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Lyrics With Chords

The life and experience of a songwriter like Janis Ian is forever woven into the fabric of her songs, and Janis has proven time and time again that what she feels and thinks and writes touches the hearts of those who listen.

We are providing lyric sheets with chord charts in PDF format from the list below. Please note that not all of Janis 400+ song catalogue is listed here. If you want actual charts with notation and such, you can buy one (or all) of our digital songbooks at our STORE.

Other sites would make you pay for all these features, but not us, because we like you. The idea is that you'll like these so much that you can't help but go to our STORE and buy the album or make a donation to the Pearl Foundation.

And now a word from our lawyers: All lyrics © copyright by Janis Ian/her co-writer(s) if any/their publisher(s). All rights reserved. Re-printing these lyrics for limited personal use is fine. Using these lyrics to make money is a violation of lots of laws; do not do that please! Permission to quote in books, magazines, etc. may be obtained via .

Amsterdam

Boots Like Emmylou's

Days Like These

Every Woman's Song

Fly Too High

Getting Over You

His Hands

House Without A Heart

Hunger

I Am The One (key of A) [ listen | buy song | lyrics | free lead sheat ]

I Am The One (key of G) [ listen | buy song | lyrics | free lead sheat ]

I Hear You Sing Again

I'm Still Standing

Joy

Light A Light

Married In London

Mary's Eyes

Matthew

Memphis

My Tennessee Hills

On The Other Side

Paris In Your Eyes

Ride Me Like A Wave

Shadow

She Must Be Beautiful

Silly Habits

Swannanoa

Take No Prisoners

The Other Side Of The Sun

This Old Town

Through The Years

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on April 13, 2018

  • Friday, June 22

    Evans Ampitheatre, Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, OH, N/A

    Evans Ampitheatre, Cain Park

    Cleveland Heights, OH, N/A

    Phone: (216) 371-3000

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis will appear with old friend Susan Werner - expect some good times!

  • Sunday June 24

    Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois,

    Martin Theatre, Ravinia Festival

    Highland Park, Illinois,

    Phone: (847) 266-5000

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis will be making a rare appearance as part of the 2018 Ravinia Festival, in the historic Martin Theatre. This theatre is the only building that still remains from the original Ravinia Park, which opened in 1904. Lovingly restored, it's long been on Janis' "wish list" of venues, and finally, that wish has come true!! 

  • Thursday July 12

    Britt Festival, Jacksonville, Oregon

    Britt Festival

    Jacksonville, Oregon

    Phone: 800-882-7488

    Visit the venue's website

    Longtime friends Arlo and Janis finally team up for a show together! They first met in 1967, when they co-presented the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. "Shows like this are the reason I keep performing," says Janis. "For the chance to work with someone like Arlo, and have a good time in Oregon!"

  • Sunday, August 5th, 2018

    Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Cambridge Folk Festival

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Phone: 01223 357851

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  • Wednesday August 8 SOLD OUT

    Tivolo Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland

    Tivolo Vredenburg

    Utrecht, Holland

    Phone: +3130 – 2314544

    Visit the venue's website

    Solo Concert - first Utrecht show since 2004, first appearance in Holland since 2011!!

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