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ARMSTRONG Armstrong je ne suis pas noir je suis blanc de peau. quand on veut chanter l'espoir quel manque de pot.

oui j'ai beau voir le ciel L'oiseau Rien rien rien ne luit l haut les anges zero je suis blanc de peau.

Armstrong tu te fends la poire On voit toutes tes dents. Moi, je broie plutt du noir Du noir en dedans. Chante pour moi , louis oh oui Chante, chante Chante a te tient chaud. J'ai froid oh moi Qui suis blanc de peau

Armstrong la vie quelle histoire C'est pas trs marrant, Q'on l'ecrive blanc sur noir ou bien noir sur blanc on voit surtout du rouge du rouge sang, sang sans trve ni repos. Qu'on soit, ma foi Noir ou blanc de peau

Armstrong, un jour tt ou tard On est que des os Est-c'que les tiens seront noirs Ce s'rait rigolo Allez Louis, all luia Au-del de nos oripeaux Noirs et blanc sont ressemblants Comme deux gouttes d'eau. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCIN'IN

oh when the saints (oh when the saints) go marching in (go marching in) oh when the saints go marching in oh lord I want to be in that number oh when the saints go marching in oh when the sun (oh when the sun) begins to shine ( begins to shine) oh when the sun begins to shine oh lord I want to be in that number oh when the sun begins to shine oh when the moon (oh when the moon ) goes down in blood (goes down in blood) oh when the moon goes down in blood oh lord I want to be in that number oh when the moon goes down in blood oh when the trumpet (oh when the trumpet) sounds the call (sounds the call) oh when the trumpet sounds the call oh lord I want to be in that number oh when the trumpet sounds the call

Artist: Nouvelle Vague song: Friday Night Saturday Morning (The Specials Cover) Chords used: D F#m G E7 (200232) (244222) (355433) (020100) F# Bbm E Ebm (244322) (X13321) (022100) (668876)

D Out of bed at eight AM F#m Out my head by half past ten D Out with mates and dates and friends F#m That's what I do at weekends G I can't talk and I can't walk D But I know where I'm going to go G I'm going watch my money go E7 At the Locarno D When my feet go through the door F#m I know what my right arm is for D Buy a drink and pull a chair F#m Up to the edge of the dance floor G Bouncers bouncing through the night D Trying to stop or start a fight G I sit and watch the flashing lights E7 Moving legs in footless tights F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning D I like to venture into town F#m I like to get a few drinks down D The floor gets packed the bar gets full F#m I don't like life when things get dull

G The hen party have saved the night D And freed themselves from drunken stags G Having fun and dancing E7 In a circle round their leather bags F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning D But two o'clock has come again F#m It's time to leave this paradise D Hope the chip shop isn't closed F#m Cos' their pies are really nice G I'll eat in the taxi queue D Standing in someone else's spew G Wish I had lipstick on my shirt E7 Instead of piss stains on my shoes F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning F# Bbm I go out on Friday night E Ebm And I come home on Saturday morning

My Death 6 Em Em Ebm6 5 x 4 x Em 3 2 - - - Em7 1 Em6 6 Em7 5 4 - x x - Ebm6 3 2 - - x 6 5 x Em6 4 3 - x - 2 x 1 6 5 x Ebm6 4 3 2 - - x x - - - 1 -

Em7 Em6 My death waits like Em Em7 an old drouin (?) Em6 Ebm6 So confident Em I'll go his way Em6 Whistle to him D Dsus4 and the passing time A My death waits like G C a Bible truth F Am at the funeral of my youth F oh we drank for that G and the passing time

Bb C# Bb My death waits there between your thighs Ab Cm Your cold fingers will close my eyes Ab Let's think of that Bb 0 And the passing time Bm A My death waits Bm to allow my friend A a few good times Bm before it ends A so let's drink to that F# and the passing time G F

Em7 Ebm6 G

Am\G

Abm

F# My death waits like Abm a witched night F# Abm as surely as our love is bright F# B let's not think about the passing

