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I Had A chord diagramA augmentedA King - Joni Mitchell
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                from the album "Joni Mitchell"

                tabbed by Jared White <whitej@lincoln.ac.nz>
                with thanks to Howard Wright for the tuning
For this song, it is important to let notes ring and to emphasise
the melody notes, particularly in measures 13 through 20, where the
melody is played on the 4th and 5th (ie bass A chord diagramA augmentedA & A chord diagramD MajorD) strings - listen
to the recording.  Notes are all quavers; a * indicates a quaver rest.
Bracketed notes are optional.  Full lyrics are at the end.  Comments,
corections, suggestions, etc. *please* mail me.  Enjoy!


Tuning DADEAD, Capo 7.  4/4, quarter note = 108.

 Intro:
|--------------0----------|------------------------|-------------0----------|
|-----------0-----0-------|-------0-----------0----|----------------0-------|
|-----3-------------------|-3-----------3----------|-------1----------------|
|--------4-----------4----|----4-----------4-------|----------2--------2----|
|-----------------------5-|----------5-----------0-|----3-----------------3-|
|--0----------------------|------------------------|-0----------------------|


4                          Verse:
|-------------------------|-------------0----------|------------------------|
|--------0-----------0----|*---------------0-------|-------0-----------0----|
|--1-----------1----------|-------3----------------|-3-----------3----------|
|-----2-----------2-------|*---------4--------4----|----4-----------4-------|
|-----------3-----------0-|----5-----------------5-|----------5-----------0-|
|-------------------------|-0----------------------|------------------------|
                                  I ..

7                                                    crescendo............
|--------------0----------|------------------------|-------------------0----|
|-----------------0-------|-------0-----------0----|-------------------0----|
|--------1----------------|-1-----------1----------|----*--------0-----0----|
|-----------2--------2----|----2-----------2-------|-------0-----0----------|
|-----3-----------------3-|----------3-----------0-|-------0----------------|
|--0----------------------|------------------------|-0--------0-----0-----0-|
        Lately ..brown

10
|-----------0-------------|----------0-------------|-------------0----------|
|-----------0-------------|-------------0----------|----------------0-------|
|--0-----0--------0-------|-1-----*--1-------------|-1--------1-------------|
|--0-----------------0----|-0--------0-----0-----0-|----0--------------0----|
|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-----0--------0--------0-|----0--------------0----|-------0-------------(0)|
            He's ..

13  (emphasise melody notes!!.......)
|-----------0-----------0-|------------------------|----------0-------------|
|--------0-----------0----|-0--------0-----------0-|-0--------------------0-|
|--0----------------------|-3-----3-----------3----|-1-----1-----------1----|
|-----0-----------0-------|----0-----------0-------|----0-----------0-------|
|--------------0----------|-5-----------0----------|-3-----------0----------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
  Swept ..

16
|--------------0----------|----------0-----------0-|----------0-----------0-|
|--0--------0-----0-------|-0-----0-----------0----|-0----------------------|
|--0-----0-----------0----|-0----------------------|-3-----3-----------3----|
|-----0-----------0-----0-|----0-----------0-------|----0-----------0-------|
|--2-----------0----------|-------------0----------|-5-----------0----------|
|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
                       He's ..

19
|-------------------------|-------------0----------|-0-----------0----------|
|--0--------0--------0----|-0--------0-----0-----0-|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
|--1-----1--1-----1--1----|-0-----0-----------0----|-------0----------------|
|-----0-----------0-------|----0--------------0----|-------0-----------0----|
|--3-----------0--------0-|-2-----------------2----|-------2-----------0----|
|-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
 the ..

 Chorus:
|--------------------0----|-5--------4-----0-------|-----------------(0)----|
|-----------0--------0----|-0--------0--------0----|---------0--------0-----|
|--3-----*--3--------3----|-------*----------------|-3----*--3--------3-----|
|--0--------0-----0-------|----0--------0--------0-|-0-------0-----0--------|
|-------------------------|-0--------0--------0----|-0----------------------|
|--0--0--------0--------0-|------------------------|-0--0-------0---------0-|
      I ..

25
|--5--------4-----0-------|------------------(0)---|-5--------4-----0-------|
|--0--------0--------0----|----------0--------0----|-0--------0--------0----|
|--------*----------------|-3-----*--3--------3----|-------*----------------|
|-----0--------0--------0-|-0--------0-----0-------|----0--------0--------0-|
|--0--------0--------0----|-0----------------------|-0--------0--------0----|
|-------------------------|-0--0--------0--------0-|------------------------|
   fit ...

28
|--------------0----------|------------------------|-------------0----------|
|-----------0-----0-------|-------0-----------0----|----------------0-------|
|-----1-------------------|-1-----------1----------|-------3----------------|
|--------2-----------2----|----2-----------2-------|----------4--------4----|
|--3--------------------3-|----------3-----------0-|----5-----------------5-|
|-(0)---------------------|------------------------|-0----------------------|
            They ...

31                          Ending:
|-------------------------|-------------0----------|------------------------|
|--------0-----------0---*|----------------0-------|-------0-----------0----|
|--3-----------3----------|-------1----------------|-1-----------1----------|
|-----4-----------4------*|----------2--------2----|----2-----------2-------|
|-----------5-----------0-|----3-----------------3-|----------3-----------0-|
|-------------------------|-0----------------------|------------------------|


34
|--------------0----------|------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------0-------|-------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|
|--------3----------------|-3-----------3----------|-3-----------3----------|
|-----------4--------4----|----4-----------4-------|----4-----------4-------|
|-----5-----------------5-|----------5-----------5-|----------5-----------5-|
|--0----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


37            ritardando.....................
|-------------------------|------------------------|--0--------------------||
|--------0-----------0----|-------0-----------0----|--0--------------------||
|--3-----------3----------|-3-----------3----------|--0--------------------||
|-----4-----------4-------|----4-----------4-------|--0--------------------||
|-----------5-----------5-|----------5-----------5-|--0--------------------||
|-------------------------|------------------------|--0--------------------||
                                                      (slow strum.....)


Alternative measures:

11                        12
|-----------0-------------|-------------0----------|
|--------------0----------|------------------------|
|--1--------1--------1----|-1--------1--------1----|
|--0-----0--------0-----0-|----0-----------0-----0-|
|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----0-------------(0)---|------(0)---------(0)---|

15                        16
|-------------------------|-------------0----------|
|--0--------0--------0----|-0--------0-----0-------|
|--1-----1--------1-------|-0-----0-----------0----|
|-----0--------0--------0-|----0--------0-------(0)|
|--3--------3--------3----|-2--------2--------0----|
|-------------------------|------------------------|

19
|-------------------------|
|--0--------0--------0----|
|--1-----1--------1-------|
|-----0--------0--------0-|
|--3--------3--------3----|
|-------------------------|

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