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Marcie

Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: DGDGBD   "Joni" Tuning: D57543

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All chord shapes used in the song are given at the end.
For each line of tab, the accompanying words are written underneath, and the 
chord names on top. I've tried to line up the words with the tablature, but
it doesn't work 100%.


This is a one-guitar version of the song. The original has two guitars, though
they play the same thing most of the time. The best way to learn the piece is 
to get the tuning, then try out the chord shapes. Get used to changing between
the chord shapes, then start reading through in detail to get the picking
pattern sussed. The rhythm for the picking is mostly eighth notes; most bars have
eight notes/chords, so if you start out with a steady eight notes to the bar you
should pick it up fairly easily. 

The patterns for the all the verses and the two middle eights are basically the
same throughout the song. There are a few small variations that I've included;
for the most part though, the later material is just a copy of the earlier stuff.

Have fun!



INTRO:
-------

  Bb6                   A  Asus4  A      Am11

D---------0-----0---------------2------------------0--------
B---------3-------3-----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0-(0)--------0-------2-------0----0---0---------0----
D----3-------3------------2---------0------2-----2----------
G--3------3-------------2----------------2-----2------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------


   G  D7/G             G D7/G    G

D---------0------------------0-----------------------------
B--0--1---1-----1------0-1---1-----0-----------------------
G--0--2---2---2-2------0-2---2---0---0---------------------
D-------0---0------0-------0---0---------------------------
G--0--0---0-----0-(0)--0-0---0-----------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------



VERSE 1:
---------

  Bb6                   A  Asus4  A      Am11 

D---------------0---------------2------------------0--------
B---------3-------3-----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0------------0-------2-------0--------0---------0----
D----3-------3------------2----------------2-----2----------
G--3------3-------------2----------------2-----2------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

        Marcie in a   coat of flowers        stops inside a



   G D7/G    G      Bb6                A   Asus4 A  

D--------0---------------------0---------------2----------
B--0-1---1-----0-----------3-----3-----2-----3---2---0----
G--0-2---2---0---0-------0---------0-------2-------0------
D------0---0-----------3-----3-----------2----------------
G--0-0---0-----------3-----3-----------2------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   candy store          reds are sweet and greens are sour



  Am11              G D7/G             G D7/G    G

D------------0--------------0----------------0--------------
B--1-----1-----1----0-1-----1-----1----0-1---1-----0--------
G------0---------0--0-2-----2---2------0-2---2---0---0------
D----2-----2------------(0)---0-----0------0---0------------
G--2-----2----------0-0-----0-----0----0-0---0--------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

     still no letter at her door



   Ebmaj7            D   Dsus4 D       Cadd9

D------------0---------------7-------------------0----------
B--------8-----8-----7-----8---7-------------5-----5--------
G------0-----------------7-------7---------0-----0---0------
D----8-----8-----0-----7--------(7)-----5-----5-------------
G--8-----8-----8-----7---------7---0---5-----5--------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

   So she'll wash her flower curtains   hang them in the 



   B   Bsus4 B      Bb6               A   Asus4 A

D----------4----------------------------------2----------
B--4-----5---4---0---------3-----3----2-----3---2---0----
G------4-------0---------0-----0---0------2-------0------
D----4-----------------3-----3----------2----------------
G--4-----------------3-----3----------2------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

   wind to dry      dust her tables with his shirt and



  Am11               G D7/G            G D7/G

D------------0-------------0-----------------0------------
B--1-----1-----1-----0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1-----1------
G------0---------0---0-2---2---2-------0-2---2---2--------
D----2-----2-------------0---0-----0-------0---0-----0----
G--2-----2-----------0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0-----0------
D---------------------------------------------------------

     wave another day goodbye



   G D7/G           G D7/G    G

D---------0-----0---------0-----------------------------
B--0--1---1-----1---0-1---1-----0-----------------------
G--0--2---2---2-----0-2---2---0---0---------------------
D-------0---0-----------0---0---------------------------
G--0--0---0---------0-0---0-----------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------



