Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales tab

Jack Johnson-Brushfire Fairytales

1. Inaudible Melodies
2. Middle man
3. Posters
4. Sexy Plexi
5. Flake
6. Bubble Toes
7. Fortunate Fool
8. The News
9. Drink the Water
10. Mudfootball (for moe Lerner)
11. F-Stop Blues
12. Losing Hope 
13. Its all Understood

Brought together by:Parker Smith


1. Inaudible melodies:

intro part 1

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intro part 2
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Verse 1
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verse 2
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F# Well dust off your thinking caps B7 Solar powered plastic plants F# Pretty pictures of things we ate B7 We are only what we hate C#7 But in the long run we have found B7 Silent films are full of sound F# C#7 Inaudibly free F# Slow down everyone Bb You're moving too fast B Frames can't catch you when G# You're moving like that F# Inaudible melodies Bb Of narrational strategies B Unobtrusive tones G# Help to notice nothing but the zone F# Of visual relevancy Bb Frame-lines tell me what to see B Chopping like an axe G# So maybe Eisenstein should just relax F# Slow down everyone Bb You're moving too fast B Frames can't catch you when G# You're moving like that Solo:
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2. Middle Man After 5 shows of Jack in 7 days I manged to see a few errors in my tabs, one of them was in one of the main chords for this song.. look at the chords in the intro and verse for the difference... the Em, is not and Em until the chorus kind of bit, it is actually an Em9th or Em7th or something.. as shown in the chord chart below... enjoy..
BASS INTRO|--------------------------||.---------9---7~-7-7-----.||.-7~-7-7----7--------5-6-.|repeat until chorus|--------------------------|
GUITAR CHORDS Em* X 7 5 7 X X Em X 7 9 9 8 7 A 5 7 7 6 5 5 C 8 10 10 9 8 8 D X 5 7 7 7 5 G 3 5 5 4 3 3 F# 2 4 4 3 2 2 F 1 3 3 2 1 1 em(1) 0 2 2 0 0 0 Guitar Intro Em* A repeat Em* Well he's not necessarily trying to say that he minds it A But someone plays evil tricks on that kid Em* Well he's not necessarily trying to say god can't be trusted A But someone plays evil tricks on that kid Em* As certain situations scream for deviations A But somehow we always get stuck in the middle Em* Of this and that and then he should try less A Every time he's rejected then he loses affection C But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time A D Em D Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused A D Em D What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo A D Em D What an awful thing for you to say-eee A D A G F# F em(1) What a terrible thing for you to relay (bass intro and drums) Em* Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing A Never still find some to spare Em* And other people got more than they could use A But they don't share Em* And some people got problems man A They got awful complications Em* Other people got perfect situations A With no provocation C But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time A D Em D Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused A D Em D What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo A D Em D What an awful thing for you to say-eee A D What a terrible thing for you Em D Confused A D Em D What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo A D Em D What an awful thing for you to say-eee A D A G F# F em(1) What a terrible thing for you to relay (bass intro and drums)
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------5-------------------------7-7--7-5-6-7/slide<0-------------------------Somehow we always get stuck in the middle (repeated)(overdubbed with)Confused, what an awful thing for you to doConfused, what an awful thing for you to say-ee
3. Posters 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-
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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 4. Sexy Plexi All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson Transcribed by Jai Mitchell jai_mitchell@yahoo.com http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell Once again, a correction after seeing him play it live..
GUITAR TABINTRO--------7---5p3-2-3-0---------------------3p2p0---0-----------3-2-3--0h2h3/5-7------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERSE|--------------------------||----2-2---2-0---3-3---3-0-||----3-3---3-0---4-4---4-0-||--------------------4-----||--------4-----2-----------||--2-----------------------|
PRE CHORUS------------------------------2-2---2-0---3-0---5-0-----3-3---3-3---4-4---6-6-----------------------------------4-------------------2-----------3-----5-----
CHORUS|---------------------------||----7-0---5-0---3-0---2-0--||.---7-0---6-0---4-0---3-0-.||.-------------------------.||---------------------------||--7-----5-----3-----2------|
CHORUS END
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SONG ORDER VERSE [x4] PRE-CHORUS CHORUS [x2] CHORUS END VERSE [x3] PRE-CHORUS CHORUS [x2] VERSE [x6]-starting on the Bm the first time PRE-CHORUS CHORUS [x2] end on first note of CHORUS END 5. Flake I saw D.Yamaki's version of the tab. It was good, but it was somewhat confusing, so I thought I'd make it more easy to understand. Unfortunately, I don't know the slide guitar part melody for the interlude, so if anyone figures it out before me, then please e-mail me. I tried to show the strumming pattern as well as I could but, Listen to the song for the strumming pattern.
