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Thread #107594   Message #2239572
Posted By: northernmunkeh
18-Jan-08 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Horizontal guitar, Joni Mitchell
Subject: RE: Horizontal guitar, Joni Mitchell
Hi Guys,

Sorry, been away for a while since posting. What an amazing amount of knowledge! I will accept the majority view that it's a duclimer whether Lincolnshire or traditional Cumberland.

Here's the tab I found for anyone who wishes to try it out on the guitar. Stu is right, sitting over the sound hole changes the sound as you hear it, but I also think the way your fingers (and thumb) and the strings interact is different. The sound is thinner and more twangy - probably the different vibrato (as per Jeff Healey). The Barnsley crew posted by Gerry seem to confirm it. Pity they are touring cos I am working in nearby Sheffield at the mo'. Have a go!

INTRO:
   C    F    Am    G Am F               Em          Dm C
e||-------------------------------------------------------------
B||-5---10----13---12-13--10-10---10-10---8--8---8-8--6---5-5-3-
G||-0----0-----0----0--0---0--0----0--0---0--0---0-0--0---0-0-0-
D||-------------------------------------------------------------
A||-3----8----12---10-12---8--8----8--8---7--7---7-7--5---3-3-2-
E||-------------------------------------------------------------

    G C Am7    G G Am7 G G G G   
e|---------------------------------------
B|--3--5---1---1-p0--0--1---3-3--3-3-----
G|--0--0---0---0-----0--0---0-0--0-0--0-0
D|-------------------0--0----------------
A|--2--3---0---0------------2-2--2-2-----
E|-------------------3--3----------------

This is just the intro but the song is played using the same chord shapes just in a different order (C, G , Am7 is the first line of the verse, for instance). If you want, I'll post the whole thing.