VERSE 2:
--------

  Bb6                   A   Asus4 A      Am11     

D---------------0---------------2------------------0--------
B---------3-------3-----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0------------0-------2-------0--------0---------0----
D----3-------3------------2----------------2-----2-----2----
G--3------3-------------2----------------2-----2-----2------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

      Marcie's faucet needs a plumber    Marcie's sorrow  



   G D7/G    G      Bb6                A   Asus4 A 

D--------0---------------------0---------------2----------
B--0-1---1-----0-----------3-----3-----2-----3---2---0----
G--0-2---2---0---0-------0---------0-------2-------0------
D------0---0-----------3-----3-----------2----------------
G--0-0---0-----------3-----3-----------2------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   needs a man     Red is autumn green is summer



  Am11              G D7/G           G D7/G    G

D------------0------------0----------------0--------------
B--1-----1-----1----0-1---1-----1----0-1---1-----0--------
G------0---------0--0-2---2---2------0-2---2---0---0------
D----2-----2------------0---0-----0------0---0------------
G--2-----2----------0-0---0-----0----0-0---0--------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   greens are turning and the sand  



  Ebmaj7             D   Dsus4 D      Cadd9  

D------------0---------------7------------------0----------
B--------8-----8-----7-----8---7---0--------5-----5--------
G------0-----------------7-------0--------0-----0---0------
D----8-----8-----0-----7----------------5-----5------------
G--8-----8-----8-----7----------------5-----5--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------

     All along the ocean beaches     stares up empty 



   B Bsus4     B   Bb6              A   Asus4 A    

D--------4----------------------------------2----------
B--4-5---5-----4---------3-----3----2-----3---2---0----
G--4-4-------4---------0-----0---0------2-------0------
D----------4---------3-----3----------2----------------
G--4-4---4---------3-----3----------2------------------
D------------------------------------------------------

  at the sky      Marcie buys a bag of peaches



  Am11               G D7/G            G D7/G    G

D------------0-------------0-----------------0-----------
B--1-----1-----1-----0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1-----0-----
G------0---------0---0-2---2---2-------0-2---2---0-------
D----2-----2-------------0---0-----0-------0---0---------
G--2-----2-----------0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0-----------
D--------------------------------------------------------

   Stops a postman passing buy  




Middle 8:
----------

      Bm    

D-----------0------------------0--------------------
B-----------0---0-0------0-----0---0-0--------------
G---------4-4---4-4----------4-----4-4--------------
D-------4-----4-----4------4-----4------------------
G-----4-----4-----4------4-----4-----4--------------
D---------------------------------------------------

   And summer goes    falls to the sidewalk like 



    Cadd9

D----------0-0--------0-------0--------------------
B----5-----5---5----5---5---5---5------------------
G--------5--------5-------5-------5----------------
D------5----------5-------5------------------------
G----5-----5---------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------
 
    string              and brown paper



    Bm/F#

D-----------0-------0-------0-------------------------
B---------0---0---0---0---0---0-----------------------
G-------4-------4-------4-------4---------------------
D-----4---------4-------4-------4---------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------
D---4-------------------------------------------------

  winter blows up from the river there's


   Cadd9/G

D-----------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------
B---------5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---
G-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-----
D-----5-----------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------
D---5-------------------------------------------------

  no-one to take her



    G                A           G

D---------0------------------2-------------------------
B---0-----0-----0----2-----2---2---0-------------------
G---0---0-----0-0--------2-------0---------------------
D-----0-----0-----0----2---------0---------------------
G---0-----0-----0----2---------------------------------
D---0--------------------------------------------------

  to the sea


  Am11                G D7/G    G

D-------------0-------------0--------------------------
B---1-----1-----1-----0-1---1-----0--------------------
G-------0---------0---0-2---2---0---0------------------
D-----2-----2-------------0---0------------------------
G---2-----2-----------0-0---0--------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------



