transcription from jonimitchell.com


The Silky Veils Of Ardor

Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: CACFGC   "Joni" Tuning: C93525

Big thanks to Jim Leahy and Howard Wright for their assistance in working
out the tuning and chords.


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I   am   a   poor

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wayfaring stranger

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Traveling through

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All these highs and lows

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I heard there was no sickness

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And no toil or danger

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Just mercy and plenty

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Where peaceful waters flow

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Where peaceful waters flow

Same chords for all other verses:

Come all you fair and tender school girls
Take warning now--when you court young men
They are like the stars
On a summers morning
They sparkle up the night
Then they're gone again
Daybreak--gone again

If I'd only seen through the silky veils of ardor
What a killing crime this love can be
I would have locked up my heart
In a golden sheath of armor
And kept its crazy beating
Under strictest secrecy
High security

I wish I had the wings
Of Noah's pretty little white dove
I would fly this raging river
To reach the one I love
But I have no wings
And the water is so wide
We'll have to row a little harder
It's just in dreams we fly
In my dreams we fly!

©1977 Crazy Crow Music BMI

 

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