transcription from jonimitchell.com


Free Man In Paris

Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: DADF#AD    "Joni" Tuning: D75435

Note: this version is not the way Joni plays it, but I think it works
quite nicely anyway. 

Tuning : open D

From low to high that is  -  D A D F# A D

So you can leave your A and D strings - all the others go down either
a semitone or a tone.

NOTE: For the verse and chorus I'll just put down the chord shapes once
each time the chord changes. Check out the record for details on strumming

Intro
-----

D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
A----7---9---12---12-12-12-12------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
F#---6---8---11---11-11-11-11------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
D----5---7---10---10-10-10-10------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
A----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--
D----------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7-7-7--




D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
A---7---9---12---12-12-12-12-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
F#--6---8---11---11-11-11-11-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
D---5---7---10---10-10-10-10-----10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
A--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---
D--------------------------------10--0----5--0----7---7-7---7-7---7-7---



Carry on strumming that chord at the seventh fret for a few bars.....

Verse 1
-------


D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
A----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
F#---------7--------------------------------8-------------------
D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------
A----------7--------------------------------9-------------------
D----------7--------------------------------7-------------------

'The way I see it' he said 'you just can't win it, everybody's 



D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
A----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
F#---6----------------------------------------------5-----------
D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------
A----7----------------------------------------------5-----------
D----5----------------------------------------------5-----------

    in it for their own gain you can't please them all there's always




D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
A----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
F#---6-----------------------7-----------------------------8-----
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----
A----7-----------------------7-----------------------------9-----
D----5-----------------------7-----------------------------7-----

   somebody shooting you down. I do my best and I do good business



D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
A---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
F#--------------------------6-------------------------------5---
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---
A---------------------------7-------------------------------5---
D---------------------------5-------------------------------5---

  there's a lot of people asking for my time trying to get ahead



D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7---------------
A-------------12-----------------7--------7--7--7--7---------------
F#------------11-----------------7--------8--7--8--7---------------
D-------------10-----------------7--------7--7--7--7---------------
A--------------------------------7--------9--7--9--7---------------
D--------------------------------7--------7--7--7--7---------------

   trying to be a good friend of  mine       


Chorus
------

D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
F#-------3-------------------------5-----------------6-----------
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------
A--------3-------------------------5-----------------7-----------
D--------3-------------------------5-----------------5-----------

I was a free man in paris I felt unfettered and alive     there was



D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
A---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
F#--------7------------------8-------------------5------------7--
D---------7------------------7-------------------5------------7--
A---------7------------------9-------------------0------------7--
D---------7------------------7--------------------------------7--

  nobody calling me up for favours and noone's future to decide



D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
F#------------3----------------------------------5--------------6--
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--
A-------------3----------------------------------5--------------7--
D-------------3----------------------------------5--------------5--

you know I'd go back there tomorrow but for the work I've taken on



D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7---
A---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7---
F#--------------7-------------8-----------------5-----------7---
D---------------7-------------7-----------------5-----------7---
A---------------7-------------9-----------------0-----------7---
D---------------7-------------7-----------------------------7---

   stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song




D--------4-------4---------7-----7-7--7-7------
A--------5-------5---------7-----7-7--7-7------
F#---5---5---5---5---5-----7-----8p7--8p7------
D----5---5---5---5---5-----7-----7-7--7-7------
A----0---0---0---0---0-----7-----9p7--9p7------
D--------------------------7-----7-7--7-7------


Repeat this last line once 

(p=pull off)

Then play the intro again, and into the second verse


Verse 2
--------

I deal in dreamers and telephone screamers
lately I wonder what I do it for, if I had my way
I'd just walk out the door and wander
Down the Champs Elysees
Going cafe to cabaret
Wandering how I'd feel when I find that very good friend of mine


Chorus
------

repeat the last tab line of the chorus, as before, then go back
to the intro bit.
Play this four times, and that's it !

 

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