Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer tab ver. 5

'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

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
C      x32010        pull off:  p
D      xx0232        vibrato:   v   
G      320003      unnecessary
                   note/chord:  (note)

* prog A prog B e-|-----------------|--12s22-14-12-10------| ('s0' means slide B-|--5bs7v-7bs5-5v--|----------------------| back to the nut ) G-|-----------------|-----------------9s0--|D-|-----------------|----------------------|A-|-----------------|----------------------|E-|-----------------|----------------------|
bass (repeat first portion for first half of intro, verses 1 and 3, and before verse3) G-|-----------------------------------|-------------------|D-|--0-2---0-2-2---0-0-2---0-2-2---0-.|--0-2---0----------|(use this second portion A-|------2-------2-------2-------2---.|------2---2-0------| to end first half only)E-|-----------------------------------|--------------3-3--|
The first half is only bass
bass (repeat for second half of intro)G-|-----------| |-----------------------|D-|--0h2-0h2-.|play this second portion with guitar |--02-02----00---02-----| A-|----------.|------------------------------------------->|--------02---------02--|E-|-----------|to end second half and intro |-----------------------|
|| || || || || ||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) G-|-------------------| C D Em D-|--2-2---0-2-2---0-.| Doesnt make a difference if we make it or not A-|------2-------2---.| E-|-------------------| 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 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---------------------------------------------------------|onD-|---------5h7-7-----7-7---(14)-----------------------------------4h5-4-7-5--|nextA-|--7p5h7--------------------------------------------------------------------|lineE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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)
5th position 10th pos 5th pose-|----------------------------10-12-13-------------10-10b-8------------------|B-|--------------5-5--------------------13-10-11-13---------------------------|cont.G-|--------5b7-7-----7-7------------------------------------------------------|onD-|--7p5h7-----------------(12)------------------------------------5h7-5-8p7--|nextA-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|lineE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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 <--------------------------------------------> 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 ''. <-------------------------------------------->
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