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Jack Johnson-Brushfire Fairytales

1. Inaudible Melodies
2. Middle man
3. Posters
4. Sexy Plexi
5. Flake
6. Bubble Toes
7. Fortunate Fool
8. The News
9. Drink the Water
10. Mudfootball (for moe Lerner)
11. F-Stop Blues
12. Losing Hope 
13. Its all Understood

Brought together by:Parker Smith


1. Inaudible melodies:

intro part 1

e|--2---2-2h4p2---2------------6-----6-6h9p6---6---6--X---7---7---
B|--2-----------2------2--X--7---------------7-----6--X---7-------
G|--3------------------4--X--6---------------------7--X---8-------
D|--4------------------3--X--6h8-------------------8--X---9-------
A|--4------------------4--X--6---------------------8--X---9-------
E|--2----------------------------------------------6--X---7-------

e|--7h9p7----7---6--X--4---
B|---------7-----6--X--4---
G|---------------6--X--4---
D|---------------6--X--4---
A|---------------8--X--6---
E|---------------6--X--4---

intro part 2

------------------2-5-2-0---------------------------
-------3/5-3/5--2---------2-----------------3/5-3/5-
-------4/6-4/6--------------2h4-4-2-2-------4/6-4/6-
--------------------------------------2-3-4---------
----------------------------------------------------
-0-1-2----------------------------------------------

                                              
-----------------------------------------2-5-2-2--
-----------------------------3/5-3/5---2--------4-
-4b5r4--2----2h4--2--2-------4/6-4/6------------2-
----------4------------2-3-4--------------------4-
------------------------------------------------2-
--------------------------------------------------

Verse 1 
                    
e|----------2---------------------------2--------------
B|----------2---------------------------4--------------
G|----------3---------------------------2--------------
D|-----4----4------------------4-4------4--------------
A|-4/6------4--------------4/6-----6-2--2---0h2-0h2----
E|-------2--2---0h2-0h2--------------------------------
brushfire fairytales .......
(play this couple of times)
       
e|------------4-----------4-----2------2-------2-----------2---4-
B|------------6-----------6-----4------4-------2-----------2---6-
G|------------4-----------4-----2------2-------3-----------3---4-
D|-----4-3----6-----------6-----4------4-------4-----------4---6-
A|-4/6-----4--4---0h4-0h4-4---2-2--0-2-2---2---4-----------4---4-
E|-------------------------------------2-----2-2---0h2-0h2-2-----

verse 2

e|----2----------2-----2----------2------2----------2-----2----------2---
B|----2----------2-----4----------4------2----------2-----4----------4---
G|----3----------3-----2----------2------3----------3-----2----------2---
D|----4----------4-----4----------4------4----------4-----4----------4---
A|----4----------4--2--2--0-2-0-2-2------4----------4--2--2--0-2-0-2-2---
E|-2--2--0-2-0-2-2--------------------2--2--0-2-0-2-2--------------------


e|----4-----------4-----2----------2-----2-----------2---4-
B|----6-----------6-----4----------4-----2-----------2---6-
G|----4-----------4-----2----------2-----3-----------3---4-
D|----6-----------6-----4----------4-----4-----------4---6-
A|-4--4---0-4-0-4-4---2-2--0-2-0-2-2-----4-----------4---4-
E|---------------------------------2--2--2---0-2-0-2-2-----


F#
Well dust off your thinking caps
              B7
Solar powered plastic plants
                   F#      
Pretty pictures of things we ate
            B7             
We are only what we hate
                C#7           
But in the long run we have found
                 B7            
Silent films are full of sound
          F#         C#7           
Inaudibly free

 
F#                  
Slow down everyone
       Bb                  
You're moving too fast
B                             
Frames can't catch you when 
       G#                     
You're moving like that

 
F#                   
Inaudible melodies
   Bb                  
Of narrational strategies
B                       
Unobtrusive tones 
        G#                             
Help to notice nothing but the zone
   F#                  
Of visual relevancy
Bb                                
Frame-lines tell me what to see 
B                      
Chopping like an axe
         G#                               
So maybe Eisenstein should just relax

 
F#
Slow down everyone
       Bb
You're moving too fast
B
Frames can't catch you when 
       G#
You're moving like that

Solo:

e---11-14-11--11-----11-14-11----------11-14-11----------11-11-11-11--14/0---|
B--11-------14------11-------14-11----11-------14-12----x--------------------|
G-11---------------11----------------11----------------x---------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|




2. Middle Man


After 5 shows of Jack in 7 days I manged to see a few errors in my tabs, one of them was in
one of the main chords for this song.. look at the chords in the intro and verse for the
difference... the Em, is not and Em until the chorus kind of bit, it is actually an Em9th or
Em7th or something.. as shown in the chord chart below... enjoy..

