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Hejira  Joni Mitchell

Hejira - Joni Mitchell
 
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From the album 'Hejira'
Tabbed by Howard Wright
H.Wright@uk.ac.cf.astro
First things first - the tuning.
From low to high it is : CGDFGC
In 'Joni' notation this is : C 7 7 3 2 5
which means start with a C on the bottom string, tune the
5th string to match the 7th fret of the bottom (6th) string, then
tune the 4th string to match th 7th fret on the 5th string, and
so on up the strings at frets 3,2 and 5
I'll just give you the chord shapes - the picking pattern is fairly
similar throughout - start by picking out the bottom 3 strings
(working from top to bottom) then hit one or two of the top
strings. A bit vague I know, but you'll have to listen to the
song to catch all the subtlelties.
To give you a better idea, here is the intro bit in TAB :
 
 C---------------------------------------0----------|
 G---------------------------------------0----------|
 F---------0------------0------------0---------0----|
 D-------2----2-------2----2-------2---2-----2------|
 G-----2------------2------------2------------------|
 C--2------------2------------2---------------------|
 C-------------------------------------------0--------|
 G-------------------------------------------0--------|
 F----------0-------------0------------0----------0---|
 D-------3----3--------3----3-------3-----3-----3-----|
 G-----3-------------3------------3-------------------|
 C--3-------------3------------3----------------------|

You should get the feel of the picking from this.
By the way - don't be put off by the weird looking chord names.
The names are tricky, but the shapes are easy !
Intro :
 
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[Dm11] [Eb6/9] [Dm11] [Eb6/9]  
Verse :
 
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[C6/9]I'm travelling on some vehicle
[Fsus2add4]Sitting in some [F]cafe
A [Fsus2add4]defector from the petty wars
tha[F]t shell shock love[C] away
[C6/9]There's comfort in melancholy
[Fsus2add4]When there's no need [F]to explain
It's just as [Fsus2add4]natural as the w[F]eather
in this moody sky[C] today
In our possessive [Fadd9]coupling
So much could not be ex[C]pressed
So now I am re[Fadd9]turning to myself
These [Gadd9add4]things that you and I supresse[G9add4]d
[Gadd9add4] I see something of myself in [Fadd9]everyone
Just at this moment of the [C]world
As snow gathers like [Gadd9add4]bolts of lace
Waltzing on a [Fadd9]ballroom girl
Then back to the intro chords, and another verse...
Shapes :
 
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[CGDFGC]222000 [CGDFGC]333000 [CGDFGC]002222 [CGDFGC]555555 [CGDFGC]557755 [CGDFGC]002200
[Dm11] [Eb6/9] [C6/9] [Fsus2add4] [F] [C] 
[CGDFGC]555400 [CGDFGC]777600 [CGDFGC]777000
[Fadd9] [Gadd9add4] [G9add4] 

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