The chords used: Dm F Bb C5 A Fm C#5 B5E-----5------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|B-----6------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|G-----7------2-------3------5------6-------1------6-----4------|D-----7------3-------3------5------7-------3------6-----4------|A-----5------3-------1------3------7-------3------4-----2------|E------------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|
NOTE: For the Dm chord you may use the basic chord in the first position but Jack Johnson plays it in the fifth position. The "x" is in the place where he mutes/"chops" the strings.
So the song in tablature goes like this:INTRO/VERSE: Dm F BbE--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-B--6--6-x---6---6-6---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-G--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---2--2-x---2---2-2-x---3--3-x--3--3-3-x-D--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x---3--3-x--3--3-3-x-A--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x---1--1-x--1--1-1-x-E--------x------------x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-
F C5E-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|B-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|G-----2--2-x----2----2-2----x----5-------*--| RepeatD-----3--3-x----3----3-3----x----5-------*--|A-----3--3-x----3----3-3----x----3----------|E-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|
NOTE: When going into the chorus, (the last verse line) the verse goes like this Dm F Bb E--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-B--6--6-x---6---6-6---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-G--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---2--2-x---2---2-2-x----3--3-x--3--3-3-x-D--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x----3--3-x--3--3-3-x-A--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x----1--1-x--1--1-1-x-E--------x------------x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-
C5E----------x------------x----|B----------x------------x----|G-----5--5-x---5---5-5-x----| D-----5--5-x---5---5-5-x----|A-----3--3-x---3---3-3-x----|E----------x------------x----|
CHORUS: F C5 C#5 DmE--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x-----5--5-x--5--5-5-x-B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x-----6--6-x--6--6-6-x-G--2--2-x--2---2-2--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x---6-7--7-x--7--7-7-x-D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x---6-7--7-x--7--7-7-x-A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4-5--5-x--5--5-5-x-E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x----------x---------x-
A Bb B5 C5E--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-B--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-G--6--6-x--6---6-6--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4--5--5-x--5--5-5--x-D--7--7-x--7---7-7--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4--5--5-x--5--5-5--x-A--7--7-x--7---7-7--x---1--1-x--1--1-1--x---2--3--3-x--3--3-3--x-E--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-
F C5 E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|G--2--2-x--2---2-2--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x----*| REPEATD--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x----*|A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x-----|E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|
INTERLUDE (The backing for the slide guitar solo) FmE----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|B----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|G----1--1-x---1----1-1----x---*| REPEATD----3--3-x---3----3-3----x---*|A----3--3-x---3----3-3----x----|E----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|
Then when he starts to sing again: Fm E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-G--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x-A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x-E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-
C5 Fm Bb E-------x-----------x--1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-B-------x-----------x--1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-G--5--5-x--5---5-5-x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---3--3-x--3---3-3-x-D--5--5-x--5---5-5-x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3---3-3-x-A--3--3-x--3---3-3-x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---1--1-x--1---1-1-x-E-------x----------x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-
Fm C Fm E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|G--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--5--5-x---5---5-5-x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-*|D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--5--5-x---5---5-5-x--3--3-x--3---3-3--x-*|A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--3--3-x---3---3-3-x--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--|E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|
