transcription from jonimitchell.com


Blue

Guitar tablature transcribed by Joshua Diedrich
Tuning: EADGBE   "Joni" Tuning: E55545

from: Joshua Diedrich  diedrich_joshua@hotmail.com

Piano Transcribed for Guitar

This is a pretty spare piano arrangement relying mostly on the vocals for
it's power.  Because of this, with only a few exceptions, it goes into
guitar cleanly, though you might want to experiment with different chord
arrangements or hammerons in some of the fuller chords if the wrong note
seems dominant.  I've just put it in Standard Tuning, which, while
requiring a lot of fast position changes unavoidable in piano to guitar
crosses, has no big stretches or really awkward positions. The spacing of
the tab is intended to line up with the lyrics and not to reflect any
particular rhythm or expression.  If anyone wants to play around and find
an alternate tuning that makes things simpler, let me know what you find.
I'm still tinkering with this, comments and corrections welcome.

I'll get out a simplified chord chart as soon as I can



------2-5---------|---------------0-|---0-2-5---0-----|---------------0-|-----
--3-5-----3-5-2-3-|-0-2-3---0-2-3---|-3---0---3---2-3-|-0-2-3---0-2-3---|-----
------------------|-----0-2-----0---|-----------------|-----0-2-----0---|-----
------------------|---0-------0-----|---4-------4-4---|---0-------0-----|-----
------------------|-----------------|-2-------2-------|-----------------|-----
------------------|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-3-------3-------|-----
 (intro)

---2-------|----|-2---------------|-0-----------------|-2---------------|-----
---3-------|----|-3---------------|-0-----------------|-3---------------|-----
---4-------|----|-4---------------|-2-----------------|-4---0-2------2--|-----
---4----2--|----|-4---------------|-4-----------------|---0---4-2-------|-----
---2-------|----|-2---------------|-2-----------------|------------2----|-----
---4----2--|-2--|-----------------|-------------------|-3---------------|-----
   Blue--ue       Songs are like tattoos you know I've  been to  sea be-

----------------|-------------------|------------------|-2-------5-------|----
-0--------------|-------3-----------|-0-----1----------|-3-------3-------|----
-1-----2----0---|-2-----2-------2---|-1-----2--0-------|-4-------4-------|----
-------4----2---|---4-------4-------|-----2--------2---|-------0-4-------|----
---2------------|-2---2-2-2---2-2---|---2--------2-----|-2-2-4-----0---0-|----
-0---0-0--0-0-0-|-------------------|-0--------0-----0-|-------------3---|----
 fore               Crown and anchor  me    or let me    sail    a-

-----------------|-----------------|-2-------0-------|-------0------------|---
-0---------------|-0---0---0-------|-3-------2-------|-3---0--------------|---
-2---2-------2---|-----2-------2---|-2-------2-------|---------------2----|---
---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-----|---4---------4---|---4---4-----4------|---
-2-------0-------|-0-------0-----0-|-2---2-2---4---4-|-2---------4---4----|---
-0---------------|-----------------|---------2-------|---------2----------|---
 way                           Hey   Blue,           there is a song for you

-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|----------------
-----------------|-0---------------|-------------------------|----------------
-----------------|-1-----2-----1---|-2-------------------1---|----------------
---4-4-----4-4---|-----2-------2---|---4-4---------4--4------|----------------
-2-----2-2-----2-|---2---2---2-----|-2------2---2--------2---|----------------
-----------------|-0-------0-----0-|-------------------------|----------------
      Ink on a     pin                   underneath the skin

---------------2-|-------2---------|-------------4---|-----4---4------------|-
---------------3-|-------3---------|-1-----------1---|-----1---1------------|-
-------2---------|-------------0---|-1---2-------2---|-----2---2------------|-
-----2-----4-2-4-|---4-4-----0---0-|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2----------|-
---2-----2-------|-2-----2---------|-0-------0---2---|-0---2---2---0--------|-
-0-----0---------|---------3-------|-----------------|----------------------|-
   an empty space    to  fill-                   in-----         well theres

--------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------
-3---2----0---------------|-3----------0------------------------|-------------
--------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------
-4---2----0-------4-------|-4----------0------------------------|-------------
-2----------------2-------|-0----------0------------------------|-------------
--------------------------|-------------------------------------|-------------
 so  many sinkin' now you   gotta keep thinkin' you can make it

-----------------|------------------------|-2----0-------------|--------------
-----------------|-0--2--3-----0--2--3----|-3----1---------3---|--------------
-2-------------2-|-------4--2--------4----|----------------4---|--------------
-----2-------2---|----4-----4-----4-----4-|--------------------|--------------
---2---2---2-----|-2-----------2----------|-2----2---------2---|--------------
-0-------0-----0-|------------------------|--------------------|--------------
 through   these    waves                   Acid booze and ass,

