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Mr. Jones

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Mr. Jones - Counting Crows 1993
Written by Adam Duritz & David Bryson
Alternative rock

Am = X02210
C = X32010
Dm = XX0231
F = 133211
G = 320003

(*)  The following fill is used at a few points in the song, marked with an asterisk.

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Intro:
Am F Dm G                     Am       F   G         G
              Sha la la la la la la        uh huh...


Am                 F        Dm         G
I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl
    Am                   F             G
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer you know
Am                 F         Dm                 G
She dances while his father plays guitar.  She's suddenly beautiful
   Am             F        G
We all want something beautiful, I wish I was beautiful


  Am                F
So come dance this silence down through the morning
Dm             G         Am       F         G            *
    Sha la la la la la la la  yeah        uh huh...
Am       F         Dm              G
Cut up, Maria!  Show me some of them Spanish dances
Am         F         G
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Am          F    Dm              G
Believe in me.  Help me believe in anything
 Am           F             G
'Cause I want to be someone who believes  Yeah


C    F          G
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
C                  F
And we stare at the beautiful women
G
"She's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."

C            F             G
Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo
     C        F           G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely


Am             F       Dm             G
I will paint my picture.  Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
Am                F               G
All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful
     Am              F        Dm       G         *
Yeah well you know, Gray is my favorite color I felt so symbolic yesterday
Am         F           G
If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play


C   F          G
Mr. Jones and me look into the future
C                   F
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
G
"She's looking at you.  Uh, I don't think so.  She's looking at me."
C              F       G
Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a gray guitar
     C        F          G                Am   F
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely


     Am
I will never be lonely
  G
I will never be lonely


Am                 F
I want to be a lion.  Everybody wants to pass as cats
Am                           G
We All want to be big, big stars, but we got different reasons for that.
Am                    F
Believe in me because I don't believe in anything
    Am                      G
And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe yeah.


C   F          G
Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
  C                  F
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
 G
"She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me."
C              F
I want to be Bob Dylan
   G
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky

     C        F           G
When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be.


C    F          G
Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
 C              F              G
When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me.
C             F             G
We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why, and we don't know how.
   C            F                  G
But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be.
C   F         G
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars.....

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