transcription from jonimitchell.com


Chelsea Morning

Guitar tablature transcribed by Sue McNamara
[Capo on fret 2]
Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435

transcription from jonimitchell.com

Chelsea Morning, as recorded on Clouds 1969.
written by Joni Mitchell. © Siquomb Publications,Inc. 

Transcribed by Sue Tierney McNamara from personal research. If anyone has
any changes or suggestions, please contact me at sem8@cornell.edu.

PRINTING NOTE:  The graphs will probably come out better if you print in
COURIER pitch 10.


Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435 [Capo on fret 2]
Fret positions are numbered from the capo ... A, B and C refer to fret positions 10, 11, and 12

	
INTRO:

000A0A     000909   000A0A     000909   000A0A     000C0C   
|||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 12
||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||

Run:
D--------------------
A--------------------
F#-------------------
D--------------------
A--------------------
D---0----2----4------

  555555    044300    022100   000000
  ****** 5  |||*||3   |||*||1  ||||||
  ||||||    |**|||    |**|||   ||||||

Run:
D--------------------
A--------------------
F#-------------------
D--------------------
A--------------------
D---0----2----4------

  555555    044300    022100   
  ****** 5  |||*||3   |||*||1  
  ||||||    |**|||    |**|||   

Finger picking:
D-------0------------0-----0--------------
A----------0----0----0-------0----0-------
F#---1-------1-------1---1-----1----------
D--------------------3--------------------
A--------------------3--------------------
D--------------------0----------------0---


000A0A     000909   000A0A     000909   000A0A     000C0C   
|||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 12
||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||



VERSE 1:

  000A0A    
  |||*|* 10  
  ||||||    

  Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning

  000C0C    
  |||*|* 12  
  ||||||      

  And the first thing that I heard

  555555    044300    
  ****** 5  |||*||3     
  ||||||    |**|||       

  Was a song outside my window

  022100   000000      
  |||*||1  ||||||1   
  |**|||   ||||||      

  And the traffic wrote the words

  555555    044300    
  ****** 5  |||*||3     
  ||||||    |**|||       

  It came ringing up like Christmas bells

  022100   002100      
  |||*||1  |||*||1   
  |**|||   ||*|||      

  And rapping up like pipes and drums 

  030100        
  |||*|| 1   
  ||||||     
  |*||||

  Oh, won't you stay 

  030100        
  |||*|| 1   
  |*||||     

  We'll put on the day

  300100     200100        000000   002100                    000000
  |||*|| 1   |||*|| 1      ||||||1  |||*|| 1 hammer on twice  ||||||  
  ||||||     *|||||        ||||||   ||*|||                    ||||||
  *|||||

  And we'll wear it 'till the night comes

Verse 2 (same as verse 1 chords):

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning
And the first thing that I saw
Was the sun through yellow curtains
And a rainbow on the wall *
Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you
Crimson crystal beads to beckon

Oh, won't you stay 
We'll put on the day
There's a sun show every second


Bridge:

  555555          044300     022100    000000
  ****** 5        |||*||3    |||*|| 1  ||||||1
  ||||||          |**|||     |**|||    ||||||

  Now the curtain opens on a portrait of today

  555555                          044300     
  ****** 5                        |||*||3    
  ||||||                          |**|||     

  And the streets are paved with passersby

  022100     
  |||*||1    
  |**|||     

  And pigeons fly

  044300     
  |||*||3    
  |**|||     

  And papers lie


  022100         002100     
  |||*|| 1       |||*||1    
  |**|||         ||*|||     

  Waiting to blow away


Verse 3 (same as verse 1 chords):

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning
And the first thing that I knew
There was milk and toast and honey
And a bowl of oranges, too
And the sun poured in like butterscotch
And stuck to all my senses

Oh, won't you stay 
We'll put on the day 
And we'll talk in present tenses


Bridge 2:

  555555          044300     
  ****** 5        |||*||3    
  ||||||          |**|||    

  When the curtain closes 

  022100    000000
  |||*|| 1  ||||||1
  |**|||    ||||||

  And the rainbow runs away

  555555                   044300     
  ****** 5                 |||*||3    
  ||||||                   |**|||     

  I will bring you incense owls by night 

  022100     
  |||*||1    
  |**|||     

  By candlelight

  044300     
  |||*||3    
  |**|||     

  By jewel-light

  022100         002100     
  |||*|| 1       |||*||1    
  |**|||         ||*|||     

  If only you will stay 

  030100       020100 
  |||*|| 1     |||*|| 1
  ||||||       |*||||
  |*||||

  Pretty baby, won't you

  000A0A          000C0C
  |||*|* 10       |||*|* 12
  ||||||          ||||||

  Wake up, it's a Chelsea morning 

Outro:

Run:
D--------------------
A--------------------
F#-------------------
D--------------------
A--------------------
D---0----2----4------

  555555    044300    022100   
  ****** 5  |||*||3   |||*||1  
  ||||||    |**|||    |**|||   

Run:
D--------------------
A--------------------
F#-------------------
D--------------------
A--------------------
D---0----2----4------

  555555    044300    022100   
  ****** 5  |||*||3   |||*||1  
  ||||||    |**|||    |**||| 
  
Finger picking:
D-------0------------0-----0--------------
A----------0----0----0-------0----0-------
F#---1-------1-------1---1-----1----------
D--------------------3--------------------
A--------------------3--------------------
D--------------------0----------------0---


000A0A     000909   000A0A     000909   000A0A     000C0C     000A0A
|||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 9 |||*|* 10  |||*|* 12  |||*|* 10  let last note ring ...
||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||   ||||||     ||||||     ||||||



© 1969; Siquomb Publishing Company




 
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