Taylor James - Secret O Life tab

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From: alan_fark@i-netaccess.com (Fark, Alan)
Subject: t/taylor_james/secret_o_life.tab
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 16:51:55 -0500

Secret O' Life

by James Taylor
tab by Alan Fark (farkmd@pol.net)

see also: http://james-taylor.com/guitar/secret.txt
tab by Noel Kerns, similar to this version with only small variations


Standard tuning
capo at 3rd fret
(s) = sustain
/   = pull off or hammer on
v   = upstroke
PM  = palm mute

chord shapes:

A11         = x02420
Em7sus4     = 020200
Em (v.1)    = 0x040x
D6 (sus4?)  = x0x002 
Dmaj7       = xx0222
C#m7        = 446454
F#          = 244322
C#m7sus4    = 242442
F#7+5       = 2x2332
Bm7         = 224232
D/E         = 0x023x
E/F#        = 2x2100
E9+5        = x20112
Em (v.2)    = 0xx003
Dmaj7/A     = x00222




Intro

 A11                            Em7sus4                  

|--------0-----------0--------|-------------0---||------2-----2-------------2--|-----------------||----4-----4---4--------------|-----2----2------| (repeat)|-----------------2-----------|-----------------| |-0---------------------0-----|--2--------------||-----------------------------|-------0---------|
The first four measures of each verse are similar to the intro pattern: A11 Em7sus4
|--------0-----------0---------|-------------0---| |------2-----2-------------2---|-----------------| |----4-----4---4---------------|-----2----2------| |-----------------2------------|-----------------| |-0---------------------0------|--2--------------| |------------------------------|-------0---------| A11 Em7sus4
The secret of ........ A11 Em7sus4 A11
|---------0----------0--|----------0---------|--------0--------0----||------2----------2-----|------------0-------|------2--------2------||----4---------4--------|-------2------2-----|----4--------4--------||-----------2-----------|-----0--------------|-----------2----------||--0--------------------|---2----------------|--0-------------------||-----------------------|-0--------------0/2-|----------------------|
Em (v.1) D6 Dmaj7 C#m7
|------------|---2---------|-2----------2---------|-----------4------||--0(s)------|---0------5--|------2----------2----|-5----------------||--4------2--|---0(s)------|----2----------2------|------4---------4-||--0(s)------|-------------|-0-------0----------0-|----6---------6---||------------|---0(s)------|----------------------|-4-------4--------||--0(s)------|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
F# C#m7sus4 F#7+5 Bm7
|-------------------2-|-----2--|------2---|----------------------2----||----------2----------|--4-----|---3------|-------------3--------3----||-------3--------3----|--4-----|---3------|-------------2-------------||-----4---------------|--2-----|---2------|-------4-------------------||--------------4------|--4-----|----------|---2-------------2---------||--2------------------|--------|---2------|---------------------------|
D/E E/F# Bm7 E9+5(strum)
|-----------|--------0---|-----------------------2------|--2(s)------||--------3--|--------0---|-----------3-----------3------|--1(s)------||--------2--|-----1------|-----------2------------------|--1(s)------||-----0-----|-----2------|-------4----------------------|--0(s)------||-----------|------------|---2-----------2--------------|--2(s)------||--0--------|--2---------|------------------------------|------------|
A11 Em7sus4 A11 Em7sus4 The secret of love ....... A11 Em7sus4 A11 Em(v.1) D6 Dmaj7 C#m7 F# C#m7sus4 F#7+5 Bm7 D/E E/F# Bm7 E9+5 A11 Em(v.2)
|---------0--------------|--3---2/0---------------||------2---------2-------|--0--------3--2/0-------||----4--------4-----4----|--0(s)--------------2/0-||----------------------2-|------------------------||--0---------------------|------------------------||------------------------|--0(s)------------------|
give us a ....... (for the following, I think that chords are plucked/strummed with downstrokes on the first beat and off-beat of 2, upstrokes on the off-beat of 1 and 3, and palm mute on 2 and 4, although later verses seem to be just plucked or strummed on each off-beat)
Dmaj7/A C#m7 v PM v PM v PM V PM v PM|--2--2-----2---2------------|--4--4-----4----4------4--4-------||--2--2-----2---2------------|--5--5-----5----5------5--5-------||--2--2-----2---2----(repeat)|--4--4-----4----4------4--4-------||--0--0-----0---0------------|--6--6-----6----6------6--6-------||--0--0-----0---0------------|--4--4-----4----4------4--4-------||----------------------------|----------------------------------|
F# Bm7 D/E v PM v PM v PM|--2--2----|--2---2------2---2----|--2(s)--------------------||--2--2----|--3---3------3---3----|--3(s)--------------------||--3--3----|--2---2------2---2----|--2(s)--------------------| (back to |--4--4----|--4---4------4---4----|--0(s)--------------------| intro|--4--4----|--2---2------2---2----|--------------------------| riff)|--2--2----|----------------------|--0(s)--------------------|
A11 Em7sus4 A11 Em7sus4 Now the thing about ...... A11 Em7sus4 A11 Em(v.1) D6 Dmaj7 C#m7 F# C#m7sus4 F#7+5 Bm7 D/E E/F# Bm7 E9+5 A11 Em(v.2) Dmaj7/A C#m7 F# Bm7 D/E A11 Dmaj7/A C#m7 F# Bm7 D/E A11 A11 Em7sus4 A11
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