transcription from jonimitchell.com
Shadows And Light
Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich
Tuning: BF#C#EBD# "Joni" Tuning: B77374
Recorded live at The Spectrum Theatre, 2/16/76 Tune to: BF#C#EBD# (B77374) or in some other versions, CGDFCE (C77374) Play this song in 2/4 time, like a slowed down version of 'Coyote.' There is a lot of string slapping in this song between the chord changes. Same riff throughout: 002220 ||000| 333||| 555||| 777000 And sometimes before a verse: 0|222| ||000| 0|222| ||000| Repeat the above riff a few times. Verse 1: Every picture has its shadows And it has some source of light Blindness and sight The perils of benefactors And he blessings of parasites Blindness and sight We are threatened by all things By the god of cruelty We are drawn to all things By the sweet devil of delight Mythical devil of the ever-present laws Governing blindness and sight Suntans in reservation dining rooms Pale miners in their lantern rays Night and day Look at those hostage smile on your presidents Freedom scribbled in the subway Night, night and day We are threatened by all things By the god of cruelty Drawn to all things By the sweet god of delight Mythical god of the everlasting laws Governing day day and night Sax interlude: 002220 000000 Repeat this riff a few times. (Some versions have a sax interlude, others don't) The basic chord progression of 002220 ||000| 333||| 555||| 777000 applies for the rest of the song. 1975, 1976 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.
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