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If I Had Eyes Tab

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Song: If I Had Eyes
Album: Sleep Through the Static
Artist: Jack Johnson

I pre-ordered this album on iTunes and got on the release day and fell in love with this 
So here’s how I play it, I’m pretty sure this is how he plays it. This was done totally 
ear.

=====  Intro  =====

Guitar 1 (Electric)

I’m only gonna write the chords, if you’re a good enough guitarist you can work the 
out yourself.

   D     A   G   Em
e--------------------|
B--7--/--14--12--8---|   X 2
G--7--/--14--12--9---|
D--7--/--14--12--9---|
A--5--/--12--10--7---|
E--------------------|


Guitar 2 (Acoustic)
Let guitar 1 play through chords once.

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--14----16----9----11---7----4-4-4/7--7---9---7--|
D--x-----x-----x----x----x----x-x-x/x--x---x---x--|
A--12----14----7----9----5----2-2-2/5--5---7---5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|

=====  Verse  =====


Guitar 1

   D     A   G   Em
e--------------------|
B--7--/--14--12--8---|   X 5
G--7--/--14--12--9---|
D--7--/--14--12--9---|
A--5--/--12--10--7---|
E--------------------|

Guitar 2 (Acoustic)
Only play this riff once, after Guitar 1 plays the chord progression once.

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--14----16----9----11---7----4-4-4/7--7---9---7--|
D--x-----x-----x----x----x----x-x-x/x--x---x---x--|
A--12----14----7----9----5----2-2-2/5--5---7---5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|


=====  Pre-Chorus  =====

Guitar 1

e------------------------------------|
B---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
G---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
D---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
A---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7----|
E------------------------------------|

=====  Chorus  =====

Guitars 1 & 2
Like before, I’ve only written the chords, not the strumming pattern.

   D   E   G   D                E
e----------3------|          e-----|
B--7---9---3---7--|          B--9--| Then play this a few times.
G--7---9---4---7--|    X4    G--9--|
D--7---9---5---7--|          D--9--|
A--5---7---5---5--|          A--7--|
E----------3------|          E-----|


=====  Post-Chorus  =====

Both guitars play together.

Guitar 1

   D     A   G   Em
e--------------------|
B--7--/--14--12--8---|   X 2
G--7--/--14--12--9---|
D--7--/--14--12--9---|
A--5--/--12--10--7---|
E--------------------|

Guitar 2 (Acoustic)

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|  X 2
G--14----16----9----11---7----4-4-4/7--7---9---7--|
D--x-----x-----x----x----x----x-x-x/x--x---x---x--|
A--12----14----7----9----5----2-2-2/5--5---7---5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|


=====  Verse  =====

I don’t think guitar 1 plays in this verse but you still can if you want to.

Guitar 1

   D     A   G   Em
e--------------------|
B--7--/--14--12--8---|   X 3
G--7--/--14--12--9---|
D--7--/--14--12--9---|
A--5--/--12--10--7---|
E--------------------|

Guitar 2 (Acoustic)
Only play this riff once, after the piano play through the chord progression twice.

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G--14----16----9----11---7----4-4-4/7--7---9---7--|
D--x-----x-----x----x----x----x-x-x/x--x---x---x--|
A--12----14----7----9----5----2-2-2/5--5---7---5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|

=====  Pre-Chorus  =====

Guitar 1

e------------------------------------|
B---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
G---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
D---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9----|
A---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7----|
E------------------------------------|


=====  Chorus  =====

Guitars 1 & 2
Like before, I’ve only written the chords, not the strumming pattern.

   D   E   G   D                E
e----------3------|          e-----|
B--7---9---3---7--|          B--9--| Then play this a few times.
G--7---9---4---7--|    X4    G--9--|
D--7---9---5---7--|          D--9--|
A--5---7---5---5--|          A--7--|
E----------3------|          E-----|

=====  Post-Chorus  =====

Both guitars play together.

Guitar 1

   D     A   G   Em
e--------------------|
B--7--/--14--12--8---|   X 4
G--7--/--14--12--9---|
D--7--/--14--12--9---|
A--5--/--12--10--7---|
E--------------------|

Guitar 2 (Acoustic)

e-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|  X 4
G--14----16----9----11---7----4-4-4/7--7---9---7--|
D--x-----x-----x----x----x----x-x-x/x--x---x---x--|
A--12----14----7----9----5----2-2-2/5--5---7---5--|
E-------------------------------------------------|

End on a D chord.


That’s it, pretty simple like most of his songs. This seems 100% right to me (I think it 
the other tab’s asses) so I hope it helps a lot. Please rate!

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Riseagan wrote on April 25 2008, 07:14 pm

great tab brother 5 stars

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shaibi88 wrote on May 8 2008, 11:35 pm

finally someone attempts to but in the bar chords, thanks alot

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Riseagan wrote on May 19 2008, 12:51 pm

i think on guitar II he slides to the next chords.

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