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Ladies of the canyon   Joni Mitchell

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                   Ladies Of The Canyon  -  Joni Mitchell

                 From the album 'Ladies of the canyon'

                 Tabbed by Howard Wright

First things first - the tuning.

From  low to high the strings are : C G D F C E

Or in Joni notation - C 7 7 3 7 4

(The numbers tell you which frets to use when comparing the tuning of 2 strings)

I'm just going to give you the shapes - there aren't a lot of different
chords to worry about, and the basic picking style is fairly simple to pick
up from the record.

          Chord Shapes used :

 002200     002000     033000    030000    022000   020000

   C         Cadd4     C7add4    C9add4    C6add4   C6add9add4
 CGDFCE       C  G  D  F  C  E     CGDFCE    CGDFCE
 x22222       x  0  10 9  10 x     x0767x    x0545x

 A6/7sus4         Gmadd4            Gadd9     G9(no3rd-no5th)

Weird names .. but that's what you get if you use strange tunings !

Use the last three shapes for the little introduction bit, then change to 
C alternating with Cadd4 and you go into the verse.
She tends to use the chords in pairs, alternating between them.

  So use    (C and Cadd4)      as a pair.

            (C7add4 and C9add4)  as a pair

   and      (C6add4 and C6add9add4) as a pair.

The verse just uses these 3 pairs of chords, plus the A6/7sus4 chord.

Play around with these and you should pick it up pretty easily.

A final point - she tends to hit a few open strings between chord changes, and
sometimes hammers on to a new chord shape after strumming a few open strings.
Enjoy !



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