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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Jonah – Graham Stookey
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Noah Opolsky

Tuning: DGDGAD
Capo on 3 – all notes relative to capo

Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVQVoQwYrtw
So this song is pretty complex, so I’m going to write the song in as comprehensive a way 
as I can. I recommend becoming familiar with the chords before playing along, as there 
are a lot of them and a lot of small embellishments and changes.

He plays with an interesting slap/strum technique, and it’s quite challenging. I highly 
recommend playing along to the video the first few times.

Chord Legend (if you’re actually curious):
1 = Dsus4         2 = Gsus2sus4     3 = Gsus2/A   4 = G69/B      5 = Em11
6 = Dsus2sus4     7 = Dadd4         8 = A 11/D    9 = Dadd4      10= Dsus2/E


     1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8      9    10
D|---0------0------0------0------0------0------0------0------0----0----------|
A|---0------0------0------0------0------0------0------0------0----0----------|
G|---0------0------0------0------0------0------0------6------7----2----------|
D|---0------5------7------9------2------2------4------2------4----2----------|
G|---0------5------7------9------2------0------0------0------0----x----------|
D|---0------5------7------9------2------0------0------0------0----2----------|

Riffs

Riff 1 – uses the Em11, generally around the choruses
D|-----4-p-2---2-p-0--0-----|
A|-----0---0---0---0--0-----|
G|-----0---0---0---0--0-----|
D|-----2---2---2---2--2-----|
G|-----2---2---2---2--2-----|
D|-2---2---2---2---2--2-----|

Riff 2, used at the part “Better here than in the BE-ELLY of a whale”
D|---0--0-0--0--------------|
A|---0--0-0--0--------------|
G|---0--0-0--0--------------|
D|-2s4--7-x--7--------------|
G|---0--x-x--7--------------|
D|---0--5-6--7--------------|

Riff 3, used only once and stems out of the third verse/first bridge
D|-0-9p7--------------------|
A|-0---9p7p5h7p5h9----------|
G|-0------------------------|
D|-7------------------------|
G|-7------------------------|
D|-7------------------------|


THE SONG

Intro

1, 2, 6 slide 7, 2
Quick change to 3 as a pick up note, 4, 3, 2 (for 2 beats)

           1                 2
Where ya goin' and why so fast?
                       1                       2
You don't want your problems you don't want your past
               1                 2
And you're so worried about the rain
               1                              2
You think by leaving that you can dodge the pain,


Jonah    -    6 slide 7, 2    (x2)

               1                     2
And where on earth do you expect to go
                 1             2
Where you won't find a single foe?
                 1                          2
You're flat out choosing to ignore what's good
        1                  2    3              [be careful it changes here]
Focused solely on how it could be
           4                      3
But what could be is not what should be
            2                                         5 (Riff 1)
And what should be is hard to see when you're on the run

Chorus

You can run but you can’t hide       You can try to evade the tide
D|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
A|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
G|------4-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
D|------5-------------------7-5---------------2----------------7-5----------|
G|------0-------------------x-x---------------2----------------x-x----------|
D|------0-------------------5-5---------------2----------------5-5----------|

But the waves of life will hunt you down
D|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7---0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|
D|-------5----7---7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0---x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0---5---------0--------2-------------|
And I know    you’re afraid      but don’t run   away-ay
D|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
A|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
G|------4------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
D|------5------7-5--------------------2----------7-5----------|
G|------0------x-x--------------------2----------x-x----------|
D|------0------5-5--------------------2----------5-5----------|

       Listen when I say that you should stay
D|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7-------0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|
D|-------5----7-------7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0-------x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0-------5---------0--------2-------------|

Jonah   1 (4 beats), 2 (4 beats), 8 (2 beats) slide 9 (2 beats)   2 (4 beats)

         6    7                        2
If you leave now what do you hope to find?
                               8   9                  2
Don't you know that all your problems won't be far behind?
             8       9   (fast strums)             2
And whether here or out there we're all bound to fail
                            Riff 2
But better here than in the belly of a whale

         4                      3
And you cry and downcast your eyes and
               2
You refuse to see that right here with me
                           Riff 1
Is right where you should be

Chorus

You can run but you can’t hide       You can try to evade the tide
D|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
A|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
G|------4-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
D|------5-------------------7-5---------------2----------------7-5----------|
G|------0-------------------x-x---------------2----------------x-x----------|
D|------0-------------------5-5---------------2----------------5-5----------|

But the waves of life will hunt you down
D|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7---0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|
D|-------5----7---7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0---x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0---5---------0--------2-------------|
And I know    you’re afraid      but don’t run   away-ay
D|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
A|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
G|------4------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
D|------5------7-5--------------------2----------7-5----------|
G|------0------x-x--------------------2----------x-x----------|
D|------0------5-5--------------------2----------5-5----------|

       Listen when I say that you should stay
D|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7-------0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|
D|-------5----7-------7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0-------x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0-------5---------0--------2-------------|

         10
And it's OK,

4          3    2
Jonah – ahhh - ahhh

4       3          2
Jonah –ah oh – oh ooh oh

           4                        3
Don't you know that everywhere you go
       2
Your shadow will follow
           4                           3
And every step you take you know your heart could break


      2
But life's a risk a risk you should be willing to take

4, 3, 2, Riff 1   (all 4 beats each)
                     You should be willing to take
4, 3, 2, Riff 1   (all 4 beats each)


        2
If you take the time to zoom out
     5
Beyond your shadow of a doubt
        2                             Riff 3
You'll see that there's nowhere to run
             2
And it's a shame to think that you won't be here
           5
When the storm is over and the skies are clear
    2            3          4    3   2
So please just stay right here with me

Chorus

You can run but you can’t hide       You can try to evade the tide
D|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
A|------0-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
G|------4-------------------0-0---------------0----------------0-0----------|
D|------5-------------------7-5---------------2----------------7-5----------|
G|------0-------------------x-x---------------2----------------x-x----------|
D|------0-------------------5-5---------------2----------------5-5----------|

But the waves of life will hunt you down
D|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0---0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7---0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|
D|-------5----7---7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0---x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0---5---------0--------2-------------|
And I know    you’re afraid      but don’t run   away-ay
D|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
A|------0------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
G|------4------0-0--------------------0----------0-0----------|
D|------5------7-5--------------------2----------7-5----------|
G|------0------x-x--------------------2----------x-x----------|
D|------0------5-5--------------------2----------5-5----------|

       Listen when I say that you should stay
D|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
A|-------0----0-------0---------0--------0-------------|
G|-------4----7-------0---------0--------0---Riff 1----|        X3
D|-------5----7-------7---------12-------2-------------|
G|-------0----0-------x---------12-------2-------------|
D|-------0----0-------5---------0--------2-------------|



         10
And it's OK


Jonah
Outro
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------4-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------5-----|
G|----7-6-4-----4------4---------------------2---------------------7-----|
D|----4-4-4--7-----7------------------2------2h4p2---2---0---------4-----|
G|--------------------------4----7---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------0---------|


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

************************************

            
            
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