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The Dawntreader

Guitar tablature transcribed by Tino Meinen  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: DGDDAD   "Joni" Tuning: D57075

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As string number 3 and 4 are tuned to the same D, The picking of the
chords is ambiguous, but as the third string has a totally different
tonal color beeing tuned that low, I think my picking is the same as Joni's. 
I've indicated the fingering of the right hand for the first two bars:
Thumb(p) 
fingers(i,m,a)

The three base notes in the third bar should be strummed with the thumb.
As Joni goes high up on her board (up to fret number 15), I labeled the
higher frets with letters because I did not want to disturb the time
vs distance in the TAB score:
 
frets   123456789  10 11 12 13 14 15
in TAB: 123456789  A  B  C  D  E  F



  Dm7sus2         Cmaj7sus2       D         D4        D
D|------0---------------0--------|--------------0---------0------|
A|----F---F-----------A---A------|--------------C---------C------|
D|--E-------E---0---9-------9---9|------------0---0--------------|
D|F-----------F---A-----------A--|----C-----C---------C---------0|
G|-------------------------------|----B---0-C-------0-B-------0--|
D|-------------------------------|0-----0---------------0---0----|
  p i m a m i p i                     p     p i a i   p   a     p
                                      p   p p   m   p p   i   p
                                  p     p               p   p



  Dno3            Dm7             D7sus4
D|------0---------------0--------|------0---------------0--------|
A|----0---0-----------0---0------|----0---0---------------0------|
D|--0-------0---0---0-------0---0|--0-------0---0-----0-----0---0|
D|7-----------7---A-----------A--|5-----------5-----5---------0--|
G|7---------------A--------------|5---------------5--------------|
D|0---------------0--------------|0------------------------------|
   Peridots and periwinkle        blue medallions



D|------0---------------0--------|--------------0---------0------|
A|----F---F-----------A---A------|--------------C---------C------|
D|--E-------E-------9-------9---9|------------0---0--------------|
D|F-----------F---A-----------A--|----C-----C---------C---------0|
G|-------------------------------|----B---0-C-------0-B-------0--|
D|-------------------------------|0-----0---------------0---0----|
  Gilded galleons spilled across the ocean floor



D|------0---------------0--------|------0---------------0--------|
A|----0---0-----------0---0------|----0---0---------------0------|
D|--0-------0---0---0-------0---0|--0-------0---0-----0-----0---0|
D|7-----------7---A-----------A--|5-----------5-----5---------0--|
G|7---------------A--------------|5---------------5--------------|
D|0---------------0--------------|0------------------------------|
  Treasure somewhere in the sea and he will find where



D|------0---------------0--------|--------------0---------0------|
A|----F---F-----------A---A------|--------------C---------C------|
D|--E-------E-------9-------9---9|------------0---0--------------|
D|F-----------F---A-----------A--|----C-----C---------C---------0|
G|-------------------------------|----B---0-C-------0-B-------0--|
D|-------------------------------|0-----0---------------0---0----|
  Never mind their questions there's no answer for



  D7sus4    D6          A4    
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|----0---------------0-----0----|--------------------0-----0----|
D|--0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0|--0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0|
D|5-----5---4---5-5-----2-----0--|5---5-5---4---5-5-----2-----0--|
G|5-----5---4---5-5-----2-----2--|5---5-5---4---5-5-----2-----2--|
D|0-----0---0---0-0--------------|0---0-0---0---0-0--------------|
  The roll of the harbor wake      The song that the rigging makes



D|-------------------------------|------0---------0-----------0--|
A|--------------------0-----0----|------0---0-----0---0-------0--|
D|--0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0|--0---0---------0-----------0--|
D|5---5-5---4---5-5-----2-----0--|0---0-------0---------0---0----|
G|5---5-5---4---5-5-----2-----2--|0---0-----------------0---0----|
D|0---0-0---0---0-0--------------|5---5-----------------5---5----|
  The tase of the spray he takes and he learnes to live, He aches and he



                                  Bbmaj7    
D|------0---------0-----------0--|------0-----0-------0----------|
A|------0---------0-----------0--|------0-----0---------0-----0--|
D|--0---0---------0-----------0--|--0---0-----0-----------3-----0|
D|2---2-----2-2-------2-2---2----|3---3-----3-------3-------3----|
G|2---2-----2-2-------2-2---2----|3---3-----3-----3--------------|
D|0---0--------------------------|0---0-----0--------------------|
  learnes to live, he stakes all his silver



  G7sus4          G
D|----------0-----------0--------|----------0-----------0--------|
A|3-----3-----3---2-----2-----2--|3-----3-----3---2-----------0--|
D|----0---------0-----0-----0---0|----0---------0-----0-----0----|
D|--3-----3---------0-----0------|--3-----3---------0-----0------|
G|0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|0-----0-----0---0-----0--------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
   on a promise to be free        Mermaids live in colonies
      


D|------0---------------0--------|--------------0---------0------|
A|----F---F-----------A---A------|--------------C---------C------|
D|--E-------E-------9-------9---9|------------0---0--------------|
D|F-----------F---A-----------A--|----C-----C---------C---------0|
G|-------------------------------|----B---0-C-------0-B-------0--|
D|-------------------------------|0-----0---------------0---0----|
          all his seadreams   come  to me
 
City satins left at home  I will not need them 
I believe him when he tells of loving me 
Something truthfull in the sea your lies will find you 
Leave behind your streets he said and come to me
Come down from the neon nights 
Come down from the tourist sites 
Run down till the rain delights you
You do not hide 
Sunlight will renew your pride 
Skin white by skin golden 
Like a promise to be free 
Dolphins playing in the sea 
All his seadreams come to me 

Seabird I have seen you fly above the pilings 
I am smiling at your circles in the air 
I will come and sit by you wile he lies sleeping 
Fold your fleet wings I have brought some dreams to share 
A dream that you love someone 
A dream that the wars are done 
A dream that you tell no one but the gray sea 
They'll say that you're crazy 
And a dream of a baby rm	
Like a promise to be free 
Children laughing out to sea  
All his seadreams come to me 
All his seadreams come to me

 

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Zabette on 2011-Dec-27 at 17:44:52 GMT-5:
Hi Tino.. Its a long time since we were in contact via Hotmail (via what by now is probably a defunct email address.. I tried it without success) about "I Dont Know Where I Stand" tabs.. I havent been playing guitar for a few years, for many reasons.. including a badly broken wrist, but now im hoping to get back to it durin the New Year... Could you get back to me about the Tabs? A long shot, but I reckon worth a try! Thanks! Zabette
Howard on 2011-Mar-15 at 07:07:33 GMT-5:
geffreywc: try the Tablature 101 link at the top right, that gives some general info on how to read tablature that may help.

Letters A, B, C ... are used here instead of numbers 10, 11, 12 ... Using the letters can make it easier to get the tab layout to look good (see Tino's comments in the transcription itself), so just translate A = 10, B = 11 and so on.

geffreywc on 2011-Mar-14 at 16:43:45 GMT-5:
As a beginner, I need some help:for instance, how do I read this tab? I'm confused by the co-mingling of numbers and letters in the tab. What am I missing here? Thanks, Geff  [ed.]
IanKR on 2010-Nov-10 at 03:32:09 GMT-5:
Great transcription - sounds fine to me. I'm catching up on Joni's early work from having first heard it some thirty-odd years ago. Her first album is blowing me away! I especially like this song and Sisotowbell Lane.
Ian