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MIDDLE MAN

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

After 5 shows of Jack in 7 days I manged to see a few errors in my tabs, one of them was in
one of the main chords for this song.. look at the chords in the intro and verse for the
difference... the Em, is not and Em until the chorus kind of bit, it is actually an Em9th or
Em7th or something.. as shown in the chord chart below... enjoy..

BASS INTRO
|--------------------------|
|.---------9---7~-7-7-----.|
|.-7~-7-7----7--------5-6-.|repeat until chorus
|--------------------------|

GUITAR CHORDS
Em*   X  7  5  7  X  X
Em    X  7  9  9  8  7
A     5  7  7  6  5  5
C     8 10 10  9  8  8
D     X  5  7  7  7  5
G     3  5  5  4  3  3
F#    2  4  4  3  2  2
F     1  3  3  2  1  1
em(1) 0  2  2  0  0  0

Guitar Intro
Em*   A    repeat

Em*
Well he's not necessarily trying to say that he minds it
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em*
Well he's not necessarily trying to say god can't be trusted
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em*
As certain situations scream for deviations
    A
But somehow we always get stuck in the middle
   Em*
Of this and that and then he should try less
A
Every time he's rejected then he loses affection


C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A              D                 A   G  F# F em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

 (bass intro and drums)

Em*
Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
      A
Never still find some to spare
Em*
And other people got more than they could use
A
But they don't share
Em*
And some people got problems man
         A
They got awful complications
Em*
Other people got perfect situations
A
With no provocation

 
C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A               D
What a terrible thing for you
Em     D
Confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A              D                 A   G  F# F em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

 (bass intro and drums)

|------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------
|.-----------------------------------------------------
|.---------------------------7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5---
|--7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5-------------7-------------7-
|------------7-------------7---------------------------

--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
-------------------------------.|repeat x 4
---------------------------7-7-.|then
-7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5--------|
-----------7-------------7------|

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-5----------------------
---7-7--7-5-6-7/slide<0-
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Somehow we always get stuck in the middle (repeated)
(overdubbed with)
Confused, what an awful thing for you to do
Confused, what an awful thing for you to say-ee
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raw_kicks 10 Jul 13, 2007 02:10 PM

Really nice tab man, thanks.

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porcupinetree11 101 Oct 29, 2007 05:36 PM

good tab

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taka91 10 Apr 20, 2009 06:12 PM

cheers, really good tab.

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