transcription from jonimitchell.com


I Think I Understand

Guitar tablature transcribed by Marian Russell
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: DADGBE   "Joni" Tuning: D75545

E------------2-----3p2----------------------0-----------
B-----------------------3----------------------3--------
G---------2-----2----------2-------0-----0--------0-----
D------0------------------------------0-----------------
A------------0----------------0h3-----------------------
D---0---------------------------------------------------


E-----------------0-------------------------------------
B--------------------3----------------------------------
G--------0-----0--------0-------------------------------
D-----------0-------------------0-------0---------------
A---0h2------------------------------------0------------
D--------------------------0h3-----0h3------------------


E------------3--------3--2--0---------------------------
B------------------3-----------------3------------------
G---------2-----2-----------------0---------------------
D------0-----------------------0------------------------
A------------0--------0--0--0---------------------------
D---0---------------------------------------------------


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Daylight falls   upon the path


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the forest falls be-   hind


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Today I   am not   prey to dark un-


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certain-  ty     


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The shadow trembles   in its wrath


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I've robbed its blackness   blind


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And tasted   sunlight    as my fear came


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clear to    me                         Oh


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I think I under-   stand


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fear            is like a    


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wilderland


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stepping    stones         or


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sinking sand


E------------2-----3p2-----------------------------------
B-----------------------3----------2--------2--------2---
G---------2----------------2-------------0--------0------
D------0------------------------------0--------0---------
A------------0----------------0h3------------------------
D---0----------------------------------------------------


E------------2-----3p2-----------------------------------
B-----------------------3----------2--------2--------2---
G---------2----------------2-------------0--------0------
D------0------------------------------0--------0---------
A------------0----------------0h3------------------------
D---0----------------------------------------------------


Additional verses:

Now the way leads to the hills
above the steeple's chime
Below me sleepy rooftops round the harbour
It's there I'll take my thirsty fill
of friendship over wine
Forgetting fear, but never disregarding her

Oh, I think I understand
Fear is like a wilderland
Stepping stones or sinking sand

Sometimes voices in the night
will call me back again
Back along the pathway of a troubled mind
When forests rise to block the light
that keeps a traveler sane
I'll challenge them with flashes from a brighter time

Oh, I think I understand
Fear is like a wilderland
Stepping stones and sinking sand

© 1967 Siquomb Publishing Corp. BMI

 

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