This Flight Tonight tab with lyrics by Joni Mitchell - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Joni Mitchell – This Flight Tonight tab

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From: Howard Wright (Hman) 


                     This Flight Tonight  -  Joni Mitchell
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                                     From the album 'Blue'

                                     Tabbed by Howard Wright
                                     H.Wright@uk.ac.cf.astro


The tuning for this is based on an open G  ( DGDGBD ) but with the
bottom string tuned right down to a very low, flappy G, so the
actual tuning is GGDGBD.

I think you also need a capo at the 2nd fret.

In case you have trouble getting tuned up when you use alternative
tunings, here's an easy way to get there.

Joni herself uses this notation -  she writes normal tuning as :

 E 5 5 5 4 5

i.e tune bottom string to an E, then play 5th fret and tune next
string to this, 5th fret, 5th fret, 4th fret, 5th fret.

Get the idea ?

So the tuning for this song is :


G 12 7 5 4 3


(I find it easiest to tune the A down to a G, then the top E to a D
 - you can check these by comparing with the other D and G strings,
then tune the low E all the way down to G - check with what used to
be the A string, but is now a G.)


I've written out the chord shapes at the end - you might find it
easier or quicker to learn the song from these if you know the song
pretty well already. If you're not so sure about strumming etc, I've
tried to give the outline in the TAB.

Note - words are written below the TAB, chords above.


INTRO :
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           Gsus4                          Gm11

