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Taming The Tiger

Guitar chords transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGEGCD   "Joni" Tuning: C79352

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This is a completely new tuning, never before used by Joni in any of her 
previous songs!


I've written out the main chord shapes, and I've included some of the open 
string chords that Joni plays - these are usually strummed briefly as the
fretting hand changes chord. If you listen to the original track you should
hear how it works.


Intro:
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0 14 14 14 14 x    0 12 12 12 12 0    xxx000


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Verse 1:
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I stepped outside to breath the air


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And stare up at the stars


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Big Dipper, hanging there


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Over the rent-a-car, over the rent-a-car


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I'm a runaway from the record biz


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From the hoods in the hood and the whiny white kids


Chorus:
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Boring, the old man is snoring and I'm Taming the Tiger


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(You can't tame the tiger) Tiger, tiger, burning brightly


0 14 14 0 x x   0 12 12 0 x x    002200        001100          xx0000

   Nice         kitty, kitty.    Tiger, tiger, burning bright.


Verse 2:
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(Same chords as verse 1)

Sophia says "It's hard to catch
And harder still to ride
The time to watch the beast the best
Is when it's purring at your side"
Purring at your side
Accolades and honors
One false move and you're a goner


Chorus:
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222222  555555                       0 12 12 12 12 0

Boring, the old man is snoring and I'm Taming the Tiger


               xxx000      002200        001100       0000xx

(You can't tame the tiger) Tiger, tiger, burning brightly


0 14 14 14 x x    0 12 12 12 x x    002200        001100          

    Nice          kitty, kitty.    Tiger, tiger, burning bright


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In the forest of the night



Middle 8:
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The moon shed light on my hopeless plight


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As the radio blared so bland


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Every disc, a poker chip, every song just a one night stand


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Formula music,    girly guile, genuine junkfood for juveniles


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Up and down the dial,    mercenary style



Verse 3:
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(Chords same as verse 1)

I watched the stars chuck down their spears
And a plane went blinking by
And I thought of Anna, wild and dear
Like fireworks in the sky
Fireworks in the sky
I'm so sick of this game, it's hip, it's hot!
Life's too short, the whole thing's gotten


Chorus:
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222222  555555                       0 12 12 12 12 0

Boring! The old man is snoring and I'm taming the tiger


                xxx000     002200       001100     00xxxx

(You can't tame the tiger) Tiger, tiger burning brightly


0 14 14 x x x    0 12 12 0 x x          002200       001100 

   Nice,         kitty, kitty (Boring!) Tiger, tiger burning bright


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    Oh,   be nice,         kitty, kitty (Boring!)


002200       001100    00xxxx   0 14 14 0 x x    0 12 12 0 x x

Tiger, tiger burning brightly.  Nice,            kitty, kitty


002200       001100

Tiger, tiger burning bright (Fight to the light, fight to the light)


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In the forest of the night

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