transcription from jonimitchell.com


People's Parties

Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435

Please note that the strumming pattern is only approximate. The shapes 
are the main thing - I've indicated roughly how many times each is 
strummed but this isn't 100% accurate.

The same with the words - the changes should match up fairly well with
the words but listen to the record to get the detail.

/ means slide


INTRO:
------

D-----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----0---0-0----
A-----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----0---0-0----
F#----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----8---8-8----
D-----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----9---9-9----
A-----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----9---9-9----
D-----7---7-7--0----5---5--3---0-0---12--0---10---10--7----9---9-9----



D-----0---0-0---0--0----0-0-0-0-0--0-----5--3---0--------------
A-----0---0-0---0--0----0-0-0-0-0--0-----5--3---0--------------
F#--0-1---1-1---1--1/3--3-3-3-1-0--1-----5--3---0--------------
D---0-2---2-2---2--2/4--4-4-4-2-0--2-----5--3---0--------------
A---0-2---2-2---2------------------0-----5--3---0--------------
D---0-2---2-2---2------------------------5--3---0--------------



VERSE:
------

D-----7-------7--7----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---
A-----7-------7--7----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---
F#----7-------7--7----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---
D-----7-------7--7----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---
A-----0-------0--0----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---
D-----0-------0--0----0----------5-----5------3------0-0---

      All the people at this party they got a lot of style



D------12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---
A------12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---
F#-----12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---
D------12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---
A------12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---
D------12--12----0----0-----10-------------10--10---

  They got stamps of many countries they got passport smiles



D----------0--------0---0---------------------0-----------------0----0---
A----------0--------0---0---------------------0-----------------0----0---
F#---------8--------8---8--------------0------1-----------------1----1---
D----------9--------9---9--------------0------2-----------------2----2---
A----------9--------9---9--------------0------2-----------------2----2---
D----------9--------9---9--------------0------2-----------------2----2---

 Some are friendly, some are cutting, some are watching it from the wings



D-----------0----0--0--0---0--0----------0----------0--0----------
A-----------0----0--0--0---0--0----------0----------0--0----------
F#----------1/3--3--3--3---1--0----------1----------1--1----------
D-----------2/4--4--4--4---2--0----------2----------2--2----------
A----------------------------------------0----------0--0----------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------

  Some are standing in the centre giving to get something




The rest follows almost exactly the same pattern - the only real
difference is at the end with the lines 'laughing it all away' :


D---0-------0---0-----0--0-------0----0--0--------0---0-0-0-0-0--0---
A---0-------0---0-----0--0-------0----0--0--------0---0-0-0-0-0--0---
F#--1-------1---8-----8--8-------1----1--1--------1/3-3-3-3-1-0--1---
D---2-------2---9-----9--9-------2----2--2--------2/4-4-4-4-2-0--2---
A---0-------0---9-----9--9-------2----2--2-----------------------0---
D---------------9-----9--9-------2----2--2---------------------------

Laughing it all  away -    ay - ay  -      ay-ay-ay



This repeats three times (I think) then it goes :


D----5-----------3---0---------
A----5-----------3---0---------
F#---5-----------3---0---------
D----5-----------3---0---------
A----5-----------3---0---------
D----5-----------3---0---------

  Laughing  it  all    away

 

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