Guitar Tabs, Chords and Lyrics
Major upgrade!! After one year development the new version of Chordie is now online! Please give feedback.


Land of Canaan  Indigo Girls

LAND OF CANAAN (Amy Ray)
 
 ------------------------

(Amy uses 320003 and x32010 for G and C; Emily plays 320033 and 332010.
Amy also plays a very brief D chord sometimes between G and C (but not
between C and G); I can't even hear it in the recording, but I saw her
do it in concert.)
[G](int[C]ro)[G] [C] [G] [C] [G] [C]
[G] You can go to ea[C]st to find your
[G] Your inner hemisph[C]ere
[G] You say we're under the s[C]ame sky babe
Don't you [G]realize, honey it's n[C]ot that clear
[G] I'm not your promised l[C]and, honey you know that I'm not
[G] I'm not your promised o[C]ne
[D] I'm not the land of Ca[D]naan, oh, sweetheart
[D] Waiting for you under the [D]sun
I'm lonely ton[G]ight, I'm missing you n[C]ow
I'm wanting your lo[G]ve and your giving it o[C]ut
I'm lonely ton[G]ight, I'm lonely ton[C]ight
I'm lonely ton[G]ight, oooooh ooh, [C]ooh yeah
Well the meaning's changed for what it's worth
It's just a senseless game
Well I should think of love, but it's fear
Every time I hear, honey, your heartbeart strain
It's not the fallen man, honey you know that it's not
It's not the call of time
It's just the London skyline, oh sweetheart
Telling me you're not mine
I'm lonely tonight, I'm missing you now
I'm wanting your love and your giving it out
I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight, oooooh ooh, ooh yeah
[G](gu[C]ita[G]r s[C]olo)[G] [C] [G] [C] [D] [D] [D] [D] [G] [C] [G] [C]
My blood is running dry, my skin is
My skin is growing thin, oh yeah
For every time you find yourself
You lose a little of me, and honey it's from within
It's just a raging cycle
Why can't we bring it on to the end of the line, tell me baby
From inside this existence, oh sweetheart
Time is not on my side
I'm lonely tonight, I'm missing you now
I'm wanting your love and your giving it out
I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight
I'm lonely tonight, oooooh ooh, ooh yeah
I'm not your promised land, I'm not your promised one
I'm not your promised land, I'm not your promised one
I'm not the land of Canaan, oh, sweetheart
I'm not your land of Canaan, oh, sweetheart
I'm not the land of Canaan, sweetheart
Waiting for you under the sun
C - G/B - G/A G.
I'm lonely tonight
TAB:
====
RHYTHM GUITAR:
Here's Amy's strumming pattern, roughly. I think the (9)'s are actually
scattered more or less randomly throughout the song.
[G] [G(9)] [C] [C(9)] [C]  
 
 E 3---3-3---3-3-----3---3-3-3-3-3-|0---0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-|
 B 0---0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-|1---1-1---1-1-----1---1-1-1-1-1-|
 G 0---0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-|0---0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-|
 D 0---0-0---0-0-----0---0-0-0-0-0-|2---2-2---2-0-----0---0-2-2-2-2-|
 A 2---2-2---2-2-----2---2-0-0-0-0-|3---3-3---3-3-----3---3-3-3-3-3-|
 E 3---3-3---3-3-----3---3-3-3-3-3-|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . (timing)
> > > > (accents)
LEAD GUITAR SOLO:
I can take no credit for figuring this out; someone mailed it to me in
standard tablature form, and I just typed it up into e-mailable text.
So any mistakes are not my fault (although if you spot any, let me know,
and I'll fix them). Sorry about the T,E,W thing; if you can find a
better way to do it (while preserving the timing), let me know!
Symbols:
= hammer-on or pull-off
/ slide up
\ slide down
T,E,W (T)enth, (E)leventh, t(W)elfth fret; I did this so that I could
notate the high frets with single characters.
^ . These are timing markers; each ^ is a quarter note.
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E ------|--------------------------T---T-|T-T-T-T---8---8-7=8-7=T---T=8=7-|
 B ------|--------------------7-8---------|----------------0---0-----0-----|
 G ------|------------7---9---------------|--------------------------------|
 D ------|----5--/9-----------------------|--------------------------------|
 A 5-5-5-|5=7-----------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E ------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

. ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E 0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-|0-0---0---0---0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-|
 B 8---8-8-8/T-T-T-T/W---W---W-W-W-|W-W\T-T\8-8---8-8\7---7-7-8-8-8-|
 G --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------T---T-|
 B --------------------------------|--------------------7-8---------|
 G --------------------------------|------------7---9---------------|
 D ----5-------5-------5-------5---|----5--/9-----------------------|
 A 5=7-----5=7-----5=7-----5=7-----|5=7-----------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E T-T-T-T---8---8-7=8-7=T---T=8=7-|0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0---|
 B ----------------0---0-----0-----|8---8-8-8/T-T-T-T/W---T---8-8---|
 G --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(D)] [(D)]  
 
 E 2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B 3---3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|----3-----5-----7-----8-----T---|
 G 2-------------------------------|2/4---4/5---5/7---7/9---9/E-----|
 D 0-------0=2-----2=4-----2=4-----|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|-(Slide middle finger up G------|
 E --------------------------------|--string the whole time)--------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(D)] [(D)]  
 
 E 2-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 B 3---3-3-----3-3-----3-3-----3-3-|----3-----5-----7-----8-----T---|
 G 2-------------------------------|2/4---4/5---5/7---7/9---9/E-----|
 D 0-------0=2-----2=4-----2=4-----|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|-(Slide middle finger up G------|
 E --------------------------------|--string the whole time)--------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E ----------------------------T-T-|T-T-T-T---7---T-T-T-T-T---T-T-T-|
 B ------------------------7=8-----|8-8-8-8-------8-8-8-8-8---8-8-8-|
 G ----------------7---9-----------|--------------------------------|
 D --------5--/9-------------------|--------------------------------|
 A ----5=7-------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
[(G)] [(C)]  
 
 E ----T-----T-----T-----T-----T-T-|----T-----T-----T-----T---------|
 B 7=8---7=8---7=8---7=8---7=8-----|7=8---7=8---7=8---7=8---7=8\\\\\|
 G --------------------------------|7=9---7=9---7=9---7=9---7=9\\\\\|
 D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 A --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at www.xguitar.com. Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists'/composers' will. To remove this song please click here.

Text color:
Chord color:
Chord grids: 
Font size:    
Page size: 

C C(9) D G G(9)
Rate #3 of 5 versions

Login - add to songbook

SHARE PAGE  




You need to log in to post comments