John Mayer - Tell Me What To Say tab

Tell Me What to Say
transcribed by Alan Myers
(taken from 3.29.00 and 9.16.00 shows)

(www3.sympatico.ca/g403z)

Notes:
Capo on 2, standard tuning
Entire song strummed except first intro
Order of parts played on 9.16.00 : A,B,C,D,C,E,B,E,F,C,E,B,E,F,G,B,E,F


Part A: Intro (finger picked)

e--------------------------b--------7-9--------5-3----g--------------------------d------7----------5---4----a----5----------3----------e--------------------------
Part B: Intro (strummed)
e----0----0----0---0----b----7----8----5---3----g----0----0----0---0----d----7----7----5---4----a----5----5----3---3----e----x----x----x---x----
Part C: Verse
e----0---0----b----7---5----g----0---0----d----7---5----a----5---3----e----x---x----
Part D: "Could you tell me what to say" (first time)
e---0---0----0---0---0---0----b---3---5----7---8---5---3----g---0---0----0---0---0---0----d---4---5----7---7---5---4----a---2---3----5---5---3---3----e---x---x----x---x---x---x----
Part E: "Could you tell me what to say"
e----0----0---0---0----b----3----8---3---5----g----0----0---0---0----d----4----9---4---5----a----2----7---2---3----e----x----x---x---x----
Part F: Chorus ("saaaaaaaaaay")
e----0---0---0---5----b----7---7---5---3----g----0---0---0---0----d----7---7---5---4----a----5---5---3---2----e----x---7---x---0----
(sometimes for final chord of chorus the 5 on e is played open) Part G: Bridge ("And sure it's unfair...")
e----x---x----b----x---3----g----x---5---- 4xd----7---5----a----5---3----e----3---x----
I know it's early And you hardly even know me but I want your love so bad So bad I'm bout to fuck it up Could you tell me what to say? You must have heard that line About your eyes a million times And now you're holding out to hear about your chin I bet that that could get me in, let me in Could you tell me what to say? Tell me what to say.. When you were young and playing princess in your mothers dress Into the mirror, dreaming what your prince would say. I know you still remember to this day. Could you tell me what to say? tell me what to say.. Say... tell me what to say.. And sure it's unfair I might lose all self-respect those who say I should be myself they have obviously never met you yet So I can tell by the way your eyes roll The way you stab the ice in your glass that its over I see you signaling to a friend, whispering "make this end" You should have told me what to say.. Told me What To Say.. Say.. (The lyrics were taken from http://www.johnmayertrading.com/)
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