Mr. Jones by Counting Crowes was released in 1993. The song reached its peak on the charts shortly after the death of Kurt Cobain, which had a big effect on the band. Singer songwriter Adam Duritz claims the song is about many want to be famous and be loved by becoming famous musicians.
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Key of the Song:
The original key of Mr. Jones by Counting Crowes is in A minor.
Guitar Chords for Mr. Jones by Counting Crowes
Listen carefully to the song to get the rhythm of these chords. It’s pretty simple and will involve two strums of each chord before quickly moving to the next one. The main two progressions to focus on learning in this song are this one, and the one in chorus starting on the C major chord.
Mr. Jones by Counting Crowes – Lyrics with Chords
[Intro] Am F Dm G Sha la la la la Am F G la la uh huh... [Verse 1] Am F Dm G I was down at the New Amsterdam staring at this yellow-haired girl Am F G Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this black-haired flamenco dancer Am F Dm G You know she dances while his father plays guitar. She's suddenly beautiful Am F G We all want something beautiful, man, I wish I was beautiful Am F Dm So come dance this silence down through the morning G Am F G Sha la la la la la la la la yeah uh huh yeah Am F Dm G Cut up, Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances Am F G And pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones Am F Dm G Believe in me. Help me believe in anything Am F G 'Cause I want to be someone who believes, yeah [Chorus 1] C F G Mr. Jones and me, tell each other fairy tales C F and we stare at the beautiful women G G C "She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me." F G Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo C F G When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely [Verse 2] Am F Dm G Well, I will paint my picture. Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray Am F G All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful (yeah, well you know) Am F Dm G Gray is my favorite color I-I felt so symbolic yesterday Am F G If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play [Chorus 2] C F G Mr. Jones and me, look into the future C F yeah we stare at the beautiful women G "She's looking at you. Uh, I don't think so. She's looking at me." C F G Standing in the spotlight, I bought myself a gray guitar C F G Am When everybody lo-ves me, I will never be lo-one-ly [Bridge] Fmaj7 I will never be lonely Am G I'm never gonna be looone-ly Am F I want to be a lion. Everybody wants to pass as cats Am G We all want to be big, big stars, yeah but we got different reasons for that. Am F Believe in me because I don't believe in anything Am G And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe. [Chorus 3] C F G Mr. Jones and me, stumbling through the barrio C F Yeah we stare at the beautiful women G "She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me." C F I want to be Bob Dylan G Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky C F G When everybody loves you, ah son, that's just about as funky as you can be. C F G Mr. Jones and me, staring at the video C F G When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me. C F G We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why, and we don't know how. C F G But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be. C F G Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars.....