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Woodstock

Guitar tablature transcribed by Howard Wright  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: CGBbEbFBb   "Joni" Tuning: C73525

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From the guitar version on "Shadows and Light"

 




/ indicates a slide
<> indicates harmonics (e.g <7> is a 7th fret harmonic)

I've written the words underneath the tablature. Sometimes I've
missed out some words to make sure that the words match up with
the right part of the tablature; in these places I've put ...
to indicate that there are one or two missing words.
The chord names are written above the tablature - chord shapes 
given at the end. 


The tablature for the second and third verses is very similar 
to that for the first verse, so just repeat the tab for the 
first verse.

There is quite a lot of "string slapping" in this song. This is
where Joni hits the strings with her right hand to get a damped,
percussive sound that helps to define the beat. I've marked these
with a vertical line of 'x' on the middle four strings. When you
try playing it, hit all of the strings with the flesh of your 
strumming hand to get the right sound. If you're not sure how it
should sound, listen to the original version.



Intro:
------

    C7sus4                Cm11

Bb---------------------0-----------------------------
F----------------------0-----------------------------
Eb------2-----2---2----------0------0----------------
Bb------2-----2---2--------2------2------------------
G-----0-----0---0--------0------0---0----------------
C---0-----0---------0--------------------------------



    C7sus4             Cm11

Bb--------------------0------------------------------
F---------------------0------------------------------
Eb------2-----2---2---------0-----0------------------
Bb------2-----2---2-------2-----0--------------------
G-----0-----0---0---0---0-----0----------------------
C---0-----0------------------------------------------



    C7sus4             Cm11

Bb---------------------0-----------------------------
F----------------------0-----------------------------
Eb------2-----2--------------0------0----------------
Bb------2-----2---2--------2------2------------------
G-----0-----0---0-0------0------0--(0)---------------
C---0-----0---------0--------------------------------



    C7sus4             Cm11

Bb----------------------0----------------------------
F-----------------------0----------------------------
Eb--------2---2---2---------0-----0------------------
Bb------2-2---2---2-------2-----0--------------------
G-----0-----0---0---0---0-----0----------------------
C---0------------------------------------------------



    C7sus4             Cm11

Bb---------------------0-----------------------------
F----------------------0-----------------------------
Eb--------2---2---2----------0------0----------------
Bb------2-2---2---2--------2------2------------------
G-----0-----0---0--------0------0--------------------
C---0---------------0--------------------------------




Verse :
--------

 Csus4  Dsus4/C  Ebsus4/C Fsus4/C   Fm11            F7sus4

Bb--2-----4-----------5---7---7---0------------5-------5--------5-----
F---2-----4-----------5---7---7---0--5---x-----5-------5--x-----5-----
Eb--2-----4-----------5---7---7------5---x-----5-------7--x-----7-----
Bb------0-----0---0------------------5---x----------5--7--x---------7-
G-----0-----0---0-----------0---0----5---x--------5----5--x-------5---
C---0-----0---------0---0------------5------5----------5-----5--------

 I came upon a child of God            walking down the road 



   Fm11              F7sus4                   C7sus4    Cm11

Bb-------------5-----------------5---------------------0--------0--
F---5--x-------5--------5--x-----5--------x------------0--------0--
Eb--5--x-------5--------7--x-----7--------x----2---2-------0-------
Bb--5--x------------(5)-7--x-----7--0-----x----2---2------2---2----
G------x----------5--------x--------------x------0---0---0---0-----
C---------5--5----------------5--------0-----0---------------------

 I asked him .... you going and this he told me.       He said I'm



 Csus4 Dsus4/C Ebsus4/C Fsus4/C   Fm11          F7sus4 

Bb--2-------4-----5------7----0----5--------5-----------5-------
F---2--x----4-----5--x---7----0----5--x-----5-----5-x---5-------
Eb--2--x----4-----5--x---7---------5--x-----5-----7-x---7-------
Bb-----x--------0----x-------------5--x---------5-7-x---7---7---
G------x------0------x------0------5--x-------5-----x-----5-----
C---0-----0-------0----0-----------5-----5------------5---------

going ... to Yasgur's farm      to join a R'n'r band 



    Fm11         F7sus4                C7sus4    Cm11

Bb-----------5--------------5-----------------0-----------------
F----5--x----5-----5--x-----5-------x---------0-----------------
Eb---5--x----5-----7--x-----7-------x---2---2-------0-----------
Bb---5--x--------5-7--x-----7-------x---2---2-----2-----0-------
G-------x------5------x-------------x-----------0-----0---------
C----------5-------------5--------0---0--(0)--------------------

to get back to the land ...  get my soul free.    We are



Chorus:
--------

   Fm11         F7sus4            Gm11 

Bb----------5-------------5----------------7----------------
F---5--x----5-----5--x----5------------x---7----------------
Eb--5--x----5-----7--x----7---------7--x---7----------------
Bb--5--x--------5-7--x----7------7--7--x--------7-----------
G---5--x------5------x-------5/7----7--x------7-------------
C---5-----5-------------5-----------7----7------------------

    star   -    dust      we're  Gold     -    



                                    Fm11

Bb------<7>--------------------------------5-----5---------
F-------<7>---<12>-------------------------5-----5---------
Eb------<7>---<12>-------------------5-----------5---------
Bb------------<12>-----------------------5-----5-----------
G--------------------------------------5-----5-------------
C----0-------------------------------5---------------------

  -  en            and we've got to get ourselves back



    Gm11                F11             Gm9

Bb---------------0-------------0-----0--------0----------
F----7-----------0-------------0-----0--------0----------
Eb---7-----7-----0-------4--------------6------------0---
Bb-------7-----7---------5---5-----5--------7-----7------
G------7-----7-------------5-----5--------7-----7--------
C----7-----7-------------5-----5--------7-----7----------

                 to the garden         Hmmmmmmmm ......



    C7sus4            Cm11               C7sus4    Cm11

Bb------------------0----------------------------------0--------
F-----x-------------0----------x-------x---------------0--------
Eb----x-----2--------------0---x-------x-----2-------------0----
Bb----x---2-2----2-------2-----x-------x---2-2---------------0--
G-----x--------0-0----(0)------x-(0)---x-------(0)-0-0---0------
C---0---0----------------------------0---0-----(0)-0-0----------



Verse 2:
----------

Well can I walk beside you
I come here to lose the smog
I feel like I'm a cog in something turning round and round
Maybe it's just the time of year
Maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who I am 
But life is for learning

Chorus:
--------

We are stardust, we're golden
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden


Verse 3:
----------

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
Everywhere you looked there was song and hope and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
They were turning into butterflies above our nation

Chorus:
---------

We are stardust, we're golden
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden

We are stardust, made from billion year old carbon
We are golden, we just got caught up in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden
To some semblance of a garden



Chord shapes :
---------------


 C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb       C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb      C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb
 0  0  2  2  0  0        0  0  2  0  0  0       0  0  0  0  0  0

     C7sus4                     Cm11                 Cm11



 C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb       C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb      C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb
 0  0  x  2  2  2        0  0  x  4  4  4       0  0  x  5  5  5

     Csus4                    Dsus4/C                Ebsus4/C



 C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb       C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb      C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb
 0  0  0  7  7  7        5  5  5  5  5  5       5  5  7  7  5  5

      Fsus4/C                  Fm11                  F7sus4     



 C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb       C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb      C  G  Bb Eb F  Bb
 7  7  7  7  7  7        5  5  5  4  0  0       7  7  7  6  0  0

     Gm11                      F11                    Gm9

 

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