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John Mayer - Heart of life

tabbed by Joe Fitter - shitforbrains30@hotmail.com/joefitter@hotmail.com

ok, hard song to play, not as hard as stop this train but involves the same
kinda picking pattern, i strongly suggest learning this one before even
attempting stop this train. the notes in brackets aren't actually played in
heart of life but when played you have the same picking pattern as in stop this train, 
how i tackled that one. check my stop this train tab out,
its version 3, also check out noah needleman's tutorial on youtube, it helps!
good luck.

(Chords)

e|--x-----x----x----x----x----|
b|--10----7----2----3----3----|
g|--11----7----2----4----2----|
d|--12----9----4----5----4----|
a|--x-----x----x----x----x----|
e|--10----7----2----3----2----|


btw John downtunes his guitar one step when he plays this song.

[Intro]

part 1

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10------10--------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|
d|-------------(12)-------------------------------(9)------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

then...

Acoustic guitar (part 1)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
b|--10-----10---------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|  |
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|  |
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|  |
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|  |
                                                                          |(played together)
Lead Guitar - clean (fingerpicked, no plec)                               |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|----------------------------------10----------------------------------| |
b|--10~~~~~~~---------10---12-12b(14)------------------------10b(12)-10-| |
g|--------------------------------------11~~~~---------9-11-------------| |
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
                                                                          
Acoustic guitar (part 2)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|      |
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|      |
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|      |
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|      |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
Lead Guitar - clean                                                       | (played together)
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
g|------------------12~~~~----------11~~~~-------------------------|      |
d|--11~~~~-----------------------------------12-14-----------------|      |
a|--------------------------------------------------12~~~~---------|      |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |

ok well thats the intro as john recorded it for the album, however, if you
donthave any friends who are willing to play the lead along with your picking,
the tab below works just as well for an acoustic version of the 2nd half of
the intro :-)

part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|


[Verse]

ok well you all know the words but i stuck em in anyway for timing's sake. 

Part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|


[Verse]

    I                Hate  to  see you cry              lying there in

[Verse]

   you               know its  nothing new              bad news never

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

   that            po--------------si----------------tion
   had             good            ti----------------ming

Part 3

e|------------------------------9 h 10--------------------------9 p 7--|
b|--10-----10---------10 h 12-----------7-----7---------7 h 10---------|
g|-------11-------11------------------------7-------7------------------|
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

    there's         things you need to hear            so turn off your
    then          the circle   of  your friends        will de-fend the

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

   tears           and             lis----------------ten
   sil-------------ver             ni-----------------ing


[Chorus]

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

  pain   throws your heart  to   the  ground,

lead - clean


e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)----------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|

   love   turns the whole  thing  a-round

lead - clean

e|-----------------------------------12-10~~~------------------------|
b|--10~~~---------------------12b(14)--------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 5

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------2-------2--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(4)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X--|
   though  it wont  all      go  the way...      it   should,     i

lead - clean

e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)--------12b(14)-10~~~-------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------11-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 6

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------X-|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10-------------10-|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-----11--|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)------12---|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------X----|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---x---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---10-----|
   know        the heart        of life         is  good.

lead - clean

e|--10~~~--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------12b(14)-10~~~-------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------11---9~~~-------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

on the second chorus john adds a hammer-on in the lead as so...

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------9h11---9~~~-------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

[Intro]

part 1

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--10------10--------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|
d|-------------(12)------------------------------(9)-------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|

part 2

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|

Acoustic guitar (part 1)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
b|--10-----10---------10-------12-------7-----7---------7-------10-----|  |
g|-------11-------11-------11-------11------7-------7-------7-------7--|  |
d|------------(12)-------------------------------(9)-------------------|  |
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  |
e|--10---X---10---X---10---X---10---X---7---X---7---X---7---X---7---X--|  |
                                                                          |-played together
Lead Guitar - clean (fingerpicked, no plec)                               |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|----------------------------------10----------------------------------| |
b|--10~~~~~~~---------10---12-12b(14)------------------------10b(12)-10-| |
g|--------------------------------------11~~~~---------9-11-------------| |
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| |
                                                                          
Acoustic guitar (part 2)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|--2-----2---------3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5--------|      |
g|------2-------2-------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--|      |
d|-----------(4)-------------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)---|      |
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
e|--2---X---2---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X--|      |
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
Lead Guitar - clean                                                       |-played together
                                                                          |
                                                                          |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |
g|------------------12~~~~----------11~~~~-------------------------|      |
d|--11~~~~-----------------------------------12-14-----------------|      |
a|--------------------------------------------------12~~~~---------|      |
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|      |

Play second verse, then the chorus again then on to the guitar solo.

Guitar solo.

acoustic guitar carries on playing the verse riff
lead guitar - still clean and im pretty sure he's still using his fingers

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--17b(19)..hold bend...17b(19)-17-15--------------------------17---------|
g|-------------------------------------16b(17)r16-14---14~~~-------17b(18)-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------15---15~~~--------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------17b(19)-----17---17~~~---------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------17----------------------------------------------------|
b|--17b(19)~~~~~--------17b(19)r17-15-------17-----------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------16b(18)---16b(18)r16-14--16--16b(18)--|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------17-----------------------------------|
b|-----15~~~----17b(19)-17b(19)------------17~~~~~~~//////-----------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

the last chorus is played exactly as the others with the lead guitar over the
top of the acoustic,
but there is a second lead over the top of them both.

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|
  pain   throws your heart  to   the  ground,

lead 1 - clean

e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)----------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------15~~~-15~~~-15~~~--|
g|-------------------------------------------14/16-------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 4

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------4-------4--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(5)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---3---X---3---X--|
   love   turns the whole  thing  a-round

lead 1 - clean

e|-----------------------------------12-10~~~------------------------|
b|--10~~~---------------------12b(14)--------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead 2 - clean

e|----------------------------------------17b(19)-17-19-17-15-13b(15)r14b(15)~~~--|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

part 5

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------5---------------------3-----3---------3-----3--------|
g|--6-------7-------11-------9------------4-------4-------2-------2--|
d|--------------------------------12-----------(5)-------------(4)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X--|

   fear     is  a  friend    whos misun----der----stood        but i

(lead 1 - clean)

e|-------------------------------------10~~~-------------------------|
b|--10~~~~------------------------12b(14)--------12b(14)-10~~~-------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------11-|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(lead 2 - clean)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------9b(11)-9-7--|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Part 6)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------X-|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10-------------10-|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-----11--|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)-----(12)--|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------X----|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---x---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X---10-----|

   know        the heart        of life         is  good.

(lead 1 - clean)

e|--10~~~--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------12b(14)-10~~~-------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------11---9~~~-------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(lead 2 - clean)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------10--------------------------------------10---12-------|
g|-----------------------9b(11)-9-7------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Part 7)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--3-----3---------3-----3---------5-----5---------10-----10--------|
g|------4-------4-------2-------2-------6-------6--------11-------11-|
d|-----------(5)-------------(4)-------------(7)--------------(12)---|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--3---X---3---X---2---X---2---X---5---X---5---X---10---X---10---X--|

         i know           its  good......

(lead 2 - clean)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--9h11-9-----------------------------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(fade out while john fiddles around.)

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

| x    Dead note
| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| /    Slide up
| ~    Vibrato

************************************
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laughcrylivedie 156 wrote on July 11 2009, 06:35 am

Dude you are pretty good at tabbing john mayer songs;
i also loved the 'stop this train' tab of yours. 5 stars [:

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jakethesnake212 20 wrote on July 15 2009, 03:15 pm

great accurate tab man, keep up the good work :)

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