transcription from jonimitchell.com


Hejira

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright
Tuning: CGDFGC   "Joni" Tuning: C77325

Tuning:  Start with a C on the bottom string, tune the
5th string to match the 7th fret of the bottom (6th) string, then
tune the 4th string to match th 7th fret on the 5th string, and
so on up the strings at frets 3,2 and 5

I'll just give you the chord shapes - the picking pattern is fairly
similar throughout - start by picking out the bottom 3 strings
(working from top to bottom) then hit one or two of the top
strings.  A bit vague I know, but you'll have to listen to the
song to catch all the subtlelties.

To give you a better idea, here is the intro bit in TAB :


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


C-------------------------------------------0--------
G-------------------------------------------0--------
F----------0-------------0------------0----------0---
D-------3----3--------3----3-------3-----3-----3-----
G-----3-------------3------------3-------------------
C--3-------------3------------3----------------------


You should get the feel of the picking from this.

By the way - don't be put off by the weird looking chord names.
The names are tricky, but the shapes are easy !


Intro :
-------

Dm11   Eb6/9   Dm11   Eb6/9



Verse :
--------


C6/9
I'm travelling in some vehicle

Fsus2add4       F
Sitting in some cafe

  Fsus2add4    
A defector from the petty wars

   F                 C
that shell shock love away

C6/9  
There's comfort in melancholy

Fsus2add4            F
When there's no need to explain

             Fsus2add4       F
It's just as natural as the weather

                 C
in this moody sky today

                  Fadd9
In our possessive coupling

                       C
So much could not be expressed

              Fadd9
So now I am returning to myself

      Gadd9add4                     G9add4
These things that you and I supressed

Gadd9add4                          Fadd9
      I see something of myself in everyone

                           C
Just at this moment of the world

                     Gadd9add4
As snow gathers like bolts of lace

              Fadd9
Waltzing on a ballroom girl



Then back to the intro chords, and another verse...


Shapes :
--------



 CGDFGC    CGDFGC   CGDFGC    CGDFGC    CGDFGC   CGDFGC
 222000    333000   002222    555555    557755   002200

  Dm11      Eb6/9    C6/9     Fsus2add4   F        C


  CGDFGC   CGDFGC    CGDFGC  
  555400   777600    777000
 
  Fadd9  Gadd9add4   G9add4

 

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