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Fortunate Fool Tab

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FORTUNATE FOOL

All music and lyrics written by and property of Jack Johnson
Transcribed by Jai Mitchell
jai_mitchell@yahoo.com
http://members.optushome.com.au/jaimitchell

Okay, another tab i am changing slightly... simplifying the hard parts, taking out
the parts i had in my tab that were actually played by the bass, and adding a different
version of the chorus which is what Jack plays live rather than the little country soundng
lick on the album... enjoy...


special tab sign => and )'s mean the notes are quickly muted..!!

INTRO
----7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~--------------
----7/9\7---4/7\4---3/5\3---2/4\2~--------------
-----------------------------------------9------
-----------------------------------------9------
------------------------------------9/11---11p9-
--7-------4-------3-------2---------------------

VERSE (riff 1)
    B           G#
|----7)----------4)--|
|----7)----------4)--|
|.------------------.|
|.------------------.|
|--------------------|
|--7-----------4-----|

VERSE (riff 2)
   C#       F#
|----9)------2)--|
|----9)------2)--|
|.--10)------3)-.|
|.--11)------4)-.|
|---11)------4)--|
|--9-------2-----|
on the last repetition of this verse riff use FILL 2 from below after the
F# bass note to move back to verse riff 1...

some examples of fills that can replace the G# chord
FILL 1               FILL 2            FILL 3
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|----------------------
--------------------|-----------------|------------11\9~-----
----------9---------|-----------------|----------9-----------
--4--9/11---11p9--7-|--4--9/11-7-9-7--|--4--9/11----------7--

so just fuck around with those, and any others are just variations on that anyhow...

then the fun part... the CHORUS...

----0~--0-0-----0~---0---0---0----2---2-2-----2---2---2---2-
----0~----------------------------2-------2h4---2-----------
----1~------4h6----4---2---1------3-----------------4---3---
----2~----------------------------4-------------------------
----2~----------------------------4-------------------------
--0-0~--------------------------2-2-------------------------

A much easier version of the chorus can be played, like Jack does it when he plays live..
----0)----------0)----2)-----------2)--
----0)----------0)----2)-----------2)--
----1)----------1)----3)-----------3)--
---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
--0----0-0--0-0-----2-----2-2--2-2-----

then just descending major bar chords with the root on the 6th string
(ie the E shape)

CHORD: B / G# / F# / E  x3
FRET:  7   4    2    0
then
CHORD: B / G# / G ~~~
FRET:  7   4    3 and hold

in case you don't know the terms above the shape for the B (7th fret) is

e|-7-|
b|-7-|   So just start with that, then move it down to the 4th fret etc.
g|-8-|
d|-9-|
a|-9-|
E|-7-|
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Immortal_Guitar wrote on April 29 2006, 08:40 pm

Great tab man! thanks that helped me a lot. good job

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tinytom21 wrote on May 25 2006, 04:04 pm

yer, great tab, but at the end, where you say it goes, B-G#-F#-E, i think it's B-G#m-F#-E. sounds better to me.
just that one thing, other than that really good.

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mistaman wrote on June 5 2006, 07:41 pm

yeah great tab and i would say that G#m also sounds better.

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