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Fortunate Fool Tab



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All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell

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..!!


VERSE (riff 1)
    B           G#

VERSE (riff 2)
   C#       F#
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

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

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


A much easier version of the chorus can be played, like Jack does it when he plays live..

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
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

b|-7-|   So just start with that, then move it down to the 4th fret etc.
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Immortal_Guitar wrote on April 29 2006, 08:40 pm

Great tab man! thanks that helped me a lot. good job

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tinytom21 wrote on May 25 2006, 04:04 pm

yer, great tab, but at the end, where you say it goes, B-G#-F#-E, i think it's B-G#m-F#-E. sounds better to me.
just that one thing, other than that really good.

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mistaman wrote on June 5 2006, 07:41 pm

yeah great tab and i would say that G#m also sounds better.

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