transcription from jonimitchell.com


Carey

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: DADDAA   "Joni" Tuning: D75070

Note: I have blended the guitar tuning with the dulcimer tuning.
To play it like it is on "Blue," tune down a half step (All notes 
are flats). The open strums of the 6th, 5th, and 4th strings are 
optional.

A=10th fret
B=11th fret
C=12th fret and so on

Intro:

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Verse 1:

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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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My fingernails are filthy,

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I've got 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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Carey, get out your cane,

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and I'll put on some silver.

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Oh, your're a mean old daddy,

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But I like you________________________________________________________fine.


Same chords for the rest of the verses:


Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will
Buy you a bottle of wine
And we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down
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
And I'll put on some silver
Oh you're a mean old Daddy
But I like you fine

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 of fare-thee-welIs now
The night is a starry dome
And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll
Beneath the Matalla Moon

Come on Carey get out your cane
And I'll put on some silver
We'll go to the Mermaid Cafe
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
Since I was scramblin' in the street
Now they got me used to the clean white linen
And that fancy French cologne

Oh Carey get out your cane
I'll put on some silver
We'll go to the Mermaid Cafe
Have some fun tonight
Oh you're a mean old Daddy
But you're out of sight

And then the outtro:

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©1971 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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