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DEAR JOAN
BY TABITHA'S SECRET

Transcription Courtesy of Ryan Short
Please note that this transcription represents one persons interpretation,
and is not guaranteed to be a perfect mirror of the artists performance
from which the following was derived.


CAPO ON 5TH FRET

INTRO: Am, C, G, C,
       Am, C, G(2) (x2)

"Here's the's basic picking pattern for the song, this isn't exact, but will
 give a general idea. Also, This should give you a good enough idea on how
 to pick the other chord progressions."

    Am            C               G            C
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------0h1------------1p0------------0------------1p0----|
G|------2------2-------0------0------------0-------0------0--|
D|----2-------------2-----------------0------0---2-----------|
A|--0-------------3-----------------2----------3-------------|
E|--------------------------------3--------------------------|

    Am            C              G(2)
e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------0h1------------1p0------------0-------3--|
G|------2------2-------0------0------------0--------|
D|----2-------------2-----------------0-------0-----|
A|--0-------------3-----------------2---------------|
E|--------------------------------3-----------------|

    Am            C               G            C
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------0h1------------1p0------------0------------1p0----|
G|------2------2-------0------0------------0-------0------0--|
D|----2-------------2-----------------0------0---2-----------|
A|--0-------------3-----------------2----------3-------------|
E|--------------------------------3--------------------------|

    Am            C               G(2)
e|-------------------------------------------3---|
B|---------0h1------------1p0------0----3----3---|
G|------2------2-------0------0----0----0--------|
D|----2-------------2----------------0----0------|
A|--0-------------3------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------3----3----3---|


VERSE
      Am  C   G       C         Am     C  G(2)
Dear Joan,      I've almost forgotten,
                 Am      C   G        C             Am     C   G(2)
the pain in the window,         blue dress in the doorway
      Am  C  G   C        Am     C  G(2)             Am   C  G
dear joan,      help me remember,      the face I forget
         C               Am      C    G(2)
and the traps that I've sprung

   C                Bm         Am              G       F
I guess I've grown tired it's just what's expected of me
                              G
to tear your heart from the inside to the outside
      C         Bm       Am            G
you know I was wired, I just couldn't help it
     F                 G
the hundred thousand times I hurt you


CHORUS
      C        Bm       Am
dear joan, I wanted to say
          G              F
that I'm sorry for the screaming last night
         G
and the nights before
           C      Bm        Am    G
well I've wanted more from this
      F                   G
than anything I've ever known

dear joan

Am, C, G, C,
Am, C, G(2)


VERSE
      Am  C  G
dear joan
      C          Am        C   G(2)               Am    C   G
your face has a brightness       that I've never seen
        C               Am        C   G(2)
in the years that I've known you
      Am   C   G
dear joan
   C           Am    C   G(2)                       Am  C  G
I pick up the pieces,       but some scattered too far
              C          Am          C  G(2)
you see they flew and I kicked them

   C          Bm            Am          G
I know you believed when I said it was over
     F                      G
you stood by me patiently waiting and brooding
    C         Bm         Am    G              F     G
so deeply in love with every face that I've shown


(CHORUS)


BRIDGE
Am      G       F           G
once I forget, twice I'm a fool,
       Am         G          F     G            Am   C  G  C
three times I've wrapped my hands around your neck
              Am       C  G(2)
while you're sleepin',
                 Am      C  G   C            Am       C  G(2)
you're quietly sleepin',       sleepin' and dreamin'
      Am   C  G
dear joan
       C             Am     C   G(2)
don't walk out that doorway
                Am  C
because if you did
   G               C        Am       C  G(2)
I believe I could honestly kill you

(Chorus X2, end on Am with your pinky on the 3rd fret, bottom string)


Chords
   Am   C   G  G(2) Bm  F
e|--------------3----------|
B|--1---1---0---3---3---1--|
G|--2---0---0---0---4---2--|
D|--2---2---0---0---4---3--|
A|--0---3---2---2---2---3--|
E|----------3---3-------1--|


Substitute chords (if you don't want to use a capo)
G=C  Am=Dm  Bm=Em(7th fret bar chord)
C=F  F=A#

Email me with any suggestions, comments or corrections,
Ryan Short - nouse4aname007@hotmail.com
3 comments total.
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thelittledonkey wrote on July 28 2007, 10:15 am

hey.. good tab, sounds pretty much like it.. not sure bout the bm tho.. but thats just me.. besides better than what i could do

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abbelito wrote on May 19 2008, 08:34 pm

I agree with little donkey. I use an Em instead of Bm. Otherwise the tab sounds great.

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Doc_Nitro wrote on July 3 2008, 08:28 pm

Yeah I think the second chord of the chorus, Bm, should be a G/B chord: B-D-G-D the first two times and B-G-D-B the second two times. Listen to the notes of the vocal harmony; it stays on a G until the F chord, making the third chord, Am, into an Am-7 chord, though the guitar clearly picks out an Am chord (A-E-A-C). Hope this helps.

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