Mr. Jones Karaoke - Counting Crows

This title is a cover of Mr. Jones as made famous by Counting Crows

Formats included:


The CDG format (also called CD+G or MP3+G) is suitable for most karaoke machines. It includes an MP3 file and synchronized lyrics (Karaoke Version only sells digital files (MP3+G) and you will NOT receive a CD).

This universal format works with almost any device (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Connected TVs...)

This format is suitable for KaraFun Windows Player, a free karaoke software. It allows you to turn on or off the backing vocals, lead vocals, and change the pitch or tempo.

Your purchase allows you to download your video in all of these formats as often as you like.


With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

Tempo: variable (around 142 BPM)

In the same key as the original: C

Duration: 04:30 - Preview at: 02:15

Release date: 1993
Genres: Rock, In English
Original songwriters: David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Steve Bowman, Matthew Mark Malley, Charles Thomas Gillingham

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Mr. Jones

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la mmm uh uh
I was down at the New Amsterdam
Staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mister Jones strikes up a conversation with a black-haired flamenco dancer
You know she dances while his father plays guitar she's suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
Man I wish I was beautiful
So come dance this silence down through the morning
Uh uh yeah
Cut up Maria show me some of that
Spanish dances and pass me a bottle, Mister Jones
Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
'Cos I want to be someone who believes yeah
Mister Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
And we stare at the beautiful women
She's looking at you oh no no she's looking at me
Smiling in the bright lights coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you you can never be lonely
Well I'm gonna paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Yeah well you know grey is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play
Mister Jones and me look into the future
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
She's looking at you
I don't think so
She's looking at me standing in the spotlight
I bought myself a gray guitar
When everybody loves me
I will never be lonely
I will never be lonely said I'm never gonna be lonely
I want to be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats
We all want to be big big stars yeah but we got different reasons for that
Believe in me 'cos I don't believe in anything
And I want to be someone to believe to believe, to believe yeah
Mister Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
She's perfect for you
Man you got to be somebody for me
I want to be Bob Dylan
Mister Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you oh son, that's just about as funky as you can be
Mister Jones and me staring at the video
When I look at the television
I want to see me staring right back at me
We all want to be big stars
But we don't know why and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me
I wanna be just about as happy as I can be
Mister Jones and me
We're gonna be big stars

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