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                             IF I HAD EYES - JACK JOHNSON
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Tabbed by: Jamstein
Email: blackberrymanischewitz@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard

So, here's a tab of Jack's newest single, "If I Had Eyes," which will be officially 
on December 11th, ultimately to come out on his album "Sleeping Through The Static," due out 
February.

This tab is gonna be very basic, just to give you an idea of how to play the song, and 
to expect with regards to chords.  It's very simple and straight-forward, so I hope this 
you out in some way.

Chords (can be played in any variation, this is just the way i hear it)
    D5   A5   G5    Bm    Em    A  
 D  Alternate form of A5, for the chorus
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------3-----8----------7-------------10-------------------------|
G|------------------4-----9-----6----7-------------9--------------------------|
D|--7----14---------4-----9-----7----7-------------7--------------------------|
A|--5----12---5-----2-----7-----7----5----------------------------------------|
E|------------3-----------------5---------------------------------------------|

The little riff

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---10----12\-5------7\-3----0---3-5-3--------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D5                    A5
If I had eyes in the back of my head
            G5                                Bm      D5
I would have told you that you looked good as I walk away

(play riff)
D5                                 A5
If you could have tried to trust the hand that fed
                    G5                                Bm
you would have never been hungry but you'd never really be...

D5   A5   G5    Bm

D5                           A5                    G5         
       Bm
more of this or less or is there any difference or are we just holding on to
Em                         A

things that we don't have anymore?

Chorus:
     D              Em
Sometimes time doesn't heal
G          A5
no not at all
     D           Em
it just stands still
G          A5
while we fall
  D           Em
in or out of love again
  G         A5
i doubt i'm gonna
  D       Em
win you back when you've got
G         A5
eyes like that
              A
you won't let me in  [hear the "Yeah!"]
              D5
always looking out >   (Play riff here)
         A5         G5     Bm   D
woo ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh
D5       A5         G5     Bm   D
ooh ooh ooh, ooh woo ooh

Verse 2:
D5                         A5
Lot of people spend their time just floating
           G5                  Bm
we were victims together but lonely
D5                         A5
you got hungry eyes that just can't look forward
       G5                      A5
can't give them enough, but we just can't start over  (play the riff next)
D5                                  A5
building with (thin nails)?, we're falling but holding
G5                           Em           A
i don't want to take up anymore of your time
A
time, time, time
           D            Em
Sometimes time doesn't heal
G        A5
no not at all
    D          Em
it just stands still
G         A5
while we fall
D       Em
in or out of love
G        A5
again i doubt i'm gonna
D         Em
win you back when you've got
G          A5
eyes like that
            A
won't let me in
               D5
always looking out

D5        A5           G5        Bm
oooh ooh ooh, ooh woo ooh ooh

always lookin

D5        A5           G5       Bm  (repeat until end)

I know this is a pretty rough tab, but considering that the single hasn't even 
been released yet, I hope you can make do. Thanks to casio g.c. from the Jack Johnson message 
for the lyrics, which i modified slightly.  Enjoy this, and keep listening to JJ.
-Jamstein
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kdiggity wrote on December 13 2007, 05:28 pm

i'm pretty sure for the riff that he is playing octives. so instead of just playing the notes on the B string also put a
finger 3 frets above it on the D string and mute the G string. and when you go up to the 3rd fret on the B string leave
the D and still mute the G string

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kdiggity wrote on December 13 2007, 05:36 pm

oh and also all the bm are em

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guitaringsailor wrote on February 14 2008, 03:46 pm

tab is ok =) all you need actually but no guide to playing the song but thats not necessary, we have some feeling right? =)
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