Guitar Tabs for Counting Crows - Mr Jones

Counting Crows - Mr Jones


(Am) (F) (Dm) 

(G)              (Am)        (F)  (G)                                      
    Sha la la la la la la      uh huh     

1st Verse

(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 

With this black-haired flamenco dancer

(Am)                          (F)       
She dances while his father plays guitar.  

(Dm)               (G)
    She's suddenly beautiful
   (Am)               (F)      
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)         
Cut up, Maria  

(Dm)                   (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


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

(C)                   (F)
Stare at the beautiful women

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

2nd Verse

(Am)                 (F)    
I will 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)                     
Gray is my favorite color 

  (Dm)      (G) 
I felt so symbolic yesterday

(Am)            (F)           (G)
    If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

2nd Chorus

(C)  (F)        (G)
Mr. Jones and me look into the future

(C)                     (F)
Stare at the beautiful women

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)        
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely


(Am)                  (F)
    I will never be lonely

                  (Am)   (G)
I will never gonna 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

3rd Chorus

(C)  (F)        (G)
Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio

  (C)                            (F)
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women

She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me

(C)                 (F)
I want to be Bob Dylan

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

Last Chorus

(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

    Am    F     Dm    G     C 
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