transcription from jonimitchell.com


Just Like Me

Guitar chords transcribed by Mia Ortlieb
[Capo on fret 4]
Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435

This is an unreleased song that Joni first started performing 
live in 1966. The guitar tuning is in open D (DADF#AD) and the 
capo should be up 4 frets. Quite a few chords are also hammered 
throughout the song.


Intro:

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He’s so independent, He acts like he
                                                       
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couldn’t  care - less for us all . . . . . .

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He’s someone’s descendant, Their child, but he’ll 

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nev - er   acknowledge their call . . . . . 

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He’s afraid to be loved,

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And I know he’s afraid not to be . . . . 

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And he’ll laugh and he’ll cry

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And one day he’ll die, just like me . . .


*Chorus

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(bass walk-up)

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Just like me . . . . . 

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He’s   settling a score with a world that wants a reason

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Every time you turn around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Just like me . . . . .

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He’s looking for a door, standing open, saying “Welcome,

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Come and lay your troubles down” . . . 

           (repeat chords from intro.)
Just like me . . . . . 


He’ll drop his defenses
You’ll see through the stone to the heart of the man
But the moment he senses
You’ve seen him, he’ll leave you as fast as he can
He’ll return to his shadows where no one can look in and see
And he’ll wake in the night and he’ll cry like a child
Just like me

(chorus)

I’ve seen him look hungry 
For someone to tell him “you’re doin’ just fine”
And the songs that he sung
They have loneliness woven between every line
With no strings to hold him, I guess he could call himself free
Yes, he’s free to be lonely and empty and wrong
Just like me

(chorus)

Outro: 

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                      Just like me . . . . . . . .

 

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