REPEAT The song with the lyrics goes like this: INTRO: Dm, F, Bb, F Dm F I know she said it's alright Bb F But you can make it up next time Dm F I know she said it's not right Bb F There ain't no use in Lying Dm F Maybe she thinks I know something Bb F Maybe maybe she thinks it's fine Dm F Maybe she knows something I don't I'm so, Bb B5 C5 I'm so tired, I'm so tired of trying CHORUS: F C5 C#5 It seems to me that maybe Dm A It pretty much always means no Bb C#5 C5 F Bb C So don't tell me you might just let it go F C And often times we're lazy Dm A It seems to stand in my way Bb B C5 F Bb C Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down VERSE: Dm F I know she loves the sunrise Bb F no longer sees it with her sleeping eyes Dm F And I know that when she said she's gonna try Bb F Well it might not work because of other ties Dm F And I wouldn't want to break 'em, nah, Bb I wouldn't want to break em Dm F Maybe she'll help me to untie this but Bb B5 C5 Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie to her CHORUS: F C5 C#5 It seems to me that maybe Dm A It pretty much always means no Bb C#5 C5 F Bb C So don't tell me you might just let it go F C And often times we're lazy Dm A It seems to stand in my way Bb B C5 F Bb C Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down CHORUS: F C5 C#5 It seems to me that maybe Dm A It pretty much always means no Bb C#5 C5 F Bb C So don't tell me you might just let it go F C And often times we're lazy Dm A It seems to stand in my way Bb B C5 F Bb C Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down INTERLUDE: Fm, Then he starts to sing: Fm, Fm, Fm, C5, Fm, Bb, Fm, C, Fm 6. Bubble Toes All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson Transcribed by Jai Mitchell jai_mitchell@yahoo.com http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell guitar chords G 3 5 5 4 3 3 C X 3 5 5 5 3 D X 5 7 7 7 5
INTRO part 1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7--x-7--------9--x-9------------5--x-5-7--x-7-7--x-7-10--x-10----------5--x-5---------8--x--8--
INTRO part 2---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5--x-5-7--x-7-8--x-8-7--x-7--3--x-3-3--x-3-3--x-3-3--x-3-
(play intro part 1 [x2]) It's as simple as something that nobody knows That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards And her feet are all covered with tarboles and scars (play INTRO part 2) (play INTRO part 1 [x2]) It's as common as something that nobody knows That her beauty will follow wherever she goes Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood She'll love me forever, I know she could (play INTRO part 2) (play INTRO part 1 [x2]) I remember when you and me Mm how we used to be just good friends Wouldn't give me none But all I wanted was some Pre-VERSE - G C D repeat VERSE G She's got a whole lot of reasons C She cant think of a single one D That can justify leaving G C He got none but he thinks he got so many problems D And he got, too much time to waste G C D G His dreams are like commercials C D But her dreams are picture perfect and G C D Our dreams are so related but they're often underestimated
(that cool run thing...) ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ -----2-3-5-------------7-7-7-7-7/9-7-5-3-- -3-3-------3~--x-x-x-x--------------------
(from here on it's just the three chords G, C and D in the same rythym except for he pauses during the jellyfish verse's) It's as simple as something that nobody knows That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards And her feet are infested with tarboles and La da da da da da La da da da da da da La da da da da da La da da da da da da la Well I was eating lunch at the DLG When this little girl came and she sat next to me Never seen nobody move the way she did Well she did and she does and she'll do it again When you move like a jellyfish Rhythm don't mean nothing You go with the flow You don't stop Move like a jellyfish Rhythm is nothing You go with the flow You don't stop... Mm It's as common as something that nobody knows That her beauty will follow wherever she goes Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood She'll love me forever, I know she La da da da da da La da da da da da da La da da da da da La da da da da da da da (guitar is silent here) If you would only listen You might just realise what you're missing You're missing me If you would only listen You might just realise what you're missing You're missing me (then back to G C D chord progression) It's as simple as something that nobody knows That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards And her feet are infested with tarboles and La da da da da da La da da da da da da La da da da da da La da da da da da da La da da da da da La da da da da da da La da da da da da La da da da da da da da 7. Fortunate Fool All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson Transcribed by Jai Mitchell jai_mitchell@yahoo.com http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell Okay, another tab i am changing slightly... simplifying the hard parts, taking out the parts i had in my tab that were actually played by the bass, and adding a different version of the chorus which is what Jack plays live rather than the little country soundng lick on the album... enjoy... special tab sign => and )'s mean the notes are quickly muted..!!
