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Best Friend Chords

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                                Jason Mraz - Best Friend
                            http://youtu.be/iremWHriFDo?t=26s
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~ The actual song is in DGDGBE (G6) tuning and it's finger-picked throughout. If you want to 
  know how Jason actually plays it see the video above.  

~ There is also a really helpful video that shows you the fingering for the actual song.  I've
  charted out the fingering from the video below. http://vimeo.com/58158295

~ I am not a finger-picker (ha) so I'm giving you the basic chords here in standard tuning
  just to strum along with.


==INTRO==
G  C  G  C  G  C
`
`
==VERSE==
G
Love is where this begins
C
Thank you for letting me in
G
I've never had to pretend
C
You always know who I am
`
`
==CHORUS==
       F                             C
And I know my life is better because you're a part of it
   Eb                          G
I know without you by my side that I would be different
`
`
==VERSE==
G
Thank you for all of your trust
C
Thank you for not giving up
G
Thank you for holding my hand
C
I've always known where you stand
`
`
==CHORUS==
       F                                Em
And I feel my life is better, so is the world we're living in
       Eb                    D                   G
I'm thankful for the time I spent with my best friend

G  C  G  C  G  C
`
`
==VERSE/BRIDGE==
G
Thank you for calling me out, thank you for waking me up
C
Thank you for breaking it down thank you for choosing us
G
Thank you for all you're about thank you for lifting me up
C  **
Thank you for keeping me grounded and being here
`
`
==CHORUS==
F                              Em
Now my life is better because you're a part of it
   Eb                              G
I know without you by my side that I would be different
       F                                    Em
Yes I feel my life is better and so is the world we're livin' in
      Eb                     D                  F  C  Cm  D
I'm thankful for the time I spent with my best friend
                  G   C   G   C
You're my best friend





Fingering from video:  (DGDGBe tuning)

e|---0----------------------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---8------10------12------12------8-------10------10------7---------------------------|
G|---0------0-------0---------------0-------0-------0-------7---------------------------|
D|---9------10------12------12------9-------10------10------5---------------------------|
G|---0----------------------0-------10------9-------8-------7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------10------0---------------------------------------------------|
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sfdye wrote on July 20 2014, 11:43 am

nice tab. the lyrics are wrong somewhere in between though.

btw, could the Eb sound better for a Cm? (and easier to play)

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carriep63 wrote on July 20 2014, 12:03 pm, edited at 12:10 pm

Wow - the Cm does sound good, too! Thanks again for your advice! - Quick edit: I am going to keep the Eb. If you transpose this -3 and put a capo on 3, the chorus transposes to D A C E. Changing the Eb to a Cm would make it D A Am E and that doesn't sound quite right to me. Sometimes I have to play it transposed to a different key to decide. Without a capo, the Cm sounds fine though!

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sfdye wrote on July 20 2014, 12:06 pm

i think the last "I'm thankful for the time I spent with my best friend"
should be
Cm D C Cm G(this one i'm not sure) D

what do you think?

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