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			     VULTURES (Live in LA) - John Mayer Trio
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Tim van Kester

This is a tab for the song 'Vultures', written by John Mayer. This tab is made
for the 'Where The Light Is' version, played during the Trio set. I made this
one to makes some nice licks clear, so I didn't tab the whole 5 minutes and 19
seconds (it's useless to copy/paste that intro-riff a thousand times).
Feel free to post some suggestions, because I can't make sure everything is 100
percent perfect.

John uses some thumbslaps in the song. The X's in the main riff mean that you 
can place a thumbslap there.		   x = muted
It may be hard to see the difference between x's and X's, but most of the X's 
(the thumbslaps) are on the A-string and the x's are mostly rakes or just on
a different string.

Tuning: Standard

===============================================================================

---------------
Intro/Main riff
---------------

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------13~------------------13-13sb-----------------------------------|
D|-14sb-------14~--------14sb------14-14-------------------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16------X-16--14sb-X-16---------X-16------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Sometimes, he plays this:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------13~------------------13--13sb----------------------------------|
D|-14sb-------14~--------14sb------14--14------------------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16------X-16--14sb-X-16---16-----X-16-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   It's fun to use some extra 16th frets in stead of a slap. John does that in
   this performance, which spices it up a bit.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------13~--------13--------13--------13-----------------------------|
D|-14sb--------14~--------14--------14--------14-----------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16-------X-16------X-16------X-16------X-16-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'And I'll come through...'

----------
First Solo
----------

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------14~--------13~----------------------------------14b16-14b16-14~-|
D|-----14-16------------14~----------------------------14-16-----------------|
A|-/16-------------X-16-----X-16\----14/16-14/16-14/16-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13~------------------------13-13sb----------------------------------------|
D|-14~--16p14h16--------14----14-14------------------------------------------|
A|---------------16\----14h16---------X-16-----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Then back to the main riff again. I guess you know it by now.

-----------
Second Solo
-----------

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16b18-15b16--------14---------14-16b18r17b18-------13~--------------------|
D|--------------16-16----16~16~-----------------------14~---16p14h16---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------X-16----------------16\-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------17--------------------|
G|-------13-13sb--------16b18-16b18-16b18--13-----16sb----16-16-14-----------|
D|-14----14-14-----------------------------14-16-----------------------------|
A|-14h16---------X-16--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------14--14--17-b18-b19-b19------------|
G|-16-16sbrp14---------13-16sbrp14-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------16-16~--14----------16-16~------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------17-------|
G|----------13-16sbrp14----13---------13-16sbrp14----14---------13--16-------|
D|-14-X-----14----------16-14---------14----------16----14------14-----------|
A|-14----16-------------------16-X-16----------------------X-16---------X----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-16-14---------------------------------17--------16-14---------------------|
G|----14---13-----14-----14-16sb-16-14---16----13-----14--13-13---16-14------|
D|---------14--16----16------------------------14---------14-14--------------|
A|-------X----------------------------------X-------------------X------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13-13---------14-------------------------------------13~------------------|
D|-14-14---14h16-----------------------------14sb-------14~------------------|
A|-------X----------14-16--14h16p14----------14sb--X-16------X-16\-----------|
E|----------------------------------17-14-17---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------13-13sb-13-16-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-14------14-14sb-16-16-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-X-16----------------\--------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'Wheels up!' He stops playing her.


e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------14---16--------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------14-X-16-X------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'I can't seem to shake the vultures off of my trail'

    Back to the mainriff again.

----------------------
Don't give up, give up
----------------------
   Just play the mainriff.
   After he sings this line, he plays some cool licks. 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----14----14h16-14~--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-16----16------------16p14----16-14----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------16-------------14-------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------17-14----17-14-------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17~--16p14----14~---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------16-----16------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------16-14-16----16-14---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------16-14-------16-14---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------17-14---------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-16--16-16---16--16-16----14-----------------------------------------------|
G|-14--14-14---14--14-14--16---16-14-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------16------16--16-16--------------------------------------16--14-|
G|-------------14------14--14-14--------------13~--16-----------------14--14-|
D|----------------------------------14sb------14~-----------14sb-------------|
A|----------------------------------14sb-X-16---------16\---14sb-X-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'No, don't you dare!'