Eb G

but whatever lies behind the door D there is nothing much to do F Angel or Devil I don't care for in front of that door D there is you Gm My death waits there among the leaves in magicians mysterious sleeves rabbits and dogs F and the passing time Bb C# My death waits there Bb among the flowers Ab C#m where the blackest shadow cowers(?) Eb

time Em D But whatever lies behind the door B there is nothing much to do Em D C C\B B you Angel or Devil I don't care Am Am\G For in front of that door there is Bb C# Gm Gm My death waits like a beggar blind who sees the world through a ? mind F throw him a dime for the passing time C

Ab Bb Let's pick lilacs for the passing time Bm A My death waits there Bm in a double bed A sails of oblivion Bm at my head A so pull up your seats against F# the passing time Gm F Eb But whatever lies behind the door D Gm there is nothing much to do F Angel or Devil Eb I don't care for in front of that door....... there is

On Broadway

Geroge Benson

____________________________________________________________ The rhythm figure of the whole song consists of 2 basic riffs that are shifted a 1/2 step each verse. The outro solo is being played on riff A only. it is tabbed completely. The rhythm riffs are the following: rhythm riff (A) G F G F E||---3------1----------|--3----1--1-------------|| B||---3------1----------|--3----1--1-------------|| G||*--4------2----------|--4----2--2------------*|| D||*--5------3----------|--5----3--3--------3-4-*|| A||---5------3----------|--5----3--3-------------|| E||---3------1----------|--3----1--1-------------|| rhythm riff (B) C Bb C Bb E||--8-------6----------|--8-----6--6------------| B||--8-------6----------|--8-----6--6------------| G||--9-------7----------|--9-----7--7------------| D||--10------8----------|--10----8--8--------8-9-| A||--10------8----------|--10----8--8------------| E||--8-------6----------|--8-----6--6------------| C Bb C Db D --8-------6----------|--8-----9---10----------|| --8-------6----------|--8-----9---10----------|| --9-------7----------|--9-----10--11----------|| --10------8----------|--10----11--12----------|| --10------8----------|--10----11--12----------|| --8-------6----------|--8-----9---10----------|| Song Structure: 1. verse: 2. verse: 2. verse: Solo: A A A A | A A A A A | A A A A A | A repeat riff A A A A A A B A A A A B A A A A B A A till fade (G.major) (1/2 step upwards, Ab.major) (another 1/2 step upwards, A.major) (A.major)

Iggy Pop - The Passenger hey, this is my first tab so don't blame me ;-) tab by "RICHIE"; corrected by New_York-Doll/ME just one chord..which i think should be a C E|--0-0---1-1---0-0---3-3---0-0---1-1---0-0-------| B|X-1-1-X-1-1-X-1-1-X-0-0-X-1-1-X-1-1-X-1-1-X-0-0-| G|X-2-2-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-0-0-X-2-2-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-1-1-| D|X-2-2-X-3-3-X-2-2-X-0-0-X-2-2-X-3-3-X-2-2-X-2-2-| A|--0-0---3-3---3-3---2-2---0-0---3-3---3-3---2-2-| E|--------1-1---------3-3---------1-1---------0-0-|

WEEK-END A ROME (Etienne DAHO)

E9 Intro E - C#m

C#m E C#m Week-end Rome, tous les deux sans personne B/A A B4 Florence, Milan, s'il y a le temps B E C#m Week-end rital, _ en bagnole de fortune A B4 Variette mlo la radio E C#m Week-end rital, Paris est sous la pluie A B4 Bonheur, soupirs, chanson pour rire C#m Chanson ritale, A B E humm, chanson ritale pour une escale E9 Week end Rome E9 A B _ Afin de coincer la bulle dans ta bulle A B E D'poser mon coeur bancal dans ton bocal, ton aquarium C#m A Une escapade deux, la pluie m'assomme A B4 E L'gris m'empoisonne, week end Rome C#m A Pour la douceur de vivre, et pour le fun B4 C#m Puisqu'on est jeune, week-end rital E C#m Retrouver le sourire, j'prfre te dire A B4 C#m J'ai failli perdre mon sang froid A B E Humm, J'ai failli perdre mon sang froid E9 A B Oh j'voudrais, j'voudrais j'voudrais coincer la bulle dans ta bulle A B E Poser mon coeur bancal dans ton bocal, ton aquarium C#m C#m E E C#m C#m B/A B/A A A B4 B4

