John Mayer - Slow Dancing In A Burning Room Live tab

Artist: John Mayer
Song: Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (Live)


Standard Tuning, no capo

This is the live version from "Where the Light Is"

tabbed for one guitar.

* try not to take the tab too literally. its best to play it with your own style.
** you won't be able to play this properly without the video so:
      
           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GZ3suxRn4

*** the are alot of bends in this song. you have to watch the video to get them right.

-->questions/corrections? comment. 

Intro:e-------------x--------------------------------------x--------------------------------|B-------------x---------------5---5--5---------------x--------------------------------|G-------9-----x--9--8---------4h6-4--4----------9----x-/9--8-------(/4)---------------|D-------------x-11--9--11-9----------4h6---9/11------x-/11-9-------(/4)-6p5p4-4-6-----|A--9/11-------x--------11-9--------------------------x-------11p9-----------------7~--|E-------------x--------------(5)-(5)(0)--------------x--------------------------------|
e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-12----12--------|b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12-12h14-12-12-----|g-------------------------------------13-----|e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|g-----------------------------13--11--9------|
Verse:e--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------|B-----------------9-----------------------------------5~------------5~-----|-5~-----|G-------/9--------9-----------------------9h11p9------6~------------4~-----|---4~---|<-- improv D----------------11----------------9h11p9--------11\--7~------------6~-----|-----6~-|its not exact.A-----------------------------9/11--------------------x-------------x------|--------|this end part.E----------------------------------------------------(5)-----------(5)-----|--------|
It's not a silly little moment. It's not the storm before the calm. This is the deep and dying breath. This love that we've been workin' on. Can't seem to hold you like I want to. But I can feel you in my arms. Nobodies gonna come and save us. We've pulled too many false alarms.
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We're goin' down... And you can see it too.
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We're goin' down... And you know that we're doomed.
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My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room.
e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-12----12--------|b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12-12h14-12-12-----|g-------------------------------------13-----|
e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|g-----------------------------13--11--9------|
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I was the one you always dreamed of, you were the one I tried to draw. How dare you say it's nothing to me baby you're the only light I ever saw
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I'll make the most of all the sadness You be a bitch because you can
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You try to hit me just to hurt me so you leave me feeling dirty because you can't understand
e|--x--------------------------------------------------------|B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~--------5~----|G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~-------6~----|D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~-------7~----|A|--x---------------------------------x------x---------x-----|E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)-------(5)----|
We're goin' down... And you can see it too.
e|--x-----------------------------------------------------------|B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~-----------2~----|G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~----------2~----|D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~----------4~----|A|--x---------------------------------x------x------------3~----|E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)----------(2)----|
We're goin' down... And you know that we're doomed.
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My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room. the teaser:
e|----------------------------------------------------------9--12b-9---12b-9---12b^^^^-|B|---12-14b^^v-9b^^v------------------------------------9-12--------9-------9----------|G|-13----------------/11~-13\12p11--12p9-----------------------------------------------|D|-------------------/11~--------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------9/11~~\---------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-12p9---------------------------------------------------------------|B|-----9-------------------------------12/14\12/14\12-----------------|G|--------11~~p10p9----11-9-11-11-9h11-11/13\11/13\11--\(11)-11p9-9~--|D|-----------------11------------------11/13\11/13\11-----------------|A|-------------------------------------12/14\12/14\12-----------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge:
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|-----2~------9~-(strum a bit)------5~------2~-------|G|-----2~------9~--------------------6~------2~-------|D|-----3~------x---------------------7~------3~-------|A|-----4~------11~-------------------x-------4~-------|E|----(2)-----(9)-------------------(5)-----(2)-------|
Go cry about it why don't you....(x2)
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|-----2~------9~-(strum a bit)------5~------5~-------|G|-----2~------9~--------------------6~------4~-------|D|-----3~------x---------------------7~------6~-------|A|-----4~------11~-------------------x-------x--------|E|----(2)-----(9)-------------------(5)-----(5)-------|
Oh go, cry about it, go, cry about it...
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Oh my dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room.
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e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|g-----------------------------13--11--9------| (x2)
The solo:
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e|--------7b-7h9-10b^vp9p8-11b^vp10p9-12b^vp11p10-13b^-11-14b^^-12~-12~-14---|B|------/9----------------9----------9-----------9---------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-14b^^-p13p12---------------|--------------------------------------------------|B|-------------14b^^-12~-12---|---12-14-14b^-14b^^-12-14-12h14p12----------------|G|-------------------------13-|-13-------------------------------13-13b^^-13~----|D|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|---7h9/12-12/14-14/16-17-19b^^-19b^^-19b^-17---|G|-11-13-13b^^vp11-9--11p9-11b^v^v----------|-/9--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------11\-------|-----------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
e|-19b^^-19~-17~-----------|-19b^^-19~-17-17--------------------|B|---------------19b^v-17~-|-----------------19-19b^v-19b^v-17~-|G|-------------------------|------------------------------------|D|-------------------------|------------------------------------|A|-------------------------|------------------------------------|E|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
e|-19b^^-19~-17---------------------------------|B|-------------19b^^-17-19-17-19b^^-17~-17~-17~-|G|----------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-x--x-------x---|--x--x--x--x-------------------------|--x--x--x--x------------------------------|B|/19-19-(19)/21\-|-/21-21-19-19------------------------|-/21-21-19-19-----------------------------|G|/17-17-(17)/19\-|-/19-19-17-17-16~-18b^^-18~-18b^-16~-|-/19-19-17-17-16~-18-16-18-16h18p16-16~-18|D|-x--x-------x---|--x--x--x--x-------------------------|--x--x--x--x------------------------------|A|/19-19-(19)/21\-|-/21-21-19-19------------------------|-/21-21-19-19-----------------------------|E|----------------|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------| D U D D U D U D U D U
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e|----------------------------------------------|B|-/14-16b^^~~-14-16-16b-16~-14-12-12/14~-12-9~-|G|----------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|-/14-16b^^~~\-/-16b^--16~-14~-12-/9~--7--/5~----5h7-7h9--|G|---------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------|B|-/14-16b^^~~-17b-16b^^~\-/16b-16~-14-12-12/14~-12-9~--|G|------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
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Key: p pull-off b^v bend up then back down ex. 10b^vp9p8= bend 10 up then back down and pull off 9 and 8 ex. 13b^^vp11= bend 13 up a bit more, back down and pull off 11 b^ bend a bit more than normal. the more ^'s the more you bend. feel it. ~ vibrato/ let the note ring / slide up \ slide down D strum down U strum up END
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