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In France They Kiss On Main Street

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell and Sue McNamara  Printer-friendly version of this piece
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: DAEGAD   "Joni" Tuning: D77325

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Note from Marian:  This is a synthesis of my transcription 
in another tuning and Sue's original transcription.  I 
watched Joni play this song on a video, and I am sure she 
is using Sue's tuning.

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Intro:

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1st verse:

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Down -    town with my darling dime-  store    thief   In the war of Inde-


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pen-      dence  rock 'n roll rang sweet as victo-   ry        Under


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neon signs a girl was in   bloom and a woman was


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fa-       ding in a sub- urban    room   I said


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"Take me to the dance, do you want to dance, I love  


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to dance"  And I told him


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"They don't take    chances,      they seeem    so removed    


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from ro- mance  They've been 

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broken in  churches and schools and molded to

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middle class circum-  stance and we were


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roll -   in'        roll -    in'


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rock     and        roll -    in'


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Additional verses:

Downtown
In the dance halls and cafes
Feel so wild you could break somebody's heart
Just doin' the latest dance craze
Gail and Louise in those push-up brassieres
Tight dresses and rhinestone rings
Drinkin' up the band's beer
Young love was kissing under bridges 
Kissing in cars
Kissing in cafes
Walking down Main Street
Kisses like bright flags on the holidays
In France they kiss on Main Street
Amour, mama, not cheap display
And we were rollin', rollin', rock and rollin'

Downtown
In the pinball arcade
With his head full of pool hall pitches
and songs from the hit parade
He'd be singing "Bye, Bye, Love"
While he's racking up his free play
Let those rock 'n roll choir boys 
Come and carry us away
Sometimes Chickie had the car
Or Ron had the car
Or Leadfoot Melvin with his hot-wire head
We'd all go looking for a party
Looking to raise Jesus up from the dead
I'd be kissing in the backseat
Thrilling to the Brando-like things that he said
And we'd be rollin', rollin', rock and rollin'


© 1975 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)

 

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