John Butler Trio - One Way Road tab version 4

Song Title: One Way Road
Artist: John Butler Trio
Tuning: D,G,D,G,B,D

Key:
+ Harmonic
X Mute note
~ vibrato
b bend
/ Slide Up
\ Slide Down
h hammer on
p pull off

This song seems very hard after listening but once broken down it becomes plain simple. 
open tuning John uses makes soloing very easy and the lead bit which sounds very complex 
actually rather simple.

Opening chord

d[---------------]B[----12~~\\\----]G[----12~~\\\----]D[----12~~\\\----]G[----12~~\\\----]D[---------------]
Intro
d[-----------12+12+12+12+---------------7+7+7+7+-----------]B[-----------12+12+12+12+---------------7+7+7+7+-----------]G[----0--0-0-12+12+12+12+7-7-X-X-9--9-9-7+7+7+7+5-5-X-X----] X4D[----0--0-0-------------7-7-X-X-9--9-9---------5-5-X-X----]G[----0--0-0-------------7-7-X-X-9--9-9---------5-5-X-X----]D[---------------------------------------------------------]
Verse 1
d[-----------X-X-X-X----------------X-X-X-X--------------|X4B[-----------X-X-X-X----------------X-X-X-X--------------|on fourth timeG[----0--0-0-X-X-X-X-7-7-X-X-9--9-9-X-X-X-X-5-5-X-X------|through end byD[----0--0-0---------7-7-X-X-9--9-9---------5-5-X-X------|strumming theG[----0--0-0---------7-7-X-X-9--9-9---------5-5-X-X------|first chord in theD[-------------------------------------------------------|9th fret
After this play through the intro progession X4 strumming out the chord in the 5th fret into the pre-chorus. Pre Chorus
d[-------0------0------0-----0-----]B[--------0------0------0-----0----]G[---------------------------------] X4D[----/2------2-----/5-----0-------]G[----/2------2-----/5-----0-------]D[---------------------------------]
Lead break
d[-------------------------------]B[----3p0-------0-----------0----]G[-------4p0-2/4--0h2p0-2/4-0----]D[----------------------2/5------]G[-------------------------------]D[-------------------------------]
Chorus Play through intro progession 4 times 2nd Verse small lead bits played with slide. smething along these lines
d[-------12----/12---------12--------------]B[----/12---------12----/12--12\10---------] X2G[--------------------------------10/12----]D[-----------------------------------------]G[-----------------------------------------]D[-----------------------------------------]
After this play through the intro progession X2 letting ring the chord in the 5th fret into the pre chorus. Bridge
d[-------------------------------------------------------------------------]B[-------------------------------------------------------------------------]G[----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---]D[----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---]G[----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---]D[-------------------------------------------------------------------------] X2
d[-------------]B[----2////----]G[----2////----]D[----2////----]G[----2////----]D[-------------]
Solo - The most important thing when attempting to play a John Butler solo is the timing. no what I've put in this section it all comes down to how you play it. listen to the song and your own changes to my solo to suit you.
d[-----------------------------------------------]B[----3p0-------0----------0---------------------]G[-------4p0-2/4--0h2p0----0-----0---0---0----0--]D[----------------------2/5---4/5-4/5-4/5-4/5----]G[-----------------------------------------------]D[-----------------------------------------------]
d[------------------------------------------------]B[----3p0-------0----------0----------------------]G[-------4p0-2/4--0h2p0----0-----------0h2p0-0h4--]D[----------------------2/5------4h5p0------------]G[------------------------------------------------]D[----------------------------4p0-----------------]
d[----------------------------------------------------]B[----7h8p7/3~~--3p0----------3p0-3p0-3p0-3p0-3p0-----]G[------------------4p0-4/2/0----0---0---0---0---4p0--]D[----------------------------------------------------]G[----------------------------------------------------]D[----------------------------------------------------]
d[-------------------------------------------------------]B[-------0---0---0---0-------0---/12-12-12--/12-12-12----]G[----2p0-4p0-5p0-7p0-9p0-9p0-0--/12-12-12--/12-12-12----]D[-------------------------------/12-12-12--/12-12-12----]G[-------------------------------------------------------]D[-------------------------------------------------------]
Play through chorus again and finish on this
d[-------------------]B[----12~~~~~~~~~----]G[----12~~~~~~~~~----]D[----12~~~~~~~~~----]G[----12~~~~~~~~~----]D[-------------------]
Song order Intro 1st Verse Pre Chorus Lead Break Chorus 2nd Verse Pre Chorus Bridge Solo Chorus Hope this helps you work this song out and simplify it out a bit. chuck us some feedback much appreciated
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