-2----------------------|-----------------|-----3---|---------------------|---
-3-------3--------3-----|-----------------|-----3---|---------------------|---
---------4--------4-----|-0---------------|-0---2---|-----------------2---|---
------------------4-----|-4---------------|-5---2---|-------------------4-|---
------------------------|-2---------------|-0---0---|-0-------------------|---
-3-------3--------3-----|-0---------------|---------|---------------------|---
 needles guns and grass   Lot's of laughs             Lot's of laughs

---------------|-----0-5---0-----|-------1-2-----|----------------------------
-------3-2-----|-2-3-0---3---2-3-|---0-2-------0-|-3----2------2--------------
-----------2---|-----------------|-2---1-----2---|-2----2------2------2-------
-0-----------0-|---4-------4-4---|-3-------3-----|--------------------4-------
---4-2---------|-2-------2-------|---------------|---------2--------------2---
---------------|-----------------|---------------|-2-----------2--------------
 (ritardando)   (a tempo)                          Everybody's sayin' that

------------------------------------|--------------------------------|--------
--3---------2-------2---------------|-3-2-----2----------------------|--------
--2---------2-------2------2--------|-2-2-----2-----2--2-------------|--------
---------------------------4--------|---------------4--4-------------|--------
-----------------2-------------2----|-------2-------------------2----|--------
--2-----------------2---------------|-2-------2----------------------|--------
  Hells the hippest way to go, well,  I don't think so but I'm gonna

------------------------------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------
-3------2------2--------------|---------2-------|---------2-------|-----------
-2------2------2-------2------|---------2-------|-----------------|-----------
-----------------------4------|---4-4-----4-4---|---4-4---2---4---|-----------
-------------2----------------|-2-------2-------|-2---------4-----|-----------
-2-------------2-------2------|-------2-------2-|-------2-2-----2-|-----------
 take a look around it go Blue-----                     I love------

-1---------------|-----------------|-2-----2-3-------|---------10----5---|----
-2-------0-------|-2---------------|-3-----3-2-----2-|-----3---10----7---|----
-----------------|-2---2-----------|-2-----2-1-----1-|-----2---11----7---|----
-----3-1---1-3-1-|-4-4---4---------|-----------2-2-2-|-----0-------------|----
-4-4-------------|-4-------4---4---|---2-2-----------|---2-2---------7---|----
-----------------|-----------4---4-|-0-----0-0-----0-|-0-----0-0--12---0-|----
                   you------------------

-2----3----3---0-|-------2---------|-----------------|------------------------
-3----2----2---2-|-------2-------0-|-----------------|-0-------------2--------
-2----1----1---2-|-------2---------|-----------------|------------------------
-----------------|---2-2-----2-2---|-----4-----------|-0---------4---3--------
---2-2-----2-2---|-----------------|-2-2---2-2-2-2---|-2-----2-----2-2-2-2----
-0-----0-0-----0-|-0-----0-0-----0-|---------------2-|---------------------2--
                                         Blue,         Here is a shell    for

------------------------------|-----------------|-------------------|---------
-0----------------------------|-0---------------|-------------------|---------
-1-------2--------------------|-1-------2---1---|-2------------2-2--|---------
------------------------------|-----------------|-----4-------------|---------
---2-4-2-----2---------4----2-|---2-4-2---2-4---|-2-2---2-2-2-2-----|---------
-0-------0--------------------|-0-------2-----0-|---------------2---|---------
 you     inside you'll hear a   sigh                a foggy lullaby

---------2-------|-2-------2-------|-------------------------|----------------
-----------------|-----------------|----------0----2----3----|----------------
-2-------2-------|-2-------2-------|-0-----2-----------------|----------------
-----4---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-------------------------|----------------
-2-2---2-2-2---2-|-2-2---2-2-2---2-|-------------------------|----------------
-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|----------------
                  (ritardando)       There is your song from

-2---------------|-----------------|-2-------2-------|-2---2---2---2-|--------
-3---------------|-6---------------|-3-------3-------|-3---3---3---3-|--------
-----------------|-6---------------|-2-------2-------|-2---2---2---2-|--------
---4-4-----4-4---|---6-6-----6-6---|---2-2-----2-2---|---2-2-----2-2-|--------
-2-----2-2-----2-|-4-----4-4-----4-|-2-----2-2-----2-|-2-----2-2-----|--------
-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|--------
 me_____________________________________________________  (ritardando)

---0-------------|---------2-|------------------------------------------------
-----2-----0-----|---------0-|------------------------------------------------
-2-----2-----1---|--2------2-|------------------------------------------------
---------3-----3-|-0--4----1-|------------------------------------------------
-2-------2-------|-2-------2-|------------------------------------------------
-----------------|------2----|------------------------------------------------
 (a tempo)        (rit)

 

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