A B B E Humm, chanson ritale pour une escale E9 A B Oh, j'voudrais tant j'voudrais tant coincer la bulle dans ta bulle A B E Et traner avec toi qui ne ressemble personne Il vento nei capelli Caro, accelere e alza la radio E C#m Humm, la notte, la notte B/A A B4 B

Ha-ha Emiliana Torrini I figured I'd post the chords since nobody else has. This is not a tab, just chords, but the song is so simple there is no reason to post anything else. Tabbed by Is Smith momentous@gmail.com. Please comment/rate [Intro Am C B E (2x)] Am C B Anger steaming up your glasses E Am C B E You've been holding parties all your life Am C 'Cause it's long gone down B E You're still hanging around Am C B E It's not over till it starts again [Chorus] Dm C Am Ha ha - ha G Hear me laughing Dm C Am G Ha - ha - ha Dm C Am G Ha ha - ha - ha Dm It died out long ago Am C B E Did you hear me laughing in your head Am C B E When I saw you stuck in a rut again Am C B Oh that drink went down smoothly E Am C B E Just like the one before the last you had Am B B Questions I have answered E Am C B E You are still asking yourself again Am C B Passed out in the gutter worn out E Am C B E In your head your voices aren't clearer now after all [Chorus] [Verse 1 again] Ha ha ha Hear me laughing Ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha You died out long ago

Artist: Emiliana Torrini Title: Hold Heart Album: Me and Armini =Verse= Am Am G Hold heart, don't beat so loud. F E For me keep your calm as he walks out on you Am G No, tears, don't you come out. F E If you blind me now, I am de-feated. Am G No, lips, don't make a sound. F E Don't let him hear, the break in your voice. =Chorus= Dm Dm/C G Hand let go of his, with ease and grace, C B7 E don't let him bleed un-der your nails. Dm Dm/C G Oh lord, take of thy crown, you're my king no more C B7 E with that mer-ciless heart. =Verse= Am Am G Hold heart, don't beat so loud. F E For me keep your calm as he walks out on you Am G No, tears, don't you come out. F E If you blind me now, I am de-feated.

Etienne DAHO COMME UN IGLOO D Am7 G F7 D Am7 G D D Am G Comme un igloo farouche et empes ultracivilis F j'me tiens bien en surface D Am Mais qui me foudre et qui me branle bas G F se lcher sans effroi pour le grand don de soi D Am F Je dconne [stop] vos ides sur le bien m'assomment[stop] A D Je n'crains plus le regard de personne [stop] Am F A cette fivre je m'abonne_ A D pour dcouvrir o l'amour se love D Am7 G F7 D Am7 G D D Am G Un doux poison dans la fibre nerveuse F qui me met en dea en dessous mais au-dessus D Am Etrange influx, vertige ascensionnel G F qui pntre mes sens et s'y diffuse jusq'au ciel D Am F Je m'la donne [stop] pour cela je n'crains plus personne [stop] A D Et je n'attendrai plus qu'on me sonne[stop] Am F C'est en ton sourire qu'je souponne [stop] A D Qu' c'est en toi que l'amour se love D Am7 G F7 D Am7 G D D Am Comme un igloo lectrocut G F qui fond sous ta chaleur combustion assure D Am Je mets au clou tous mes prjugs G F abondance d'mois n'a jamais rien gt D Am F J' m'la surdonne [stop] et je n'attends plus qu'on me sonne [stop] A D Je n'crains plus le regard de personne [stop] Am F C'est tout ton tre qui m'tonne [stop] A C'est en toi que l'amour se love[stop] D Am F J' m'la surdonne [stop] et je n'attends plus qu'on me sonne [stop] A D

Je n'crains plus le regard de personne [stop] Am F C'est tout ton tre qui m'tonne [stop] A C'est en toi que l'amour se love D Am G F je sais, je sais o l'amour se love en toi l'amour se love D Am G F je sais, je sais o l'amour se love en toi l'amour se love D Am G F je sais, je sais o l'amour se love en toi l'amour se love

