transcription from jonimitchell.com


Talk To Me

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: DAEGCD   "Joni" Tuning: D77352

As recorded at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 2/16/76

Thank you, Marian, for giving me the gist of this song.

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There was a moon and a streetlamp

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I didn't know I drank such a lot

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Till I pissed a Tequila

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    Anaconda

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The full length of the parking lot!

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Oh, I talk too loose

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Again I talk to open and free

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I pay a high price for my open talking

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Like you do for your silent mystery

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Come over and talk to me

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Please talk to me

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Mr. Mystery

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Talk to me

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Talk to me

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We could talk about Martha
We could talk about landscapes
I'm not above gossip but you know
I'll sit on a secret where honor is at stake
We could talk about power
About Jesus and Hitler and Howard Hughes or
Charlie Chaplin's movies or
Bergmann's Northern blues
Please talk to me
Any old thing you choose
Just talk to me
Mr. Mystery
Come and talk to me

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You could talk like a fool
You could talk like a sage
Sometimes I think the best of my mind goes
Down on the page
My mind picks up these pictures and then keeps my feet up to dance
Even though it's covered from keyloids
From the slings and arrows of outrageous romance
I stole that
From Willy the Shake
Come and talk to me
Talk to me, Mr. Mystery

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Is your silence that golden
Are you comfortable in it
Is it the key to your freedom
Or the bars on your prison
Are you gagged by your ribbons
Are you really exclusive or just miserly
You spend every sentence like it were marked currency
Take a chance and talk to me
Shut me up and talk to me
I'm always talking
I'm always running over at the mouth
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Talk to me!

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© 1976 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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