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Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer tab

'Livin on a Prayer' by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond child, David Brian,
Alec David, and Ticco Torries

Tabbed by Imran Sajjad and Mark Balfour

Tuning:
guitar: standard (EADGBe)        you best play bass on another guitar 
bass guitar: standard (EADGBe)   because i havent used a bass

chords used:
 
Em     022000        bend:      b  repeat: colon (:)
Em2    022002        slide:     s  unnecessary
Em3    022003        hammer on: h  note/chord:  (note)
C      x32010        pull off:  p
D      xx0232        vibrato:   v   
G      320003      

*  prog A:           prog B:             
e-|-----------------|--12s22-15s14s12s10------| ('s0' means slide 
B-|--5bs7v-7bs5-5v--|-------------------------|  back to the nut ) 
G-|-----------------|--------------------9s0--|
D-|-----------------|-------------------------|
A-|-----------------|-------------------------|
E-|-----------------|-------------------------|

intro:

bass (repeat before intro)
D-|--2-2---0-2-2---0----|
A-|------2-------2-----:|
E-|---------------------|

bass (repeat first portion for intro, verses 1 and 3) 
D-|--0h2-0h2-------0-0h2-0h2-------0--|--0-2---0-----0----|(use this second portion 
A-|----------2-2-2-----------2-2-2---:|------2---2-2---2--| to end first half only)
E-|-----------------------------------|-------------------|
                                  use this portion to end  |--02-02----00---02-----| 
The first half is only bass       inrto------------------->|--------02---------02--|
                                  (played with guitar)     |-----------------------|  
Second half (played on guitar)                                || || || ||   || || 
           C   D   Em    C                D                Em \/ \/ \/ \/   \/ \/
e-|--------0---2---0-----0----------------2----------------0--12-12----10---12-----|
B-|--------1---3---0-----1----------------3----------------0--------12---------12--|
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

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       bass (repeat for verse 2 and chorus)
                                               D-|----------------| 
C             D                           Em   A-|-2-2---0-2---0-:|
Doesnt make a difference if we make it or not  E-|-----3-----2----|
                                                
        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

bass (intro for verse 3)
D-|--0h2-0h2-------0-0h2-0h2---2-2-2--|
A-|----------2-2-2--------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------|

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     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:

I have displayed two solos. Do which ever you like, they both sound good 

Original solo: (this is the real one and sounds best with a band)

     4th position               12th pos                           4th pos    
e-|-----------------------------12-14-15-------------12-12b-p10---------------|
B-|--------------------------------------15-12-13-15--------------------------|cont.
G-|---------------4-4---------------------------------------------------------|on
D-|---------5h7-7-----7-7---(14)-----------------------------------4h5-4-7-5--|next
A-|--7p5h7--------------------------------------------------------------------|line
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     12th pos             12th pos                 10th pos    
e-|--14s15s14s12-12-12----12-14-15-----------------10h12-10h12-12-12--|
B-|--------------------------------15-12-13--12-----------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------12--------------------|
D-|-------------------(14)--------------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Spiced solo: (this sounds good without a band for acoustic solos)  

     5th position           10th pos                              5th pos
e-|----------------------------10-12-13-------------10-10b-8------------------|
B-|--------------5-5--------------------13-10-11-13---------------------------|cont.
G-|--------5b7-7-----7-7------------------------------------------------------|on
D-|--7p5h7-----------------(12)------------------------------------5h7-5-8p7--|next
A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|line
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     15th pos             10th pos                 8th pos 
e-|--17s18s17s15-15-15----10-12-13-----------------8b10-8b10-10-10----|
B-|--------------------------------13-10-11-10------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------10---------------------|
D-|-------------------(12)--------------------------------------------|
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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