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------17----16-14--------------------|
G|-16-14----------------13~-------------------16----16-14---x-16-14----------|
D|-------16--14sb-------14~--16----14h16---14----14--------x--16-14----------|
A|-----------14sb--X-16---------16-------X----------------x------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   						

e|----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-----------16-14--14-------------------16-14--------|
G|----------------------|--14-------14-14--16--13~-------14-13--14-14--------|
D|-16p14----16-14-------|--14----14------------14~--16---16-16----------16---|
A|-------16-------------|-----------------------------X----------------------|
E|----------------17-14-|----------------------------------------------------|
			 He adds a lot of muted notes from here, just place 
			 them anywhere (and swing your hips).

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------16---x16-14-------------------------16-14-------------------|
G|-13~--------14-14---x14------16-13~-------14-x-----14-14---x16-14----------|
D|-14~---16---14---------------14-14~--16---16-14------------x14-14----------|
A|---------X--------X--------X---------16X--------X--------X--------X--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
		      	                           		     
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----16---16----------16-14-------------16---16--14-----16-14---16-14-------|
G|----14---14--13------14-14---13--------14---14-----------------14----------|
D|--x-14-x-14--14--16----------14-16---x-14-x-14--16-----14-16------16-------|
A|---------------------------X----16X---------------X---------X-------X------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----16---16----------16-14-------------16---16--14----16-------------------|
G|----14---14--13------14-14---13--------14---14--14----14-------------------|
D|--x-14-x-14--14--16----------14-16---x-14-x-14--16----14-16-----16-16------|
A|---------------------------X----16-----------------X-------X---------X-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


From here, drums and bass stop playing. This part is kinda...hard.


e|-------14--------------------------------14--------------------------------|
B|----17-14-----------------------------17-14--------16-16-14---14-----------|
G|----16----13-------16-14--------------16----13-----14-14-14---14-----------|
D|-16-14----14-16-x--16-14-16---14------14----14-16--------16---14-----------|
A|-------------16------------X-----16------------16----------X---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
				      
e|----14-----------------------------14--------------------------------------|
B|-17-14--------------------------17-14-16-14-----17---16-14--16-------------|
G|-16----16-14-----13-13----------16----14-14-----16---16-14--16-------------|
D|-14----16----16--14-14-16-------14------------x-14-x-14-14--14-------------|
A|-----------------------16--16X-------------X-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16------------16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16----|
G|---14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14------------14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14----|
D|-x-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------x-------------12--14--12----------------x----------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16-----------|
G|------------14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-12--14--12-------------------------------12--14---|
   T   T   T                                T   T

e|--------17-16-------14-------------------------------|
B|-----16-16-16----14-14-17--------14------------------|
G|----14----------14-----16-----14-14-16----14sb~------|
D|---14----------x-------------14-----16---x------16---| (All these x's are
A|--x-------------------------x-----------x------------|  muted notes)
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
			
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------16---14-----------------|
G|----13-----13----13--------------------------13------------16p14--13-------|
D|----14-----14----14-16-----------------------14----14---16--------14-16p14-|
A|--------------------16-14---16-14----------------X----------------------14-|
E|-x------x------x------------------17sb--14---------------------------------|
                                          T

e|-------------------------------------------16--14--------------------------|
B|-----16-----16---14--14-------14-14-----17-17--14--17--14------------------|
G|-----14-----14---16--14-------16-14-----16---------16--14--16--13----------|
D|-----14-----14-----------16--------------------------------16--14--16------|
A|---------X--------------------------x------------------------------16------|
E|-14------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   T  
e|----------------------------16\--------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------14-------14\--------------------------------------------|
G|----------13-------14t16---------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-------14t16------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14t16---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| sb  Slight bend
| sbr slight bend and return
| t   fast hammer-ons and pull-offs (ex. 6h7p6h7p6h7p6)

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Vegetto wrote on May 20 2013, 03:56 pm

Man,this is AWESOME! Thanks!!!!

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horasyo647 wrote on September 29 2013, 07:12 am

thanks! this is cool.

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JReiners wrote on December 11 2013, 04:13 pm

Incredibly accurate, EPIC job!

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