transcription from jonimitchell.com


Impossible Dreamer

Guitar chords transcribed by Sue McNamara
Tuning: DAEGBD   "Joni" Tuning: D77345

(Note to purists:  This version is not necessarily the exact way Joni plays
it on the recording.  I believe Joni wrote this song on piano, but this is
my guitar version.)  Any suggestions for changes are gratefully received at
sem8@cornell.edu

Intro:

D--------------0--0--------------0-0-----------0-0-----------0-0-----------
B--------------0--0--------------0-0-----------0-0-----------0-0-----------
G----------6------------------6-------------4-------------4----------------
E-------7------------------7--------------5-------------5------------------
A----7------------------7---------------5-------------5--------------------
D-7------------------7----------------5-------------5----------------------

Play twice

D----0-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------
B----0-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------
G----4-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------
E----5-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------
A----5-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------
D----5-----7----6----2-----------------------------------------------------


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The street was loud

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From an angry crowd and

I thought of you, I thought of you

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Dreamer

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Land of the free

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No hungry bellies

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Impossible, Impossible dreamer

Chorus:

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In the darkest part of the night

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Cool shadows conjure you

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And in the brightest height of the daylight

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Sometimes I blink 'cause I think I see you
Dreaming like you do

D---------0--0---------0-0---------0-0---------0-0---
B---------0--0---------0-0---------0-0---------0-0--
G---------2--2---------2-2---------2-2---------2-2---
E------3-------------3-----------3-----------3-------
A----3-------------3-----------3-----------3---------
D--3------------3------------3-----------3-----------
   Impossible Dreamer,    Impossible Dreamer

The moon was bright
Like day for night
And I thought of you
I thought of you
Dreamer
No acid rain
Love without pain
Impossible
Impossible Dreamer

Chorus

The room was dark
And full of sharks
and I thought of you
I thought of you
Dreamer
Give peace a chance
Don't think just dance
Impossible
Impossible dreamer

Chorus

© 1985 Crazy Crow Music, all rights reserved.

 

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