Big Yellow Taxi Lyrics

Joni Mitchell


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Joni Mitchell
album: Track 10 in album Ladies of the Canyon
release date: 1970-4
popularity : 195 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
choir vocals: The Saskatunes
composer: Joni Mitchell
lyricist: Joni Mitchell

Cover Art

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
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And they put up a parking lot

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

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

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot


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