INTRO----7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~------------------7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~-------------------------------------------------------9-----------------------------------------------9------------------------------------------9/11---11p9---7-------4-------3-------2---------------------
VERSE (riff 1) B G#|----7)----------4)--||----7)----------4)--||.------------------.||.------------------.||--------------------||--7-----------4-----|
VERSE (riff 2) C# F#|----9)------2)--||----9)------2)--||.--10)------3)-.||.--11)------4)-.||---11)------4)--||--9-------2-----|on the last repetition of this verse riff use FILL 2 from below after theF# bass note to move back to verse riff 1...
some examples of fills that can replace the G# chordFILL 1 FILL 2 FILL 3--------------------|-----------------|------------------------------------------|-----------------|------------------------------------------|-----------------|------------------------------------------|-----------------|------------11\9~---------------9---------|-----------------|----------9-------------4--9/11---11p9--7-|--4--9/11-7-9-7--|--4--9/11----------7--
so just fuck around with those, and any others are just variations on that anyhow... then the fun part... the CHORUS...
----0~--0-0-----0~---0---0---0----2---2-2-----2---2---2---2-----0~----------------------------2-------2h4---2---------------1~------4h6----4---2---1------3-----------------4---3-------2~----------------------------4-----------------------------2~----------------------------4---------------------------0-0~--------------------------2-2-------------------------
A much easier version of the chorus can be played, like Jack does it when he plays live..----0)----------0)----2)-----------2)------0)----------0)----2)-----------2)------1)----------1)----3)-----------3)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------0----0-0--0-0-----2-----2-2--2-2-----
then just descending major bar chords with the root on the 6th string (ie the E shape) CHORD: B / G# / F# / E x3 FRET: 7 4 2 0 then CHORD: B / G# / G ~~~ FRET: 7 4 3 and hold in case you don't know the terms above the shape for the B (7th fret) is
e|-7-|b|-7-| So just start with that, then move it down to the 4th fret etc.g|-8-|d|-9-|a|-9-|E|-7-|
8. The News Standard Tuning EADGBE A Bm A A billion people died on the news tonight Bm But not so many cried at the terrible sight A Well mama said C#m It's just make believe Bm You can't believe everything you see D Dm So baby close your eyes to the lullabies A Bm On the news tonight A Bm A Who's the one to decide that it would be alright Bm To put the music behind the news tonight A Well mama said C#m You can't believe everything you hear Bm The diagetic world is so unclear D Dm So baby close your ears Bm On the news tonight F#m On the news tonight Bm F#m The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight A And mama said E Mmm A Bm Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die A Bm At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes A Mama said C#m It's just make believe You cant believe everything you see Bm D Dm So baby close your eyes to the lullabies A Bm A On the news tonight The picking pattern is as follows:
--------------------------------|---2--2--2-----3--3--3----------|----2--2--------4--4------------| etc.-----2--2--------4--4-----------|--0-------0---1-------1---------|--------------------------------|
This is my first tab, so go easy on me if you notice any flaws. Listen to the song for the timing. Thanks K-C, and Chris for getting me started on guitar, and helpin a brother out when needed. Much Love. Later, Jake. 9. Drink The Water
INTRO---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6~-6-6-6/9-9-9-11~-11-11-11\4-4-4-4/13-13-13-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11--4-4-4---------------------------------------------------------------------------4~-4-4-4/7-7-7--9~--9--9--9\2-2-2-2/11-11-11-7-7-7-7/9---9--9--9--2-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERSE guitar chords C#m x 4 6 6 5 4 G# 4 6 6 5 4 4 F# 2 4 4 3 2 2 E 0 2 2 1 0 0 C#m Drink the water drink it down This time I know I'm bound G# To spit it back up F# I didn't want this C#m Salty substitute, just not going to do G# F# I need some air, if I'm going to live through C#m This experience reminds me of a clock G# That just won't tick F# I want to wake up C#m From this concussion But my dreams just not done G# I'm late again, F# C#m It's just one of those bad days Look outside and Be careful what you ride G# You just might find F# E That you're out of time G# C#m To swim ashore E G# If I drift long enough C#m I'll be home (notice that there are two main riffs for the verse the C#m, G# and F# one and the E, G# and C#m one... these will be called VERSE part 1 and VERSE part 2 from now onwards) (repeat INTRO [x2]) (guitar silent) He's got delusions between his ears Man it takes up too much space And all that tension between his gears man He'll never ever leave this place (VERSE part 1 pattern begins again play it [x2]) He's got stones instead of bones And everybody knows Ah, man that can make you real real slow And if heaven was below He'd know just where to go Dive in the ocean And he'd sink like a stone And he'd say (VERSE part 2 now [x2]) It's time to swim ashore If I drift long enough I'll be home (back to VERSE part 1 [x2]) Hold on if you can You're gonna sink faster Than you can imagine so Hold on if you can You're gonna sink faster Than you can imagine so (VERSE part 2 again [x2]) It's just time to swim ashore If I drift long enough I'll be home 10. Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner Tuning: Standard This is 100% correct G = 355433 D9 = X54555 D = 557775 C = 335553 A = 577655 INTRO: G Repeat once OXX OXX OXXX OXOXXX D9 Repeat once OXX OXX OXXX OXOXXX Repeat all once G Saturday morning and it's time to go One of these could be the days but who coulda known D9 Loadin' in the back of a pick-up truck Ridin' with the boys and pushing their luck G Singin' songs loud on the way to the game Wishing all the things could still be the same D9 Johnny's homeruns over the backstop Kekua on the ball and soda pop, well CHORUS D G We used to laugh a lot C But only because we thought G D9 G D9 That everything good always would remain G D9 G D9 Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain (INTRO, don't repeat) G Sunday morning and this time they're going Been raining all night so everybody knows D9 Over to the field for tackle football Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball G Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring Keep on rolling, never boring D9 Karma, karma, karma chameleon We're talking kinda funny from helium, well (repeat CHORUS from above) We used to laugh a lot But only because we thought That everything good always would remain Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain
----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-10---9---7-----10-9-7-10---9---7----10-9-7-7/0----------------7/0----|----------------------------------------------------------------------|--8---7---5------8-7-5--8---7---5-----8-7-5-5/0----------------5/0----|----------------------------------------------------------------------|Repeat once
G Monday morning and this time they're going Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes D9 Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues They're driving a padidle with a burnt-out fuse, well G My best friend Kenny wants to go with you So meet him by the sugar mill after school D9 My best friend Kimmy wants to go with you Meet her by the sugar mill after school (repeat CHORUS as before) We used to laugh a lot But only because we thought That everything good always would remain D G We used to laugh a lot C But only because we thought A That everything good always would C G D9 G D9 Everything good always would remain (repeat INTRO and fade) 11. F-Stop Blues Tuning: Standard
Riff #1e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------5-------5-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------4-h-6---4-------------4-------4-----------2-------------------|D|------6--------------------------4-h-6---4----2--4---2--------------2----|A|-----------------------------6---------------0----------4--2--2--4----2/-|E|---0----------------------4----------------------------------------------|
Riff #2e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------5-------5-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------4-h-6---4---------4-------4-----------2-----------------------|D|-----6-----------------------4-h-6---4------2--4----2----------------2---|A|--------------------------6--------------0-------------4--2--2--4------2-|E|---0-------------------4-------------------------------------------------|
Riff #3e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------4-------------------------4-------------------2----------2------|D|---------4-h-6-p-4------------4-----4---------2--4--------//4-----2------|A|-------------------------2----------------0---------------0--------------|E|---0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff #4e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|B |------------------------------------------------------------------------|G |--------4-------------------------4--------------------------4----------|D |--------4-h-6-p-4------------4-----4----------------5//6------6//-------|A |------------------------2----------------0------------------------------|E |--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff #5e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|B |----------5------5------------------------------------------------------|G |----------4-h-6--4-------------4-------4-----------2--------------4-----|D |------6------------------------4-h-6---4-----2--4-----2------5//6----6/-|A |---------------------------6-----------------0----------4--2------------|E |--0---------------------4-----------------------------------------------|