Vertige de l'amour Accords utiliss:


la rythmique sur le E majeur est jouable de nombreuses facons, en appyant sur la quinte, la sixte et la septime majeure ( B C# D# ) par exemple en jouant l'ex 1 ou bien plus rock en etouffant les cordes de l'ex2: B E 2 B 4 G 4 D 4 A 2 E x Ex1 E B4 0 x 0 5 1 4 2 4 2 2 0 x 022120 021100 x04452 E6 0 2 1 2 2 0 E7M 0 4 1 2 2 0 Ex2 E5 x x x 9 7 (7) E6 x x x 11 7 (7) E7m x x 8 9 7 (7)

E6 Emaj7 Bsus4/A

riff intro E|----------|----------| B|----------|----------| G|----------|----------| X2 D|----------|-------2--| A|-2-2-4----|---2-4----| E|-------0--|----------| E E6 Emaj7 J'ai crev l'oreiller E6 E E6 Emaj7 J'ai d rver trop fort E E6 Emaj7 a m'prend les jours fris E6 E E6 Emaj7 Quand Gisle clap' dehors E E6 Emaj7 J'aurais pas du ouvrir E E6 Emaj7 A la rouquine carmlite

E6 E E6 Emaj7 La mre sup' m'a vu venir E6 A Dieu avait mis un kilt F#m A F#m Y a du avoir des fuites E E6 Emaj7 Vertige de l'amour. Mes circuits sont niqus D'puis y a un truc qui fait masse L'courant peut plus passer Non mais t'as vu c'qui passe J'veux l'feuill'ton la place Vertige de l'amour. B Bsus4/A Tu t'chop' des sues Sagon B Bsus4/A J'm'cris des cartes postales du front B Bsus4/A Si a continue j'vais m'dcouper B E Suivant les pointills yeah ! Vertige de l'amour Dsir fou que rien ne chasse L'coeur transi reste sourd Aux cris du marchand d'glaces Non mais t'as vu c'qui s'passe J'veux l'feuill'ton la place Vertige de l'amour. Mon lgionnaire attend qu'on l'chunte Et la tranche vient d'tr' repeinte coutez Si a continue j'vais m'dcouper Suivant les pointills yeah ! Vertige de l'amour J'ai d rver trop fort a m'prend les jours fris Quand Gisle clap' dehors J'ai crev l'oreiller J'ai d rver trop fort. E E6 Emaj7 a m'prend les jours fris E6 E E6 Emaj7 Quand Gisle clap' dehors E E6 Emaj7 J'ai crev l'oreiller E6 E E6 Emaj7 J'ai d rver trop fort

Artiste : Alain Bashung


Titre : Gaby, oh Gaby

Mi J'fais mon footing au milieu des algues et des coraux La Et j'fais mes pompes sur les rest's d'un vieux cargo

Mi La J'dis bonjour, faut bien que j'me mouille Mi C'est ma dernière surprise partie, j'm'écrase le nez au hublot La J'ai mon contrat d'confiance, l'encéphalo qu'il faut Mi La J'ai du bol, j'en vois qui rigol'nt

Si Fa# Oh Gaby, Gaby Tu

Do# Si Do#

devrais pas m'laisser la nuit

Si J'peux pas dormir, j'fais qu'des conn'ries Fa# Si Fa# Oh Gaby, Gaby Si Fa# Tu veux qu'j'te chante la mer Si Fa# Si Le long, le long, le long des golfes pas très clairs

En r'gardant les résultats d'son check-up Un requin qui fumait plus a rallumé une clop Ca fait frémir, faut savoir dire stop Tu sais c'est comm' ce type qui voudrait que j'me soigne Et qu'abandonn' son cleps au mois d'août en Espagne J'sens comme un vide, remets-moi johnny Kidd

Gaby, j't'ai déjà dit qu't'es bien plus belle que Mauricette Qu'est belle comme un pétard qu'attend plus qu'une allumette Ca fait craquer au feu les pompiers Aujourd'hui c'est vendrediet j'voudrais bien qu'on m'aime J'sens que j'vais finir chez Wanda et ses sirènes Et ses sirènes

La

Mi Alors à quoi ça sert la frite si t'as pas les moules La Mi Ca sert à quoi l'cochonnet si t'as pas les boules?

