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Edith and the Kingpin  Joni Mitchell

Edith And The Kingpin - Joni Mitchell

From the album 'Hissing of summer lawns'
Tabbed by Howard Wright
The tuning for this is (low to high) : D A E G C E
or in Joni notation : D 7 7 3 5 4
(See 'joni_tunings' file for more about her notation)
Chord shapes used :

[DAEGCE]055555 [DAEGCE]777777 [DAEGCE]888000 [DAEGCE]555555 [DAEGCE]556555
[Dm7] [Em7/A] [Bb6/9-5] [Dm7/G] [Gm11] 
[DAEGCE]333000 [DAEGCE]779977 [DAEGCE]002220 [DAEGCE]002020
[Fmaj7sus2] [A9] [Dadd9] [Dadd9add4]  
I still havn't convinced myself 100% whether she uses the Dm7/G chord
AND the Gm11 chord - they're almost identical. In fact I think she
just uses the simpler shape (i.e Dm7/G) - but if you like the variation
you can use both shapes.
I'm going to be lazy again and not write out all the words (I can't remember
many of them) - but I'll write out a few phrases I can remember so you
know where the changes come.
Here are the main progressions :
Intro :

[Bb6/9-5] [Em7/A] [Dadd9] [Bb6/9-5] [Em7/A]  
The outtro uses the same three chords repeating over and over.
Verse :

[Dm7]The big man arrives d[Em7/A]isco dancers g[Bb6/9-5]reet him
Plain clothes cops greet[Dm7/G] him small to[Bb6/9-5]wn big man, fresh lipstick glistening
[Dm7]Sophomore jive [Em7/A]beating frantic and s[Bb6/9-5]nowblind
Romantic and [Dm7/G]snowblind he says his crime [Dadd9]belongs[Dadd9add4]
[Bb6/9-5]His eyes hold edith his left hand holds his [Em7/A]right
What does that han[Fmaj7sus2]d desire that [Bb6/9-5]he grips it[Em7/A] so tig[A9]ht[Em7/A] [A9]
If I've mixed up words from several verses then forgive me !
As long as you see how the chords fit the words/tune then it
should be easy.
Enjoy !

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A9 Dadd9 Dadd9add4 Dm7 Dm7/G Em7/A Fmaj7sus2 Gm11
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