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Traffic In The Sky chords

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Artist:  Jack Johnson
Song:    Traffic In The Sky
Album:   On And On

Standard Tuning. No capo.
Here's the chords required for the song:
 
     D     F#m   C     Em    A     G#    G     Bm    

e ---5-----9-----3-----7-----5-----4-----3-----2---
B ---7-----10----5-----8-----5-----4-----3-----3---
G ---7-----11----5-----9-----6-----5-----4-----4---
D ---7-----11----5-----9-----7-----6-----5-----4---
A ---5-----9-----3-----7-----7-----6-----5-----2---
E ---x-----9-----x-----7-----5-----4-----3-----2---

Lyrics and chords:


[Intro]

D, F#m, C, Em


[Verse]
D                       F#m
  Theres traffic in the sky
                 C                       Em
  And it doesn't seem to be getting much better
                      D   
  Theres kids playing games on the pavement
          F#m                      C
  Drawing waves on the pavement mm-hm
                 Em                        D
  Shadows of the planes on the pavement mm-hm 
                         F#m


[Pre-Chorus]
  It's enough to make me cry
                 C                               Em
  But that don't seem like it would make it feel better
               D              
  Maybe it's a dream and if i scream 
          F#m
  It will burst at the seams 
       C                          Em
  This whole place will fall into pieces 
                  A   G#
  And then they'd say


[Chorus]
G                        A
  Well how could we have known
                         D           Bm                 
  I'll tell them it's not so hard to tell
          G
  Nah nah nah
                  A  
  You keep adding stones
                 D
  Soon the water will
                 Bm
  Be lost in the well
  G                  A
  Mmmm mmmm


[Verse]
D                      F#m
  Puzzle pieces in the ground
      C                       Em
  But no one ever seems to be digging 
                          D                                 F#m
  Instead they're looking up towards the heavens with their eyes on the 
  heavens
C                                     Em
  Shadows on the way to the heavens


[Pre-Chorus]
D                        F#m
  It's enough to make me cry 
                 C                               Em
  But that don't seem like it would make it feel better 
                       D                                 F#m
  The answers could be found we could learn from digging down 
      C                       Em
  But no one ever seems to be digging 
                 A   G#
  Instead theyll say


[Chorus]
G                        A
  Well how could we have known
                         D           Bm                 
  I'll tell them it's not so hard to tell
          G
  Nah nah nah
                  A  
  You keep adding stones
                 D
  Soon the water will
                 Bm
  Be lost in the well
  G                  A
  Mmmm mmmm


[Verse]
D                     F#m
  Words of wisdom all around 
      C                    Em
  But no one ever seems to listen 
                             D
  Theyre talking about their plans on the paper 
           F#m
  Building up from the pavement 
C                                  Em
  Shadows from the scrapers on the pavement


[Pre-Chorus]
D                       F#m
  Its enough to make me sigh 
                C                               Em
  But that dont seem like it would make it feel better 
                     D                            F#m
  The words are all around but the words are only sounds 
      C                    Em
  And no one ever seems to listen 
                 A   G#
  Instead theyll say


[Chorus]
G                        A
  Well how could we have known
                         D           Bm                 
  I'll tell them it's not so hard to tell
          G
  Nah nah nah
                  A  
  You keep adding stones
                 D
  Soon the water will
                 Bm
  Be lost in the well
  

[Ending Chords]
G,A,D

            
            
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guitarplayer428 10 Feb 24, 2008 02:59 PM

good job however I'm sure that Jack plays the Bm chord as a root six bar chord on the seventh fret for a couple reasons a more natural movement to get from the D to the Bm and than the A and it sounds right

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PickUpAGuitar 41 May 22, 2014 08:43 AM

I played it by ear by playing A instead of an F#m... but either sounds good in my opinion. This is not necessarily a critique... I just want to hear what other people think. Try playing A instead of F#m in the verse and tell me what you think. Cheers! Great tab, I gave it *****.

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Rhys.J 221 Jun 09, 2014 01:58 PM

It's a bit easier to play the verse chords with the D as a bar chord on the 10th fret of the E string and the C as a bar chord on the 8th fret of the E string, with the F#m and Em as you have said.
Means that all the chords are in a nice box, just a thought though, nice chords overall :)

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