LES MOTS BLEUS


ALAIN BASHUNG Capo 3me case |Dm |Dm / -

|Dm |Dm | Il est six heures au clocher de lglise dans le square les fleurs potisent |Dm |C | . Une fille va sortir de la mairie. |C | F | Comme chaque soir je lattends elle me sourit, |F |E |E | Il faudrait que je lui parle tout prix. |Am |Am / Je lui dirai les mots bleus, les mots quon dit avec les yeux |G |G / Parler me semble ridicule je mlance et puis je recule |F |F |

Devant une phrase inutile qui briserait linstant fragile |E |E | Dune rencontre, dune rencontre. |Am |Am / Je lui dirai les mots bleus, ceux qui rendent les gens heureux |G |G / Je lappellerai sans la nommer je suis peut-tre dmod |F |F | Le vent dhiver souffle en avril, jaime le silence immobile |E |E |Dm / Dune rencontre, dune rencontre. |Dm |Dm | Il ny a plus dhorloge plus de clocher .dans le square les arbres sont couchs |Dm |C | .Je reviens par le train de nuit |C |F | Sur le quai je la vois qui me sourit, |F |E |E | Il faudra bien quelle comprenne .. tout prix. |Am |Am / Je lui dirai les mots bleus, les mots quon dit avec les yeux |G |G / Toutes les excuses que lon donne sont comme les baisers qui s'envolent |F | F / Il reste une rancoeur subtile qui gcherait linstant fragile |E |E | De nos retrouvailles, nos retrouvailles |Am |Am / Je lui dirai les mots bleus, ceux qui rendent les gens heureux |G |G / Une histoire damour sans paroles na plus besoin du protocole |F |F / Et tous les longs discours futiles terniraient quelque peu le style |E |E / De nos retrouvailles de nos retrouvailles |Am | Am | Je lui dirai les mots bleus, - les mots qui rendent les gens heureux |G |G | - . Je lui dirai les mots bleus |F |F |E |E | Je lui dirai - . je lui dirai - . je lui dirai |Am |Am - . Je lui dirai |F |F |G |E |E |G / |

|Am |Am Je lui dirai les mots bleus, les mots qui rendent les gens heureux |G |G / Je lui dirai tous les mots bleus |F |F |E |E | Je lui dirai je lui dirai |Am |Am |G |G | Je lui dirai je lui dirai |F |F |E |E |Am || Je lui dirai

Chiquitita - transcribed by Gary Chapman


========== ~ = vibrato ^ = hammer/pull / = slide Some of the chords used: E B G D A E C#min C#add9 Esus4 E7 Asus4 --4--------4-------0-----0------0------------------------------------------5--------4-------0-----3------3------------------------------------------6--------6-------2-----1------2------------------------------------------6--------6-------2-----0------2------------------------------------------4--------4-------2-----2------0-----------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----------------------------------------------nylon string acoustic

Intro: E B G D A E

------------------------------------------------------------------------2---3---5---7---9---10--10/12~--10^12^10---9---7---9---10---7---5---2---4---6---7---9---11---11/13~--11--------9---7---9---11---7---4-------------------------------------------------------------------6----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(piano plays A and Asus4 a few times) Verse 1: Asus4 A Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong. Asus4 A

E You're enchained by your own sorrow. E D E E7 A I-i-i-in your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow. Asus4 A Asus4 How I hate to see you like this. Asus4 C#min There is no way you can deny it. A C#min C#add9 A Asus4 A

C#add9

E D E E7 A Asus4 I-I-I-I can see that you're oh so sad, so quiet. Asus4 A Asus4 Chiquitita, tell me the truth. E Esus4 I'm a shoulder you can cry on, A E Asus4 A

E D E E7 A Your best friend, I'm the one you must rely on. Asus4 A You were always sure of yourself. C#min Now I see you've broken a feather. Asus4 C#add9 A C#min