BASS INTRO
|--------------------------|
|.---------9---7~-7-7-----.|
|.-7~-7-7----7--------5-6-.|repeat until chorus
|--------------------------|

GUITAR CHORDS
Em*   X  7  5  7  X  X
Em    X  7  9  9  8  7
A     5  7  7  6  5  5
C     8 10 10  9  8  8
D     X  5  7  7  7  5
G     3  5  5  4  3  3
F#    2  4  4  3  2  2
F     1  3  3  2  1  1
em(1) 0  2  2  0  0  0

Guitar Intro
Em*   A    repeat

Em*
Well he's not necessarily trying to say that he minds it
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em*
Well he's not necessarily trying to say god can't be trusted
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em*
As certain situations scream for deviations
    A
But somehow we always get stuck in the middle
   Em*
Of this and that and then he should try less
A
Every time he's rejected then he loses affection


C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A              D                 A   G  F# F em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

 (bass intro and drums)

Em*
Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
      A
Never still find some to spare
Em*
And other people got more than they could use
A
But they don't share
Em*
And some people got problems man
         A
They got awful complications
Em*
Other people got perfect situations
A
With no provocation

 
C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A               D
What a terrible thing for you
Em     D
Confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A              D                 A   G  F# F em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

 (bass intro and drums)

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|.-----------------------------------------------------
|.---------------------------7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5---
|--7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5-------------7-------------7-
|------------7-------------7---------------------------

--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
-------------------------------.|repeat x 4
---------------------------7-7-.|then
-7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5--------|
-----------7-------------7------|

------------------------
------------------------
------------------------
-5----------------------
---7-7--7-5-6-7/slide<0-
------------------------
Somehow we always get stuck in the middle (repeated)
(overdubbed with)
Confused, what an awful thing for you to do
Confused, what an awful thing for you to say-ee




3. Posters


This is an easy song if you don't play it right. If you want to play it just
like Jack Johnson, you'll have a little harder time, but you've looked up the
right tab. It's a little difficult, but I tried to make it as easy as possible
by putting in my own side notes and stuff. I'm positive that all of it is correct.
If I did make any mistakes, or anyone has suggestions, please email me. Now,
ay attention, you may be surprised.


 /  slide up
 \  slide down
 h  hammer-on
 p  pull-off
 ~  vibrato
 +  harmonic
 x  Mute note

Intro Parts:

e|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|\
B|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| \
G|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|  \Part 1
D|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|  /
A|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| /
E|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|/
   d  d  u d u d  d u d u 

e|--------------------x---------------------x-------|\
B|--------------------x---------------------x-------| \
G|--------------------x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-|  \Part 2
D|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9-9-9-9-9-9/11--11-x-11-11-|  /
A|----11--------h11---x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-| /
E|-0------------------x--7-7-7-7-7-7/9----9-x--9--9-|/
   d   d d          u    u d d d u d      u    u  d 

e|--------------|\           e|------------------|\
B|--------------| \          B|------------------| \
G|--x--x--x-x-x-|  \Part 3   G|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|  \Part 4
D|-14-13-11-9-9-|  /         D|-5--5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|  /
A|--x--x--x-x-x-| /          A|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| /
E|-12-11--9-7-7-|/           E|-3--3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|/
    u  u  u u u                 u  u d u d u d u


Verse Parts:

Asterisks mean staccato the chord (play it quickly and release the pressure
on the strings to get a sort of "bap" sound).

e|----------x--x------------------x--x---------|\
B|----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x-| \
G|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-|  \Part 1
D|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-|  /
A|----7-7-7-x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7-| /
E|-0--0-0-0-x----7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-x----7-7-7-7-|/
      d d u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u

      *           *          *           *
e|----5--x---x----5-x-x-x----7--x---x----7-x-x-x-\
B|----5--x---x----5-x-x-x----7--x---x----7-x-x-x- \
G|----6--x---x----6-x-x-x----8--x---x----8-x-x-x-  \Part 2a
D|-x--7----x---x--7-x-x-x-x--9----x---x--9-x-x-x-  /
A|-7--7----7---7--7-x-x-x-9--9----9---9--9-x-x-x- /
E|-5--5----5---5--5-x-x-x-7--7----7---7--7-x-x-x-/
   d  d  u d u d  d u d u d  d  u d u d  d u d u


e|--------------------x--x------------------x--x---------\
B|--------------------x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x- \
G|--------------------x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-  \2b
D|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-  /
A|----11--------h11---x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7- /
E|-0------------------x----7-7-7-7-9--9-9-9-x----7-7-7-7-/
   d  d  d          u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u


These are all the parts to the song. If you listen to the music, you'll get the
hang of it and be able to put in the little quirks that Jack does. This is the
basic, but correct way to play. You can do a lot with it. 

Here's the complete song, with the lyrics.


Intro: Intro Parts 1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 4

Verse 1:
(Repeat Verse Part 1 twice, then start singing) 

(Verse Part 1 repeats until specified)

Lookin' at himself
And wishin' he was someone else
Because the posters on the wall
They don't look like him at all.

