transcription from jonimitchell.com


Carey

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: C#C#C#C#G#C#   "Joni" Tuning: C# 0 12 0 7 5

Tuning: C# C# C# C# G# C#
In Joni notation: C# 0 12 0 7 5


This is the acoustic guitar part played by Steven Stills. The tuning pattern is
one of Stills' favourites: it's the one used on Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, 4+20 and
others. In fact, the opening chords below are very similar to the opening riff
of Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.

The tuning is quite an extreme one, and it's not easy to get things perfectly 
in tune for the open strings and for notes at the top of the neck. As always 
with open tunings, you need to find the best compromise.

This guitar part was transcribed in the "Hits" guitar songbook but the tuning
they gave was wrong. I think that's the first time that a songbook to which Joel 
Bernstein contributed has got an incorrect guitar tuning! (Joel is Joni's long
time friend and guitar tuning archiver. I guess he only keeps records for Joni's
tunings and not for tunings used by other people on her songs). 

There are only a handful of chord shapes so this is a nice easy one to play!


Intro:
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N.B the song starts with the dulcimer on its own, and the guitar 
enters after a couple of bars. If you want to play something similar 
to the opening dulcimer chords on the guitar as well, try this:

xx0025   xx0004   777777


Guitar enters with:

x x 0 0 10 9    xx0097  xx0075  xx0054


Note: for many of the 000054 chords, ad. lib hammer-ons and pull-offs 
to/from 000055 are used.

Also, since the bottom four strings are all tuned to the same note, it
doesn't make a big difference which ones you play. I tend to avoid the lowest
two strings when playing the opening riff above, and play all the strings the 
rest of the time.


VERSE:
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000054  
The wind is in from Africa


777777                         
Last night I couldn't sleep, oh you know it 


550000          000054                           777777
sure is hard to leave here Carey but it's really not my home


000054
My fingernails are filthy


      777777        
I got beach tar on my feet


      550000              000054            777777
And I miss my clean white linen and my fancy French cologne



CHORUS:
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   777777              000054  
Oh Carey get out your cane


                     777777 
And I'll put on some silver


550000               000054     777777  000054  000075
Oh you're a mean old Daddy, but I like  you      fine


0 0 0 0 10 9  000097  000075  000054



(the chord changes on this last line are played ad lib on later choruses)



Chords are the same for future verses/choruses, except for slightly 
different ending on last chorus:


Final Chorus:
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   777777              000054  
Oh Carey get out your cane


                        777777 
And I'll put on my finest silver


      550000           000054    777777   000054 
We'll go to the Mermaid Cafe have fun tonight


        550000               000054      777777      000054  
I said, oh you're a mean old Daddy, but you're out of sight 


xx0075   x x 0 0 10 9    xx0097  xx0075  000054

 

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