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Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer tab

'Livin on a Prayer' by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond child

You can use a capo at the 1st fret to match the pitch

chords used:
 
Em     022000        bend:      b
Em2    022002        slide:     s  
Em3    022003        hammer on: h
C      x32010        pull off:  p
D      xx0232        vibrato:   v   
G      320003

*  prog A     prog B             
e-|----------|--12s-15-14-12-10s12s0--| ('s0' means slide 
B-|--3s5-3v--|------------------------|  back to the nut ) 
G-|----------|------------------------|
D-|----------|------------------------|
A-|----------|------------------------|
E-|----------|------------------------|


bass (repeat for intro, verses 1 and 3, and intro of verse 3)      
G-|------------|
D-|------------|(you can also play this 
A-|--5-7---5---| on another guitar)
E-|------7-----| 
                                                              (reduce pitch by half  
Intro (played after a while on guitar)                        step if not using capo) 
           C    D    Em  C                D                Em  <--------^-------->
e-|--------0----2----0---0----------------2----------------0---13-13----11---13----|
B-|--------1----3----0---1----------------3----------------0---------13---------13-|
G-|--------0----2----0---0----------------2----------------0-----------------------|
D-|--------2----0----2---2----------------0----------------2-----------------------|
A-|--------3----x----2---3----------------x----------------2-----------------------|
E-|--------x----x----0---x----------------x----------------0-----------------------| 
                          once upon a time, not so long ago

note:(the Em,Em2,Em3 chords are not necessary in verses 1 and 3, only the ones in brackets are)

Verse 1:

Em3   Em2     Em
tommy used to work on the docks

Em3    Em2  Em 
unions been on strike

    Em3  Em2 Em          C
hes down and his luck is tough                         
          
D      (Em)
ohh so tough

Em3  Em2   Em 
Gina works the diner all day

Em3    Em2     Em
workin for her man

Em3        Em2     Em      C       
she brings all her pay for love

D       (Em)
ohh for love


Verse 2:
                  C    D             Em 
They say we gotta hold on to what we got

C             D                           Em 
Doesnt make a difference if we make it or not

        C      D                 Em      C
We've got each other and thats a lot for love

      D
We'll give it a shot
 
Chorus:

Em     C        D   
Ohhhhhhh! we're half way there

G             D
Woa oh! We're livin on a prayer

Em      C            D
Take my hand, we 'll make it i swear

G             D
Woa oh! We're livin on a prayer


verse 3:

Em3   Em2     Em
Tommy got his six string in hock

    Em3  Em2     Em         Em3 
Now he's holding in what he used

 Em2       Em        C     D progA    (Em) progB
To make it talk - so tough,ohhh   so tough

Em3  Em2       Em
Gina dreams of running away

         Em3   Em2    Em  
When she cries in the night

                          C    D  (Em)  
Tommy whispers: Baby it's okay, someday

Verse 2

Chorus

Solo:

e-|------------------------------10-12-13-------------10-10b-p8---------------|
B-|--------------5-5----------------------13-10-11-13-------------------------|cont.
G-|--------5-h7-7-----7-7------7----------------------------------------------|on
D-|-7p5h7-----------------------------------------------------------5h7-5-8-7-|next
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|line
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   
e-|--17s18s17s15-15-15----10-12-13-----------------10-8h10-10-10--|
B-|--------------------------------13-10-11--10-------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------10----------------|
D-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 4:
                  C    D           Em  
Oohhhhh! we gotta hold on ready or not 

       C 
you'll live for the fight 
           D
when thats all that you've got  

Chorus x3

third chorus fade out

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note: these tabs havent been transcribed from video and have been subscribed by the tabber so they may contain mistakes or flaws. All editions, tips, and corrections are welcome. mail me at dal_roti13@hotmail.com  

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