  Bb6                A   Asus4 A      Am11   

D-------------0--------------2------------------0--------
B--------3------3----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0----------0------2-------0----0---0---------0----
D----3------3----------2---------0------2-----2----------
G--3-----3-----------2----------------2-----2------------
D--------------------------------------------------------


     G D7/G           G D7/G    G

D----------0----------------0--------------------
B----0-1---1-----1----0-1---1-----0--------------
G----0-2---2---2------0-2---2---0---0------------
D--------0---0-----0------0---0------------------
G----0-0---0-----0----0-0---0--------------------
D------------------------------------------------




VERSE 3:
--------

  Bb6                   A   Asus4 A     Am11 
 
D---------------0---------------2------------------0--------
B---------3-------3-----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0------------0-------2-------0--------0---------0----
D----3-------3------------2----------------2-----2----------
G--3------3-------------2----------------2-----2------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

      Marcie   dresses warm it's snowing takes a yellow     



   G D7/G    G       Bb6               A   Asus4 A

D--------0---------------------0---------------2----------
B--0-1---1-----0-----------3-----3-----2-----3---2---0----
G--0-2---2---0---0-------0---------0-------2-------0------
D------0---0-----------3-----3-----------2----------------
G--0-0---0-----------3-----3-----------2------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   cab uptown        Red is stop and green's for going



  Am11              G D7/G           G D7/G    G

D------------0------------0----------------0--------------
B--1-----1-----1----0-1---1-----1----0-1---1-----0--------
G------0---------0--0-2---2---2------0-2---2---0---0------
D----2-----2------------0---0-----0------0---0------------
G--2-----2----------0-0---0-----0----0-0---0--------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   sees a show and rides back down  



  Ebmaj7             D   Dsus4 D      Cadd9

D------------0---------------7------------------0----------
B--------8-----8-----7-----8---7---0--------5-----5--------
G------0-----------------7-------0--------0-----0---0------
D----8-----8-----0-----7----------------5-----5------------
G--8-----8-----8-----7----------------5-----5--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------

     Down along the  Hudson river      past the shipyards



   B   Bsus4 B      Bb6               A   Asus4 A

D----------4-------------------0--------------2----------
B--4-----5---4---0---------3-----3----2-----3---2---0----
G------4-------0---------0---------0------2-------0------
D----4-----------------3-----3----------2----------------
G--4-----------------3-----3----------2------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

   in the cold       Still no letter's been delivered



  Am11               G D7/G            G D7/G    G

D------------0-------------0-----------------0-----------
B--1-----1-----1-----0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1-----0-----
G------0---------0---0-2---2---2-------0-2---2---0-------
D----2-----2-------------0---0-----0-------0---0---------
G--2-----2-----------0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0-----------
D--------------------------------------------------------

   Still the winter days unfold                    like




Middle 8:
----------


D--------0-----0-------------------------------------
B------0---------0-----0-------0---------------------
G----4-------4-------4---4---4---4-------------------
D--4-------4-------4-------4-------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------

  magazines       fading in dusty grey 



D--------0-----------------0-------------------------
B------5---5-----5-------5---5-----------------------
G----5---------5-------5-------5---------------------
D--5---------5-------5-------------------------------
G------------------5-------------0-------------------
D----------------------------------------------------
 
    attics and cellars



D----------0-----------------------------------------
B--------0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------------
G------4-------4-------4-------4---------------------
D----4---------4-------4-------4---------------------
G--4-------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------

  make a dream, dream back to summer and


D----------0-------0-------0-------0-------0----------
B--------5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----
G------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5------
D----5------------------------------------------------
G--5--------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------

  hear how he tells her


D-------0----0---------2-----------------0---------------
B---0---0----0--2------2----0--1-----1-----1-------------
G---0---------------2-----0--------0---------0-----------
D---------0-------2--------------2-----2-----------------
G-------0----0--2------2-------2-----2-------------------
D--(0)---------------------------------------------------

  wait for me


D---------0--------------------0-------------2-----------
B--0--1---1-----0----------3-----3---2-----3---2--2------
G--0--2---2---0---0------0---------0-----2--------2------
D-------0---0----------3-----3---------2-----------------
G--0--0---0----------3-----3---------2------------2------
D--------------------------------------------------------



