transcription from jonimitchell.com


I Don't Know Where I Stand

Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: FFCGAC   "Joni" Tuning: F07723

(Note that the bottom two strings are tuned in unison, not in octaves.)


INTRO:
                                open              open
||||*|4    ||||*|1   ||||*|1   ||||||  ||||*|1   ||||||
|**|||     |**|||    |||*||    ||||||  |||*||    ||||||
                                open              open
||||*|4    ||||*|1   ||||*|1   ||||||  ||||*|1   ||||||
|**|||     |**|||    |||*||    ||||||  |||*||    ||||||

****** 9
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Verse 1:

******9                             ******7
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Funny day, looking for laughter and finding it there

******9                              ||||**3
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Sunny day, braiding wild flowers and leaves in my hair

******5                                   ||||*|3
||||||                                    |**|||
Picked up a pencil and wrote "I love you" in my finest hand
                                              open             open
||||*|4                  ||||*|1    ||||*|1  ||||||  ||||*|1  ||||||
|**|||                   |**|||     |||*||   ||||||  |||*||   ||||||
Wanted to send it, but I don't know where I stand


Repeat chords for verse 2:

Telephone, even the sound of your voice is still new
All alone in California and talking to you
And feeling too foolish and strange to say the words that I had planned
I guess it's too early, 'cause I don't know where I stand

Scat interlude:

******4     ******2   ||||*|4   ||||*|1   ||||*|1   ******9
||||||      ||||||    |**|||    |**|||    |||*||    ||||||


repeat verse chords for verse 3:

Crickets call, courting their ladies in star-dappled green
Thickets tall, until the morning comes up like a dream
All muted and misty, so drowsy now I'll take what sleep I can
I know that I miss you, but I don't know where I stand
I know that I miss you, but I don't know where I stand

repeat scat interlude chords for outro.

© 1969 Siquomb Publ. Corp.

 

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