Jack Johnson – Posters tab

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			   Posters - Jack Johnson
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Tabbed By: Todd
Email: todd_5_bbot@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard


This is an easy song if you don't play it right. If you want to play it just
like Jack Johnson, you'll have a little harder time, but you've looked up the
right tab. It's a little difficult, but I tried to make it as easy as possible
by putting in my own side notes and stuff. I'm positive that all of it is correct.
If I did make any mistakes, or anyone has suggestions, please email me. Now,
ay attention, you may be surprised.


 /  slide up
 \  slide down
 h  hammer-on
 p  pull-off
 ~  vibrato
 +  harmonic
 x  Mute note

Intro Parts:

e|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|\B|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| \G|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| \Part 1D|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| /A|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| /E|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|/ d d u d u d d u d u
e|--------------------x---------------------x-------|\B|--------------------x---------------------x-------| \G|--------------------x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-| \Part 2D|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9-9-9-9-9-9/11--11-x-11-11-| /A|----11--------h11---x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-| /E|-0------------------x--7-7-7-7-7-7/9----9-x--9--9-|/ d d d u u d d d u d u u d
e|--------------|\ e|------------------|\B|--------------| \ B|------------------| \G|--x--x--x-x-x-| \Part 3 G|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| \Part 4D|-14-13-11-9-9-| / D|-5--5-5-5-7-7-7-7-| /A|--x--x--x-x-x-| / A|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| /E|-12-11--9-7-7-|/ E|-3--3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|/ u u u u u u u d u d u d u
Verse Parts: Asterisks mean staccato the chord (play it quickly and release the pressure on the strings to get a sort of "bap" sound).
e|----------x--x------------------x--x---------|\B|----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x-| \G|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-| \Part 1D|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-| /A|----7-7-7-x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7-| /E|-0--0-0-0-x----7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-x----7-7-7-7-|/ d d u u d d u d d u u d d u
* * * *e|----5--x---x----5-x-x-x----7--x---x----7-x-x-x-\B|----5--x---x----5-x-x-x----7--x---x----7-x-x-x- \G|----6--x---x----6-x-x-x----8--x---x----8-x-x-x- \Part 2aD|-x--7----x---x--7-x-x-x-x--9----x---x--9-x-x-x- /A|-7--7----7---7--7-x-x-x-9--9----9---9--9-x-x-x- /E|-5--5----5---5--5-x-x-x-7--7----7---7--7-x-x-x-/ d d u d u d d u d u d d u d u d d u d u
e|--------------------x--x------------------x--x---------\B|--------------------x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x- \G|--------------------x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9- \2bD|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9- /A|----11--------h11---x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7- /E|-0------------------x----7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-x----7-7-7-7-/ d d d u u d d u d d u u d d u
These are all the parts to the song. If you listen to the music, you'll get the hang of it and be able to put in the little quirks that Jack does. This is the basic, but correct way to play. You can do a lot with it. Here's the complete song, with the lyrics. Intro: Intro Parts 1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 4 Verse 1: (Repeat Verse Part 1 twice, then start singing) (Verse Part 1 repeats until specified) Lookin' at himself And wishin' he was someone else Because the posters on the wall They don't look like him at all. So he ties it up, he tucks it in He pulls it back and gives a grin Laughin' at himself Because he knows he ain't loved at all. He gets his (Verse Part 2a) Courage from the can It makes him feel like a man Because he's lovin' all the ladies But the ladies don't love him at (Verse Part 2b) all. And (Verse Part 2a) When he's not drunk He's only stuck on himself And then he has the nerve To say he needs a decent (Verse Part 2b) Girl Verse 2: (Verse Part 1) Lookin' at herself And wishin' she was someone else Because the body of the dolly Don't look like hers at all So she straps it on, she sucks it in, She throws it up, and gives a grin, Laughin' at herself Because she knows she's ain't that at all. (Verse Part 2a) Caught up in the trends Well, the truth began to bend And the next thing you know, man There just ain't no truth left at (Verse Part 2b) All. 'Cuz when the (Verse Part 2a) Pretty girl walks She walks so proud And when the pretty girl laughs Oh man, she laughs so (Verse Part 2b) Loud.
Bridge: E D C# Be|------7-7-7-m--x---5-5-5----4-4-4-m--x---2-2-2-|B|------9-9-9-m--x---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--x---4-4-4-|G|------9-9-9-m--7---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--4---4-4-4-|D|------9-9-9-m--7---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--4---4-4-4-|A|------7-7-7-m------5-5-5----4-4-4-m------2-2-2-|E|--7---7-7-7-m----5-5-5-5-4--4-4-4-m----2-2-2-2-| d d d u u d d u d d u u d d u
(mute) And (E) if it ain't this that it's that (D) As a matter of (C#) Fact, she hasn't had a day (mute) (B) To relax (Slide back to E) Since she's lost (mute) (D) Her (C#) Ability to think (mute) (B) Clear- (Slide up neck) (Intro Part 2) -ly (Intro Parts 3, 2, 4) Outro: Well I'm an (Verse Part 1 repeats) energetic, apathetic Version of another person, Check out my outsides, There ain't nothin' in here Well I'm a Superficial, systematic, Music, television addict, Check out my outsides, There ain't nothin' in (Verse Part 2a) Here comes another one, Just like the other one, Lookin' at himself and wishin' He was someone else, Because the (Verse Part 2b) Posters on the wall, They don't uh look uh like uh him. He ties up, he tucks it in, He Pulls it back and gives a grin, (Verse Part 1) Laughin' at himself Because he knows he ain't loved at all. He knows he ain't loved at all. Where he starts Verse Part 2b is difficult, so I'll just go through it. Because the-
e|-----------------------------------------x-------------------|B|------------------------------------x----x-------x--x-x------|G|------------------------------------x----9-------9--9-9------|D|----------------9h11--p9---------9--x------------9--9-9------|A|------------11-------------h11------x------------7--7-7------|E|-0----------------------------------x-------7----7--7-7------| d d u -posters on the wall, they don't uh look uh like him.
And so on. When I was learning this song, this part took me the longest. It's tough. Every note is above the beginning of it's corresponding word, like you play the A string on the 11th while you say "the". This part is perfect, I promise, and you can play it just like Jack of you follow exactly. Enjoy, Todd
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