transcription from jonimitchell.com


Shadows And Light

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: CGDFCD   "Joni" Tuning: C77372

This arrangement is fondly dedicated to the memory of Wally Breese
(6 February 1952 - 4 February 2000), creator of www.JoniMitchell.com.

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This is actually an arrangement rather than a direct transcription.
Joni does not use this tuning or even play guitar on the recording 
of this song; however, most of the chords are very close to those 
implied by the vocals.  The intro chords which are repeated at various
points are my arrangement and are optional.

Notation:

4/2 = slide from 4th to 2nd fret
2p0 = pull off from 2nd fret
0h2 = hammer on to 2nd fret

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Intro:  [repeat 4 times]

                  
00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
                        
00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
                        
1st verse:

00 10 11 00
Every picture has its

009900     000000
shadows and it
     
555400     777600
has some   source of 
                    
00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
light

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000

555400      777600
Blind -     ness

555400      777600
            Blindness and 

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
sight

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
     
00 10 11 00
The perils of bene-

009900     000000
factors     the

555400       777600
blessings of para-

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
sites

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
      
555400      777600
Blind -     ness

222000      777000
            Blindness and 

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
sight

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000

008000
Threatened by all things   Devil of

055500
cruelty   Dra-

333200     555400     002200
awn to     all        things

001200                    002200
devil of delight

12 12 12 11 00
Mythical

224422         222222         224422    000000
devil of the   ever-present   laws      governing

555400      777600
Blind -     ness

222000      777000
            Blindness and 

[repeat intro chords 4 times]
sight


2nd verse:

00 14 14 00     00 12 12 00    00 10 11 00    009900
Suntans in      reservation    dining         rooms

003400                 005600
Pale miners in their   lantern   

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
rays

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
                                                It's like

555400    777600
ni-       ight

555400    777600
          night and 

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
day

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
                        
00 10 11 00
Hostage smiles on

009900     000000
presidents 

555400            777600
freedom scribbled in the sub-

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
ways

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
                                                It's like

555400      777600
ni -        ight

222000      777000
            Night and 

00 0h2 000    002000    00 2p0 000    000000
day

00 0h3 000    00 3/2 000    00 2p0 000    000000
                        
008000
Threatened by all things 

555400        222000      770600
God of        cruel -     ty           Dra -

333200    555400      002200
awn to    all         things

777600        999700
God of de-    light

12 12 12 11 00
Mythical

224422         222222         224422    000000
god of the    everlasting     laws      governing

555400      777600
Da-         ay

222000      777000
            Day and 

[repeat following intro variation chords 4 times]:

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
night

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
3rd verse: 

00 10 11 00
Critics of all

009900     000000
expression

555400     777600
judges in  black and

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
white

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                                        saying it's  

555400      777600
Wro-        ong

555400      777600
            Saying it's

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
right

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
00 10 11 00
Compelled by prescribed

009900     000000
standards  or

555400       777600
some i-      deals we

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
fight

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                                           for  

555400      777600
wro -       ong

222000      777000
            Wrong and 

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
right

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000

008000
Threatened by all things man of

440340
man of cruelty   mark of Cain  Dra-

333200     555400     002200
awn to     all        things

222000                    777000
man                       of de-

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
light

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
12 12 12 11 00
Man of the

224422         222222         224422    000000
laws, of the   ever-broken    laws      governing

555400      777600
Wro-        ong

555400      777600
            Wrong and 

002200
right    governing

555400      777600
Wro-        ong

555400      777600       999700
            Wrong and    right

555400        777600
wrong         and

[repeat following intro variation chords 4 times]:

00 0h2 0h2 00    002200    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
right

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
[and end with]:

00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
00 0h3 0h4 00    00 3/2 4/2 00    00 2p0 2p0 00    000000
                                 
00 14 14 00

© 1975 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)

 

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