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                             Better Together - Jack Johnson
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Tabbed by: Chris Case
Email: chris@northsouthband.com
Website: www.northsouthband.com

Tuning: Standard Capo 3

Intro (this is without relation to Capo, i.e. open numbering)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------12-------10------7-----5-----7------10-------12-------10----------|
D|---10/12----12/10----10/7---7/5---5/7---7/10----10/12----12/10----10--3----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro (in relation to Capo 3)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------9-----7-----4-----2-----4-----7-----9-----7-------------------------|
D|---7/9---9/7---7/4---4/2---2/4---4/7---7/9---9/7---7-0---------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chords Used:
     D  Dmaj7  Bm  A  G  D/F#  Em  A*  Ab  G*
e|---2----2-----2--0--3---2----0---5---4---3---------------------------------|
B|---3----3-----3--2--3---3----0---5---4---3---------------------------------|
G|---2----2-----4--2--0---2----0---6---5---4---------------------------------|
D|---0----0-----4--2--0---0----2---7---6---5---------------------------------|
A|--------4-----2--0--2---0----2---7---6---5---------------------------------|
E|--------------------3---2----0---5---4---3---------------------------------|

D               Dmaj7                        Bm                    A
There's no combination of words that I could put on the back of a postcard
G           D/F#              Em            A* 
No song that I could sing but I can try for your heart and
D    Dmaj7              Bm                 A            
Our dreams and they are made out of real things like
G            D/F#             Em           A* 
a shoebox of photographs and sepia-toned lovin
D          Dmaj7                 Bm                       A         
Love is the answer at least for most of the questions in my heart like
G              D/F#                Em               A* 
why are we here and where do we go and how come its so hard? 
D              Dmaj7              Bm             A
Its not always easy and sometimes life can be decieving
G            D/F#                    Em                 A*     Ab
I'll tell you one thing it's always better when we're together 
G*               A*                         Ab G*
mmmmm its always better when we're together
                       A*                        Ab G*
Yeah well look at them stars when we're together 
                  A*                        Ab G*
Well it's always better when we're together
                 A*                        
Yeah its always better when we're together.

: and all of these moments just might find their way into my dreams tonight 
but I know that they'll be gone when the morning light sings or brings new things 
for tomorrow night you'll see that they'll be gone too too many things I have to do.
 but if all of these dreams might find their way into my day to day scene 
I'd be under the impression I was somewhere inbetween with only 2 just me and you 
now so many things we got to do, or places we got to be we'll sit beneath the mango tree now

Yeah its always better when we're always together 
mmmm we're somewhere in between together 
well its always better when we're together 
Yeah it's always better when we're together :

mmmm mmm mmmm

G*             A*                  G*                 A*
I believe in memories they look so, so pretty when I sleep, hey now and
G*           A*                  G*                    A*
and when I wake up you look so pretty sleeping next to me but there is 
G*           A*             G*                 A*
not enough time. there is no, no song I could sing and there is no 
G*              A*                           G*                 A*
combination of words I could say but I will still tell you one thing we're better together

INTRO LICK
Final part of solo (not relative to Capo, i.e. open)
e|-------13-------10------8------10-------13-------15-------13-------10---------|
B|-10/13----13/10----10/8---8/10----10/13----13/15----15/13----13/10----10/7/10-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Final part of solo relative to capo 3
e|------10------7-----5-----7------10-------12-------10------7---------------|
B|-7/10----10/7---7/5---5/7---7/10----10/12----12/10----10/7---7/5/7---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Mace_37 wrote on June 15 2005, 12:00 am

Can anyone tab the piano part of this song?

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2doorsdown wrote on July 12 2005, 12:00 am

is it just me... or is the slapping he does on the guitar an overdub?
cuz i can't seem to do both the slapping and standard rhythm

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aron444 wrote on October 11 2005, 01:40 pm

This way works and at first listen, I thought he might us a Capo too but then I watched it on Sessions.AOL and he doesn't use a Capo. He just used Bar chords. Believe me, its true. I don't see why he would play it different in the studio sessions then he did on the recording. I worked it out with the bar chords and drops like he played it and it sound perfect.I will post the tab if I get a chance to actually tab it out. Go to sessions on AOL and they show his hands close up so you can easily see how to play it.

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