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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(assistant guitarist and tabber) and Mark Balfour(guitarist) 

note: this tab is submitted after a lot of work and is 99.99 percent correct. it was done on an acoustic so i cannot provide amp and effect settings. they havent been copied from video and have been taken out by the tabber so they may contain mistakes or flaws. All editions, tips, and corrections are welcome. mail us at 'dal_roti13@hotmail.com'.  


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
Em2    022002        slide:__________________s
Em3    022003        hammer on:______________h
Bb     x13331        pull off:_______________p
C      x32010        vibrato:________________v
D      xx0232        repeat:_________________[:]
Dm     xx0231        unnecessary note/chord:_eg.(Em)
F      xx3211
G      320003

Use the unnecessray chords in verses 1 and 3 if you are not using a bass

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

intro:

bass
D-|-------0---2-------0--0h2---0-2-2--0h2---0-2-2--0h2---0-2-2--0h2---0-drums--|
A-|---3-----------3----------2------------2------------2------------2---drums--|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------drums--|

D-|--0h2---0-2-2---0-0h2---0-2-2---0--0h2---0-2-2---0---2---0-----0----|
A-|------2-------2-------2-------2--------2-------2---2---2---2-2---2--|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

bass:
D-|--0h2---0-2-2---0--|(repeat for the rest                 |-02-02----00--02-----|
A-|------2-------2---:| of the intro and                    |-------02--------02--|
E-|-------------------| verses 1 and 3)                     |---------------------|
           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  (C)        D
Woa oh! We're livin on a prayer

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

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

bass (intro for verse 3)
D-|--0h2---0-2-2---0-0h2---0---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:
     4th position               12th pos                           4th pos
e-|-----------------------------12-14-15-------------12-12bs10----------------|
B-|--------------------------------------15-12-13-15--------------------------|cont.
G-|---------------4-4---------------------------------------------------------|on
D-|---------5h7-7-----7-----(14)-----------------------------------4h5-4-7-5--|next
A-|--7p5h7--------------5-----------------------------------------------------|line
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

     12th pos             12th pos                 10th pos
e-|--14s15s14s12-12-------12-14-15-----------------10h12-10h12-12-12--|
B-|----------------12--------------15-12-13--12-----------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------------12--------------------|
D-|-------------------(14)--------------------------------------------|
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:
(this ones a little different)

Dm   Bb         C
Ohhhhhhh! we're half way there

F             C
Woa oh! We're livin on a prayer

Dm      Bb           C
Take my hand, we 'll make it i swear

F             C
Woa oh! We're livin on a prayer

third chorus fade out

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