transcription from jonimitchell.com


Turbulent Indigo

Guitar chords transcribed by Mark Domyancich and Sue McNamara
Tuning: BF#D#D#F#B   "Joni" Tuning: B79035

Please note that when transcribing stuff at the 12th fret it is difficult
to tell the difference between a note played at the 12th fret from an open
string, since the note at the 12th fret is an octave higher from its open
string. Have a good listen to the recording and use your best judgement!

x is a muted string or a string slap.

A - 10th fret
B - 11th fret
C - 12th fret
D - 13th fret, etc.

Intro:


B---------------0----------0----------0------------|
F#--------------F----------F----------F---0------0-|
D#------0-------F----------F----------F---0------0-|
D#------0----F----------F----------F------0------0-|
F#------0----F----------F----------F-------------0-|
B-------0--0-------x--0-------x--0-----------0-----|

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B---------0--------0-----------0----------0-|------0----0---------0--|
F#--------C--------C-----------0----------C-|-----15---15--------15--|
D#--------C--------C-----------0----------C-|-----15---15---15---15--|
D#-----C-------C---C----C------------C------|-15-(15)-(15)-(15)------|
F#-----C-------C--------C------------C------|-15-----------(15)------|
B--x-0-----x-0-------x-0---------x-0--------|------------------------|
                                            ^-Keyboards and
                                            drums enter here.
             v
B------------0------------------------------------0---------|
F#----------15---0-------0------------------------0---------|
D#----------15---0-------0---13--13--(0)----------0---------|
D#------15-(15)--0-------0---13--13--12-------12------------|
F#--15-----------------------13--13--12---12----------------|
B-0------------------0--------------------------------------|


B-----------0----------0----------0-------------------------|
F#----------0----------0----------0-------------------------|
D#----------0----------0----------0-------------------------|
D#------12---------12---------12----------------------------|
F#--12---------12---------12--------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|



Verses:


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You wanna make Van    Goghs,

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Raise 'em up like      sheep.

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Make 'em out of Eski -  mos

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And     women   if you please.

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Make 'em nice and normal;

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Make 'em nice and neat;

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You see him with his shotgun there?

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Bloodied in the wheat?

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Oh what do you know about

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Living in Turbulent Indigo?

Same chords for the next verses:

Brash fields, crude crows
In a scary sky.
In a golden frame,
Roped off,
Tourists guided by.
Tourists talking about the madhouse,
Tourists talking about the ear.
The madman hangs in fancy homes
They wouldn't let him near!
He'd piss in their fireplace!
He'd drag them through Turbulent Indigo.

Wayne Shorter solo:

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"I'm a burning hearth," he said.
"People see the smoke,
But no one comes to warm themselves
Sloughing off a coat.
And all my little landscapes,
All my yellow afternoons,
Stack up around this vacancy
Like dirty cups and spoons.
No mercy sweet Jesus!
No mercy from Turbulent Indigo."

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© 1994 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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