Mr Jones Chord Chart by the Counting Crow

Welcome to my Mr Jones chord chart by the Counting Crow. This is a super fun song to play and makes you feel like you are really playing the guitar. The song uses two different strumming patterns. One for the verse and one for the chorus. There is some syncopation in this song which means we are not always changing the chords on the down beat and sometimes we are not strumming on the down beat.

The chord change on the "and" of 4 in the Verse (see below)

If you can't do an F barre chord you can always play the Fmaj7 chord below.

B Minor





Verse Strumming: 
Am                F                       Dm
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   D   D U DU   D   D   DU DU


Chorus Strumming:
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
D   D U    UDU

Mr Jones Chord Chart
By The Counting Crows

Intro:                                                              

Am F Dm G Am F  G G                                 

Verse:

Am                                 F                Dm                  G
I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl
    Am                                   F                    G                     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                         G
We all want something beautiful, I wish I was beautiful
                Am                          F                         Dm                   G             Am F G  G
So come dance this silence down through the morning Sha la la la la la la la  yeah huh...
    Am      F        Dm                                    G
Cut up, Maria!  Show me some of them Spanish dances
   Am           F           G  G         Am       F       Dm                          G
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones  Believe in me.  Help me believe in anything
           Am                 F             G                  G
'Cause I want to be someone who believes who believes yea 

Chorus:
C        F                G                     G               C                                  F   
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales Stare at the beautiful women
G                                       G
"She's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."    
     C                   F                 G                          G             
Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo
              C               F             G                          G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely
 

Verse:
Am                     F         Dm                   G
I will paint my picture.  Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
Am                             F                     G                 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                   G
If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play


Chorus:
C        F                G                     G               C                                  F   
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales Stare at the beautiful women
G                                       G
"She's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."    
     C                   F                 G                          G             
Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo
              C               F             G                          G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

Bridge:
                         Am                            G                 You can strum each chord twice.
I will never be lonely 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  (strum again)                        
And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe.

Chorus:
C        F                G                     G               C                                  F   
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales Stare at the beautiful women
G                                       G
"She's looking at you.  Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."    
     C                   F                 G                          G             
Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo
              C               F             G                          G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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