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Coyote

Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGDFCE   "Joni" Tuning: C77374

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The numbers give the fret number at which to compare strings when
tuning up - i.e start with a C on the low string, fret this at the
7th fret and tune the next string, and so on.

As usual, it's the shapes that count here - I've tried to give some 
idea of strumming patterns etc, but if you concentrate on the changes
between shapes and listen to the record to suss out the rhythm you
can't go far wrong.

The words and shapes might not match exactly, but it should be pretty 
clear where the changes go.

Note: / = slide


Intro:
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E-------0-0-0-0---0-0---0-----------0-0-0-0---0-0---0---------
C-------2-2-2-2---2-2---0-----------2-2-2-2---2-2---0---------
F-------2-2-2-2---2-2---0-----------2-2-2-2---2-2---0--------- (repeat once)
D-------2-2-2-2---2-2---0-----------2-2-2-2---2-2---0---------
G-------0-0-0-0---------0---/7--0---0-0-0-0---------0---------
C---0---0-0-0-0-------------/7--0---0-0-0-0-------------------



E-----------------------------------------------0------------
C-----------------------------------------------0------------
F-----------------------------------------------0------------
D--------------------------------------------7---------------
G----3----3--3------------3----3--3--------7-----------------
C----3----3--3------------3----3--3------7-------------------

                No regrets Coyote          we just come 



E-------------0-------------------0--------------------------
C-------------0-------------------0--------------------------
F-------------0-------------------0--------------------------
D-------------7-------------------0--------------------------
G-------------7-------------------0--------------------------
C-------------7------------------------------------------

   from such different sets of circumstance



E---------0--0--0--0-----0--0-----0------------------------
C---------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----0------------------------
F---------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----0------------------------
D---------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----0------------------------
G---------0--0--0--0-----0--0-----0-----------------------
C---0-----0--0--0--0-----0--0----------------------------

     I'm up all night in the studio while you're up



E----------------------------------------------------------
C---7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7----------------5--5--5--5------
F---7--7--7--7-----7--9--9--7----------------5--5--5--5--------
D---7--7--7--7-----7--9--9--7----------------5--5--5--5--------
G---7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7----------------5--5--5--5--------
C---7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7----------------5--5--5--5--------

   early on your ranch             you'll be



E------------------5--5----------5--------------------------
C-----5------------5--5----------5---------------------------
F-----5------------7--7----------7----------------------------
D-----5------------7--7----------7---------------------------
G-----5------------5--5----------5---------------------------
C-----5------------5--5----------5---------------------------

   brushing out a brood mare's tail



E---------------------5-------5----------------------------
C---5------5----------5-------5------------------------------
F---5------5----------7-------7------------------------------
D---5------5----------7-------7------------------------------
G---5------5----------5-------5------------------------------
C---5------5----------5-------5------------------------------

  while the sun is ascending and I'll just be



E----0--0--0--0------0--0--0-------------------------------------
C----2--2--2--2------2--2--0-------------------------------------
F----2--2--2--2------2--2--0-------------------------------------
D----2--2--2--2------2--2--0---------------------------------------
G----0--0--0--0------0--0--0--------------3----3-3---------------------
C-0---------------------------------------3----3-3-----------

      getting home with my reel to reel         there's no



E-------------------------------0--------------0-----------
C-------------------------------0--------------0-----------
F-------------------------------0--------------0------------
D----------------------------7-----------------7------------
G-------3-----3-3----------7-------------------7--------------
C-------3-----3-3--------7---------------------7------------

  comprehending         just how close to the bone and the skin



E-------------0--0--0--0-----0--0--0-------------7---------7------
C-------------2--2--2--2-----2--2--0-------------7---------7------
F-------------2--2--2--2-----2--2--0-------------7---------9------
D-------------2--2--2--2-----2--2--0-------------7---------9------
G-------------0--0--0--0-----0--0--0-------------7---------7------
C---------0--------------------------------------7---------7------

 and the eyes and the lips     you can get and still feel so alone


E------------------5----------------------5----5----------------
C---5-----5--5-----5-------------5---5----5----5--------------------
F---5-----5--5-----7-------------5---5----7----7--------------------
D---5-----5--5-----7-------------5---5----7----7--------------------
G---5-----5--5-----5-------------5---5----5----5--------------------
C---5-----5--5-----5-------------5---5----5----5---------------------

    and still feel related like stations in some relay  you're not a



E-----0--0--0--0-----0---0---0------------------------------------
C-----2--2--2--2-----2---2---0------------------------------------
F-----2--2--2--2-----2---2---0------------------------------------
D-----2--2--2--2-----2---2---0------------------------------------
G-----0--0--0--0-----0---0---0--------3----3-3----3---3-3---------
C--0----------------------------------3----3-3----3---3-3-------

   hit and run driver no, no            racing away



E---------0-----0-----------------------0------------0------
C---------0-----0-----------------------0------------0------
F---------0-----0-----------------------0------------0------
D-------7-------7-----------------------7------------7------
G-----7---------7---------------------7--------------7------
C---7-----------7-------------------7----------------7------

     you just picked up a hitcher   a prisoner of the white lines



E-------------0--0--0--0------0--0--0---------------------------
C-------------2--2--2--2------2--2--0---------------------------
F-------------2--2--2--2------2--2--0-------etc--------------------
D-------------2--2--2--2------2--2--0---------------------------
G-------------0--0--0--0------0--0--0---------------------------
C---------0-----------------------------------------------

   on the freeway



Most of the rest of the song follows the same changes.

There aren't any other shapes in the rest of the song anyway, so once
you've sussed out these shapes you should have it.

 

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king_wen on 2014-Sep-22 at 00:13:57 GMT-5:
Well, this is obviously a song no male can sing, but I have admired it for a long time - listened to it many times crossing the desert, etc., at night on the long line, and it is a real joy, like a new box of crayons, to play it so it sounds right. The tuning and transcription are close enough to get it. I throw in some ghost nottes and a hint of a major 7th on the tonic, you know, because there is a whole arrangement around the chords. Follow this, if you know the tune, and it will be good to you! Williams, Arizona at night can stand in easily for "pulled in to some roadhouse lights". And "up all night with my reel-to-reel", ya, those were good ol' days. No regrets, coyote.