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Joni Mitchell - Circle Game Ukulele

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Circle Game Ukulele

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Joni Mitchell
Intro: 
G4  F G4  F G4  F C Csus C (G4  is F slid up 2 frets)

VERSE 1: 
C           F                 G4   F  
Yesterday a child came out to wonder. 
C               F            Gsus G7 
Caught a dragon-fly inside a jar 
C                F               Em7    
Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
     F              C       F    C Csus C
?and tearful at the falling of a star 
C                    F                  G4     F 
Then the child moved 10 times round the seasons. 
C           F               Gsus G7 
Skated over 10 clear frozen streams 
C                       F              Em7 
Words like "when you're older" must ap-pease him 
    F            C        F        C Csus C 
And promises of "someday" make his dreams 

CHORUS: 
        C               G4    F   C      
And the seasons they go round and round 
                          G4  F  C 
and the painted ponies go up and down 
F                              C Csus C 
We're captive on a carousel of time 
F                                    Em7                F 
We can't return, we can only look be-hind from where we came 
       Em7       F         G4           F      C Csus C 
And go round and round and round in the circle game.

VERSE 2:
C                    F                   G4  F   
Then the child moved ten times round the seasons  
C           F                Gsus G7 
Skated over ten clear frozen streams
C                      F            Em7           
Words like when you're older must appease him 
    F           C       F        C Csus C
And promises of someday make his dreams

CHORUS: 
        C               G4    F   C    
And the seasons they go round and round 
                          G4  F   C 
and the painted ponies go up  and down 
F                              C Csus C 
We're captive on a carousel of time 
F                                    Em7                F 
We can't return, we can only look be-hind from where we came 
       Em7       F         G4           F      C Csus C 
And go round and round and round in the circle game.
VERSE 3:
C                    F                   G4 F
Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now.  
C                  F                   Gsus G7
Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town             
         C                  F                Em7
And they tell him take your time it won't be long now, 
         F                 C        F       C Csus C
Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down

CHORUS: 
        C               G4    F   C     
And the seasons they go round and round 
                          G4  F   C 
and the painted ponies go up  and down 
F                              C Csus C 
We're captive on a carousel of time 
F                                    Em7                F 
We can't return, we can only look be-hind from where we came 
       Em7       F         G4           F      C Csus C 
And go round and round and round in the circle game.

VERSE 4:
       C                 F              G4   F  
So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty, 
           C                     F               Gsus G7
Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true 
            C                F                 Em7     
There'll be new dreams maybe better dreams and plenty. 
   F              C       F       C Csus C
Before the last revolving year is through

CHORUS: 
        C               G4    F   C     
And the seasons they go round and round 
                          G4  F   C 
and the painted ponies go up  and down 
F                              C Csus C 
We're captive on a carousel of time 
F                                    Em7                F 
We can't return, we can only look be-hind from where we came 
       Em7       F         G4           F      C Csus C 
And go round and round and round in the circle game.
       Em7       F         G4           F      C Csus C 
And go round and round and round in the circle game.


            
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