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A Case of You

Joni Mitchell

 

This is a guitar arrangement of the dulcimer part.

 

Capo 1

 

Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010

        1  4

G/B:  xx2003

        2 1

Am7:  x02010

         231

Dm:   xx0231

       2  1

C/B:  x2x010

      134211

F:    133211

       12

Em:   022000

 

 

Strum: D   X U D   X U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

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  G   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----------------

 

C                     G/B

Just before our love got lost you said

Am7 (2)
"I am as constant as a northern star"

              Dm                                   C
And I said, "Constant in the darkness
                   G/B
(½)

Where's that at?

           Am7 (½)                    G (2)
If you want me I'll be in the bar"

             C                         G/B
On the back of a cartoon coaster

Am7 (2)
     In the blue TV screen light

Dm                           C
      I drew a map of Canada

      C (1 beat)     C/B (1 beat)   Am7 (2)
Oh Ca       -        na  -          da

         Dm (½)    C (½)                   G/B
With your        face sketched on it twice

Chorus:

     F                                   Em
Oh, you’re in my blood like holy wine

Dm                      C 
You taste so bitter and so sweet
    C                      C
(1 beat)     C/B (1 beat)   Am7 (2)

Oh I could drink a case           of                  you   and I would
Dm
(½)      C (½)     G/B

Still I'd be on my feet

                (Intro Progression)
I'd still be on my feet

 

C                         G/B
Oh I am a lonely painter

Am7 (2)
I live in a box of paints

Dm                             C
I'm frightened by the devil

             G/B (½)       Am7 (½)      G (2)
And I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid

 

C                                           G/B
I remember that time that you told me, you said

                           Am7
"Love is touching souls" Surely you touched mine

           Dm                   C
’Cause part of you pours out of me

G/B (½)    Am7 (½)               G (2)
In these lines from time to time

Chorus

              C                          G/B
I met a woman, she had a mouth like yours

                       Am7 (2)
She knew your life, she knew your devils and your deeds and she said
Dm                C

    "Go to him, stay with him if you can

 G/B (½)              Am7 (½)   G (2)

        But be prepared to bleed"


Chorus

 

Ending:

 

     G  G  G  G   G/Bb     
 e|--------------------
 B|--1-p0--0--1---3-3--
 G|--0-----0--0---0-0--
 D|--------0--0--------
 A|--0------------1-1--
 E|--------3--3--------

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.