transcription from jonimitchell.com


Blue Motel Room

Guitar tablature transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: CGDFAD   "Joni" Tuning: C77345

Based on Howard's and my previous tab by Mark Domyancich (mark@jmdl.com)

I wasn't terribly satisfied with the tab Howard and I worked on... I found it
pretty difficult to follow and some strings in some chords were played differently
so I tabbed this one out with more detail.

Tuning: C G D F A D (slightly higher: try tuning to the open strings in the song)
        C 7 7 3 4 5

Intro:
D----------0----------------------------------------2--2--2---------|
A-------------0-------------------------------------2--2--2-----(0)-|
F-------2-------------0-------7------0--------------2--2--2-----(0)-|
D-----2----------2/3-------7-----9------------------2--2--2---2-----|
G------------------------------------------------0------------------|
C-0--------------------------------------7/---0---------------------|


D------------------|
A------------------|
F------------------|
D-2----5-----7-----|
G-2----5-------7---|
C------5---------7-|

Verse 1:
=======

           002222
I've got a blue   motel room

777777         555755
        With a blue bedspread

555555                         557755
I've got the blues inside and

555755           333333
Outside my head

                        335533
Will you still love me


       xxx000   
When I call you up when I am down


0x20xx

Verse 2:
=======

002222           xx22xx slide xx77xx
Here in Savannah

777777       779977   555555
It's pouring rain

Palm trees in the porchlght like

557755                  333333
Slick black cellophane

333533
Will you still love me

                              xx22xx
When I call you up when I get back to town

0x2000   

Middle 8:
========

10 10 10 9 0 0
I know that you got all those pretty girls

Coming 'round

777777                    779977
Hanging on your boom boom pachyderm

555555
Well you tell those girls that you've got

557755
German Measles, honey tell 'em you got germs

0z2000

777777
I hope you'll be thinking of me because

779977                    10 10 10 10 10 10
I'll be thinking of you

                     10 10 12 12 10 10
While I'm travelling home alone

333333                335533  333333
Tell those girls that you got Joni

                  002200
She's coming back home

D--------0--------0--------0-|
A--------0--------0--------0-|
F-/2--0--2--0--4--4--0--6--6-| (same picking rhythm as chords
D----------------------------| for the open 1st and 2nd strings)
G----------------------------|
C----------------------------|

Scat singing part:

002222  xx22xx slide xx77xx  777777  779977  555555  557755

D------5- |                         D-2--2--2-|
A--------|                          A-2-------|
F---7----|  333333  335533  0x20xx  F-2-------|
D-7------|                          D-2-------|
G--------|                          G-0-------|
C--------|                          C-0-------|


Verse 3:
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                    777777
I've got road maps

         777977
From two dozen states

         555555
I've got coast to coast

557755
Just to contemplate
  
333333                  335533   333333
Will you still love me

                         0x20xx
When I get back to town

D----------------|
A----------------|
F----0-----0---2-|
D-2-----2--------|
G----------------|
C----------------|

0x2000

Verse 4:
========

002222                
It's funny how these old feelings 

D----7-------5--0-|
A----7--0----5--0-|
F-7-------0--5--0-|
D-7---------------|
G-----------------|
C-----------------|
Hang around

555555                     557755
You think they're gone no, no

They just go underground

333333                 333333 hammer on 4th string of 335533  333333
Will you still love me

                   0x2000
When I get back to L.A. Town

Middle 8 (#2):
==============

10 10 10 9 0 0
You and me are like America and Russia

777777    
We're always keeping 

D---|
A-7-|
F---|
D---|
G---|
C---|
Score

555555                     557755
We're always balancing the power

                         0x2000
And that can get to be a cold, cold war

777777                                  779977
We're going to have to hold ourselves a peace talk

D---------------------|
A---------------------|
F-9--9--9--9--9-------|  10 10 10 10 10 10
D-9--9--9--9--9-------|
G----------------7/10-|
C---------------------|

                10 10 12 12 10 10
In some neutral cafe

D--------|
A--------|
F-----10-|
D-12-----|
G--------|
C--------|

333333            335533              333333
You lay down your sneaking 'round the town, honey

0x20xx
And I'll lay down the highway

Verse 5, in free time:
======================

           002222           777777
I've got a blue motel room

       779977
With a blue bedspread

555555             557755
I've got the blues inside and

555555           333333
Outside my head

               335533
Will you still love me

333333             0x2000
When I get back to town

----------------------------0------||
-----------------------------0-----||
----0-----0-----0-----2-------2----||
-2-----2-----2-----2-----------2---||
--------------------------------0--||
---------------------------------0-||

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