So he ties it up, he tucks it in
He pulls it back and gives a grin
Laughin' at himself
Because he knows he ain't loved at all.

He gets his 
(Verse Part 2a)
Courage from the can
It makes him feel like a man
Because he's lovin' all the ladies
But the ladies don't love him at 
(Verse Part 2b)
all.

And
(Verse Part 2a)
When he's not drunk 
He's only stuck on himself
And then he has the nerve
To say he needs a decent
(Verse Part 2b)
Girl

Verse 2:

(Verse Part 1)
Lookin' at herself
And wishin' she was someone else
Because the body of the dolly
Don't look like hers at all

So she straps it on, she sucks it in, 
She throws it up, and gives a grin,
Laughin' at herself
Because she knows she's ain't that at all.

(Verse Part 2a)
Caught up in the trends
Well, the truth began to bend
And the next thing you know, man
There just ain't no truth left at
(Verse Part 2b)
All.

'Cuz when the
(Verse Part 2a)
Pretty girl walks
She walks so proud
And when the pretty girl laughs
Oh man, she laughs so
(Verse Part 2b)
Loud.

Bridge:
    E            D            C#       B
e|------7-7-7-m--x---5-5-5----4-4-4-m--x---2-2-2-|
B|------9-9-9-m--x---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--x---4-4-4-|
G|------9-9-9-m--7---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--4---4-4-4-|
D|------9-9-9-m--7---7-7-7----6-6-6-m--4---4-4-4-|
A|------7-7-7-m------5-5-5----4-4-4-m------2-2-2-|
E|--7---7-7-7-m----5-5-5-5-4--4-4-4-m----2-2-2-2-|
    d   d d u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u

                                  (mute)
And (E) if it ain't this that it's that
(D)  As a matter of 
(C#) Fact, she hasn't had a day (mute) 
(B)  To relax

(Slide back to E)
Since she's lost (mute)
(D) Her
(C#) Ability to think (mute)
(B) Clear-

(Slide up neck)
(Intro Part 2)
-ly
(Intro Parts 3, 2, 4)

Outro:



Well I'm an 
(Verse Part 1 repeats)
energetic, apathetic
Version of another person,
Check out my outsides,
There ain't nothin' in here

Well I'm a
Superficial, systematic, 
Music, television addict,
Check out my outsides,
There ain't nothin' in

(Verse Part 2a)
Here comes another one,
Just like the other one,
Lookin' at himself and wishin' 
He was someone else,
Because the
(Verse Part 2b)
Posters on the wall,
They don't uh look uh like uh him. 
He ties up, he tucks it in,
He Pulls it back and gives a grin,
(Verse Part 1)
Laughin' at himself
Because he knows he ain't loved at all.
He knows he ain't loved at all.

Where he starts Verse Part 2b is difficult, so I'll just go through it.


Because the-

e|-----------------------------------------x-------------------|
B|------------------------------------x----x-------x--x-x------|
G|------------------------------------x----9-------9--9-9------|
D|----------------9h11--p9---------9--x------------9--9-9------|
A|------------11-------------h11------x------------7--7-7------|
E|-0----------------------------------x-------7----7--7-7------|
                                                   d  d u
  -posters on the wall, they don't uh look uh like him.

And so on. 




When I was learning this song, this part took me the longest. It's tough. Every
note is above the beginning of it's corresponding word, like you play the A string
on the 11th while you say "the". This part is perfect, I promise, and you can play
it just like Jack of you follow exactly.

Enjoy,
Todd




4. Sexy Plexi


All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell
jai_mitchell@yahoo.com
http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell

Once again, a correction after seeing him play it live.. 

GUITAR TAB
INTRO
--------7---5p3-2-3-0-------------------
--3p2p0---0-----------3-2-3--0h2h3/5-7--
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------

VERSE
|--------------------------|
|----2-2---2-0---3-3---3-0-|
|----3-3---3-0---4-4---4-0-|
|--------------------4-----|
|--------4-----2-----------|
|--2-----------------------|

PRE CHORUS
--------------------------
----2-2---2-0---3-0---5-0-
----3-3---3-3---4-4---6-6-
--------------------------
--------4-----------------
--2-----------3-----5-----

CHORUS
|---------------------------|
|----7-0---5-0---3-0---2-0--|
|.---7-0---6-0---4-0---3-0-.|
|.-------------------------.|
|---------------------------|
|--7-----5-----3-----2------|

CHORUS END

---------------------------
----3-3---3-3---3-3---3-0--
----4-4---4-4---4-4---4-0--
--------4-----------4------
--2-----------2------------
---------------------------

SONG ORDER

VERSE [x4]
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS [x2]
CHORUS END

VERSE [x3]
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS [x2]

VERSE [x6]-starting on the Bm the first time
PRE-CHORUS
CHORUS [x2]
end on first note of CHORUS END




5. Flake


I saw D.Yamaki's version of the tab. It was good, but it was somewhat confusing, 
so I thought I'd make it more easy to understand. Unfortunately, I don't know the 
slide guitar part melody for the interlude, so if anyone figures it out before me,
 then please e-mail me.

