"Court and Spark" from the album Court and Spark, 1974 written by Joni Mitchell guitar arrangement by Sam Stone Tuning: EAEABE Joni Tuning: E57525 Notes: This is another guitar arrangement of a Joni piano song that I've had prepared but never got around to posting. The tuning is EAEABE, but it may be easier to tune to DGDGAD and put a capo on the second fret. Many, many thanks to Dave Blackburn and Sue Tierney McNamara for their help along the way. Once again, all chords are arpeggiated and modified to reflect the melody. Unfortunately, my tabbing skills are not on par with those of other members so the best that I can do is provide the basic chord shapes, some performance notes, and the YouTube video above. I hope it still makes sense! Intro: 023230 -> 020230 (emphasize middle notes, melody) -> x2003x (play this chord 5 times) 023230 (hammer G string) 020x30 Love came to my door x02030 With a sleeping roll 020030 And a madman's soul x22232 x22222 He thought for sure I'd seen him slide >3x323 x00020 Dancing up a river in the dark x00020---------x00030 Looking for a woman to x33353 x33333 (hammer on and off) court and 024000 (arpeggiate) spark He was playing on the sidewalk For passing change When something strange happened Glory train passed through him So he buried the coins he made In People's Park And went looking for a woman To court and spark x33333 > x33353 (hammers) 3x3230 It seemed like he read my mind 3x3230 (arp.) 555575 He saw me mistrusting him 555585>555575 555555 x00020 (follow melody) And still acting kind 000022 000020 333353 333333 3x3230 He saw how I wor - ried sometimes 3x3030 x5x020 024000 I worry sometimes "All the guilty people," he said They've all seen the stain- On their daily bread On their christian names I cleared myself I sacrificed my blues And you could complete me I'd complete you His eyes were the color of the sand And the sea And the more he talked to me The more he reached me But I couldn't let go of L.A. City of the fallen angels
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