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A Case Of Joni

(Doc Schneider)
November 1, 2008
Doc Schneider
An (inadequate) effort to paint a homage to Joni with a collage of her own images in words

(Lyrics And Chords Below)
A CASE OF JONI

Both sides then were new to me
I put up a parking lot,
I only saw the part you see
when you don’t know what you’ve got

And if I had a river now
out frozen in the sun
I’d teach my feet to walk on that water
where she was brave enough to run

Yeah, I fell late
far too late for Joni
far too late
far too late to fall
ah, but just a case
is all it takes
and you can watch me fall
I can’t stay on my feet at all.

Night ride home is what I need
if you are passing through
and all I want may never be
and I can’t paint it blue

But I might sing this simple song
and send it out to you
I’ll teach my heart to be a gypsy dancer
And make myself brand new.

Yeah, I fell late
far too late for Joni
far too late
far too late to fall
ah, but just a case
is all it takes
and you can watch me fall
I can’t stay on my feet at all.

And if I’m filled with longing
it really does no harm
for when you fall inside a song
it’s like a false alarm

Yeah, I fell late
far too late for Joni
far too late
far too late to fall
ah, but just a case
is all it takes
and you can watch me fall
I can’t stay on my feet at all.

Doc Schneider
© 2008

Chords

Intro, Verse, Bridge Forms

C x3005x
G/B x2003x
Am x0xx1x – or x12xx13x
F x8xx10x
Em x7xx8x
Dm x5xx6x

(Standard Forms in First Part of Chorus)

C-G/B-Am-Am/G-F-Em-G/B

(Second Part of Chorus –Verse Forms)

Dm-C-G/B, C-G/B-Am (1st) –Am(12th)
F –Em-G/B, (G), Dm-C-G/B-(G)-C

Intro and Outro
C-G/B, F-Em, Am(12)-Dm,C-G/B, G/B-C(Regular)