transcription from jonimitchell.com
Gift Of The Magi
Guitar chords transcribed by Mia Ortlieb
[Capo on fret 3]
Tuning: DADF#AD "Joni" Tuning: D75435
Capo up 3 frets (or 1 fret depending on which version you listen to). Joni wrote this song based on the short story “The Gift of the Magi,” originally written by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter 1862-1910). It appears that Joni composed this song as a kind of libretto with singing parts for the wife, the husband, and the narrator or cast. Other than a few exceptions, there are 2 main chord shapes throughout the song that only change fret positions. For the higher fret positions, I have listed them as follows: 10th fret = A 11th fret = B 12th fret = C
This transcription is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.
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