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                             Wasting Time - Jack Johnson
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Tabbed by:Brett
Email:bakier1@yahoo.com
Tuning:Standard (EADGBe)

This is a great song that I haven't seen any tabs for on this site and thought 
I'd tab out the version from the video (with a different solo than the album.)

Chords used (bar chords): D(557775) A(577655) Em(779987) Bm11(777777) G#(466544) G(355433)


[Intro]

         D                     A
   V     V     V ^   V ^   V ^ V ^ !
e|-------------------x-x---------5-x--|
B|-------------------x-x---------5-x--|
G|-7-----7-----7-7---x-x---------6-x--|
D|-7h9---7h9---7-7---x-x---7-x-7-7-x--|
A|-------------------x-x---7-x-7-7-x--|
E|-------------------x-x---5-x-5-5-x--|
         
         Em                    A
   V     V     V ^   V ^   V ^ V ^ !
e|-7-----7-----7-7---x-x---------5-x--|
B|-7h8---7h8---7-7---x-x---------5-x--|
G|-7h9---7h9---7-7---x-x---------6-x--|
D|-7h9---7h9---7-7---x-x---7-x-7-7-x--|
A|-7-----7-----7-7---x-x---7-x-7-7-x--|
E|-7-----7-----7-7---x-x---5-x-5-5-x--|


[Verse]

       D               A              Em*              A
   V ^ V ^ ! V ^   V ^ V ^ ! V ^   V ^ V ^ ! V ^   V ^ V ^ ! V ^
e|-5-x-5-5-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x--|
B|-7-x-7-7-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x---8-x-8-8-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x--|
G|-7-x-7-7-x-x-x---6-x-6-6-x-x-x---9-x-9-9-x-x-x---6-x-6-6-x-x-x--|
D|-7-x-7-7-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x---9-x-9-9-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x--|
A|-5-x-5-5-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x--|
E|-5-x-5-5-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-x--|

Em* (In certain instances in the verse he changes the Em chord to a Bm11xt instead of a mute)

   V ^ V ^ V ^
e|-7-x-7-7-7-7-|
B|-8-x-8-8-7-8-|
G|-9-x-9-9-7-9-|
D|-9-x-9-9-7-9-|
A|-7-x-7-7-7-7-|
E|-7-x-7-7-7-7-|


[Chorus]

   G#      G           G               A           A       G#
       V ^ V ^ ! V ^ ^ V ^ ! V ^   V ^ V ^ ! V ^ ^ V ^ !
e|-4---3-x-3-3-x-x-3-x-3-3-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-5-x-5-5-x---4--|
B|-4---3-x-3-3-x-x-3-x-3-3-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-5-x-5-5-x---4--| (Note:The G# is played once
G|-5---4-x-4-4-x-x-4-x-4-4-x-x-x---6-x-6-6-x-x-6-x-6-6-x---5--|  when moving down from A to G)
D|-6---5-x-5-5-x-x-5-x-5-5-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-7-x-7-7-x---6--|
A|-6---5-x-5-5-x-x-5-x-5-5-x-x-x---7-x-7-7-x-x-7-x-7-7-x---6--|
E|-4---3-x-3-3-x-x-3-x-3-3-x-x-x---5-x-5-5-x-x-5-x-5-5-x---4--|


[Solo]

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5/9-7--------7/11-9-7--------5/9--7----------12-11-12-11-12-11--9-7---| (2x)
D|-------9-7-------------9-7-----------9---------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-7-9-7-9-7-----------------------12-11-12-11-12-11--9-7--9-7-9-7-9-7-----| (2x)
D|-------------9-7--9-7-9-7-9-7------------------------------------------9-7-|
A|------------------------------9-7------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Note: (I can only give you the notes and chords but the rhythm is essential so listen 
and watch the video at jackjohnsonmusic.com)

Song Order:


[Intro] (x2)


[Verse] (x5)

I'm just a waste of her energy
Don't ya know, shes just wasting my time
Mm, so why dont we get together
And we could waste everything tonight
And we could waste,
And we could waste it all tonight


[Intro] (x2)

Yeah yeah, don't ya know now, we could waste yeah...


[Verse] (x5)

And I dont pretend to know what you know
Mm, now please dont pretend to know what's on my mind
But if we already knew everything that everybody knows
We would have nothing to learn tonight
And we would have,
Nothing to show tonight


[Chorus] (x2)

Oh, but everybody thinks that everybody knows
About everybody else but nobody knows
Anything about themselves,
'Cause theyre all worried about everybody else


[Intro] (x2)

Yeah yeah, don't ya know now, you should know by now...


[Solo]


[Verse] (x5)

Cause love's just a waste of our energy
Don't ya know, that this life's just a waste of our time
Mm, so why dont we get together
And we could waste everything tonight
And we could waste,
And we could waste it all, yeah 


[Chorus] (x2)

But everybody thinks that everybody knows
About everybody else but nobody knows
Anything about themselves
'Cause they're all worried about everybody else, yeah


[Intro] (x4)

Yeah yeah, don't ya know now, you should know by now...

End on D


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| /  slide up
| h  hammer-on
| x  Mute note
| ^  Upstroke
| V  Downstroke
| !  Mute by slapping strings with palm almost like a drum 

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mr awesome 10 Jun 13, 2005 08:00 PM

overall its a pretty good tab but i just have one tiny correction

it should be em7 instead of em
-7-
-8-
-7-
-9-
-7-
-7-

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count dragula 10 Aug 30, 2005 08:00 PM

Great tab,good job on the rhythm being how that's where the only real difficulty lays. Also i'd say Em was right to begin with as opposed to the Em7 that was suggested above.

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rhcpfan27 119 Apr 21, 2007 03:26 PM

nicely done

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