C#add9

E D E E7 A I-I-I-I hope we can patch it up together. Chorus: D Chiquitita, you and I know how the heartaches come and they go A And the scars they're leavin'. E D E You'll be dancin' once again and the pain will end, E7 A You will have no time for grievin'. D Chiquitita, you and I cry but the sun is still in the sky A And shinin' above you. E D E Let me hear you sing once more like you did before, E7 A Sing a new song, Chiquitita. E D E E7 A Try once more like you did before, sing a new song, Chiquitita. Verse 2: So the walls came tumblin' down and your love's a blown out candle. All is gone and it seems too hard to handle. Chiquitita, tell me the truth. There is no way you can deny it. I see that you're oh so sad, so quiet. Chiquitita, you and I know how the heartaches come and they go and the scars they're leavin'. You'll be dancin' once again and the pain will end, you will have no time for grievin'. Chiquitita, you and I cry but the sun is still in the sky and shinin' above you. Let me hear you sing once more like you did before, sing a new song, Chiquitita. Try once more like you did before, sing a new sing, Chiquitita. Try once more like you did before, sing a new song, Chiquitita. Outtro: (D A) repeat lots

Fernando - ABBA
A Can you hear the drums Fernando? F#m I remember long ago another starry night like this Bm In the firelight Fernando E You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar I could hear the distant drums and sounds A of bugle calls were coming from afar Chorus : E There was something in the air that night A The stars were bright, Fernando E A They were shining there for you and me, for liberty, Fernando F# B7 Though we never thought that we could lose, there's no regret E A If I had to do the same again, I would, my friend, Fernando E A If I had to do the same again, I would, my friend, Fernando Other verses : They were closer now Fernando Every hour, every minute seemed to last eternally I was so afraid Fernando We were young and full of life and none of us prepared to die And I'm not ashamed to say the roar of guns and cannons Almost made me cry Now we're old and grey Fernando And since many years I haven't seen a rifle in your hand Can you hear the drums Fernando? Do you still recall the fateful night we crossed the Rio Grande? I can see it in your eyes how proud you were to fight For freeedom in this land

Thank you for the music intro: E


E F#m7 F#m7/A B7 E F#m7 E I'm nothing special in fact I'm a bit of a bore A A5+ F#m7 B7 B7/9If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before E F#m7 B7 But I have a talent, a wonderful thing, 'cause E E5+ A Am Ev'ryone listens when I start to sing C#m C#9/5+ I'm so grateful and proud F#m F#m/E B7 All I want is to sing it out loud. chorus:

B7 /C# /Eb E F#m B7sus4 B7 E So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing C#m C#m7/B F#/E B7sus4 B7 Thanks for all the joy they're bringing E F#m Who can live without it? Ab C#m A Am I ask in all honesty, what would life be E E7/D C#7 Without A song or dance, what are we? second chorus:(E Am E Am) /C# /Eb /F F#m F#sus F#m B7 E C7/G F7sus4 B7 So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me

E F#m7 F#m7/A B7 E F#m7 E Mother says I was a dancer before I could walk A A5+ F#m7 B7 B7/9She says I began to sing long before I could talk E B7 B7/5+ And Ive often wondered, how did it all start E E5+ A Am Who found out that nothing could capture her heart C#m C#m5+ Like a melody can F#m F#m/E B7 Well whoever it was, Im a fan

chorus Am E Am E I've been so lucky I am the girl with golden hair Am Ab C#m C#m7/B I wanna sing it out to ev'rybody F#m F#m/E B7 B7/5+ What a joy, what a life, what a chance chorus (last line replaced by following two) /C# So /C# So /Eb I /Eb I /F say /F say F#m F#sus thank you for the F#m F#sus thank you for the F#m B7 E E7/D C# music, for giving it to me F#m B7 E A/F# E/G Am E music, for giving it to me

From: Harlan L Thompson Subject: california- joni mitchell CALIFORNIA- Joni Mitchell TUNING: E B E G# B E, capo 1st fret INTRO: E ------------------5--5-5--5-------------------0-| B ---4h5p4-0-0---0--5--5-5--5-5--------7--------0-| G# -------------0----5--5-5--5-----5--7---7------0-| E ------------------5--5-5--5---5----------7----0-|

E Esus4 E Esus4 E

E(2) A F# Sitting in a park in Paris France reading the news and it sure looks bad B E(2) They won't give peace a chance, that was just a dream some of us had E(2) A F# Stole a lot of lines to sing but I wouldn't want to stay here B A It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here A (Asus4) E C# Ah but California, California I'm coming home A E B I'm gonna see the folks I dig, I'll even kiss a sunset pig Bsus4 E California I'm coming home RIFF: E -2h4p2-0-0---0-4--4-2-4-4---| B -----------2---0--0-0-0-0---| G# ---------------3--3-1-0-0---| E ---------------4--4-2-0-0---|