D------------0----------0---------------0---------------
B--1-----1-----1--0-1---1-----1---0-1---1-----0---------
G------0----------0-2---2---2-----0-2---2---0---0-------
D----2-----2----------0---0-----------0---0-------------
G--2-----2--------0-0---0---------0-0---0---------------
D-------------------------------------------------------



VERSE 4:
---------

  Bb6                   A   Asus4 A      Am11 

D---------------0---------------2------------------0--------
B---------3-------3-----2-----3---2---0--1-----1-----1------
G------0------------0-------2-------0--------0---------0----
D----3-------3------------2----------------2-----2-----2----
G--3------3-------------2----------------2-----2-----2------
D-----------------------------------------------------------

Marcie leaves and doesn't tell us  Where or why she



   G D7/G    G      Bb6                A   Asus4 A

D--------0---------------------0---------------2----------
B--0-1---1-----0-----------3-----3-----2-----3---2---0----
G--0-2---2---0---0-------0---------0-------2-------0------
D------0---0-----------3-----3-----------2----------------
G--0-0---0-----------3-----3-----------2------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

   moved away       Red is angry green is jealous



  Am11              G D7/G           G D7/G    G

D------------0------------0----------------0--------------
B--1-----1-----1----0-1---1-----1----0-1---1-----0--------
G------0---------0--0-2---2---2------0-2---2---0---0------
D----2-----2------------0---0-----0------0---0------------
G--2-----2----------0-0---0-----0----0-0---0--------------
D---------------------------------------------------------

  That was all she had to say



  Ebmaj7             D   Dsus4 D      Cadd9  

D------------0---------------7------------------0----------
B--------8-----8-----7-----8---7---0--------5-----5--------
G------0-----------------7-------0--------0-----0---0------
D----8-----8-----0-----7----------------5-----5------------
G--8-----8-----8-----7----------------5-----5--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------

   Someone thought they saw her Sunday window shopping



   B Bsus4     B   Bb6              A   Asus4 A

D--------4----------------------------------2----------
B--4-5---5-----4---------3-----3----2-----3---2---0----
G--4-4-------4---------0-----0---0------2-------0------
D----------4---------3-----3----------2----------------
G--4-4---4---------3-----3----------2------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------

  in the rain      Someone heard she bought a one-way



   Am11              G D7/G            G D7/G    G

D------------0-------------0-----------------0------------
B--1-----1-----1-----0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1-----1------
G------0---------0---0-2---2---2-------0-2---2---2--------
D----2-----2-----------------------0-------0---0---------
G--2-----2-----------0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0-----0-----
D--------------------------------------------------------

    ticket and went west again


    G D7/G            G D7/G

D---------0-----------------0-------------0-----------------0------
B---0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1-------0-1---1-----1-----0-1---1------
G---0-2---2---2-------0-2---2-------0-2---2---2-------0-2---2------
D-------0---0-----0-------0---0---------0---0-----0-------0---0----
G---0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0-------0-0---0-----0-----0-0---0------
D------------------------------------------------------------------




   G D7/G       

D---------0--------------
B---0-1---1--------------
G---0-2---2--------------
D------------------------
G---0-0---0--------------
D------------------------






Chord Shapes:
--------------


N.B For most of these shapes I've marked the lowest string as being
muted (x). For some chords (e.g. G, D7/G) the open bottom string can 
also be played.


 DGDGBD     DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD
 x33030     x22222    x22232    x22010    x00000    x00210

  Bb6         A        Asus4     Am11       G        D7/G



 DGDGBD     DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD
 x88080     x77777    x77787    x55050    x44444    x44454

 Ebmaj7       D        Dsus4     Cadd9      B       Bsus4



 DGDGBD     DGDGBD    DGDGBD    DGDGBD   
 x44400     4x4400    x55550    5x5550

  Bm         Bm/F#    Cadd9     Cadd9/G

 

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