Mr Jones Chords

//Mr Jones Chords

Mr Jones Chords

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“Mr Jones” Chords are presented on this page. It’s a song from Counting Crows. Enjoy!

Mr Jones Chords

Standard Tuning

Intro: 
Am   F   Dm   G                                       
                Sha la la la la la         
Am       F    G
La la la        Uh huh

Verse 1:
Am                    F         
I was down at the New Amsterdam,
Dm                G
Staring at this yellow-haired girl
    Am                        F                 
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation 
       G
With a black-haired flamenco dancer
Am                     F            Dm                     
She dances while his father plays guitar
               G
She's suddenly beautiful
   Am                  F       G
We all want something beautiful
G
Man 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                      
Cut up, Maria!  
                     G
Show me some of them Spanish dances
Am          F       G
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Am         F    
Believe in me
Dm                 G
Help me believe in anything
 Am                 F                 G
'Cause I want to be someone who believes

Chorus 1:
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             
Smiling in the bright lights,
         G
Coming through in stereo
     C            F          
When everybody loves you,
G
You can never be lonely

Verse 2:
Am                  F     
Well, I'mma paint my picture
Dm                G
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                  
Yeah well you know gray is my favorite color
   G 
I felt so symbolic yesterday
Am          F             
If I knew Picasso 
        G
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

Chorus 2:
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. 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       
When everybody loves me, 
    G                  A
I will never be lonely

Bridge:
(strum only once each chord)
     Am          Fmaj7
I will never be lonely
               Am          G
Said I'm never gonna be lonely

Verse 3:
(strum only once each chord)
Am                          
I want to be a lion. 
F
Hey, everybody wants to pass as cats
Am                                                
We all want to be big, big stars,
         G
Yeah but we got different reasons for that.
Am                     F         
Believe in me 'cause I don't believe in anything
    Am                                   G (start strumming)
And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe yeah...

Chorus 3:
(strum normally)
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 wanna to be Bob Dylan
   G
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
     C           F           
When everybody loves you, 
      G
Oh son, that's just about as funky as you can be

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

Outro:
C   F           G
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars

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By |2018-06-26T17:42:08+00:00November 6th, 2017|Guitar Tabs|2 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.

2 Comments

  1. Michael June 28, 2018 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Love that song, brings me back, I mess around with my guitar every once in a while. I might have to pick it up a give it a try again. Cool site!!!

    • Ben June 28, 2018 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Michael. Yes that song is pretty old now. I can’t believe it was released in 1993. But it’s still a great song to play on the guitar.

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