Riff #6e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|B |-------5------5------------------------------------------------------5--|G |-------4-h-6--4-----------4---------4------------2--------------5//6---6|D |-----6---------------------4-h-6-----4-----2--4------2------------------|A |---------------------6-------------------0--------------4-----2---------|E |-0----------------4-----------------------------------------------------|
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|B |-----6//7--9--7--5~~-------5------------6//7--9--7--5~~-----------------|G |------------------------5//6-----6--------------------------------------|D |-6~~-------------------------------6~~-------------------2//4--6--4--2~~|A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff #7e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|B |------------------------------------------------------------------------|G |---------2-------2~~--2-------2-------2~~--------------4----------------|D |---------2-h-4--2~~--2-h-4--2-h-4--2~~-------5//6------6//--------------|A |------4------------------------------------0~~--------------------------|E |---2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff #1 Riff #2 Riff #3 (x7) Hermit crabs and cowry shells Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you He's waving at you Lift him up to see what you can see He begins his focusing He's aiming at you And now he has cutaways from memories And close-ups of anything that He has seen or even dreamed And now he's finished focusing He's imagining lightning Striking sea sickness Riff #4 Away from here Riff # 1 Look who's laughing now that you've wasted Riff # 5 How many years and you've barely even tasted Riff #1 Anything remotely close to Everything you've boasted about Riff #6 Look who's crying now Driftwood floats, after years of erosion Incoming tide touches roots to expose them, Quicksand steals my shoe, Clouds bring the f-stop blues Riff # 7 Riff #1 Look who's laughing now that you've wasted Riff #5 How many years and you've barely even tasted Riff #1 Anything remotely close to Riff #5 Everything you've boasted about Riff #1 Look Who's crying now Riff #5 Riff #1 Riff #5 12. Losing Hope Changed all D chords to Dm... The fingerpicking in this one is pretty simple.. otherwise just bash out the chords, listen to the song for the correct timing.. Am X 0 2 2 1 0 C X 3 2 0 1 0 G 3 2 0 0 3 3 F 1 3 3 2 1 1 D X 5 7 7 6 5 C/B X 2 2 0 1 0 Am C G repeat Am I got a faulty parachute C G I got a stranger's friend Am An exciting change in C G My butchers blend Am A symbol on the ceiling C G With the flick of a switch Am Yeah my new found hero C G And the enemy's ditching F Am C G Well somebodies something was left in a room Am C G And now that its gone well of course we assume Am C G Somebody else needed something so bad Am C G They took everything somebody had F C C/B Am Losing hope is easy Dm G When your only friend is gone Dm G And every time you look around Dm G C C/B Well, it all, it all just seems to change Am C G Am The mark was left C G Man it's never the same Am Next time that you shoot C G Make sure that you aim Am C G Open windows with passing cars Am A brand new night C G F With the same old stars C C/B Am Losing hope is easy Dm G When your only friend is gone Dm G And every time you look around Dm G C C/B Well, it all, it all just seems to change Am C G Am Feed the fool C G Am A piece of the pie C G Am Make a fool of his system C G Am Make a fool of his mind C G Am Give him bottles of lies C G Am And maybe he'll find C G Am His place in heaven C G Am Cause he might just die F C C/B Am Losing hope is easy Dm G When your only friend is gone Dm G And every time you look around Dm G C C/B Well, it all, it all just seems to change C C/B Am But hanging on is easy Dm G When you've got a friend to call Dm G When nothings making sense at all Dm G C C/B You're not the only one that's afraid of change Am C G repeat [x2] then bass outro 13. Its all understood
okay, so the main riff goese------------------------- B------------------------- G---0-----------------4--- D--0-0----4-----4----4-4-- A--------0-0---4-4--2----- D-5-----0-----4-----------
after a while the piano does some chords which you can do by...
e-3~----2~----------------B-3~----3~----------------G-0~----2~------------4---D-0~----4~------4----4-4--A-0~----0~-----4-4--2-----D-X-----0~----4-----------
OR, you could play in normal tuning with the following four chords G 3 2 0 0 3 3 D X 0 0 2 3 2 F# 2 4 4 3 2 2 Bm X 2 4 4 3 2 and just bash those out repeatedly... amazing artist/album Note-these are all other peoples works i simply compiled them for urs and my convinience
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