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Be Honest Tab

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                             Be Honest - Jason Mraz
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Tabbed by: Kadas
E-mail: aaron_pox@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

This tab is about 90+% correct... The intro is much like the original song, while 
the one before the ref is the one from the acoustic version.... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVvwTthgDhc

***Important Note: most of the tabs usually include the intro. Always make the intro a reference on some parts
of the song

Thaks for the Corrections: Mikoako2021

Intro (Original):
    DM7
e|---5-------5h7-5----------7---10--13\----|
B|---7-------5---5----------6---9---12\----|
G|---6-------6--------------7---10--13\----|
D|---------------------5/7--6---9---12\----|
A|---5--x--5--------x---------x------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|-7-------------------10-------------------------|
B|-8-------8--10----11-11--------11h13-11---------|
G|-7-------7--9-----10-10--------10----10-10------|
D|---------9--11----12-----------12----------12---|
A|-7--x--7-7--9--x--10----x--10-------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|
 
    DM7        B7                          Em7
e|---7----5--------7---------7------------------------------|
B|---5----5--7--7--7-7----10-10-----------8-------7h8-7-----|
G|---6----6--6--8---------8---------------7-------7---7-7---|
D|-----------7--7---------7---------------9-------9-------9-|
A|-5---x--5-------------------------0-5/7----x--7-7---------|
E|--------------7-------7--------x--------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---7------7------7~--|
G|---6------6------6~--|
D|---7------7------7~--|
A|-0---x--0---x--0-----|
E|---------------------|


Chords:
   DM7   DM7/B   CM7/C#   F#7   Bm   Em   A2   D   Dsus
e|-------------------------2-----2-------------2-----3---|
B|--7-----7-------5--------2-----3-------------3-----3---|
G|--6-----6-------4--------3-----4---------2---2-----2---|
D|--7-----7-------5--------2-----4----2----2-------------|
A|--5-------------4--------4-----2----2------------------|
E|--------7----------------2-----------------------------|

Verse 1:
   DM7            DM7/B        CM7/C#   F#7
Ok go, go hang your heart on, any tree, 
         Bm                        Em
You can make yourself available to anybody, 
       Bm                           CM7/C#    F#7
Cause every livin' person knows you are a prize,
    Bm                       Em 
Whichever way you go I'll be easy to find, 
        Em                    A2            DM7-DM7b
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me 
Em                     A2 hold         
I don't ask for much...

Verse 2: Repeat Chords
DM7                     DM7/B                        CM7/C#   F#7
Think of this song as a promise you can do what you want, 
          Bm                        Em
If you decide you wanna move into a new stage, 
   Bm                          CM7/C#       F#7
Deleting me from pages in your mission statement, 
    Bm                    Em
My love is unconditional, make no mistake, 
         Em                   A2              DM7-DM7/B
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me, 
         Em                   A2              
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me 

After the "with me", before Ref play this... (Acoustic Version)
e|-----5-3-------------|
B|-3---3-3-6-6-2-3-2---|
G|-3---3---3-3-0-0-0---|
D|-3-------------------|
A|-------------0---0---|
E|-5-x-5---5-----------|

Ref: (Play with the intro as long as you end with the ending)
Who we are, when love is what it wants to be, 
We are free, and we are, having the best day ever by far, 
Being treated to the light, like a superstar 

*Play with the intro...*

Verse 3: Same Chords
           DM7            DM7/B                               CM7/C#   F#7
I can hold space while you see what your heart has to say about me,
             Bm                            Em
There's no dotted line to sign away your freedom,
      Bm                             Cm7/C#       F#7
I acknowledge you for what you do to keep strong, 
        Bm                    Em
I'll always stand beside you, don't get me wrong, 
         Em                   A2             DM7-DM7/B
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me,
         Em                   A2             DM7-DM7/B
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me,
         Em                   A2    
I don't ask for much, just be honest, with me, 
 
e|-----5-3-------------|
B|-3---3-3-6-6-2-3-2---|
G|-3---3---3-3-0-0-0---|
D|-3-------------------|
A|-------------0---0---|
E|-5-x-5---5-----------|

Ref: Intro
Who we are, when love is what it wants to be, 
We are free and, we are, having the best day ever by far, 
Yes we are...



