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                           Posters - Jack Johnson

Tabbed By: Todd
Email: todd_5_bbot@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

This is an easy song if you don't play it right. If you want to play it just
like Jack Johnson, you'll have a little harder time, but you've looked up the
right tab. It's a little difficult, but I tried to make it as easy as possible
by putting in my own side notes and stuff. I'm positive that all of it is correct.
If I did make any mistakes, or anyone has suggestions, please email me. Now,
ay attention, you may be surprised.

 /  slide up
 \  slide down
 h  hammer-on
 p  pull-off
 ~  vibrato
 +  harmonic
 x  Mute note

Intro Parts:

B|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| \
G|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|  \Part 1
D|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-|  /
A|-x--x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-| /
   d  d  u d u d  d u d u 

B|--------------------x---------------------x-------| \
G|--------------------x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-|  \Part 2
D|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9-9-9-9-9-9/11--11-x-11-11-|  /
A|----11--------h11---x--x-x-x-x-x-x------x-x--x--x-| /
   d   d d          u    u d d d u d      u    u  d 

e|--------------|\           e|------------------|\
B|--------------| \          B|------------------| \
G|--x--x--x-x-x-|  \Part 3   G|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|  \Part 4
D|-14-13-11-9-9-|  /         D|-5--5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|  /
A|--x--x--x-x-x-| /          A|-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-| /
E|-12-11--9-7-7-|/           E|-3--3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|/
    u  u  u u u                 u  u d u d u d u

Verse Parts:

Asterisks mean staccato the chord (play it quickly and release the pressure
on the strings to get a sort of "bap" sound).

B|----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x-| \
G|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-|  \Part 1
D|----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-|  /
A|----7-7-7-x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7-| /
      d d u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u

      *           *          *           *
B|----5--x---x----5-x-x-x----7--x---x----7-x-x-x- \
G|----6--x---x----6-x-x-x----8--x---x----8-x-x-x-  \Part 2a
D|-x--7----x---x--7-x-x-x-x--9----x---x--9-x-x-x-  /
A|-7--7----7---7--7-x-x-x-9--9----9---9--9-x-x-x- /
   d  d  u d u d  d u d u d  d  u d u d  d u d u

B|--------------------x--x---x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x---x-x-x- \
G|--------------------x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-  \2b
D|-------9h11p9-----9-x--9---9-9-9----9-9-9-x--9---9-9-9-  /
A|----11--------h11---x------7-7-7----x-x-x-x------7-7-7- /
   d  d  d          u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u

These are all the parts to the song. If you listen to the music, you'll get the
hang of it and be able to put in the little quirks that Jack does. This is the
basic, but correct way to play. You can do a lot with it. 

Here's the complete song, with the lyrics.

Intro: Intro Parts 1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 2, 3, 2, 4

Verse 1:
(Repeat Verse Part 1 twice, then start singing) 

(Verse Part 1 repeats until specified)

Lookin' at himself
And wishin' he was someone else
Because the posters on the wall
They don't look like him at all.

So he ties it up, he tucks it in
He pulls it back and gives a grin
Laughin' at himself
Because he knows he ain't loved at all.

He gets his 
(Verse Part 2a)
Courage from the can
It makes him feel like a man
Because he's lovin' all the ladies
But the ladies don't love him at 
(Verse Part 2b)

(Verse Part 2a)
When he's not drunk 
He's only stuck on himself
And then he has the nerve
To say he needs a decent
(Verse Part 2b)

Verse 2:

(Verse Part 1)
Lookin' at herself
And wishin' she was someone else
Because the body of the dolly
Don't look like hers at all

So she straps it on, she sucks it in, 
She throws it up, and gives a grin,
Laughin' at herself
Because she knows she's ain't that at all.

(Verse Part 2a)
Caught up in the trends
Well, the truth began to bend
And the next thing you know, man
There just ain't no truth left at
(Verse Part 2b)

'Cuz when the
(Verse Part 2a)
Pretty girl walks
She walks so proud
And when the pretty girl laughs
Oh man, she laughs so
(Verse Part 2b)

    E            D            C#       B
    d   d d u    u   d d u    d d u    u   d d u

And (E) if it ain't this that it's that
(D)  As a matter of 
(C#) Fact, she hasn't had a day (mute) 
(B)  To relax

(Slide back to E)
Since she's lost (mute)
(D) Her
(C#) Ability to think (mute)
(B) Clear-

(Slide up neck)
(Intro Part 2)
(Intro Parts 3, 2, 4)


Well I'm an 
(Verse Part 1 repeats)
energetic, apathetic
Version of another person,
Check out my outsides,
There ain't nothin' in here

Well I'm a
Superficial, systematic, 
Music, television addict,
Check out my outsides,
There ain't nothin' in

(Verse Part 2a)
Here comes another one,
Just like the other one,
Lookin' at himself and wishin' 
He was someone else,
Because the
(Verse Part 2b)
Posters on the wall,
They don't uh look uh like uh him. 
He ties up, he tucks it in,
He Pulls it back and gives a grin,
(Verse Part 1)
Laughin' at himself
Because he knows he ain't loved at all.
He knows he ain't loved at all.

Where he starts Verse Part 2b is difficult, so I'll just go through it.

Because the-

                                                   d  d u
  -posters on the wall, they don't uh look uh like him.

And so on. 

When I was learning this song, this part took me the longest. It's tough. Every
note is above the beginning of it's corresponding word, like you play the A string
on the 11th while you say "the". This part is perfect, I promise, and you can play
it just like Jack of you follow exactly.

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waikiki28 60 Nov 21, 2004 07:00 PM

This is the best tab I've seen ... Good job.

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Jimbob Hendrix 309 May 12, 2006 07:46 AM

great job

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Trickstar 83 Dec 03, 2006 12:41 PM

Great stuff mate, this is right on! Will take a while to learn though, seems like a hard song to get it to sound good.

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