Big Yellow Taxi

Joni Mitchell

 Open D Tuning

         A           D          A          D         A    E    E6    E7    E6    E    E6    E7

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

E6       A               B                   E          E6  E7 E6     E    E6    E

With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot

E                                                 E7

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

         A           D         B                 B7      E    E6    E7    E6   E

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum.

And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see them

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

Hey, Farmer, Farmer, put away that D.D.T., now.

Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees, please!

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

Late last night, I heard the screen door slam.

And a big yellow taxi took away my old man.

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

 

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.