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If It Kills Me Acoustic Tab

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   _____________________________
  / Jason Mraz                 /
 / If It Kills Me (acoustic)  /
/____________________________/

This tab is based on the acoustic version of the song (From The Casa Nova
Session), which is featured on the bonus disc that comes with the limited
edition of "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things."
The chords and song structure are exactly similar to the album version,
so you can just play along to the album.

Tempo:  Q=70 bpm
Time:   4/4, shuffled 16ths
Tuning: standard



 Intro:
In the album version the song starts straight on the 1st Verse. In the acoustic
version he plays this four times. It's finger picked staccato.

    D                         E7/D        G/D          4x
||--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---||
||o-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-9--9--9--9--8--8--8--8--o||
||--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---||
||--------------------------|--------------------------||
||o-------------------------|-------------------------o||
||--------------------------|--------------------------||



 1st Verse:
Play the finger picking part four times. Then move on to this part.

  Em                        B/D#        Em    B
|-------------------------|-------------------7--7--|
|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|-7--7--7--7--8--8--7--7--|
|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-8--8--8--8--9--9--8--8--|
|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-6--6--6--6--7--7--9--9--|
|-------------------------|-------------------7--7--|

  A
|-------------5-----------|
|----------5--------------|
|-------6----6------------|
|-------7-----------------|
|----7--------------------|
|-5-----------------------|



 2nd Verse:
Play the finger picking part two times.
Break on the last G/D when he sings "boyfriend".
Then hold the break for half a bar more.



 Chorus:
In the chorus are played strummed chords, so I find it simpler to notate it in
standard bars. In the chart to the right are all the six chords that are played
in the choruses. G and B are used later.
                                        D    F#m    Bm    Gm       G       B
||: D | F#m | Bm | Gm :||           :---2-----2-----2-----3---- ---3--- -------:
                                    :---3-----2-----3-----3---- ---3--- ---4---:
                                    :---2-----2-----4-----3---- ---4--- ---4---:
                                    :---0-----4-----4-----5---- ---5--- ---4---:
                                    :---------4-----2-----5---- ---5--- ---2---:
                                    :---------2-----------3---- ---3--- -------:


 To end the chorus, play this little tail.

  D                         Gm    Am7   A#    Am7
|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-------------------------|
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-------------------------|
|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-------0-----------0-----|
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5-----x-----3-----x-----|
|-------------------------|-5-----3-----5-----3-----|
|-------------------------|-3--3--5--5--6--6--5--5--|



 3rd Verse:
Similar to 1st Verse,
just strum the A chord in right before the chorus.



 Chorus:
Similar to previous.



 Bridge:
  Em7                       B/D#        Em
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------8-----------------|-------7-----------8-----|
|-------7-----------------|-------8-----------9-----|
|-------9-----------------|----9-----------9--------|
|-7-----7-----------------|-6--------6--7-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

  B/D#        Em    B       A
|-------------------------|-------5-----------5---5-|
|-------7-----------------|-------5-----------5---5-|
|-------8-----------8-8---|-------6-----------6---6-|
|----9--------------9-9---|-------7-----------7---7-|
|-6--------6--7-----9-9---|-------7-----------7---7-|
|-------------------7-7---|-5-----5-----------5---5-|

[break]
  A
|-5-----------------------|
|-5-----------------------|
|-6-----------------------|
|-7-----------------------|
|-7-----------------------|
|-5-----------------------|



 Final Chorus:

| D | F#m | G | Gm |

||: D | F#m | Bm | Gm :|| 3x

| D | F#m | B | Gm |

Again, finish off with the little tail.
End with the slide and the D chord.

  D                         Gm    Am7   A#    Am7          D
|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-------------------------|-----------:
|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-------------------------|------7----:
|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-------0-----------0-----|------7----:
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|-5-----x-----3-----x-----|------7----:
|-------------------------|-5-----3-----5-----3-----|-7s9--9----:
|-------------------------|-3--3--5--5--6--6--5-----|-----------:




"This is the billing office for Tri City Medical Center calling for Jason Mraz.
If you are Jason Mraz, press 1 now. If Jason is not available, press 2."
[Jason presses 2.]


Hello, tell me you know
Yeah, you've figured me out
Something gave it away
It would be such a beautiful moment
To see the look on your face
To know that I know that you know now

And baby that's a case of my wishful thinking
You know nothing

Well, you and I, why we go carrying on for hours on end
We get along much better than you and your boyfriend

Well, all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still cant say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me

How long can I go on like this
Wishing to kiss you
Before I rightly explode
Well, this double life I lead isn't healthy for me
In fact it makes me nervous
If I get caught I could be risking it all
'Cause maybe there's a lot that I miss
In case I'm wrong

All I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
I still cant say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me

If I should be so bold
I'd ask you to hold my heart in your hand
I'd tell you from the start how I longed to be your man
But I never said a word
I guess I'm gonna miss my chance again

Well, all I really wanna do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
I still can't say it after all we've been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
Oh, I think it might kill me

And all I really wanna do you is feel you
Yeah, the feeling inside keeps building
I find a way to you if it kills me
If it kills me
If it kills me
It might kill me



Jon Sebastian Frederiksen - 31st /May /09
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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