transcription from jonimitchell.com
Edith And The Kingpin
Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: CGDFBbD "Joni" Tuning: C77354
(Same tuning pattern for "Furry Sings The Blues", "Jericho" & "Harry's House") Chord shapes used : ---------------------- (Note that, for convenience, in the chord shapes below I've labelled the strings as CGDFBD. The 2nd string is actually tuned to a Bb) CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD 055555 777777 888000 888700 555555 556555 Cm7 G9sus4 Ab6/9-5 Abadd9add#4 F9sus4 Fm11 CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD CGDFBD 777000 333000 779977 002220 002020 Gm9 Ebmaj7sus2 G9 Cadd9 Cadd9add4 I still havn't convinced myself 100% whether she uses the F9sus4 chord AND the Fm11 chord - they're almost identical. In fact I think she just uses the simpler shape (i.e F9sus4) - but if you like the variation you can use both shapes. I've written out the words for the first verse so you can see where the chord changes come. After the first verse, the rest of the song is made up of repeats of the verse and intro sections. Here are the main progressions : Intro : -------- Abadd9add#4 Ab6/9-5 Gm9 Cadd9 888700 888000 777000 002220 Abadd9add#4 Ab6/9-5 Gm9 888700 888000 777000 The outtro uses the same three chords repeating over and over. Verse : ------- Cm7 G9sus4 Abadd9add#4 055555 777777 888700 The big man arrives disco dancers greet him F9sus4 Abadd9add#4 555555 888700 Plain clothes cops greet him small town big man, fresh lipstick glistening Cm7 G9sus4 Abadd9add#4 055555 777777 888700 Sophomore jive from victims of typewriters F9sus4 Cadd9 Cadd9add4 555555 002220 002020 The band sounds like typewriters, the big man he's not listening Abadd9add#4 G9sus4 888700 777777 His eyes hold edith his left hand holds his right Ebmaj7sus2 Abadd9add#4 G9sus4 G9 G9sus4 G9 333000 888700 777777 779977 777777 779977 What does that hand desire that he grips it so tight (... then back to the start of the verse sequence again)
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