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Rainy Night House

Guitar tablature transcribed by Brian Emond  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: EADGBE   "Joni" Tuning: E55545

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Rainy Night House - from Joni Mitchell's "Miles of Aisles"

After listening to "Rainy Night House" a number of times, I  
worked this arrangement out based largely on the Rhodes piano
part. I recommend listening to the recording closely for
the timing during the Dm break and the A/Csus/Dsus segway back into
the verses. I use a picking pattern of A/A7#5/Dm at the end
of some verses. If you are playing straight chords on the song
the A7#5 is a bit heavy and can be substituted for an A.
Well, here's the chords you'll use: 

Standard Tuning: EADGBE

Dm7 - X53535       Dm11 - X53533    Dm9 - X53553
Dm7(ii) - X53563   Bb13 - X13133    Dsus4 - XXO233
Bb - X13331        Am7 - XO5550     A - XO222O
A7 - XO2O2O        A7#5 - XO2O21    Dm - XOO321
Dm7(iii) - XXO311  Gmaj9 - 32O2OX   C - X32O1O
Fmaj7 - 132211     C(ii) - X35553   Am7(ii) - XO3O1O
Bbsus2 - 113311    Asus4 - XO223O   A(ii) - XX7655    
Csus2 - X35533     Dsus2 - X57755

Mind the symbols: (sl) = slide    / = slide    
                   po = pull off  ho = hammer on

INTRO:

   Dm7                  Dm11                 Dm9  Dm7(ii) Bb13
-----5--------5-----|-------3--------------|-------------3----(X2)
--3--3--3--------3--|--3-------3-----3-----|--5--6-------3----
-----5-----5--------|-------5-----5-----5--|--5--5--0----1----
--------------------|----------------------|--3--3--0----3----
--5-----------------|--5-------------------|--5--5-------1----
--------------------|----------------------|------------------

Dsus4        Bb        (sl)   Am7               
    It was a rainy night........We took a taxi

  A7       A7#5            Dm(iii)
-----0-----1po0--------|---------0ho1--
--2-----2--------2-/3--|---------3--3--
--0-----0--------------|------2--------
-----------------------|---0-----------
--0--------------------|---------------
-----------------------|---------------
  To   your   mother's  home

Dm          Bb    (sl)  Am7
She went to Florida........and left you with your

A        A7   Dm Dm7(iii)      Gmaj9            C
Father's gun alone....upon her small white bed....

            Fmaj7      Bb            Dm      Dm7(iii)
...I fell into a dream....you sat up all the night

        C(ii)   
--------X-----------------------------
--------5-----------5po3-----5po3-----
--------5-----------5-----5--------5--      
--------5-----------5-----------------
--------3-----------3-----------------
--------X-----------------------------
      
and you watched me......

 A                         Am7(ii)       Gmaj9
....just to see who in the world I might be........

   Dm7                  Dm11                 Dm9  Dm7(ii) Bb13
E-----5--------5-----|-------3--------------|-------------3---- 
B--3--3--3--------3--|--3-------3-----3-----|--5--6-------3----
G-----5-----5--------|-------5-----5-----5--|--5--5--0----1----
D--------------------|----------------------|--3--3--0----3----
A--5-----------------|--5-------------------|--5--5-------1----
E--------------------|----------------------|------------------

Dsus4             Bb        (sl)  Am7
....I am from the Sunday School......I sing soprano
 
  A7       A7#5            Dm
-----0-----1po0--------|---------0ho1--
--2-----2--------2-/3--|---------3--3--
--0-----0--------------|------2--------
-----------------------|---0-----------
--0--------------------|---------------
-----------------------|---------------
  In   the   upstairs   choir

Bbsus2     Asus4  A                  Dm  Dm7(iii)
Ahhh ah ah ah........Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh....

          Gmaj9     C             Fmaj7  
You are a holy man......on the FM radio....

Bb           Dm      Dm7(iii)        
....I sat up all the night and I 

        C(ii)   
--------X-----------------------------
--------5-----------5po3-----5po3-----
--------5-----------5-----5--------5--      
--------5-----------5-----------------
--------3-----------3-----------------
--------X-----------------------------
      
listened to thee......

A			   Am7(ii)         Gmaj9
....Just to see who in the world you might be....

			   Dm 
And what you might mean....to me....

  Dm 
--------------------------0------------------- (X2)
--3--------1----------------------3--3--3--3--
--2--0ho2-----2-----0ho2-----2----2--2--2--2--
--0--------------0----------------0--0--0--0--
--0-------------------------------0--0--0--0--
----------------------------------------------

(free Dm vamp to the turnaround)

  A(ii)                Csus2       Dsus2
--5--------5--------|--3-----------5----
-----5--------5-----|--3--3--------5----
--------6--------6--|--5-----5-/7--7----
--7--------7--------|--5-----------7----
--------------------|--3-----------5----
--------------------|--3-----------5----

	      Bb    (sl) Am7 
You called me beautiful......you called your mother

A       A7   Dm                             Bb      (sl)
she was very tanned......so you packed your tent and you went

...Am7             A  A7   Dm  Dm7(iii)        Gmaj9....C
to live out in the Arizona sand......You are a refugee

               Fmaj7   Bb              Dm       Dm7(iii)
from a wealthy family......You gave up all your father's golden

        C(ii)   
--------X-----------------------------
--------5-----------5po3-----5po3-----
--------5-----------5-----5--------5--      
--------5-----------5-----------------
--------3-----------3-----------------
--------X-----------------------------
        factories.....

A                      Am7(ii)         Gmaj9
just to see who in the world you might be......

           Dm    
Who in the world......

  Dm 
--------------------------0------------------- (X2)
--3--------1----------------------3--3--3--3--
--2--0ho2-----2-----0ho2-----2----2--2--2--2--
--0--------------0----------------0--0--0--0--
--0-------------------------------0--0--0--0--
----------------------------------------------

  A(ii)                Csus2       Dsus2
--5--------5--------|--3-----------5------||
-----5--------5-----|--3--3--------5------||
--------6--------6--|--5-----5-/7--7------||
--7--------7--------|--5-----------7------||
--------------------|--3-----------5------||
--------------------|--3-----------5------||

 

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