Mr. Jones | Counting Crows


<< Go Back

This is a great song from the band Counting Crows. We play this song in the key of “Am”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Intro:
Am F Dm G                         Am       F     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
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

C    F 	     G
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
C 			     F
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
(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
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
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.

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.....


Related Topics:


<< Go Back