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Author
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                          Perfectly Lonely - John Mayer
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Tabbed by: J.Casquejo
Email: geehanski@yahoo.com

Chords:
     C  C2   F   Dm   G   Am   Em  Fm  G#
e|---x---x---x----x---x----x----x---x---x--|
B|---8---5---1---10---3----5----8---1---4--|
G|---9---5---2---10---4----5----9---1---5--|
D|--10---5---3---12---5----7----9---3---6--|
A|---x---3---x----x---x----x----7---x---x--|
E|---8-------1---10---3----5--------1---4--|


[Intro Lead]

e|-----------------13--12--10.--8--------------------------|
B|--13s15--13s15---13--13--10.--8--10~---------------------|
G|--12s14--12s14-------------------10~---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------13--12--10.--8--------------------------|
B|--13s15--13s15---13--13--10.--8--12~---10h12p10----------|
G|--12s14--12s14-------------------12~------------12~------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------13------------------|
B|-15b17r16b17~~----------13--13~-15--15b17~~--15b17r15~~------|
G|--------------------s14---14---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------20-------------------|
B|--10b12r10p8---8~~h10----------20b22---20b22r20~~--------|
G|-------------9-------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 1]

C                                    F      C2
 Had a little love, but I spread it thin
Dm                            G
 Falling in her arms and out again
C                                   F       C2
 Made a bad name for my game around town
Dm                              G
 Tore up my heart, and shut it down

C
 Nothing to do
F              C2
 Nowhere to be
Dm                        G
 A simple little kind of free
C
 Nothing to do
F              C2
 No one but me
Dm                 G
 And that's all I need


[Chorus]

           C                    F      C2
I'm perfectly lonely
           Dm                    G
I'm perfectly lonely
           Em                   Am
I'm perfectly lonely (Yeah)
Dm
'Cause I don't belong to anyone
G
Nobody belongs to me


[Riff 1]

e|-----------------13--12--10.--8--------------------------|
B|--13s15--13s15---13--13--10.--8--10~---------------------|
G|--12s14--12s14-------------------10~---------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------13--12--10.--8-----------12-------------------|
B|--13s15--13s15---13--13--10.--8--12~------15b17r16b17r16b17~~--|
G|--12s14--12s14-------------------12~---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

I see friends around from time to time
When their ladies let them slip away
And when they ask me how I'm doing with mine
This is always what I say

Nothing to do
Nowhere to be
A simple little kind of free
Nothing to do
No one to be
Is it really hard to see


[Chorus]

Why I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely (Yeah)
'Cause I don't belong to anyone
Nobody belongs to me


[Bridge]

Am
 And this is not to say
G
 There never comes a day
F                               G    G#
 I'll take my chances and start again
Am
 And when I look behind
G
 On all my younger times
F                               Fm
 I have to thank the wrongs that led me to a love so strong


[Solo]

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------8h10----------8h10-----------------------|
G|------5h7-7s9~~-------/9-/9~~-------/10~-9.-7~-5---5------|
D|--5h7--------------------------------------------7---7s5~-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------8.-8~-----------13-----------------------|
B|------------8h10-8.-8~10----16b18--16p13-13---------------|
G|------5h7s9---------------------------------14\-----------|
D|--5h7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------13---------------------15b17-15~-15b17-15~-15s17-20~\--|
B|--16b18--16p13-13.-13~----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------14\-------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely (Yeah)
'Cause I don't belong to anyone
Nobody belongs to me

That's the way, that's the way, that's the way that I want it


[Solo 2]

(starts after the first "That's the way" line)
e|----------------------------------------------------8.8-10~b12---|
B|--------13-15b17-15~---15b17r15p13----13~-15b----10--------------|
G|--12s14----------------------------14----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

(starts after third "that's the way" line)
e|-------------------------------------------13h15-----|
B|--16b18-16-13~---16b18-16~-16b18-16~-16b18-------13~-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--15b17r15p13-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------16-13~~-------16b18r16p13----13~-15b17r16b17--|
G|---------------------14\----------------14------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------13h15~~~~h20----------13h15~~h20-|
B|--15b17r15b17~-15b17-15b17-13~---15b17-------(hammer---15b17-----------|
G|--------------------------------------------with-right-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------hand)-------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then it fades out but he's still playing. You can improvise on the C major scale or C dorian.

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

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| r  Release
| b  Bend
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
| s  Slide

************************************
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c_foster88 41 Jun 27, 2010 10:48 AM

Sounds about right. I haven't seen the official tab book for Battle Studies yet, but I'm sure it's not much different than this. good job

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