I tried to show the strumming pattern as well as I could but, Listen to the song for 
the strumming pattern. 

The chords used:
     Dm      F      Bb     C5      A      Fm      C#5   B5
E-----5------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|
B-----6------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|
G-----7------2-------3------5------6-------1------6-----4------|
D-----7------3-------3------5------7-------3------6-----4------|
A-----5------3-------1------3------7-------3------4-----2------|
E------------1---------------------5-------1-------------------|

	NOTE: For the Dm chord you may use the basic chord in the first position but 
Jack Johnson plays it in the fifth position. 
           The "x" is in the place where he mutes/"chops" the strings.

So the song in tablature goes like this:
INTRO/VERSE:
     Dm                    F                                        Bb
E--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-
B--6--6-x---6---6-6---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-
G--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---2--2-x---2---2-2-x---3--3-x--3--3-3-x-
D--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x---3--3-x--3--3-3-x-
A--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x---1--1-x--1--1-1-x-
E--------x------------x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x--------x---------x-
             F                                                     C5
E-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|
B-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|
G-----2--2-x----2----2-2----x----5-------*--|  Repeat
D-----3--3-x----3----3-3----x----5-------*--|
A-----3--3-x----3----3-3----x----3----------|
E-----1--1-x----1----1-1----x---------------|


NOTE: When going into the chorus, (the last verse line) the verse goes like this
     Dm                       F                           Bb                   
E--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-
B--6--6-x---6---6-6---x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-
G--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---2--2-x---2---2-2-x----3--3-x--3--3-3-x-
D--7--7-x---7---7-7---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x----3--3-x--3--3-3-x-
A--5--5-x---5---5-5---x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x----1--1-x--1--1-1-x-
E--------x------------x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x---------x---------x-               
	           C5
E----------x------------x----|
B----------x------------x----|
G-----5--5-x---5---5-5-x----|  
D-----5--5-x---5---5-5-x----|
A-----3--3-x---3---3-3-x----|
E----------x------------x----|

CHORUS:
        F             C5                                 C#5  Dm
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x-----5--5-x--5--5-5-x-
B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x-----6--6-x--6--6-6-x-
G--2--2-x--2---2-2--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x---6-7--7-x--7--7-7-x-
D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x---6-7--7-x--7--7-7-x-
A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4-5--5-x--5--5-5-x-
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x----------x----------x---------x-
       A              Bb                                    B5  C5
E--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-
B--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-
G--6--6-x--6---6-6--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4--5--5-x--5--5-5--x-
D--7--7-x--7---7-7--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x---4--5--5-x--5--5-5--x-
A--7--7-x--7---7-7--x---1--1-x--1--1-1--x---2--3--3-x--3--3-3--x-
E--5--5-x--5---5-5--x--------x----------x-----------x----------x-
       F                                       C5                           
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|
B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|
G--2--2-x--2---2-2--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x----*|  REPEAT
D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---5--5-x--5--5-5--x----*|
A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3--3-3--x-----|
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--------x-----------x----|

INTERLUDE (The backing for the slide guitar solo)
    Fm
E----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|
B----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|
G----1--1-x---1----1-1----x---*|   REPEAT
D----3--3-x---3----3-3----x---*|
A----3--3-x---3----3-3----x----|
E----1--1-x---1----1-1----x----|

Then when he starts to sing again:
      Fm  
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-
B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-
G--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-
D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x-
A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x---3---3-3-x-
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---1--1-x---1---1-1-x-

      C5            Fm                                         Bb        
E-------x-----------x--1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-
B-------x-----------x--1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-
G--5--5-x--5---5-5-x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x---3--3-x--3---3-3-x-
D--5--5-x--5---5-5-x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---3--3-x--3---3-3-x-
A--3--3-x--3---3-3-x---3--3-x---3---3-3--x---1--1-x--1---1-1-x-
E-------x----------x---1--1-x---1---1-1--x--------x----------x-
      
      Fm             C  	                           Fm        
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|
B--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|
G--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--5--5-x---5---5-5-x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-*|
D--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--5--5-x---5---5-5-x--3--3-x--3---3-3--x-*|
A--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--3--3-x---3---3-3-x--3--3-x--3---3-3--x--|
E--1--1-x--1---1-1--x-------x-----------x--1--1-x--1---1-1--x--|

REPEAT

The song with the lyrics goes like this:

INTRO:
	Dm, F, Bb, F

   	Dm                                      F
	   I know she said it's alright
	   Bb                                        F
	   But you can make it up next time
	   Dm                                   F
   	I know she said it's not right
	   Bb                                        F
	   There ain't no use in Lying
   	Dm                                          F
	   Maybe she thinks I know something
     Bb                                                   F
	   Maybe maybe she thinks it's fine
	   Dm                                             F
	   Maybe she knows something I don't I'm so, 
	   Bb                           B5  C5
   	I'm so tired, I'm so tired of trying

