transcription from

Nathan La Franeer

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: DGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: D57543

The bottom D string is only really used in the intro and at the
beginning of the first verse. Later repeats of the verse chords 
do not use the bottom D string at all, though it doesn't make a big 
difference it you hit it now and again by mistake.

As the chord shapes indicate, the top string is generally not used 
during the section that starts with the x0808x shape ("I asked him 
would he hurry ..."). Only the middle four strings are used for
this bit until you get to the x55555 chord.


000535   000313   000535   000313


DGDGBD                          DGDGBD   
000535                          000313
I hired a coach to take me from confusion to the plane

              DGDGBD                            DGDGBD     DGDGBD   
              000213                            x02010     x00000
And though we shared a common space I know I'll never meet again

DGDGBD                                DGDGBD   
x00535                                x33333
The driver with his eyebrows furrowed in the rear-view mirror

           DGDGBD                        DGDGBD  DGDGBD  
           x22010                        x00210  x00200
I read his name and it was plainly written Nathan La Franeer

  DGDGBD           D  G  D  G  B  D   
  x0808x           x  0  10 0  10 x
I asked him would he hurry

       DGDGBD              DGDGBD 
       x7777x              x4403x
But we crawled the canyons slowly

       DGDGBD           DGDGBD  DGDGBD 
       x2201x           x0021x  x0020x       
Thru the buyers and the sellers, through the

DGDGBD                DGDGBD     DGDGBD 
x55555                x44030     x22010
Burglar bells and the wishing wells


     DGDGBD              DGDGBD   DGDGBD 
     x08080              x8888x   x7777x
With gangs and girly shows

            DGDGBD         DGDGBD  
            x08080         x00000   
The ghostly garden grows

(same chords for all other verses/choruses except as shown
for last chorus)


The cars and buses bustled thru the bedlam of the day
I looked thru window-glass at streets and Nathan
grumbled at the grey
I saw an aging cripple selling Superman balloons
The city grated thru chrome-plate
The clock struck slowly half-past-noon
Thru the tunnel tiled and turning
Into daylight once again I am escaping
Once again goodbye
To symphonies and dirty trees


With parks and plastic clothes
The ghostly garden grows


He asked me for a dollar more
He cursed me to my face
He hated everyone who paid to ride
And share his common space
I picked my bags up from the curb
And stumbled to the door
Another man reached out his hand
Another hand reached out for more
And I filled it full of silver
And I left the fingers counting
And the sky goes on forever
Without meter maids and peace parades


    DGDGBD           DGDGBD   DGDGBD 
    x08080           x8888x   x7777x
You feed it all your woes

The ghostly garden grows

    DGDGBD           DGDGBD   DGDGBD 
    x08080           x88888   x77777
You feed it all your woes

            DGDGBD          DGDGBD  
            x08080          x00000
The ghostly garden grows


x00535   x00313   x00213   x00210    x00000  

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