is the best Facelift. We pushed the bed up to the window To see the Christmas lights On the banks near the steaming river Beneath the bridges lit up Paris-like This river has run through both our lives Between the banks of our continuing delights Oh bless us, don't let us lose the drift You know, Happiness is the best Facelift. © 1994 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.
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