First time posting, please forgive any inaccuracies. Having forgotten what little music theory I ever knew, I have no idea what the chords are really called, but here are their shapes, and the tuning, as I hear it. This is the barest skeleton of what joni plays, but by using this tuning, the shapes and by listening to the album, you can get pretty close. Chord shapes Abmaj9 888800 Am9 999800 F(9) 555500 G(9) 777700 Dm7(4) 222100 C(9) 0 12 12 12 12 0 Intro: 888800 999800 888800 999800 Verse 1: 555500 777700 999800 He met her in a French cafe 555500 777700 999800 She slipped in sideways like a cat 555500 777700 999800 Sidelong glances, what a wary little stray 555500 777700 0 12 12 12 12 0 She sticks in his mind like that 0 12 12 12 12 0 999800 Saying 'avez vous un alumette' 222100 555500 With her lips wrapped around a cigarette 777700 999800 Yvette in English saying 'please have this 555500 777700 888800 Little bit of instant bliss...' 999800 888800 999800 He's fumbling with her foreign tongue Reaching for words and drawing blanks, A loud mouth is stricken deaf and dumb In a bistro on the left bank 'If I was a painter,' Picasso said 'i'd paint this girl from toe to head' Yvette in English, saying 'please have this Little bit of instant bliss Burgundy nocturne tips and spills They trot along nicely in the spreading stain new chills, new thrills for the old uphill battle How did he wind up here again? Walking and talking, touched and scared Uninsulated wires laid bare Yvette in English, saying 'please have this Little bit of instant bliss What blew her like a leaf his way up in the air and down to earth First she flusters, then she frays So quick to question her own worth Her cigarette burns her finger tips As it falls like fireworks, she curses it Yvette in English, saying 'please have this Little bit of instant bliss He sees her turn and walk away Skittering like a cat on stone Her high heels clicking, what a wary little stray She leaves him by the Seine, alone. With the black water and the amber lights And the bony bridge between left and right Yvette in English, saying 'please have this Little bit of instant bliss © 1994 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.
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