E(3) EaddA E(3) Esus4 E Esus4 E

I met a redneck on a Grecian isle, we did the goat dance very well He gave me back my smile but he kept my camera to sell Oh the rogue, the red red rogue, he cooked good omelettes and stews And I might have stayed on with him there, but my heart cried out for you California, Oh California I'm coming home Oh make me feel good rock and roll band, I'm your biggest fan California I'm coming home RIFF BRIDGE: E F# A E(2) B Oh it gets so lonely When you're walking and the streets are full of strangers F# A B D All the news of home you read just give you the blues B Bsus4 A Asus4 A B E [like intro] Esus4 E Esus4 E Just give you the blues So I bought me a ticket I caught a plane to Spain Went to a party down a red dirt road There were lots of pretty people there, reading Rolling Stone reading Vogue They said how long can you hang around, I said a week maybe two Just until my skin turns brown and then I'm going home To California, California, I'm coming home Oh, will you take me as I am, strung out on another man California I'm coming home RIFF BRIDGE #2: E F# A E(2) B Oh it gets so lonely when you're walking and the streets are full of strangers F# A E(2) B All the news of home you read, more about the war and the bloody changes F# A E(2) Oh will you take me as I am, will you take me as I am B F# A Will you, will you take me as I am E(2) B F# A E(2) B Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm, take me as I am ...... CHORDS: E Esus4 F# A B C# D E(2) Bsus4 Asus4 E(3) EaddA E -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----4-----5----| B -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----| G# -0---1-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----8------6----0-----0----| E -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----| B -0---2-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----9------7----0-----0----| E -0---0-----2--5--7---9--10---12-----7------5----0-----0----| NOTE: There have been some previous postings of this song in different tunings. I recently saw a video of Joni doing this song live, and believe me, this is the correct tuning.

From: spxhaw@thor.cf.ac.uk (Howard Wright \(Hman\))


California - Joni Mitchell -----------------------------From the album 'Blue' The original has a dulcimer part playing the intro, and playing chords in the main part of the song. I've tabbed the dulcimer intro bit for guitar using an alternative tuning. For the main part of the song, the acoustic (using normal tuning) dominates; I've written out chord shapes ( and a bit of tab) for this, as well as shapes for the 'dulcimer' part. The original acoustic part adds a few noodles on top of the basic chords (mostly sus4 and sus2 type of things). I've tried to include a few of these, but I havn't tried to TAB note for note what is played. The acoustic part is played with a capo at the 3rd fret, so when I write D I mean play a D shape above the 3rd fret. (The actual chord would be F) To play the dulcimer part, tune to : F Bb D A C F Low E up to F A up to Bb D - same G up to A B up to C E up to F INTRO : -------(no capo used)

G/A

F-------------------------------------------2---------------------------0--0-C---4h5p4-0---0--2---2-2---2---2-----0----4---4-----0---0-0---0-0-------2--2-A-----------0----1---1-1---1-------0------3-----3---0---0-0---0-0-------1--1-D----------------3---3-3---3------------------------3---3-3---3-3------------Bb---------------0---0-0---0------------------------------------------2-2--2-F---------------------------------------------------0---0-0---0-0------------VERSE 1: -------D Sitting in a park in Paris France G D/F# E7 Reading the news and it sure looks bad E7 They won't give peace a chance Em/A A7 D That was just a dream some of us had D G Still a lot of lands to see D/F# E7 But I wouldn't want to stay here E7 Em/A A7 It's too old and cold and settled in its ways here CHORUS: ------G Gsus4 G Ah but California

D B7 B7/F# B7 California I'm coming home G I'm gonna see the folks I dig D/F# A Asus2 I'll even kiss a sunset pig A D California I'm coming home

Gmaj7

Dsus4 D

A/G

E--0h2p0--------2---2--0----------2---3---2----------------B--3-----3---3--3---3--3-----3----3---3---3---------3--3---G----------2----4---4--4-----2----2---2---2---------4--4---D----------------------------0----0---0---0---------5--5---A------------------------------------------------0--0--0---E---------------3---3--------------------------------------VERSE 2: --------D I met a redneck on a Grecian isle G E7 We did the goat dance very well E7 He gave me back my smile Em/A A7 But he kept my camera to sell D Oh the rogue, the red red rogue G He cooked good omelettes and stews E And I might have stayed on with him there A7 But my heart cried out for you CHORUS: -------G Gsus4

