Harper Ben – Will To Live tab

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Ben Harper, The Will to Live 
from the album The Will to Live, 1997

Tuning - standard guitar tuning with the bottom E string
dropped to D

Note that Ben plays this with a slide on his weissenborn,
but you can still play this by using your index finger as a barre.

Intro and verse riff:E-------------------------------------------------B-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------D-------------------------------------------------A-----------5----3--2--0-------------5--3--2--0---D---0--0---------------------0--0-----------------
Just before the chorus - i.e. at the words "she's still alive"play:E----------------------------------------B---------------------------3------------G---------------------------2------------D---------------------------0------------A-----------5--3--2--0------0------------D----0--0-------------------0------------
and hold the D chord until:with plenty of distortion Eb Bb F CE--------------------------------------------------B--------------------------------------------------G--------------------------------------------------D---1-------8---------3-------10-------------------A---1-------8---------3-------10-------------------D---1-------8---------3-------10-------------------
this is the chord progression for the chorus and the end bit, and the sort of siren sound that Ben gets in the last chorus can be imitated by bending the B string upwards at the 11th and 13th frets, provided your amp is going flat out Lyrics: I met a girl whose heart was on the right hand side and upon the left an angel did reside the told her mother that she never would survive but she kept the rhythm and is still alive We must all have the will to live you got to have the will to live then i met a man who had to walk with his hands born into a world he couldn't stand blessed with life but cursed as a man still he walks taller than most of us can We must all have the will to live you got to have the will to live some are born with more and some are born with less so don't take for granted the life we've been blessed its hard to understand that we're only a guest and each of us shall be put to life's test We must all have the will to live you got to have the will to live The chord progression for the solo goes C G D, and maybe I'll tab out the solo a bit later when I find some spare time. Enjoy Martin from New Zealand keane@sinesurf.co.nz
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