Thanks for viewing!!! please rate! for corrections, just comment them below...



EXTRAS FOR BETTER OUTCOME:

I usually play the ref like this:
...with me              Who...
e|------------5-3-----------|
B|--------3---3-3-6-6-2-3---|
G|--------3---3---3-3-0-0---|
D|--------3-----------------|
A|--------------------0-----|
E|--------5-x-5---5---------|

... we are                 when love is what it wants to be
e|---------5-------5h7-5---------------7--------10-----13\----|
B|---------7-------5---5---------------6--------9------12\----|
G|---------6-------6-------------------7--------10-----13\----|
D|--------------------------5/7--------6--------9------12\----|
A|-x-------5--x--5--------x----------------x------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

          we are   free  and       we   are
e|-7---------------------10-------------------------|
B|-8-------8--10----11---11--------11h13-11---------|
G|-7-------7--9-----10---10--------10----10-10------|
D|---------9--11----12-------------12----------12---|
A|-7--x--7-7--9--x--10------x--10-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
 
  having the best day ever       far      being treated  to the life like a
e|---7--------5------------7---------7--------------------------------------|
B|---5--------5----7----7--7-7----10-10-----------8---------7h8-7-----------|
G|---6--------6----6----8---------8---------------7---------7---7-----7-----|
D|-----------------7----7---------7---------------9---------9-------------9-|
A|-5------x---5-----------------------------0-5/7----x----7-7---------------|
E|----------------------7-------7--------x----------------------------------|

  super star...
e|---------------------|
B|---7------7------7~--|
G|---6------6------6~--|
D|---7------7------7~--|
A|-0---x--0---x--0-----|
E|---------------------|


This lyric "i don't ask for much, just be honest with me" uses this part of the intro:

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------8-------7h8-7-----|
G|-----------7-------7---7-7---|
D|-----------9-------9-------9-|
A|----0-5/7-----x--7-7---------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---7------7------7~--|
G|---6------6------6~--| On the first part, refer to the intro, this is only applicable on the repetition
D|---7------7------7~--|
A|-0---x--0---x--0-----|
E|---------------------|

************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend
| x   Slap
************************************
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dasec wrote on April 7 2013, 03:05 am

This part
DM7 B7 Em7
e|---7----5--------7---------7----------------------------|
B|---5----5--7--7--7------10-10-----------------7h8-7-----|
G|---6----6--6--8---------8---------------------7---7-7---|
D|-----------7--7---------7---------------------9-------9-|
A|-5---x--5-------------------------0-5/7--x--7-7---------|
E|--------------7----x--7--------x------------------------|

is supposed to be

DM7 B7 Em7
e|---7----5--------7---------7-----------------------------|
B|---5----5--7--7--7------10-10-----------8------7h8-7-----|
G|---6----6--6--8---------8---------------7------7---7-7---|
D|-----------7--7---------7---------------9------9-------9-|
A|-5---x--5-------------------------0-5/7---x--7-7---------|
E|--------------7----x--7--------x-------------------------|

my update is taking some time

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Mikoako2021 wrote on January 29 2015, 03:38 am

in the intro instead of
e|---------------------|
B|---7------7------7~--|
G|---6------6------6~--|
D|---7------7------7~--|
A|-0---x--0---x--0-----|
E|---------------------|

it should be
e|---------------------|
B|---7------7------7~--|
G|---6------6------6~--|
D|---5------5------5~--|
A|-0---x--0---x--0-----|
E|---------------------|

also in the chorus instead of D-Dsus, it should be DM7-DM7/B

those are my corrections, awesome tab though!

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Mikoako2021 wrote on January 29 2015, 03:55 am

ok here's one more

instead of
Bm Em F#7
Cause every livin' person knows you are a prize,

it should be
Bm CM7/C# F#7
Cause every livin' person knows you are a prize,

I like this tab much better than the other drop D versions, although that is how Jason Mraz plays it in the acoustic video

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