G California

D B7 B7/F# B7 Oh California I'm coming home G Oh make me feel good rock and roll band Dsus2/F# I'm your biggest fan A California I'm coming home D Gmaj7 D Dsus4 D

E--0h2p0--------2---2--0-----2----2---3---2----------B--3-----3---3--3---3--3-----3----3---3---3----------G----------2----4---4--4-----2----2---2---2----------D----------------------------0----0---0---0----------A---------------------------------------------------E---------------3---3--------------------------------MIDDLE 8: --------D E Oh it gets so lonely G D When you're walking A And the streets are full of strangers

A E D/F# G E7 All the news of home you read just give you the blues C A Just give you the blues Asus4 A Asus2 A

G/A

F--------------------------------2---------------------------0--0-C-----2---2-2---2---2-----0----4---4-----0---0-0---0-0-------2--2-A-----1---1-1---1-------0------3-----3---0---0-0---0-0-------1--1-D-----3---3-3---3------------------------3---3-3---3-3------------Bb----0---0-0---0------------------------------------------2-2--2-F----------------------------------------0---0-0---0-0-----------VERSE 3: --------(For the standard tuning acoustic, use the G,E7 and A shapes which are higher up the neck - I've marked them below with a '*' ) D G* So I bought me a ticket I caught a plane to Spain E7* Went to a party down a red dirt road There were lots of pretty people there A* G* D Reading Rolling Stone reading Vogue D G* They said how long can you hang around G* E7* I said a week maybe two A* Just until my skin turns brown G* And then I'm going home CHORUS: -------G Gsus4 G To California D California B7 B7/F# I'm coming home B7 Oh G will you take me as I am

D/F# Strung out on another man A7 D California I'm coming home

Gmaj7

Dsus4 D

E--0h2p0--------2---2--0-----2----2---3---2----------B--3-----3---3--3---3--3-----3----3---3---3----------G----------2----4---4--4-----2----2---2---2----------D----------------------------0----0---0---0----------A---------------------------------------------------E---------------3---3--------------------------------D E Oh it gets so lonely G When you're walking

D A And the streets are full of strangers

E G All the news of home you read D A More about the war and the bloody changes E G Oh will you take me as I am D Will you take me as I am A E Will you, will you take me as I am G D A Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

E Take me as I am ...... Chord Shapes : -------------Standard tuning (acoustic guitar part) REMEMBER - these are capoed at the 3rd fret EADGBE xx0232 D EADGBE x21202 B7 EADGBE x32010 C EADGBE xx7655 A* Alternative tuning (Dulcimer part) ----------------------------------Just to keep things simple I'll keep the same chord names as for the standard tuning guitar part. In actual fact, the dulcimer chords are all in F, but since the acoustic guitar is played in D with a capo on the 3rd fret, it's also effectively playing in F, although all the chord names are written in D. So to make it easy (I hope!) I'll write all the chords as though it were in D. If you can't understand what the fuck I'm on about, mail me and I'll try to explain. I havn't tabbed all the chords, but these are the basic ones. (I'll write 'b' for the Bb string to save space) FbDACF 023000 D FbDACF xx0321 B7 FbDACF xx3354 D FbDACF x03130 Gsus4 FbDACF x03120 G FbDACF 4x3000 D/F# FbDACF x03555 G FbDACF x2x120 G/A FbDACF 243222 E7 FbDACF x22102 A7 EADGBE 3x0003 G EADGBE x02220 A EADGBE x02030 A7sus4 EADGBE 020100 E7 EADGBE 2x023x D/F# EADGBE x0543x G/A EADGBE x02020 A7 EADGBE x02230 Asus4 EADGBE x0200x Em/A EADGBE 3x0013 Gsus4 EADGBE x02200 Asus2 EADGBE 2x120x B7/F# EADGBE xx5433 G* EADGBE 2x0230 Dsus2/F# EADGBE xx2434 E7*