transcription from jonimitchell.com


The Windfall (Everything For Nothing)

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: AAEGCE   "Joni" Tuning: A127354

I always think that when you tune a string higher than standard tuning,
or much lower, you'll hurt your guitar. In this case, 3 strings (The low
A, the lower E and the C) might do this. It's a good idea to not keep
your guitar in this tuning for a long period of time. If you're unsure about the
strumming pattern, it's fairly easy to figure it out from the album.
   
You'll come across ||||||
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which is basically the sounding of the notes when you lift your fingers off
the fretboard.
   
And also, * which means the string is optional when you strum it.
It doesn't make much difference.
   
Intro:
   
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Repeat this one time for the conversation between Joni and Larry Klein:
   
"You think I should buy your car? Why? Because Elvis did?" "Darlin', come on."
   
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Verses:
   
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... Because Elvis gave them cars
   
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You think I'm cheap?
   
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And you're hard done by

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Look-you live here like a star
   
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Rent free suite
   
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Big blue pool that you sun by
   
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Trips to tropic shores
   
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Clothes from fancy stores
   
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You want too much
   
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You want too badly

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You want everything for nothing
   
Then repeat the above chords for this verse:
   
Going to the church
You chant
For my downfall
Chanting for my house
My friends
You want it all
The pillows on my bed
The visions in my head
   
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You want too much
You want too badly
You want everything for nothing
   
Bridge:
   
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In the land of litigation

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The courts are like game shows
   
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Take what's behind the curtain
   
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The jury cries
   
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I'm not going to be the jackpot
   
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At the end of your perjured rainbow
   
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Not if local justice has even one good eye
   
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Repeat the 1st verses' chords for the following:
   
Oh it's not like I was blind
I saw
But I took no action
As you began to climb
Green clawed
Dissatisfaction
It wasn't hard to guess
That the end would be a mess
You want too much
You want too badly
You want everything for nothing
   
Bridge; play the previous bridge for this as well:
   
In the land of mass frustration
The judges are sleeping
Counting wooly little lawyers
And grinding their teeth
Outside my sleepless window
The Hollywood sirens are shrieking
While down some searchlit alley runs
Some lost belief
   
Intro again.
   
Then the 1st verses' chords for this last verse:
   
Oh I'm tangled in your lies
Your scam
Your spider web
Spit spun between the trees
Doors slam
You want my head
You'd eat your young alive
For a Jaguar in the drive
You lie too much
You lie too badly
You want everything for nothing.

© 1991 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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