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

Transcribed by: Blue Marimba

Tuning: D-B-G-D-A-E with Capo on 8th Fret

Comments:

This song has a shimmering quality to the notes and chords that is created
by dropping the upper E string by one full step to a D. The recorded version
raises the guitar one half step across all strings which you can avoid by
using a Capo. 

Place the Capo on the 8th Fret in order to simplify the fingering of the notes.
With this placement the song uses variations on a D-major chord fingering,
although the actual key of the song is in B-flat. Notes on the eight fret are
open strings.

Chords are shown as actual (top row) versus what's played with the capo (bottom row). 
I've added a finger positioning tab in addition to the standard tab notation.


INTRO/VERSE - Notes:

"Take all of your wasted honor..."

   Bb                       Eb                         Bb                       
   D/F#                     D/G                        D/F#                         

D|----12-------12-------12------/13-------13-------13-----\12-------12-------12-|
B|----11-------11-------11-------11-------11-------11------11-------11-------11-|
G|-------10-------10----------------10-------10---------------10-------10-------|
D|-12-------12-------12-----/13--------12-------12-----\12-------12-------12----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   F
   D/G

D|-----10-------10-------10-|
B|-----11-------11-------11-|
G|--------10-------10-------|
D|-/13-------13-------11----|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


INTRO/VERSE - Fingering:

"Take all of your wasted honor..."

   Bb                       Eb                         Bb                       
   D/F#                     D/G                        D/F#                      

   Pick 2/4 with middle and ring fingers     Slide fingers 3 and 4 up                            
                                                                 

D|----4--------4--------4-------/4--------4--------4------\4--------4--------4--|
B|----2--------2--------2-------2---------2--------2-------2--------2--------2--|
G|-------1--------1-----------------1--------1----------------1--------1--------|
D|--3-------3--------3------/3---------3--------3------\3--------3--------3-----|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   F
   D/G

   Half-Barre with 1st finger
   and slide finger 3 up

D|-----1--------1--------1--|
B|-----2--------2--------2--|
G|--------1--------1--------|
D|-/3--------3--------3-----|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|


CHORUS - Notes:

"Say what you mean to say..."

   Bb              Eb                         Gm                       F
   D               D/G (Em7/G)                D/B (Bm7)                A               (x2) 

D|---------8------------------8------------------------8------------------8---------------|
B|------11---11------------11---11------------------11---11------------11---11------------|
G|---10---------10------10---------10----10------10---------10------10---------10----10---|
D|-8--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------10---------------8------------------8-------|
E|-----------------11-----------------11--------------------------------------------------|


CHORUS - Fingering:

"Say what you mean to say..."

   Bb              Eb                         Gm                       F
   D               D/G (Em7/G)                D/B (Bm7)                A               (x2)

D|---------0------------------0----------------------0------------------0-----------------|
B|------3----3-------------3----3------------------3----3-------------3----3--------------|
G|---1----------1-------1----------1-----1-------2---------2-------2----------2-----2-----|
D|-0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------1--------------0------------------0---------|
E|-----------------2------------------2---------------------------------------------------|


BRIDGE

Strum chords:

Cm7     Eb              F
Em7     D               A

Have no fear for giving in


CHORUS

Strum chords:

             Bb       Eb
             D        D/G  
                
Say what you need to say

             Gm      F
             Bm7     A

Say what you need to say


CHORDS USED w/ Capo on 8th Fret:

Bb:   x00230
Eb:   300230
Gm:   024430
F:    002220
Cm7:  022030


DISCLAIMER: This tablature was created for private study and scholarship purposes only.

            
            
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SaintofLA 10 Jun 18, 2011 03:46 PM

Honestly, the best verion of this song I've found so far!

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