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Bob Marley – Johnny Was
Tabbed By: Tommy Nelson
Standard Tuning

These fills are mostly improvisions out of the A Major scale.  Because they will likley 
vary everytime you play it, I left out hammer-on notations, etc.

 Fill 1				                            Fill 2
e----------------------------------------12-10-9-10-9-10-9-10---------------|
B-----------2-0----------------------------------------------10-12----------|
G---------------2-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------4---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--0-2-0-2------------------------------------------------------------------|

       Fill 3			                       	   Fill 4
e-------19-17-16-17-16-17-16-17------------------------9-12-10-9-10-9----9--|
B-------------------------------17-19-----------7-9-10----------------12----|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    Fill 5			                        Fill 6
e-----------------------------------12-10-9---------------------------------|
B---10-12-12-10----10----------------------10-12----------------------------|
G---------------13----------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Intro
F#m  E  C#m  F#m
F#m  E  F#m [Fill 1 2x]

Verse 1
F#m                     [Fill 2]
Woman hold her head and cry
          D	      C#m              E             D         C#m
Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died, from a stray
F#m [Fill 1]
bullett
F#m                       [Fill 3]
Woman hold her head and cry,
      D	      C#m         E    D     C#m       F#m [Fill 1]
Explaining to her was a passerby who saw the woman cry  (wondering)
F#m                  [Fill 4]
How can she work it out
	D	      C#m      E       D             C#m       F#m7 [Fill 1]
Now she knows that the wages of sin is death, oh gift of Jah is life (life) (she cried)

Chorus 1
A   Bm  C#m Bm                  A         Bm C#m Bm
Oh, oh, I know,    Johnny was a good man,     I know
	    A	Bm	C#m	Bm
Johnny was a good, good, good, good, good,
A          Bm  C#m  Bm       F#m [Fill 1 4x]
She cried, she cried

Verse 2
F#m		        [Fill 5]
Woman hold her head and cry
	  D	       C#m	   E	         D	     C#m
cause her son had been shot down in the street and died, just because of
F#m [Fill 1]
the system
F#m			[Fill 6]
Woman hold her head and cry
D	  C#m	E	    D	     C#m		F#m
Comforting her, I was passing by, she complained, then she cried (cried)

Chorus 2
A Bm C#m Bm
(ah-ah), yeah, I know now (ah-ah)
no I know, I know now (Johnny was a good man)
Said I know, mmmmmmmm (Never did a thing wrong)
Ah, ah,  uh, uh (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care, she cried (Never did a thing wrong)
Cease towards the child she bear (Johnny was a good man)
Woah! Woman cry, woman (Never did a thing wrong)
She cried, woah, she cried, yeah (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care
Cease towards the child she bear (Never did a thing wrong)
Woman cry! (Johnny was a good man)
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