transcription from jonimitchell.com


The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: CGEbFBbD   "Joni" Tuning: C78254

I feel Martin Ley's version of this song is too confusing and basic, so I
decided to take the one out of the out-of-print "Mingus" songbook.

Intro:

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0***** 12 (harmonic)
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Verse 1:

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0****| 7        ****** 7
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Of the darkness in men's minds

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Bb-----------------0------
F------------------0------
Eb--------------0---------
G---------7--8--------7--8
C---7--7------------------
          
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             ****** 5
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What can you say

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That wasn't marked by history

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Or the T.V. news   today

He gets away with murder

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Eb------------
G-------------
C---8--7--0--0

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0****x 9      **|||* 8
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The blizzards come and go

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The stab   and glare and buckshot

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Bb------------
F-------------
Eb------------
G---------7--8
C---7--7------

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                    ****** 5
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Of the heavy, heavy snow

It comes and goes

D--------------5-------5
Bb-------------5-------5
F--------------5-------5
Eb---------5------------
G------5-----------5----
C---5-------------------

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                    x***** 7 (Harmonic)  x***** 5 (Harmonic)
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It comes and goes

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Same chords for verse 2:

His grandpa loved an empire
His sister loved a thief
And lindsey loved the ways of darkness
Beyond belief
Girls in chilly blouses
The blizzards come and go
The stab and glare and buckshot
Of the heavy heavy snow
It comes and goes
It comes and goes

MIDDLE 8:
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          The cops don't seem to care

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For derelicts or ladies of the night

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They're weeds    for yanking out of sight

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If you're smart or rich or lucky

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Maybe you'll beat the laws of man

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But the inner laws    of spirit

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And the outer laws of nature
No man can

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   C---5--5--5--5--4--0
       No
       
No man can

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x***** 7 (Harmonic)  x***** 5 (Harmonic)
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Same chords for verse 3 as verse 1:

There lives a wolf in Lindsey
That raids and runs
Through the hills of Hollywood
And the downtown slums
He gets away with murder
The blizzards come and go
The stab and glare and buckshot
Of the heavy heavy snow
It comes and goes
It comes and goes

Song ends with a jam of 12th, 7th and 5th fret harmonics.

 

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