transcription from jonimitchell.com


Jericho

Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: DAEGCE   "Joni" Tuning: D77354

Thanks to Jim Leahy for the initial clue of the tuning for this song.



Intro:

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I'll try to keep myself open up to you


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                        F/G
That's a promise that I made to love when it was new


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"Just like Jericho," I said, "let these walls come tumblin' down."


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I said it like I'd finally found the way


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                           F/G
To keep the good feelings alive


I said it like it was something to strive for


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Second verse same as the first:

I'll try to keep myself open up to you
And approve your self-expression
I need that, too, I need your confidence, baby
And the gift of your extra time
In turn I'll give you mine, sweet darling
It's a rich exchange it seems to me
It's a warm arrangement

Bridge:

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Anyone will tell you just how hard it is


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To make and keep a friend


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Maybe they'll short sell you or


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Maybe it's you, Judas, in the end


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When you just can no longer pretend


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That you're getting what you need


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Or you're giving out anything for them to grow and feed on


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Third verse:

I'll try to keep myself open up to you
It gets easier and easier to do
Just like Jericho
Let these wall come tumbling down now
Let them fall right on the ground


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Let all these dogs go running free


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The wild and the gentle dogs


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Kennelled in me ...


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Outro:

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©1977 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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