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Amelia  Joni Mitchell

Song: Amelia
Album: Hejira
Tabbed by: Wiktor Kołowiecki
E-mail: victoriumist@gmail.com
 
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Note: I know these aren't the exact exotic chords of Joni,
but at least you can play it in a standard tuning, enjoy!
 
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Intro:
[F-G--G] [C-F] [Bb]  
I was d[G]riving across the burning desert
When I [Bb]spotted six jet planes
Leaving six w[C]hite vapor[Bm] trails across t[G]he bleak[G4] terr[G]ain
It was the[C] hexagram of the [G]heavens
it was the [Bm]strings of my gu[Am]itar[G]
[F]Amelia it was just a [Bb]false al[F]arm
[F-G--G] [C-F] [Bb]  
The [G]drone of flying engines
Is a [Bb]song so wild and blue
It scrambles [C]time and s[Bm]easons if it gets [G]thru t[G4]o you[G]
Then your [C]life becomes a t[G]ravelogue
Of [Bm]picture post card c[Am]harms[G]
[F]Amelia it was just a [Bb]false al[F]arm
[F-G--G] [C-F] [Bb]  
[G]People will tell you where they've gone
[Bb]They'll tell you where to go
But till you get [C]there [Bm]yourself you never [G]really [G4]kno[G]w
Where [C]some have found their [G]paradise
[Bm]Other's just come to [Am]harm[G]
Oh, [F]Amelia it was ju[Bb]st a false a[F]larm
[F-G--G] [C-F] [Bb]  
[G]I wish that he was here tonight
[Bb]It's so hard to obey
His sa[C]d request o[Bm]f me to kindly[G] stay[G4] awa[G]y
So t[C]his is how I [G]hide the hurt
As the [Bm]road leads cursed and c[Am]harmed[G]
I tell [F]Amelia it was ju[Bb]st a false a[F]larm
[F-G--G] [C-F] [Bb]  
A ghost of aviation
She was swallowed by the sky
Or by the sea like me she had a dream to fly
Like Icarus ascending
On beautiful foolish arms
Amelia it was just a false alarm
Maybe I've never really loved
I guess that is the truth
I've spent my whole life in clouds at icy altitude
And looking down on everything
I crashed into his arms
Amelia it was just a false alarm
I pulled into the Cactus Tree Motel
To shower off the dust
And I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust
I dreamed of 747s
Over geometric farms
Dreams Amelia - dreams and false alarms
 
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24.07.2013
Lublin, Poland

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