Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGDFCE   "Joni" Tuning: C77374
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The numbers for the “Joni tuning” give the fret number at which to compare 
strings when tuning up - i.e start with a C on the low string, fret this 
at the 7th fret and tune the next string, and so on.

As usual, it's the shapes that count here - I've tried to give some 
idea of strumming patterns etc, but if you concentrate on the changes
between shapes and listen to the record to suss out the rhythm you
can't go far wrong.

The words and shapes might not match exactly, but it should be pretty 
clear where the changes go.

Note: / = slide


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king_wen on 2014-Sep-22 at 00:13:57 GMT-5:
Well, this is obviously a song no male can sing, but I have admired it for a long time - listened to it many times crossing the desert, etc., at night on the long line, and it is a real joy, like a new box of crayons, to play it so it sounds right. The tuning and transcription are close enough to get it. I throw in some ghost nottes and a hint of a major 7th on the tonic, you know, because there is a whole arrangement around the chords. Follow this, if you know the tune, and it will be good to you! Williams, Arizona at night can stand in easily for "pulled in to some roadhouse lights". And "up all night with my reel-to-reel", ya, those were good ol' days. No regrets, coyote.