------------5--5-5--------5-5-------------3--3-3--------3-3--|B-----------3--3-3--------3-3-------------1--1-1--------1-1--|G-----------5--5-5--------5-5-------------3--3-3--------3-3--|D---0--0----0-------------0-0---0-0-0-0---0-------------0-0--|G---0--0------------0-0---------0-0-0-0------------0-0--0-0--|G---0--0------------0-0---------0-0-0-0------------0-0--0-0--|
Gsus4 Gm11
D-------------5--5-5--------5-5-------------3--3-3--------3-3-|B-------------3--3-3--------3-3-------------1--1-1--------1-1-|G-------------5--5-5--------5-5-------------3--3-3--------3-3-|D--0-0-0-0----0-------------0-0---0-0-0-0---0-------------0-0-|G--0-0-0-0------------0-0---------0-0-0-0------------0-0------|G--0-0-0-0------------0-0---------0-0-0-0------------0-0------|
VERSE : ------- Gsus4 Gm11
D--5----------5----------3-------3-------------------------|B--3----------3----------1-------1-------------------------|G--5----------5----------3-------3-------------------------|D--0----------0----------0-------0-------------------------|G--0----0--0--0-----0-0--0---0-0-0-------------------------|G--0----0--0--0-----0-0--0---0-0-0-------------------------|
Look out the left the captain said G5 G7sus4
D---0-0---0---0------------0-0---0--0--0--------------------|B---3-3---3---3------------1-1---1--1--1--------------------|G---0-0---0---0------------0-0---0--0--0--------------------|D---5-5---5---5------------3-3---3--3--3--------------------|G---0-0-0-0---0-----0--0---0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------|G---0-0-0-0---0-----0--0---0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------|
The lights down there, that's where we'll land G C G C
D--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|B--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|D--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5----0-0-0---/5---5-5----------------------|
I saw a fallin' star burn up G C G C G C/G G
D---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0-0-0-0----|B---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-1---1---0----0-0-1-0-1----|G---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0-0-0-0----|D---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-2---2---0----0-0-2-0-2----|G---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0-0-0-0----|G---0-0--/5--0--/5-5----0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0-0-0-0----|
'bove the Las Vegas sand G C/G G
D--0--0-0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------|B--0--0-0---1---1---1----0-0-----------------|G--0--0-0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------|D--0--0-0---2---2---2----0-0-----------------|G--0--0-0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------|G--0--0-0---0---0---0----0-0-----------------|
Gsus4 Gm11
D----5----------5----------3-------3------------------------|B----3----------3----------1-------1------------------------|G----5----------5----------3-------3------------------------|D----0----------0----------0-------0------------------------|G----0----0--0--0-----0-0--0---0-0-0------------------------|G----0----0--0--0-----0-0--0---0-0-0------------------------|
It wasn't the one that you gave to me G5 G7sus4
D---0-0---0---0------------0-0---0--0--0---------------------|B---3-3---3---3------------1-1---1--1--1---------------------|G---0-0---0---0------------0-0---0--0--0---------------------|D---5-5---5---5------------3-3---3--3--3---------------------|G---0-0-0-0---0-----0--0---0-0-0-0--0--0---------------------|G---0-0-0-0---0-----0--0---0-0-0-0--0--0---------------------|
That night down south between the trailers G C G C
D--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|B--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|D--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|G--0-0-0--/5---5-5-----0-0-0---/5---5-5--------------------|
Not the early one that you can wish upon G C G C G C/G G
D---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0--|B---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-1---1---0----0-0--|G---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0--|D---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-2---2---0----0-0--|G---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0--|G---0-0--/5--5--0--/5-5-5------0--0-0---0-0---0---0----0-0--|
Not the northern one that guides in the sailors CHORUS : -------- Gmaj7 AmaddD/G G C/G
D----/4---4--4---------2-2-2-2-----0-----0--0--0--------------|B----/3---3--3---------1-1-1-1-----0h1---1--1--1--------------|G----/4---4--4---------2-2-2-2-----0-----0--0--0--------------|D----0----0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-----0h2---2--2--2--------------|G---------------0-0-0--------------0-----0--0--0--------------|G---------------0-0-0--------------0--------0--0--------------|
Oh starlight star bright you got the loving C/G G
D----0---0------0---------------------------------------------|B----1---1------0---------------------------------------------|G----0---0------0---------------------------------------------|D----2---2------0---------------------------------------------|G----0---0------0---------------------------------------------|G----0---0------0---------------------------------------------|
that I like alright Gmaj7 AmaddD/G G C/G
D----/4---4--4---------2-2-2-2--------0-----0--0--0--------|B----/3---3--3---------1-1-1-1--------0h1---1--1--1--------|G----/4---4--4---------2-2-2-2--------0-----0--0--0--------|D----0----0--0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--------0h2---2--2--2--------|G---------------0-0-0-----------------0-----0--0--0--------|G---------------0-0-0-----------------0--------0--0--------|
Turn this crazy bird around I shouldn't C/G G C/G
D---0--0------0--0--0---0-----0-0---0-----------------------|B---1--1------0--0--0---0-----0-1---1-----------------------|G---0--0------0--0--0---0-----0-0---0-----------------------|D---2--2------0--0--0---0-----0-2---2-----------------------|G---0--0------0--0--0---0-----0-0---0-----------------------|G---0--0------0--0--0---0-----0-0---0-----------------------|
have got on this flight tonight G* Gsus4/2 G C/G G
D--0---0--0--0-----0---0---0--0----0-0--0--0--------------|B--/3--3--3--3-----1---0---1--1----1-1--0--0--------------|G--/4--4--4--4-----2---0---0--0----0-0--0--0--------------|D--0---0--0--0-----0---0---2--2----2-2--0--0--------------|G--0-------------------0---0--0----0-0--0--0--------------|G--0-------------------0---0--0----0-0--0--0--------------|
G C/G G* Gsus4/2 G C/G G
D--0--0--0--0--0-0----0---0--0--0-----0---0---0---0---------|B--0--0--0--1--1-1----/3--3--3--3-----1---0---1---0---------|G--0--0--0--0--0-0----/4--4--4--4-----2---0---0---0---------|D--0--0--0--2--2-2----0---0--0--0-----0---0---2---0---------|G--0--0--0--0--0-0----0-------------------0---0---0---------|G--0--0--0--0--0-0----0-------------------0---0---0---------|
Verse 2: -------- You got the touch so gentle and sweet But you've got that look so critical Now I can't talk to you baby I get so weak Sometimes I think love is just mythical Up there's a heaven Down there's a town Blackness everywhere and little lights shine Blackness, blackness dragging me down Come on light the candle in this poor heart of mine Chorus Verse 3: --------- I'm drinking sweet champagne Got the headphones up high Can't numb you out can't drum you out of my mind They're playing "Goodbye baby, baby goodbye, Ooh love is blind" Up go the flaps Down go the wheels I hope you got your heat turned on baby I hope they finally fixed your automobile Hope it's better when we meet again baby Chorus Chord Shapes : GGDGBD GGDGBD GGDGBD GGDGBG GGDGBG GGDGBG 000535 000313 005030 003010 000000 555555 Gsus4 Gm11 G5 G7sus4 G C GGDGBD GGDGBD GGDGBD GGDGBG GGDGBG 002010 000434 000212 000430 000210 C/G Gmaj7 AmaddD/G G* Gsus4add2
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