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Subject: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni Mitchell?
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 12:30 PM

Anyone know the chords to the song Twisted sung by Joni on the Court and Spark album. I have check all kinds of tab sites for it but to no avail. I'm not too good at picking out jazz voicings by ear. Any help is greatly appeciated. Thanks. Tom


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Subject: Lyr Add: TWISTED (Joni Mitchell)
From: Justa Picker
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 12:35 PM

TWISTED

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
The way he described it
He said I'd be better dead than live
I didn't listen to his jive
I knew all along
That he was all wrong
And I knew that he thought
I was crazy but I'm not
Oh no

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
He said I'd need treatment
But I'm not that easily led
He said I was the type
That was most inclined
When out of his sight
To be out of my mind
And he thought I was nuts
No more ifs or ands or buts

They say as a child
I appeared a little bit wild
With all my crazy ideas
But I knew what was happening
I knew I was a genius...
What's so strange when you know
That you're a wizard at three
I knew that this was meant to be

Now I heard little children
Were supposed to sleep tight
That's why I got into the vodka one night
My parents got frantic
Didn't know what to do
But I saw some crazy scenes
Before I came to
Now do you think I was crazy
I may have been only three
But I was swinging

They all laugh at angry young men
They all laugh at Edison
And also at Einstein
So why should I feel sorry
If they just couldn't understand
The idiomatic logic
That went on in my head
I had a brain
It was insane
Oh they used to laugh at me
When I refused to ride
On all those double-decker buses
All because there was no driver on the top

My analyst told me
That I was right out of my head
But I said dear doctor
I think that it's you instead
Because I have got a thing
That's unique and new
To prove it I'll have
The last laugh on you
'Cause instead of one head
I got two
And you know two heads are better than one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: Trapper
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 12:47 PM

A quick search on GOOGLE.COM reveals this website, which posts that the Sher Music Co. has the lead to "Twisted" by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross in their "New Real Fake Book".

- Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: Matt Woodbury/Mimosa
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 03:23 PM

I found them in the Hal Leonard Jazz Fakebook. Since i play a diatonic instrument (folk harp) I had to change some of the chords to work, but it seemed to work fairly well.

Mimosa


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Add: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 03:45 PM

Thanks all. I would LOVE to hear that tune on harp. is the folk harp sorta like an Irish harp? Tom


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: GUEST,Joni Mitchell
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 06:24 PM

Give the credit where it's due. I wish I had written "Twisted," but its by Annie Ross.


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: Lane
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 07:02 PM

Point well taken, Joni - you performed it exceptionally, as always.


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: Callie at work
Date: 07 Mar 01 - 07:59 PM

Ever noticed how many Woody Allen films feature the song? pretty funny eh?


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 08 Mar 01 - 06:29 AM

Sooooo Joni, Do you happen to recall the changes to the tune? I know it's in D and I have a couple chords but alot of them are escaping me. A co-worker and I would love to play this at a retirement party for a psychologist friend of ours as a little fun after dinner. Thank you, Tom P.S. It's very cool that you responded!


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Subject: Chords Add: TWISTED (Hendricks, Lambert, Ross)
From: GUEST,Jim Gilkeson
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 08:37 PM

Hi, I got part of the way into "Twisted" (the song, I mean) in a recent guitar lesson. I took me a while to get used to the 13th chord, and the C7/9 is pretty dissonant, but it actually plays fairly easily.

The song was originally done by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross in the '50s or early '60s. If you listen to their recording, you will notice how exactly Joni Mitchell replicates Annie Ross's original vocal.

Try this:
(4 beats to the measure)

E9 / My analyst told me
A13 / that I was right out of my head
E9 / the way he described it
E9 / he said I'd be better off dead than live

A13 / I didn't listen to his jive
A#dim / I knew all along that
E9 / I knew all along
C7/9 / that he was all wrong

F#min / And I knew that he thought
B7 / that I was crazy, but I'm
Not (turn around) E9 / c7/9 / F#min / B7


Good luck,

Jim G.


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 17 Oct 08 - 03:48 PM

Jim,

Thanks for posting the chords, but it is probably too late for Tom's friend's retirement party in 2001. Which brings up a question. How do people dig up these old threads?

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni M
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 02 May 09 - 01:28 PM

Sorry, Roger, about not posting in time for the retirement party in 2001. If by threads you mean the postings to this site, or sites like this one, I think the only way is to either check in regularly or have some kind of email notification when there is an addition to the thread.

Did you try to play "Twisted" using these chords? I performed it a couple of times myself. The song is known enough that there are usually people who sing along with parts of it. I find it a lot of fun to sing and play.

Jim


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni Mitchell
From: Artful Codger
Date: 02 May 09 - 10:30 PM

Annie Ross set the words to a saxophone solo by Wardell Grey, who must be credited with the music.

Ross was singing this song before the trio came into being. To quote the liner notes by Jon Hendricks on the LP The Best of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (1974), describing the origins of the group:

Meanwhile, Annie Ross, she of the Titian tresses, Balenciaga dresses and British background, was getting around, musically, recording her witty, creative lyrics to Wardell Gray saxophone solos like "Twisted," "Farmer's Market" and "Jackie".

Those ineffable Fates were later to make her one of a group of thirteen singers Dave Lambert engaged to
Sing a Song of Basie [1957, the first LH&R recording]—the only one who had any idea of what we were doing being Annie. And so from backgrounds of the most mutual interest we came together.


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Subject: RE: Chords to 'Twisted' by Joni Mitchell
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 04 May 09 - 08:41 AM

Annie Ross singing Twisted was featured on the jazz programme on Radio Scotland on Sunday 3rd May.

Angie Wright does a very good version of it as well. Got to get her a plug in somewhere.


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