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Jack Johnson - Spring Wind tab

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Hi All, great tune covered and mixed with one of his own.  Lyrics and chords from
concert Weekend at the Greek.  Capo 2nd Fret.  Enjoy.

Opening is just D with alternating plucking on the D and A string.  Throughout the
song always pluck the base string, listen to it and you will hear what I am saying.
Look at the bottom for explanation of what he does on the A with *, and A**.

D
I don't care if it rains or freezes 
G
as long as I've got my plastic Jesus 
D 	 	 	        A*
sitting on the dashboard of my car 
D
it comes in colors pink and pleasant 
G
it glows in the dark cause its iridescent 
D                    A              D
I'll take it with me whenever I go far 
D
so give me my lady Madonna 
G
dressed in rhinestones and sitting on a 
D                     A*
pedestal of abalone shells 
D
driving 90 but I'm not scared 
G
because I've got my Virgin Mary 
D                       A            D
assuring me that I will never go to hell

D (Plucking D string)

D
And by the way You know that 
D
hope will make you strange 
D
Make you blink, make you blank, make you sink 
D                  G
It will make you afraid of change
G 
And often blame 
G
The box with the view of the world 
G                            D
And the walls that fill the frame 
D
I turn it up 
D
but then I turn it off 
D
Because I can't stand when they start to talk 
             G
About the hurting and killing 
G
Whose shoes are we filling 
G
The damage and ruin 
G
Man, the things that we're doing 
    D
Good god, We gotta stop, we gotta turn it all off 
D
We gotta rewind 
D
and start it up again 
A**
Because we fell across the fall line 
A                             G
Ain't there nothing sacred anymore

G               D
Nana nana nana na

G, D, G, D, G, D

D
Somebody saw him jump 
But nobody saw him slip 
I guess he lost a lot of hope 
And then he lost his grip 
           G
Now he's lying in the freeway 
In the middle of this mess 
Guess we lost another one 
Just like the other one 
D
Optimistic hypocrite 
That didn't have the nerve to quit 
The things that kept him wanting more 
Until he finally reached the core 
A**
He fell across the fall line 
A                            G
Ain't there nothing sacred anymore

G, G, G

A**
We all fell across the fall line 
A                            G
Ain't there nothing sacred anymore

G                  D
Na na na, na, nanana

G, D, G, D, G, D

G         D                  G
All my friends are getting older,
A                 BM
I guess I must be too.
                          G
Without their love and kindness
A
I dont want Ill do, Oh
G                        D
The wine bottles half empty
A                     BM
The moneys all been spent
                            G
Were a cross between our parents
      A
And hippies in a tent.  OH,

    G                    D
Love calls just like a wild bird
A                 BM
Its just another day
               G          A          G
Spring blew my list of things to do away.

D,G,D

G                   D
In a mucked up lovely river
A                    BM
I cast my my little fly
                                 G
But I look at that river and I smell it and
     A
it makes me want to cry, Oh
G                    D
To clean our dirty planet
A                    BM
Now theres a noble wish
                        G
Now I putting shoulder to the wheel
A 
Cause I wanna catch some fish, Oh
      G                   D
Love calls just like a wild bird
A                  BM
Its just another day
                G        A           D
Spring blew my list of things to do away.



A* At this point Jack plucks the D string and strums A.  Then covers the E string on
the second fret with his thumb, pluck and then strum A again.  

A** Same as A* except cover E with thumb on 3rd fret, strum A, back to thumb on 2nd
strum A and go to G.   

Hope this helps!  If you listen to the song performed on Weekend at the Greek you
will hear what I am talking about.

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