Big Yellow Taxi Song Lyrics

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon cover art
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They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
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

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
And they charged all the people
A dollar and a half to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Morning Morgantown
  • 2 For Free
  • 3 Conversation
  • 4 Ladies of the Canyon
  • 5 Willy
  • 6 The Arrangement
  • 7 Rainy Night House
  • 8 The Priest
  • 9 Blue Boy
  • 10 Big Yellow Taxi
  • 11 Woodstock
  • 12 The Circle Game


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
    writers: Joni Mitchell
    album: Track 10 in album Ladies of the Canyon
    release date: 1970-4
    popularity : 809 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Soft Rock
    length: 2:16
    vocal: Joni Mitchell
    guitar: Joni Mitchell
    percussion: Milt Holland
    choir vocals: The Saskatunes
    other vocals: The Saskatunes
    composer: Joni Mitchell
    lyricist: Joni Mitchell

    Album Information

    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin