Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi Lyrics

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


  • 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 : 850 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