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All I Want

Guitar tablature transcribed by Chad Preston and Glenn Siegel  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: EADGBD   "Joni" Tuning: E55543

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from: Chad Preston (prestc01@doc.mssm.edu)
      with help from Glenn Siegel

This is an easy, pretty version of this song I worked out that combines
features of the guitar and dulcimer parts.  Disclaimer: some measures in
the verse are not meant to be an exact transcription; I added a few
touches of my own. It requires that you tune the top string down one step.
This makes the intro a little more awkward than it would be in standard
tuning, but you'll need that open D for later chords.  Then, you will have
to tune everything up a half step or capo one fret if you want to play in
tune with the album.  This way you can use the open third string for the
drone part.

I added the first two measures because I think they make it easier to get
started.  Quarter note pickup, then straight eighths.


                                            no ring
d-----|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------2-3-----|
B-----|-----------------|-----------------|-1-------0-1-----|
G-12\-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d------------------|-----------------|---9-------9-----|
B--------6-6-6-6---|-----------------|---6-------6-----|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d--3-------2-3-----|-----------------|---------------9-|
B--1-------0-1-----|-------6-6-6-6---|---------------6-|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d--------9---9\----|-2-2-2-2-------2-|---5---3---------|
B--------6---6\----|-1-1-1-1---3---1-|---4---3---0-0---|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d--2-2-2-2-------2-|---7---5---------|
B--1-1-1-1---3---1-|---5---3---0-0---|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


Verse:
-------
       1a. I am on a lonely road...
       1b. Oh I hate you some...

       no ring                             ring
d--2-2-2-2-------2-|---5---3---------|-------0---------|
B--1-1-1-1---3---1-|---3---3---0-0---|-------1-----1---|
G--0-0-0-0---0---0-|-----------0-0---|-----0-0---0-0---|
D------------------|---------------- |---2---2---0-1---|
A------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
E------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

                      
                      1a. Looking for something...
                      1b. Oh I love you when...

                      no ring
d--0-----0---0-0----|-0-0-0-0---0---0-|---3---2-|
B--1-----1---1-1----|-3-3-3-3---1---3-|---3---1-|
G--0-----0---0-0----|-3-3-3-3---2---3-|---------|
D--0-----0---0-0----|-----------------|---------|
A--0-----0---0-0----|-----------------|---------|
E-------------------|-----------------|---------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 +


  ring
d--2-----------------|  [note: on verse 3, first time through,
B--1-----------------|
G--0-0-0-0-----------|  this measure has 2 extra beats (6 total)]
D--------------------|
A-------------0-h3-0-|
E----------h3--------|  REPEAT TO BEGINNING OF VERSE


         I want to be strong...
d------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B------------------|-------1-----1---|-------0-----0---|
G--0-0-0---0-------|-------2---2---2-|-------0---0---0-|
D--2-------2-------|-----2-----------|-----0-----------|
A--3-----3-3---2---|-0---------------|-----------------|
E------------------|-----------------|-3---------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


                            Alive alive...
d------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B----------3-3-3-x-|-----------------|-------1---------|
G--2---2---2-2-2-x-|-0-----0---0-0---|-2---2-----2---2-|
D--2---2---0-0-0---|-0-----0---0-0---|-2-----------2---|
A--0---0-----------|-2---x-2---2-2-0-|-0---------------|
E------------------|-3---x-3---3-3-0-|-----------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


                                         Do you want...
                    pp   cresc.        f  mp
d------------------|---0-0-0-0-0-0---|---------2-------|
B--------0---------|---1-1-1-1-1-1---|-------3-------3-|
G--0---0-----0---0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---5-------5---|
D--0-----------0---|---2-2-2-2-2-2---|-----------------|
A--2---------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-----------------|
E--3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


                    dance with me baby?  Do you want to
d--2-----0---0-----|-----------------|-----------------|
B------0-3---1-----|-------3---------|-------1---3-----|
G--------4---2---0-|-----------0-----|-------2---3---0-|
D------------------|-----0-----------|-----------------|
A------------------|---2-------------|-----------------|
E------------------|-3---------------|-----------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


 take a chance on...
d------------------|-0-----0-0-0-0---|-0-----0-0-0---0-|
B--------1---------|-1-----1-1-1-1---|-1-----1-1-1---1-|
G------0-----0-----|-0-----0-0-0-0---|-0-----0-0-0---0-|
D----3---------3---|-3-----3-3-3-3---|-2-----2-2-2---1-|
A--1-------------1-|-1-----1-1-1-1---|-0-----0-0-0---0-|
E------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


                now come on
d----0-0-----------|-0-----0-0-0-x-0-|---0-0-----0-0-0-|
B----1-1-----------|-0-----0-0-0-x-1-|---1-1-----1-1-0-|
G----0-0-----------|-0-----0-0-0-x-0-|---0-0-----0-0-0-|
D----0-0-----------|-0-----0-0-0-x-2-|---2-2-----2-2-0-|
A----0-0-------0h2-|-2-----2-2-2-x-0-|---0-0-----0-0---|
E----------0h3-----|-3-----3-3-3-x---|-----------------|

   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


d--0---0-0-0-----0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0---|
B--1---1-1-1-x-x-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1---|
G--0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|---0-0-0-0-0-0---|
D--3---3-3-3-x-x-3-|---3-3-3-3-3-3---|
A--1---1-1-1-x-x-1-|---1-1-1-1-1-1---|
E------------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Outro (straight eighths):

   no ring
d--3-------2-3-----|-----------------|-----------------|
B--1-------0-1-----|-----------6-----|-----------------|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d--------------------|-3-------2-3-----|-----------------|
B----5-6-8---10-12---|-1-------0-1-----|-------6-6-6-----|
G--0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


d------------------|-------------------|-3-------2-3-----|
B------------------|---5-6-8---10-12---|-1-------0-1-----|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


                                           ring
d------------------|----------------------|------|
B--------6---6-6---|-----12-12---13----15-|-15---|
G--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0--0--0-0--0--0--0-|--0---|



LYRICS

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling,
traveling, traveling, traveling
Looking for something, what can it be?
Oh I hate you some, I hate you some, I love you some
Oh I love you when I forget about me
I want to be strong, I want to laugh along
I want to belong to the living
Alive, alive, I want to get up and jive
I want to wreck my stockings in some jukebox dive
Do you want--do you want--do you want to dance with me baby?
Do you want to take a chance
on maybe finding some sweet romance with me baby?
Well, come on.

All I really really want our love to do
Is to bring out the best in me and in you too
All I really really want our love to do
is to bring out the best in me and in you
I want to talk to you, want to shampoo you
I want to renew you again and again
Applause applause--Life is our cause
When I think of your kisses my mind see-saws
Do you see--do you see--do you see how you hurt me baby?
So I hurt you too, then we both get so blue.

I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Looking for the key to set me free
Oh the jealousy, the greed is the unraveling, it's the unraveling
And it undoes all the joy that could be
I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun
I want to be the one that you want to see
I want to knit you a sweater, want to write you a love letter
I want to make you feel better, I want to make you feel free
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm,
Want to make you feel free
I want to make you feel free

© 1971 Joni Mitchell - BMI

 

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