transcription from jonimitchell.com


Carey

Guitar chords transcribed by Peter Hack
Tuning: DADAAD   "Joni" Tuning: D75705

Peter Hack [mphack@yahoo.com]

Another 6 string guitar tuning using dulcimer tuning as the base. BIG Thanks to Howard Wright (NEVER would have 
been able to figure out this version without looking at his version first) for the original dulcimer tuning which 
I built on here, moving his higher fingerings down an octave from around the 17th fret to 
the 5th, making a bit easier to play on guitars without a cutaway.

Thanks also to Mark Domyancich, whose tab notation sytle I borrowed for this (my first) tab.

Interesting tuning side note - this is the same tuning used by Dave Wakeling on the English Beat song
"Save It For Later", a tuning as the story (related by Pete Townshend) goes that neither he nor David Gilmour 
could figure out when they were attempting to learn the song off the recording. This resulted in them calling 
up Wakeling so they could get the proper tuning and play the song. Townshend later recorded his own 
version of the song (in this tuning with his own inimitable flourishes) and still performs it live. Well worth
a listen.

Tuning: DADAAD
Joni Tuning: D75705


A=10th fret


Intro:

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(GUITAR RUN 2 CHORDS)



Verse:

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The wind is in from Africa



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Last night    I      couldn't   sleep



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Oh, you know, it sure is hard to leave here, Carey,

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But it's really not my home.


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(GUITAR RIFF: Play these 4 chords one after 
the other, one beat per chord. Beats 2 and 3
are the same chord, as charted above)


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My         finger-nails are filthy, I've got



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beach tar   on         my        feet



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And I    miss my clean white  linen



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And my fancy french cologne


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(GUITAR RIFF: Play these 4 chords one after 
the other, one beat per chord. Beats 2 and 3
are the same chord, as charted above)
                        


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Car    -   ey,  get out   your      cane,

     

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and   I'll   put on some sil  -  ver



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Oh, your're a mean old daddy,



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But I like you



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(GUITAR RUN 2)


Repeat for the rest of the verses and choruses:


Come on down to the Mermaid Café and I will
Buy you a bottle of wine
And we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down
Let's have a round for these freaks and these soldiers
A round for these friends of mine
Let's have another round for the bright red devil 
Who keeps me in this tourist town

Come on Carey get out your cane
I'll put on some silver
Oh you're a mean old Daddy
But I like you

Maybe I'll go to Amsterdam
Maybe I'll go to Rome
And rent me a grand piano 
And put some flowers 'round my room 
But let's not talk about fare-thee-wells now
The night is a starry dome
And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll
Beneath the Matala Moon

Come on Carey get out your cane
I'll put on some silver
We'll go to the Mermaid Café
Have fun tonight

The wind is in from Africa
Last night I couldn't sleep
Oh you know it sure is hard to leave here
But it's really not my home

Maybe it's been too long a time
Since I was scramblin' down in the street
Now they got me used to that clean white linen
And that fancy French cologne

Oh Carey get out your cane
I'll put on my finest silver
We'll go to the Mermaid Café
Have fun tonight
I said, Oh, you're a mean old Daddy but I like you
But you're out of sight

 

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