Woodstock
Written by Joni Mitchell ©1970

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Intro: Gm

  Gm
I came upon a child of God
        Cm
She was walking along the road

And I asked her, where are you going
            Gm
And this she told me

           Gm
Said, "I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
         Cm
Going to join in a rock n roll band

I'm going to camp out on the land
                 Gm             Pause
Gonna try and set my soul free"

       Cm
We are stardust
       Gm
We are golden
          Cm            Bb
And we've got to get ourselves
            Gm C   Gm
Back to the garden

     Gm
Then can I walk beside you
       Cm
I have come here to lose the smog

And I feel to be a cog
             Gm
In something turning

    Gm
And maybe it's just the time of year
   Cm
Or maybe it's the time of man

I don't know who I am
                Gm       Pause
But life is for learning

       Cm
We are stardust
       Gm
We are golden
          Cm            Bb
And we've got to get ourselves
            Gm C   Gm
Back to the garden

ADLIB: Gm Cm Gm

       Gm
By the time we got to Woodstock
        Cm
We were half a million strong

And everywhere was a song
          Gm
And a celebration

      Gm
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
       Cm
Riding shotgun in the sky

Turning into butterflies
         Gm      Pause
Above our nation

       Cm
We are stardust
       Gm
We are golden (billion year old carbon)
          Cm            Bb
And we've got to get ourselves
            Gm C   Gm
Back to the garden

       Cm
We are stardust
       Gm
We are golden (caught in the devils bargain)
          Cm            Bb
And we've got to get ourselves
            Gm C   Gm
Back to the garden

CODA: Gm (Fade)


Last Revised: 5 July 2024