Indigo Girls - Joking Chords & Tabs

 

Joking Chords & Tabs

Indigo Girls Chords & Tabs

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Joking Chords

   
      Joking
-------------------

Guitar 1 = EADGBE
Guitar 2 = DGDGBE
No capo

Amy’s part (guitar 1) is the best to play when you’re playing alone but adding
Emily’s part (guitar 2) makes it really interesting and distinguished. During
the chorus and 2nd half of the intro, 2nd guitar should do D-Dsus4 an octave higher
than normal, it should be fingered like this x-x-x-14-15-14 and x-x-x-14-15-15. 
The rhythm and chord changes are easy to figure out if you listen to the song. 
During the verses, guitar 2 should play the same chords as guitar 1.
Guitar 1 chords:
G = 320033  Em = 022000  C = x32010  D = xx0232  Dsus2 = xx0230
Guitar 2 chords:
G = 500003  Em = 242000  C = x32010  D = xx0232  Dsus2 = xx0230

Intro:

G Em C D x2 

Verse:
         G
You said the world was magic 
          Em
I was wide-eyed and laughing  
C                  D       Dsus2
 We were dancing up to the bright side 
   G    
Forget about your ego 
   Em
Forget about your pride 
C                            D
  And you will never have to compromise 

Chorus:
                  G
And you were only joking 
Em                C              D
  You were only joking brother 

Verse:
We talked about our mothers 
Kissed the wounds of our fathers 
I could have been your sister 
I would have been your brother 
You kissed me like I was a soldier 
Headed for a war 
I dying man but I don't know what for 

Chorus:
And you were only joking 
You were only joking brother 
You were only joking 
(Wide-eyed and laughing) 
You were only joking brother 
(Dancing up to the bright side) 

Guitar Solo:
G Em C D [See end for 2nd guitar part]

Verse:
G-------------------------Em------------
Gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet 
----C-----------------------D-----------
I bruised my heels on the swollen street 
----------G----------
We were girls in bars 
---Em-----------
Boys on the town 
C                            D
Bumping like a pinball off a careless crowd 

Verse:
You said good friends are hard to come by 
I laughed and bought you a beer 
It's too corny to cry 
Well sentiment given 
sentiment lost 
You shake it off with a smirk and a toss 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/i/indigo_girls/joking_crd_ver_2.html ]
Outro/Chorus:
                   G
And you were only joking 
Em               C             D
  You were only joking brother 
               G
You were only joking 
Em               C             D
  You were only joking brother 
                   G
And you were only joking 
(Gravel and glass on the bottom of my feet)
Em               C             D
  You were only joking brother 
  (I bruised my heels on the swollen street) 
    G                        Em               
You kissed me like a soldier heading for a war 
(Joking) 
       C         D
I'm a dying man 
(You were only joking) 
                   G
And you were only joking 
(Don't know what for) 
(Dying man) 
Em               C             D           
  You were only joking brother 
  (Don't know what for) 
D
And you were only 
D
And you were only 
                   G     Em C D [End on G]
And you were only joking 


[If you want to go on to the sha-la part, just keep playing G Em C D but eventually end on G unless you are Jesus and you can fade yourself out]
h=hammer on
p=pull off
/ or \=slide
Here is a better way of looking at the high part played by guitar 2:


E---14--14—-14h15--15--15—-15—-15h14--14---
B---15--15--15-----15--15--15--15-----15---
G---14--14--14-----14--14--14--14-----14---     x4  
D------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------

E----15--14—-14---12—-10—8----8------0-----
B----15--15--15----------------------0-----
G------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------

Don’t try this unless you have a LOT of patience
It might seem too complicated, but I am absolutely positive this is right.
Guitar Solo (guitar 2):

w/ slide
E-----------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B-----------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G----------12-----------|----------12-----|----5--------5-----|
D---12--12------12--12--|-11/12-12----12\-|-------5--5-----5--|
G---12------------------|-11/12-------12\-|-5--------5--------|
D-----------------------|-------------12\-|-------------------|
                                                  w/out slide
E-----------------|---------------|--------------|---------0--------|
B-----------------|---------------|--------------|---3-----3/5--3---|
G------7-------7--|-0—-5\4--0--0--|--0/5—-5\4--0-|-0----0-----------|
D--/7-------7-----|-0—-5\4--0--0--|--0/5—-5\4--0-|------------------|
G--/7-------7-----|---------------|--------------|------------------|
D-----------------|---------------|--------------|------------------|

E--0-0---------------|-------------------------------|
B-/5---3-0--1--0-----|-3p0---5p0---3p0---5p0----3--0-|
G-----------------0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-------|
D--------------------|-------------------------------|
G--------------------|-------------------------------|
D--------------------|-------------------------------|

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