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A Beautiful Mess Tab

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Author
Difficulty
intermediate
Artist: Jason Mraz
Song: A Beautiful Mess
Tuning: Standard

Tabbed based on Live at Mix 106.5 - 040408
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46nKYtxyM7g&feature=PlayList&p=697DA0D6BDD67176&index=13" 
plus minute changes myself. I prefer to keep the 1st 2 strings (e & B) open for chords A & B. (:

Chords:
E     022100
G#m7  4x4400
F#m7  2x2200
A     577600
B     799800
F#7   242322

Intro
e---12-------12----12\11\9\----4-----4---4/5/7-------|
B------12-------12---------------0-----0-------------|
G---------13-------13\11\9\--------4-----------------|
D------------------------------------------7/9-------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-0--------------------------4-----------4-----------|
                         
e---2-----2-----2-----2-----5-----5/7--7-------------|
B-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------------------|
G-------2-----------2-----------6------8-------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------0--------------------------|
E-2-----------2------------------------7-------------|

e---12-------12----12\11\9\----4-----4-----4-----4---|
B------12-------12---------------0-----0-----0-----0-|
G---------13-------13\11\9\--------4-----------4-----|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-0--------------------------4-----------4-----------|

e---5-----5-----5-----5/7--7-------------------------|
B-----0-----0-----0----------------------------------|
G-------6-----6-----6------8-------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-0--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------7-------------------------|
         
Verse 1
               E
You’ve got the best of both worlds
G#m7                                F#m7
    You’re the kind of girl who can take down a man
    A              B
And lift him back up again
        E                         G#m7
You are strong, but you’re needy, humble but you’re greedy
    F#m7                                     A                  B
And based on your body language and shouted cursive I’ve been reading
     E                                  G#m7
Your style is quite selective, but your mind is rather reckless
        F#m7                                A         B
Well, I guess it just suggests that this is just what happiness is.

Pre-Chorus
A                           B
  Hey, what a beautiful mess this is.
A                                B
  It’s like picking up trash in dresses

Chorus
        E                      G#m7
Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you write
F#m7              A          B
Kind of turn themselves into knives
         E                     G#m7
And don't mind my nerve you can call it fiction
        F#m7                            A       B    F#7
Cause I like being submerged in your contradictions dear
       A       F#7  A       
Cause here we are, here we are

Interlude
e---12-------12----12\11\9\----4-----4---4/5/7-------|
B------12-------12---------------0-----0-------------|
G---------13-------13\11\9\--------4-----------------|
D------------------------------------------7/9-------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E-0--------------------------4-----------4-----------|
                         
e---2-----2-----2-----2-----5-----5/7--7-------------|
B-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------------------|
G-------2-----------2-----------6------8-------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------0--------------------------|
E-2-----------2------------------------7-------------|

Verse 2
    E                       G#m7
Although you were biased I love your advice
     F#m7                                         A                 B
Your comebacks they’re quick and probably have to do with your insecurities
            E                    G#m7
There’s no shame in being crazy, depending on how you take these
F#m7                                   A         B
Words that paraphrasing this relationship we’re staging

Pre-Chorus
A                          B
  And it’s a beautiful mess, yes it is
A                                       B
  It’s like, we are picking up trash in dresses

Chorus
        E                      G#m7
Well it kind of hurts when the kind of words you say
F#m7              A           B
Kind of turn themselves into blades
        E                       G#m7
And the kind and courteous is a life I’ve heard
         F#m7                A             B
But it’s nice to say that we played in the dirt
     F#7    A       F#7           A
Cause here, here we are, Here we are

Bridge
E            G#m7         F#m7         A       B
Here we are, here we are, here we are, here we are
E            G#m7         F#m7         A           B
Here we are, here we are, here we are, we’re still here

Pre-Chorus
A                           B
  And what a beautiful mess this is
A                                   B
  It’s like taking a guess when the only answer is yes

Chorus
            E                 G#m7
And through timeless words in priceless pictures
      F#m7           A         B
We’ll fly like birds not of this earth
    E                   G#m7
And tides they turn and hearts disfigure
          F#m7                   A           B
But that’s no concern when we’re wounded together
       E                    G#m7
And we tore our dresses and stained our shirts
         F#m7               A           B
But it’s nice today, oh the wait was so worth it

Outro
e-----12-------12--12\11\9\----4-----4---4/5/7------|
B--------12----------------------0-----0------------|
G-----------13-----13\11\9\--------4----------------|
D------------------------------------------7/9------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E-0--------------------------4-----------4----------|
                         
e---2-----2-----2-----2-----5-----5-----7-----7-----|
B-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0---|
G-------2-----------2-----------6-----------8-------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------0-------------------------|
E-2-----------2-----------------------7-------------|

e---12--------x--12\11\9\----5-----5-----5-----5----|
B------12-----x----------------0-----0-----0-----0--|
G---------13-----13\11\9\--------6-----------6------|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E-0------------------------5-----------5------------|

e---4-----4----4--5--4---2-----2----0---------------|
B-----0-----0------------------4----0---------------|
G-------4------4--6--4---2-----2----1---------------|
D------------------------------4----2---------------|
A------------------------------2----2---------------|
E-4------------4---------2-----2----0---------------|
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Travismard 67 wrote on February 4 2009, 10:44 pm

The intro sounds betters if you play... /4----/5----/7
-------------
/4----/6----/8

but the tab is excellent other than that. Great job

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Travismard 67 wrote on February 4 2009, 10:44 pm

The intro sounds betters if you play... /4----/5----/7
-------------
/4----/6----/8

but the tab is excellent other than that. Great job

+1 reply
ratedrsupersta 17 wrote on May 13 2009, 07:38 am

Great tab thanks for that it's an awesome song and this is def the best version of the song to tab from.

Can you please let me know the strumming patterns for the verses, bridges and choruses if possible?

Btw cheers Travismard nice tip!

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