CHORUS:
   	F                                         C5    C#5
	   It seems to me that maybe     
    Dm                                           A
	   It pretty much always means no
   	Bb               C#5  C5                       F     Bb     C
	   So don't tell me you might just let it go
	   F                                          C
   	And often times we're lazy
   	Dm                                 A
	   It seems to stand in my way
   	Bb               B   C5                                  F    Bb    C
	   Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down

VERSE:
	   Dm                                        F
	   I know she loves the sunrise
	   Bb                                                  F
   	no longer sees it with her sleeping eyes
   	Dm                                                       F
	   And I know that when she said she's gonna try
	   Bb                                                     F
   	Well it might not work because of other ties
	  Dm                                                          F          
	  And I wouldn't want to break 'em, nah, 
   	Bb
	   I wouldn't want to break em
	   Dm                                      F            
	   Maybe she'll help me to untie this but
	   Bb                        B5     C5
	   Until then well, I'm gonna have to lie to her

CHORUS:
   	F                                         C5    C#5
	   It seems to me that maybe     
    Dm                                           A
	   It pretty much always means no
   	Bb            C#5  C5                       F     Bb     C
	   So don't tell me you might just let it go
	   F                                          C
   	And often times we're lazy
   	Dm                                 A
	   It seems to stand in my way
   	Bb           B   C5                                  F    Bb    C
	   Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down


CHORUS:
   	F                                         C5    C#5
	   It seems to me that maybe     
    Dm                                           A
	   It pretty much always means no
   	Bb            C#5  C5                       F     Bb     C
	   So don't tell me you might just let it go
	   F                                          C
   	And often times we're lazy
   	Dm                                 A
	   It seems to stand in my way
   	Bb            B   C5                                  F    Bb    C
	   Cause no one no not no one wants to be let down


INTERLUDE:
	Fm, 
	Then he starts to sing:
	Fm, Fm, Fm, C5, Fm, Bb, Fm, C, Fm




6. Bubble Toes


All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell
jai_mitchell@yahoo.com
http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell

guitar chords
G   3 5 5 4 3 3
C   X 3 5 5 5 3
D   X 5 7 7 7 5


INTRO part 1
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-7--x-7--------9--x-9-----------
-5--x-5-7--x-7-7--x-7-10--x-10--
--------5--x-5---------8--x--8--

INTRO part 2
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-5--x-5-7--x-7-8--x-8-7--x-7-
-3--x-3-3--x-3-3--x-3-3--x-3-

  (play intro part 1 [x2])
  It's as simple as something that nobody knows
  That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
  On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
  And her feet are all covered with tarboles and scars
  (play INTRO part 2)

  (play INTRO part 1 [x2])
  It's as common as something that nobody knows
  That her beauty will follow wherever she goes
  Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood
  She'll love me forever, I know she could
  (play INTRO part 2)

  (play INTRO part 1 [x2])
  I remember when you and me
  Mm how we used to be just good friends
  Wouldn't give me none
  But all I wanted was some

Pre-VERSE - G C D repeat
VERSE

G
She's got a whole lot of reasons
                    C
She cant think of a single one
         D
That can justify leaving
G                                        C
He got none but he thinks he got so many problems
           D
And he got, too much time to waste

G C D
 
G
His dreams are like commercials
        C                  D
But her dreams are picture perfect and
    G                                 C          D
Our dreams are so related but they're often underestimated

  (that cool run thing...)
  ------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------
  -----2-3-5-------------7-7-7-7-7/9-7-5-3--
  -3-3-------3~--x-x-x-x--------------------

  (from here on it's just the three chords G, C and D in the same rythym
   except for he pauses during the jellyfish verse's)

It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tarboles and

La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da la

Well I was eating lunch at the DLG
When this little girl came and she sat next to me
Never seen nobody move the way she did
Well she did and she does and she'll do it again

When you move like a jellyfish
Rhythm don't mean nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop
Move like a jellyfish
Rhythm is nothing
You go with the flow
You don't stop... Mm

It's as common as something that nobody knows
That her beauty will follow wherever she goes
Up the hill in the back of her house in the wood
She'll love me forever, I know she
 
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da da

  (guitar is silent here)
If you would only listen
You might just realise what you're missing
You're missing me
If you would only listen
You might just realise what you're missing
You're missing me
  (then back to G C D chord progression)

It's as simple as something that nobody knows
That her eyes are as big as her bubbly toes
On the feet of the queen of the hearts of the cards
And her feet are infested with tarboles and

La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da
La da da da da da
La da da da da da da da




7. Fortunate Fool


All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell
jai_mitchell@yahoo.com
http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell

Okay, another tab i am changing slightly... simplifying the hard parts, taking out
the parts i had in my tab that were actually played by the bass, and adding a different
version of the chorus which is what Jack plays live rather than the little country soundng
lick on the album... enjoy...


special tab sign => and )'s mean the notes are quickly muted..!!

