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John Mayer - Heart of life

tabbed by Joe Fitter - shitforbrains30@hotmail.com/joefitter@hotmail.com

ok, hard song to play, not as hard as stop this train but involves the same
kinda picking pattern, i strongly suggest learning this one before even
attempting stop this train. the notes in brackets aren't actually played in
heart of life but when played you have the same picking pattern as in stop this train, 
how i tackled that one. check my stop this train tab out,
its version 3, also check out noah needleman's tutorial on youtube, it helps!
good luck.

Chords...


e|--x-----x----x----x----x----|
b|--10----7----2----3----3----|
g|--11----7----2----4----2----|
d|--12----9----4----5----4----|
a|--x-----x----x----x----x----|
e|--10----7----2----3----2----|


btw John downtunes his guitar one step when he plays this song.

Intro...

part 1

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10------10--------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|
d|-------------(12)-------------------------------(9)------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

then...

Acoustic guitar (part 1)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
b|--10-----10---------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|  |
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|  |
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|  |
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|  |
                                                                          |-played together
Lead Guitar - clean (fingerpicked, no plec)                               |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|----------------------------------10----------------------------------| |
b|--10~~~~~~~---------10---12-12b(14)------------------------10b(12)-10-| |
g|--------------------------------------11~~~~---------9-11-------------| |
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
                                                                          |

Acoustic guitar (part 2)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|      |
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|      |
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|      |
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|      |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
Lead Guitar - clean                                                       |-played together
                                                                          |
	                                                                  |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
g|------------------12~~~~----------11~~~~-------------------------|      |
d|--11~~~~-----------------------------------12-14-----------------|      |
a|--------------------------------------------------12~~~~---------|      |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |

ok well thats the intro as john recorded it for the album, however, if you
donthave any friends who are willing to play the lead along with your picking,
the tab below works just as well for an acoustic version of the 2nd half of
the intro :-)

part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse...

ok well you all know the words but i stuck em in anyway for timing's sake. :-)

Part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

verse 1
    I                Hate  to  see you cry              lying there in

verse 2
   you               know its  nothing new              bad news never

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

   that            po--------------si---------------|tion
   had             good            ti---------------|ming

Part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

    there's         things you need to hear            so turn off your
    then          the circle   of  your friends        will de-fend the

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

   tears           and             lis---------------|ten
   sil-------------ver             li----------------|ing

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus...

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

  pain   throws your heart  to   the  ground,

lead - clean


e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)----------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

   love   turns the whole  thing  a-round

lead - clean


e|-----------------------------------12-10~~~------------------------|
b|--10~~~---------------------12b(14)--------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 5

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------2-------2--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(4)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X--|
   though  it wont  all      go  the way...      it   should,     i

lead - clean

e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)--------12b(14)-10~~~-------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------11-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 6

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------X-|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10-------------10-|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-----11--|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)------12---|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------X----|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---x---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---10-----|
   know        the heart        of life         is  good.

lead - clean

e|--10~~~--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------12b(14)-10~~~-------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------11---9~~~-------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

on the second chorus john adds a hammer-on in the lead as so...

g|---------------------------9h11---9~~~-------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Intro again...

part 1

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10------10--------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|
d|-------------(12)------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

Acoustic guitar (part 1)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
b|--10-----10---------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|  |
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|  |
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|  |
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|  |
                                                                          |-played together
Lead Guitar - clean (fingerpicked, no plec)                               |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|----------------------------------10----------------------------------| |
b|--10~~~~~~~---------10---12-12b(14)------------------------10b(12)-10-| |
g|--------------------------------------11~~~~---------9-11-------------| |
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
                                                                          |

Acoustic guitar (part 2)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|      |
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|      |
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|      |
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|      |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
Lead Guitar - clean                                                       |-played together
                                                                          |
	                                                                  |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
g|------------------12~~~~----------11~~~~-------------------------|      |
d|--11~~~~-----------------------------------12-14-----------------|      |
a|--------------------------------------------------12~~~~---------|      |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |

Play second verse, then the chorus again then on to the guitar solo.

Guitar solo.

acoustic guitar carries on playing the verse riff
lead guitar - still clean and im pretty sure he's still using his fingers

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--17b(19)..hold bend...17b(19)-17-15--------------------------17---------|
g|-------------------------------------16b(17)r16-14---14~~~-------17b(18)-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------15---15~~~--------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------17b(19)-----17---17~~~---------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------17----------------------------------------------------|
b|--17b(19)~~~~~--------17b(19)r17-15-------17-----------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------16b(18)---16b(18)r16-14--16--16b(18)--|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------17-----------------------------------|
b|-----15~~~----17b(19)-17b(19)------------17~~~~~~~//////-----------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus - last time...

the last chorus is played exactly as the others with the lead guitar over the
top of the acoustic,
but there is a second lead over the top of them both.

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

  pain   throws your heart  to   the  ground,

lead 1 - clean


e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)----------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------15~~~-15~~~-15~~~--|
g|-------------------------------------------14/16-------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

   love   turns the whole  thing  a-round

lead 1 - clean

e|-----------------------------------12-10~~~------------------------|
b|--10~~~---------------------12b(14)--------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean

e|----------------------------------------17b(19)-17-19-17-15-13b(15)r14b(15)~~~--|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 5

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------2-------2--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(4)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X--|

   fear     is  a  friend    whos misun----der----stood        but i

lead 1 - clean

e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)--------12b(14)-10~~~-------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------11-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------9b(11)-9-7--|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 6

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------X-|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10-------------10-|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-----11--|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)-----(12)--|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------X----|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---x---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---10-----|

   know        the heart        of life         is  good.

lead 1 - clean

e|--10~~~--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------12b(14)-10~~~-------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------11---9~~~-------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------10--------------------------------------10---12-------|
g|-----------------------9b(11)-9-7------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

part 7

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10--------|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X--|

         i know           its  good......

lead 2 - clean

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--9h11-9-----------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

fade out while john fiddles around.
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laughcrylivedie wrote on July 11 2009, 06:35 am

Dude you are pretty good at tabbing john mayer songs;
i also loved the 'stop this train' tab of yours. 5 stars [:

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themax101 wrote on July 14 2009, 02:21 pm

neither of these songs are as hard as you make them out to be
stop scaring people, they sound good, who cares if they're not hard?

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jakethesnake212 wrote on July 15 2009, 03:15 pm

great accurate tab man, keep up the good work :)

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