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This is Why I Need You
        By Jesse Ruben
Interpreted by dewis

Capo 2

Tuning: EAD[F#]BE  - G String down a half step

I am going off of the sound, so this is my best guess.  It is above 90% accurate.

Intro(NOTE: Actual Fret positions and Chords with Capo on the 2nd or 1st on album)
      E    Dbmin  E(II) Gb9     Amaj7
e-----x------x-----x-----2--------x--|
B----12------9-----9-----7--------5--|
F#----2------2-----2-----2--------2--|
D-----2------2-----2-----2--------2--|
A-----x------x-----2-----x--------4--|
E----12------9-----7-----6--------5--|

[Verse]
      E    Dbmin  E(II) Gb9     Amaj7
e-----x------x-----x-----2--------x--|
B----12------9-----9-----7--------5--|
F#----2------2-----2-----2--------2--|
D-----2------2-----2-----2--------2--|
A-----x------x-----2-----x--------4--|
E----12------9-----7-----6--------5--|

[Chorus]
    E6/9  Amaj7  Dbmin  E(II) Gb9    Eadd9
e-----2------x-----x-----x-----2-------2----|
B-----5------5-----9-----9-----7-------5----|
F#----2------2-----2-----2-----2-------2----|
D-----4------2-----2-----2-----2-------4----|
A-----4------4-----x-----2-----x-------2----|
E-----2------5-----9-----7-----6-------x----|

[Intro]
E    Dbmin   E(II)  Gb9   Amaj7

[Verse 1]
E                          Dbmin               E(II)
   I have too many questions and places to go
                          Gb9                     Amaj7
There are too many options far too many unknowns

This is why I need you

[Verse 2]
E                       Dbmin                E(II)
   And everyone talks now but no one is right
                          Gb9                  Amaj7
There are too many armies with no one to fight

This is why I need you

[Chorus]
                    E6/9
'Cause you make the darkness less dark
             Amaj7            Dbmin
You make the edges less sharp
              E(II)         Gb9
You make the winter feel warmer
                E6/9
And you make my weakness less weak 
             Amaj7             Dbmin
You make the bottom less deep
              E(II)           Gb9
you make the waiting feel shorter
Dbmin            E(II)         E6/9
   You make my crazy feel normal every time
            Amaj7            Eadd9              E
You are the who. Love is the what. This is the why

E    Dbmin   E(II)  Gb9   Amaj7

[Verse 3]
E                             Dbmin                 E(II)
  There are too many problems, and no one who cares
                         Gb9                       Amaj7
There are so many roads, and they all need repairs

This is why I need you

[Verse 4]
E                                Dbmin                     E(II)
  And there's not enough chocolate. There's too many chores
                             Gb9                     Amaj7
There are so many mountains, that I haven't explored

This is why I need you

[Chorus]
                    E6/9
'Cause you make the darkness less dark
             Amaj7            Dbmin
You make the edges less sharp
             E(II)          Gb9        
You make the winter feel warmer
                E6/9
And you make my weakness less weak 
             Amaj7            Dbmin
You make the bottom less deep
              E(II)          Gb9
You make the waiting feel shorter
Dbmin           E(II)        E6/9
   You make my crazy feel normal every time
            Amaj7            Eadd9              E
You are the who. Love is the what. This is the why

Dbmin                   E(II)           Gb9
  'Cause you keep the ship moving forward
Dbmin           E(II)      E6/9
   You make it easy to try
Dbmin               E(II)         E6/9
   And you make my crazy feel normal
            Amaj7            Eadd9              E
You are the who. Love is the what. This is the why
            Amaj7            Eadd9             Dbmin
You are the who. Love is the what. This is the why
            Amaj7            Eadd9                      E (One strum upward)
You are the who. Love is the what, and this is the why

All inputs welcome!

Pax vobiscum

            
            
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carlos.perez10 10 Feb 04, 2016 02:04 AM

dude that was pretty awesome and spot on. I had the whole thing licked in a night thanks to you. Couple of notes. Jesse Ruben admits he tunes his guitar down to an f# on the G string (http://jesserubenmusic.fanbridge.com/fan_questions/q/1250776/in-this-is-why-i-need-you-do-you-use-a-standard-tuning-or-a-variation-i-absolutely-love-the-song-and-wanted-to-learn-it-but-i-couldnt-quite-get-the-sound-correct)

Also, on the album version, he capos on the 1st fret. No biggie, but if people are trying to play along they might get frustrated.

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readq 10 Apr 30, 2016 12:16 PM

THIS IS EXCELLENT!! Fantastic tab for a lesser-known, spectacular song. My advice: keep your tuning, but drop the capo off of the low E string and hit it open when you are playing 12 on the B string. Truly fantastic, people like you are why I still use this website

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mikemoore34 10 Jun 02, 2017 06:01 AM

spot on tab. doing it an an open mic. this week. will tell em about your tab... (the guitar players alway outnumber the audience!) not dropped the G note to F#. it's whatever you can sing to that matters. thanks.

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