INTRO
----7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~--------------
----7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~--------------
-----------------------------------------9------
-----------------------------------------9------
------------------------------------9/11---11p9-
--7-------4-------3-------2---------------------

VERSE (riff 1)
    B           G#
|----7)----------4)--|
|----7)----------4)--|
|.------------------.|
|.------------------.|
|--------------------|
|--7-----------4-----|

VERSE (riff 2)
   C#       F#
|----9)------2)--|
|----9)------2)--|
|.--10)------3)-.|
|.--11)------4)-.|
|---11)------4)--|
|--9-------2-----|
on the last repetition of this verse riff use FILL 2 from below after the
F# bass note to move back to verse riff 1...


some examples of fills that can replace the G# chord
FILL 1               FILL 2            FILL 3
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|------------11\9~-----
----------9---------|-----------------|----------9-----------
--4--9/11---11p9--7-|--4--9/11-7-9-7--|--4--9/11----------7--

so just fuck around with those, and any others are just variations on that anyhow...

then the fun part... the CHORUS...

----0~--0-0-----0~---0---0---0----2---2-2-----2---2---2---2-
----0~----------------------------2-------2h4---2-----------
----1~------4h6----4---2---1------3-----------------4---3---
----2~----------------------------4-------------------------
----2~----------------------------4-------------------------
--0-0~--------------------------2-2-------------------------

A much easier version of the chorus can be played, like Jack does it when he plays live..
----0)----------0)----2)-----------2)--
----0)----------0)----2)-----------2)--
----1)----------1)----3)-----------3)--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
--0----0-0--0-0-----2-----2-2--2-2-----

then just descending major bar chords with the root on the 6th string
(ie the E shape)

CHORD: B / G# / F# / E  x3
FRET:  7   4    2    0
then
CHORD: B / G# / G ~~~
FRET:  7   4    3 and hold

in case you don't know the terms above the shape for the B (7th fret) is

e|-7-|
b|-7-|   So just start with that, then move it down to the 4th fret etc.
g|-8-|
d|-9-|
a|-9-|
E|-7-|




8. The News




Standard Tuning  EADGBE

A                            Bm               A
A billion people died on the news tonight
                             Bm
But not so many cried at the terrible sight
           A
Well mama said
                        C#m
It's just make believe
                                      Bm
You can't believe everything you see
                                       D           Dm
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
        A                     Bm
On the news tonight

A                                    Bm           A
Who's the one to decide that it would be alright
                            Bm
To put the music behind the news tonight
            A
Well mama said
                                         C#m
You can't believe everything you hear
                              Bm
The diagetic world is so unclear
                          D        Dm
So baby close your ears
             Bm
On the news tonight
               F#m
On the news tonight
Bm                                 F#m
The unobtrusive tones on the news tonight
                  A
And mama said
E
Mmm

A                                                    Bm
Why don't the newscasters cry when they read about people who die
A                                                   Bm
At least they could be decent enough to put just a tear in their eyes
        A
Mama said
                        C#m
It's just make believe

You cant believe everything you see
Bm                                       D         Dm
So baby close your eyes to the lullabies
           A                    Bm             A
On the news tonight

The picking pattern is as follows:

--------------------------------|
---2--2--2-----3--3--3----------|
----2--2--------4--4------------| etc.
-----2--2--------4--4-----------|
--0-------0---1-------1---------|
--------------------------------|

This is my first tab, so go easy on me if you notice any flaws.
Listen to the song for the timing.  Thanks K-C, and Chris for getting
me started on guitar, and helpin a brother out when needed.  Much Love.
Later, Jake.




9. Drink The Water


INTRO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-6~-6-6-6/9-9-9-11~-11-11-11\4-4-4-4/13-13-13-9-9-9-9/11-11-11-11--4-4-4-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-4~-4-4-4/7-7-7--9~--9--9--9\2-2-2-2/11-11-11-7-7-7-7/9---9--9--9--2-2-2-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

VERSE

guitar chords
C#m   x 4 6 6 5 4
G#    4 6 6 5 4 4
F#    2 4 4 3 2 2
E     0 2 2 1 0 0

C#m
Drink the water drink it down

This time I know I'm bound
   G#
To spit it back up
F#
I didn't want this
C#m
Salty substitute, just not going to do
  G#             F#
I need some air, if I'm going to live through
C#m
This experience reminds me of a clock 
     G#
That just won't tick
F#
I want to wake up 
C#m
From this concussion

But my dreams just not done
    G#
I'm late again, 
     F#                C#m
It's just one of those bad days

Look outside and

Be careful what you ride
    G#
You just might find 
F#                 E
That you're out of time
   G#      C#m
To swim ashore
     E          G#
If I drift long enough
        C#m
I'll be home

