transcription from jonimitchell.com


The Silky Veils Of Ardor

Guitar tablature transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: CGCEGC   "Joni" Tuning: C75435

p = pull off
h = hammer on
-<->- = harmonic
* = mute

This song is very similar to Overture/Cotton Avenue, in that there
is a second guitar tuned to CGCEGC, and many of these shapes are played
in O/CA in this tuning.

The second guitar only plays this riff 

-------------------------5---------------5-----------5------
----------------------5------5h7------7-------7p5-----------
--------------------5--------------5------------------------
-0-----3-----5---0---------------------------------------5--
------------------------------------------------------------
-0-----3-----5--(0)-----------------------------------------

when the first guitar (tuned to CACFGC) plays the riff:

--------------------5--5--5--5
--------------------5--5--5--5
------------------------------
------------------------------
--------------------5--0--5--0
-0-----3-----5------5--5--5--5

It is played every time.

Guitar 2 enters (and stays) at the line "Come all you fair and...

----------------------------------------12---------------------
---------------------------12---------------12-----------------
---------------------------------10--------------12------------
------------------------------------------------------12-------
---------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------(12)-
...tender schoolgirls 

                                        
10---------10------------------------------5---5-----9-----0
-----10---------10-------------------------5---5------------
---------------------10--------------------8---8------------
---------------------10-------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

                        ...summer morning

And the riff after the verse:

-------------------------5---------------5-----------5----
----------------------5------5h7------7-------7p5---------
--------------------5--------------5----------------------
-0-----3-----5---0--------------------------------------5-
----------------------------------------------------------
-0-----3-----5--(0)---------------------------------------


--------------------------10--------------------------------------------------
---------------------10--------10--10-----------------------------------------
---------------------10--------10--10---10------------------------------------
----------------------------------------10------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
...this love can be

-------------------5--5
-------------------5--5
-------------------5--5
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------

...crazy beating

                            let ring                 let ring
----------------------------14---------------------------12-------------------
----------------------------15---------------<12>------------12---------------
----------------------------13---------------------<12>--------------12-------
----------------------------14--------------------------------------------12--
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oh, I wish I had the wings                ....white dove

                                                             slow strum
-<12>----------------<16>------<12>-----(<12>)---------------3--------------
---------<12>------------------------------------------------5--------------
-------------------------------------------------------------4--------------
-------------------------------------------------------------3--------------
-------------------------------------------------------------5--------------
-------------------------------------------------------------3--------------
                                    ...but I have no wings



------------------12----------------------12--<12>-------------
------------------12----------------------12--------<12>-------
------------------12----------------------12-------------------
------------------12-------------------------------------------
-----------------------*12-------------------------------------
---------------------------*12---------------------------------
...It's just in dreams we  fly    In my dreams we         fly!





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