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John Mayer
"Helpless"

Standard tuning. Corrections welcome!

   F     C     Dm7   Am    E7    Eb    Am7
e|-1----------(5)----5-----7----(6)----5-----|
B|-1-----5-----6-----5-----9-----8-----5-----|
G|-2-----5-----5-----5-----7-----8-----5-----|
D|-3-----5-----7-----7-----9-----8-----5-----|
A|-x----(3)----5-----x-----7-----6-----7-----|
E|(1)----------------5-----------------5-----|


[Intro]
  F       C        Dm7                         Am7                  F       C    
e|1---------------|--------------------------------|----------------1---------------|
B|1-------5-------|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------1-------5-------|
G|2-------5-------|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------2-------5-------|
D|3-------5-------|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------3-------5-------|
A|x-------3-------|----------------------------x---|----x-----------x-------3-------|
E|1---------------|----------------------------5---|----5-----------1---------------|
  3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a 
  Dm7                         Am7                  F       C
e|--------------------------------|----------------1---------------|
B|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------1-------5-------|
G|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------2-------5-------|
D|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------3-------5-------|
A|----------------------------x---|----x-----------x-------3-------|
E|----------------------------5---|----5-----------1---------------|

  Overdub (intro only)
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|7--p5--h7--p5--h7--p5---h7------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 | Main rhythm fig.
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------6-------5-------|
G|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------5-------5-------| Main ryhthm fig. repeats throughout 
D|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------7-------5-------| the verses. Chords listed below
A|------------x---------------x---|----x---------------------------| reflect overall harmony icluding bass.
E|------------5---------------5---|----5---------------------------|


[Verse]
F   C    Dm7                        Am7
The same drink that gets me out the door
F   C  Dm7                            Am7
Is the same drink that puts me on the floor
F       C   Dm7                    Am7   
And the new thing I wanna try some more 
F      C    Dm7                      Am7
Is the same mistake I used to make before

[Chorus]
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
         Dm7                      Am   
And I'll stop trying to figure it out

Dm7   Am
Dm7   Am

[Verse]
F   C    Dm7                       Am7
The same brain that brings me ecstacy
F      C    Dm7                        Am7
Is the same pain that gets the best of me
    F   C     Dm7                        Am7
And the one I love the most just said to me
F C      Dm7                    Am7
A broken heart is all I'll ever be

[Chorus]
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
         Dm7                      Am   
And I'll stop trying to figure it out

[Solo]
Dm7   Am x7
E7
E7    Eb

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------8-----------------------------|
G|----5b.5-7--7~p5-7~p5-7--b9r7p5---5~-h7-------5b.5-7-7p5---7b9b9r7-5-------------------|
D|--7-----------------------------7-------7---7------------------------7p5----7~---------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------7------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------5--------------------------------------|
B|----------------------8------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8-----10~-|
G|-----5-7-7b8-7-5--7b9--------5-7-7b8-7-5----7b9------5-7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9-----|
D|5--7-----------------------7-------------7---------7-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------15~-----------------------------------------------------------17-|
B|13--15--15--13--15b17------r15--13--15--13-----------13------13--15b16r15-13--15b17----|
G|-------------------------------------------14p12-14~-----14----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|17~--17-15------------15----------17-20b22--20b22-17----17~----17------20b22-17~-------|
B|-----------17p15--17~-------17-20-----------20b22----20------------20------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------12--------12---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|15b17----15b17-----15-12------12-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------14b16---12b13----------9---7-------------------------------7--|
D|----------------------------------------14-12~--------9-7\5--------------5h7-7p5-/9--9-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------7p5-7p5---/7---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------8b.5-------------8------------8-------------------------------------|
G|-----7------/9---------9p7--h9--7---7b9r8r7------7b9~r---------------------------------|
D|/9-----9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge]
Dm7  Am7
     Help me
Dm7  Am7
     Help me
Dm7  Am7
     Help me

[Chorus]
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
        Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        Am
Tell me now
         Dm7                      Am   
And I'll stop trying to figure it out
       Dm7
If I'm helpless
       Am
If I'm helpless
       Dm7
If I'm helpless
          Dm7                      Am
Then I'll stop trying to figure it out

[Outro]
Dm7   Am x8

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|10~-------10b12b13r10~----14b15-13--------15b17----15b17----15b17--15b17--15b17--15b17-|
G|-----------------------------------14~-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|15b17-13------15b17b17b17----15b17-14b15-13--------------15b17-15b17-13----15b17b17----|
G|---------14---------------------------------14--14p12-------------------14-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|15-------------------------8~--5---8---5---8-5---8-5----------------------------8~--5--|
B|-pb16r15-13--------------5-------5-------5-----5-----5---5--------------------5-------5|
G|------------14--14-12\---------------------------------7---5---7-5b6------5------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------7--------7~---------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|8-5---8-5------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----5-----5----5----5-8-5------------------------------15b17-----r15b17r15-13-13----13~|
G|------------7b9--7b9------7b9-7-5---7-5b6---5------------------------------------14----|
D|----------------------------------7-------7---7--5-------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------12b15----r12----|
B|15---------15-15b17---15b17r15-13--13\12-12-pb13r12-10--10--10--------(12b15----r12)---|
G|--------14------------------------------------------------------12---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|12-12-10-10-------10-10-------10---12b15---r12---12-12---------------------------------|
B|------------13-13~---10-13-13~----(12b15---r12)--------13-13b15-10-10------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------\7--7--5--5-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7--7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------13b.5------13b.5-------------------------------13-------15b16r15b15---15----|
G|---------------14p12-----14p12---14~------------------------14p12-------------------14-|
D|\5--5-3p0-----------------------------\12-10-------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------12-10-12~-10------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----x---------------------------|
B|13--x---------------------------|
G|----x---14---14~--14--/17b18----| Fade out
D|----x---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|



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| h   Hummer-on
| p   Pull-off
| ~   Vibrato
| x   Dead note
| b   Bend
| b.5 Bend 1/4 step
| pb  Pre-Bend
| r   Release
| ()  Ghost note
***********************************

            
            
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mattandkay4 10 Feb 25, 2017 03:11 PM

That is awesome man! great work on tabbing that so quick after its release

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