  (notice that there are two main riffs for the verse
   the C#m, G# and F# one and the E, G# and C#m one...
   these will be called VERSE part 1 and VERSE part 2
   from now onwards)

(repeat INTRO [x2]) 

(guitar silent)
He's got delusions between his ears
Man it takes up too much space
And all that tension between his gears man
He'll never ever leave this place

(VERSE part 1 pattern begins again play it [x2])

He's got stones instead of bones
And everybody knows
Ah, man that can make you real real slow
And if heaven was below
He'd know just where to go
Dive in the ocean
And he'd sink like a stone
And he'd say

(VERSE part 2 now [x2])



It's time to swim ashore
If I drift long enough
I'll be home

(back to VERSE part 1 [x2]) 

Hold on if you can
You're gonna sink faster 
Than you can imagine so
Hold on if you can
You're gonna sink faster 
Than you can imagine so

(VERSE part 2 again [x2])

It's just time to swim ashore
If I drift long enough
I'll be home




10. Mudfootball (for Moe Lerner




Tuning: Standard

This is 100% correct

G  = 355433
D9 = X54555
D  = 557775
C  = 335553
A  = 577655

INTRO:

G                       Repeat once
OXX OXX OXXX OXOXXX

D9                      Repeat once
OXX OXX OXXX OXOXXX

Repeat all once

G
Saturday morning and it's time to go
One of these could be the days but who coulda known
D9
Loadin' in the back of a pick-up truck
Ridin' with the boys and pushing their luck
G
Singin' songs loud on the way to the game
Wishing all the things could still be the same
D9
Johnny's homeruns over the backstop
Kekua on the ball and soda pop, well







CHORUS
D          G
We used to laugh a lot
    C
But only because we thought
     G               D9             G      D9
That everything good always would remain
G                            D9            G       D9
Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain

(INTRO, don't repeat)

G
Sunday morning and this time they're going
Been raining all night so everybody knows
D9
Over to the field for tackle football
Big hits, big hats, yeah give me the ball
G
Rain is pouring, touchdown scoring
Keep on rolling, never boring
D9
Karma, karma, karma chameleon
We're talking kinda funny from helium, well

(repeat CHORUS from above)

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain
Nothing gonna change there's no need to complain

----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-10---9---7-----10-9-7-10---9---7----10-9-7-7/0----------------7/0----|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
--8---7---5------8-7-5--8---7---5-----8-7-5-5/0----------------5/0----|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat once









G
Monday morning and this time they're going
Wet trunks and schoolbooks and sand on my toes
D9
Do anything you can to dodge the bus-stop blues
They're driving a padidle with a burnt-out fuse, well
G
My best friend Kenny wants to go with you
So meet him by the sugar mill after school
D9
My best friend Kimmy wants to go with you
Meet her by the sugar mill after school

(repeat CHORUS as before)

We used to laugh a lot
But only because we thought
That everything good always would remain

D          G
We used to laugh a lot
    C
But only because we thought
     A
That everything good always would
C                            G        D9  G  D9
Everything good always would remain

(repeat INTRO and fade)




11. F-Stop Blues


Tuning: Standard

Riff #1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------5-------5-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------4-h-6---4-------------4-------4-----------2-------------------|
D|------6--------------------------4-h-6---4----2--4---2--------------2----|
A|-----------------------------6---------------0----------4--2--2--4----2/-|
E|---0----------------------4----------------------------------------------|

Riff #2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------5-------5-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------4-h-6---4---------4-------4-----------2-----------------------|
D|-----6-----------------------4-h-6---4------2--4----2----------------2---|
A|--------------------------6--------------0-------------4--2--2--4------2-|
E|---0-------------------4-------------------------------------------------|

Riff #3
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------4-------------------------4-------------------2----------2------|
D|---------4-h-6-p-4------------4-----4---------2--4--------//4-----2------|
A|-------------------------2----------------0---------------0--------------|
E|---0---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #4
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------4-------------------------4--------------------------4----------|
D |--------4-h-6-p-4------------4-----4----------------5//6------6//-------|
A |------------------------2----------------0------------------------------|
E |--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #5
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------5------5------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------4-h-6--4-------------4-------4-----------2--------------4-----|
D |------6------------------------4-h-6---4-----2--4-----2------5//6----6/-|
A |---------------------------6-----------------0----------4--2------------|
E |--0---------------------4-----------------------------------------------|







Riff #6
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------5------5------------------------------------------------------5--|
G |-------4-h-6--4-----------4---------4------------2--------------5//6---6|
D |-----6---------------------4-h-6-----4-----2--4------2------------------|
A |---------------------6-------------------0--------------4-----2---------|
E |-0----------------4-----------------------------------------------------|

e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----6//7--9--7--5~~-------5------------6//7--9--7--5~~-----------------|
G |------------------------5//6-----6--------------------------------------|
D |-6~~-------------------------------6~~-------------------2//4--6--4--2~~|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff #7
e |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |---------2-------2~~--2-------2-------2~~--------------4----------------|
D |---------2-h-4--2~~--2-h-4--2-h-4--2~~-------5//6------6//--------------|
A |------4------------------------------------0~~--------------------------|
E |---2--------------------------------------------------------------------|






