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Say - John Mayer
from the movie "The Bucket List"

[Main Riff]

    Bb                Eb               Bb               F

*Note: The second Bb in this sequence is played exactly the same whenever this riff 
in the song. However, the rhythm guitar part and the other background parts have a G in the 
at some points in the song, making the actual overall chord a Gm7.

[Verse] (main riff)

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems
Better put ‘em in quotations

[Chorus] (main riff)

Say what you need to say (8x)


               Bb       Eb      Gm      F
Walkin' like a one man army
                   Bb    Eb           Gm    F
Fightin' with the shadows in your head
               Bb       Eb      Gm      F
Living out the same old moment
                 Bb     Eb         Gm      F
Knowing you’d be better off instead...  if you could only


             Bb       Eb
Say what you need to say
             Gm      F
Say what you need to say  (4x)


Cm       Eb             F
Have no fear for giving in
Cm       Eb             F
Have no fear for giving over
Cm          Eb              F
You better know that in the end
It’s better to say too much
Than never to say what you need to say again

(main riff)

[Verse] (main riff)

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

[Chorus] (different than first two):

             Gm      Bb
Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say... (repeat and fade out)

Chords Used:
Bb:  688766
Eb:  x68886
Gm:  355333
F:   133211
Cm:  x35543
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Will883 31 Jul 29, 2009 03:16 PM

The chords are right, and they sound good, but the intro is wrong. I will work it out and then repost it (you have the right notes though). However I think that is is played on a mandolin anyway. Does anyone know if this is true?

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BenEaves22 10 Aug 01, 2009 05:07 PM

good tab the riff is right on

+3 reply
GuitarLegacy243 31 Aug 05, 2009 08:26 PM

Will883 I believe that it is a ukelele!

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