John Mayer - Assassin tab

Song: ASSASSIN (Acoustic Version)
Artist/Album: JOHN MAYER, Battle Studies, (2009)
VERSION 1.03
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Date: 19th November 2009
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Tabbed by JOSEPH V (joseph.youtube@hotmail.com)

VIDEO EXAMPLE @ YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/sepsep

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Tuning: Drop D (DADGBE)

* = SLAP
*> = ACCENTUATED SLAP
^ = ALTERNATIVE CHORD SHAPE

CHORDS
A    = 707650
Asus = 707750
Bm   = 024430
D    = 057755
D/F# = 400230
D/G  = 507750
G    = 505430

ALTERNATIVE
D^  = 000232
Bm^ = 907770


PLAYER NOTES:
I guess the tricky part in my acoustic version is the slapping and getting the timing 
It takes a bit of practice.
Please note the accentuated slap (meaning a stronger/louder slap)... keeps the song flowing.


VERSE/PRECHORUS

PHRASE I (Bm^) PHRASE II (Asus)e----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|b-------------7-----------------------7--------|------------5-----------------------5------------|g-------7---------7------------------------7---|-----------------7-----------------------7-------|d-----------------------7-------7--------------|-----7----------------7-------7---------------7--|a----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|E----9-----9---------9------9-------9----------|--7------7----------------7------7---------------| * * * *> * *
PHRASE III (D/G?) PHRASE IV (Asus)
|--------------------------------------------------------|----(see PHR II)--X-||---------------5-------------------------5--------------|------------------X-||--------------------7-------------------------7---------|------------------X-||-------7----------------7-------7-------------------7---|------------------X-||--------------------------------------------------------|------------------X-||---5-------5-----------------5------5-------------------|------------------X-| * * *
PRECHORUS RIFF (Em) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 # The bass line follows the beat of the oo Wooo ohhh woaOhhh, oh oh, ohhhhh... # Its hard to describe... unless i do it in slow mo.... hmm.. :D
---------------------------------------------------------|--|----------7--h--9--7-------------------------------------|--|----------7------------7---9----7--h--9------7---h---9---|--|---------------------------------------------------------|--|---------------------------------------------------------|--|----------9------------9--------9--------9---9-------9---|--|
Asus D/G You get in...... get done and..... get gone Bm^ Asus D/G leave a trace..... show your face...... get gone Bm^ Asus D/G shoulda turned around.... left before...... came up again Asus but the sun came up again CHORUS Bm D/F# G A I was a killer .... best they'd ever seen Bm D/f# G A I'd steal your heart .... before you ever hurt a thing Bm D/f# G A I'm an assassin... had a job to do Bm D/F# G A Asus4 A Little did i know.... an assassin too (back to chorus) BRIDGE D Bm D A Suddenly im in... over my head.... i can hardly move D Bm D A Suddnely i know exactly what i did... i cannot feel a thing D^ Bm D/F# G A Asus suddenly im floating over her bed .. .do not feel a thing D^ Bm D/F# G G Suddenly i know....exactly ....done.... and what G its gonna mean to me A Asus Bm^ mean to me, when im gone INSTRUMENTAL Bm^ Asus D/G Asus Bm^ Asus D/G A Asus
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