Riff #1 
Riff #2 

Riff #3 (x7)
	  Hermit crabs and cowry shells 
	  Crush beneath his feet as he comes towards you 
	  He's waving at you 

	  Lift him up to see what you can see 
	  He begins his focusing 
	  He's aiming at you 

	  And now he has cutaways from memories 
	  And close-ups of anything that 
	  He has seen or even dreamed 
	  And now he's finished focusing 

	  He's imagining lightning 
	  Striking sea sickness 
Riff #4	  Away from here 

Riff # 1  Look who's laughing now that you've wasted 
Riff # 5  How many years and you've barely even tasted 
Riff #1	  Anything remotely close to 
	  Everything you've boasted about 
Riff #6	  Look who's crying now 

	  Driftwood floats, after years of erosion 
	  Incoming tide touches roots to expose them, 
	  Quicksand steals my shoe, 
	  Clouds bring the f-stop blues 
Riff # 7

Riff #1  Look who's laughing now that you've wasted
Riff #5	  How many years and you've barely even tasted
Riff #1	  Anything remotely close to 
Riff #5	  Everything you've boasted about
Riff #1	  Look Who's crying now
Riff #5
Riff #1
Riff #5




12. Losing Hope


Changed all D chords to Dm...

The fingerpicking in this one is pretty simple..
otherwise just bash out the chords, listen to the song
for the correct timing..


Am   X 0 2 2 1 0
C    X 3 2 0 1 0
G    3 2 0 0 3 3
F    1 3 3 2 1 1
D    X 5 7 7 6 5
C/B  X 2 2 0 1 0

Am           C   G repeat

Am
I got a faulty parachute
        C          G
I got a stranger's friend
   Am
An exciting change in
   C           G
My butchers blend
  Am
A symbol on the ceiling 
         C          G
With the flick of a switch
Am
Yeah my new found hero
        C       G
And the enemy's ditching
F 


Am                            C         G
Well somebodies something was left in a room
Am                            C         G
And now that its gone well of course we assume
Am                   C            G
Somebody else needed something so bad
Am                   C        G
They took everything somebody had
F

C      C/B     Am
Losing hope is easy
Dm             G
When your only friend is gone
    Dm             G
And every time you look around
Dm              G                  C     C/B
Well, it all, it all just seems to change
Am    C  G

Am
The mark was left 
         C         G
Man it's never the same
     Am
Next time that you shoot
     C         G
Make sure that you aim
Am                C       G
Open windows with passing cars
Am
A brand new night
         C    G   F
With the same old stars


C      C/B     Am
Losing hope is easy
Dm             G
When your only friend is gone
    Dm             G
And every time you look around
Dm              G                  C     C/B
Well, it all, it all just seems to change
Am    C G



         Am
Feed the fool
C G            Am
A piece of the pie
C      G           Am
Make a fool of his system
C      G           Am
Make a fool of his mind
C        G          Am
Give him bottles of lies
C         G       Am
And maybe he'll find
C   G        Am
His place in heaven
C        G          Am
Cause he might just die
F 

C      C/B     Am
Losing hope is easy
Dm             G
When your only friend is gone
    Dm             G
And every time you look around
Dm              G                  C     C/B
Well, it all, it all just seems to change

C   C/B           Am
But hanging on is easy
Dm                G
When you've got a friend to call
Dm                   G
When nothings making sense at all
Dm                  G                    C    C/B
You're not the only one that's afraid of change

Am      C   G 
repeat [x2] then bass outro




13. Its all understood


okay, so the main riff goes
e------------------------- 
B------------------------- 
G---0-----------------4--- 
D--0-0----4-----4----4-4-- 
A--------0-0---4-4--2----- 
D-5-----0-----4----------- 

after a while the piano does some chords which you can do by...

e-3~----2~----------------
B-3~----3~----------------
G-0~----2~------------4---
D-0~----4~------4----4-4--
A-0~----0~-----4-4--2-----
D-X-----0~----4-----------

OR, you could play in normal tuning with the following four chords
G  3 2 0 0 3 3
D  X 0 0 2 3 2
F# 2 4 4 3 2 2
Bm X 2 4 4 3 2

and just bash those out repeatedly...

amazing artist/album  Note-these are all other peoples works
i simply compiled them for urs and my convinience
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joemama@yourass wrote on February 12 2006, 04:30 pm

on middle man with that Em chord u weren't sure about I'm almost positive that the low E is also played instead of just the notes on the a,d, and g strings. And on posters, the intro is A with a 0h50h5 then B with a 0h70h7 and the 11 9h11po9 is actually 9 9h11po9. just so you knows.

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