transcription from jonimitchell.com


Dreamland

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: DADF#AD   "Joni" Tuning: D75435

While this song appears on the Don Juan's Reckless Daughter album, it is
accompanied only by percussion in that recording.  The source material for
this transcription was a demo tape known as "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns 
Demo".  In the demo tape version, Joni plays guitar and uses slightly 
different words.

Ideally you would want a whole roomful of various percussion instruments
accompanying you while you play, so no one would really notice if you 
make any of the following chord substitutions:

777770 and 777700 and 077770
555550 and 555500 and 055550
999800 and 099890 
222220 and 022220

Sometimes in the chord changing between 222220 and 000000 and back again, 
the back again 222220 is hammered on.

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Intro:
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1st verse:

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777770                       555550
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It's a long long way from    Canada

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A long way from snow    chains   Donkey vendors

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slicing coconut   no    par-      ka       to their

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names

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Black babies covered in      baking flour

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The cook's got a carnival   song    I'm going to

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lay down some place shady with dreamland coming on

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Dreamland  Dreamland

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Dreamland  Dre-      eam-     


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land

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2nd verse:

Walter Raleigh and Chris Columbus
Come marching out of the waves
And claim the beach and all concessions
In the name of the suntan slaves
I wrapped their flag around me
Like a Dorothy Lamour sarong
And I lay down thinking national
With dreamland coming on
Dreamland, dreamland
Dreamland, dreamland

3rd verse:

Good time Mary and a fortune hunter
All dressed up to follow the drums
Mary in a feather hula-hoop
Miss Fortune with a rose on her big game gun
All saints, all sinners shining
Heed those trumpets all night long
Propped up on a samba beat
With dreamland coming on
Dreamland, dreamland
Dreamland, dreamland

4th verse:

Tar baby and the Great White Wonder
Talking over a glass of rum
Burning on the inside 
With the knowledge of things to come
There's gambling out on the terrace
Midnight gamblin' out on the lawn
They lead toward temptation 
With dreamland coming on
Dreamland, dreamland
Dreamland, dreamland

5th verse:

On a plane flying to winter
In shoes full of tropic sand
Wrapped up in a foreign flag
On the arm of my Marlboro Man
The hawk howls in New York City
Six foot drifts on Myrtle's lawn
As we push the recline buttons down
With dreamland coming on
Dreamland, dreamland
Dreamland, dreamland

6th verse:

La, La ...
There's African sand on the trade winds
And the sun on the Amazon
As we push the recline buttons down
With dreamland coming on
Dreamland, dreamland
Dream, dream, dream, dreamland


© 1977 Crazy Crow Music (BMI)

 

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