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"Big Yellow Taxi"

(As recorded by Joni Mitchell)
JONI MITCHELL

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a botique and a swinging hot spot.

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
(Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa. Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa).

They took all the the trees and put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see 'em.

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
(Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa. Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa).

Hey, farmer, farmer, put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees, please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
(Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa. Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa).

Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man.

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
(Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa. Woo, pa-pa-pa-pa).
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

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