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Slow Dancing In A Burning Room Tab

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Artist: John Mayer
Song: Slow Dancing In A Burning Room (Live)

Standard Tuning, no capo

This is the live version from "Where the Light Is"

tabbed for one guitar.

* try not to take the tab too literally. its best to play it with your own style.
** you won't be able to play this properly without the video so:
      
           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32GZ3suxRn4

*** the are alot of bends in this song. you have to watch the video to get them right.

-->questions/corrections? comment. 


[Intro]

e-------------x--------------------------------------x--------------------------------|
B-------------x---------------5---5--5---------------x--------------------------------|
G-------9-----x--9--8---------4h6-4--4----------9----x-/9--8-------(/4)---------------|
D-------------x-11--9--11-9----------4h6---9/11------x-/11-9-------(/4)-6p5p4-4-6-----|
A--9/11-------x--------11-9--------------------------x-------11p9-----------------7~--|
E-------------x--------------(5)-(5)(0)--------------x--------------------------------|


e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-12----12--------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12-12h14-12-12-----|
g-------------------------------------13-----| 
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|

e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|
g-----------------------------13--11--9------| 
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


[Verse]

e--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
B-----------------9-----------------------------------5~------------5~-----|-5~-----|
G-------/9--------9-----------------------9h11p9------6~------------4~-----|---4~---|<-- improv 
D----------------11----------------9h11p9--------11\--7~------------6~-----|-----6~-|this end part.
A-----------------------------9/11--------------------x-------------x------|--------|its not exact.
E----------------------------------------------------(5)-----------(5)-----|--------|  
                                                                                         
It's not a silly little moment.               It's not the storm before the calm.            
                                                                                         
This is the deep and dying breath.           This love that we've been workin' on.        

Can't seem to hold you like I want to.            But I can feel you in my arms.

Nobodies gonna come and save us.     We've pulled too many false alarms.

e|--x--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~--------5~----|
G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~-------6~----|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~-------7~----|
A|--x---------------------------------x------x---------x-----|
E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)-------(5)----|

   We're goin' down...               And you can see it too.

e|--x-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~-----------2~----|
G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~----------2~----|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~----------3~----|
A|--x---------------------------------x------x------------4~----|
E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)----------(2)----|

   We're goin' down...            And you know that we're doomed.

e|---------x-------x--------x----------------------------------------------|
B|---------12~-----12~------9----9---------------5~-----------------5~-----|
G|---------9~------9~-------9----9---------------6~-----------------4~-----|
D|---------11~-----11~------11---9---------------7~-----------------6~-----|
A|---------12~-----12~------12---9--12\----------x------------------x------|
E|--------(9)-----(9)------(9)------13\---------(5)----------------(5)-----|

        My dear, we're slow dancing in a       burning             room.


e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-12----12--------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12-12h14-12-12-----|
g-------------------------------------13-----| 
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|
g-----------------------------13--11--9------|  
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
B--------------------9-----------------------------------5~------------5~-----|-5~-----|
G----------/9--------9-----------------------9h11p9------6~------------4~-----|---4~---|
D-------------------11----------------9h11p9--------11\--7~------------6~-----|-----6~-|
A--------------------------------9/11--------------------x-------------x------|--------|    
E-------------------------------------------------------(5)-----------(5)-----|--------|  
                                                                                         
I was the one you always dreamed of,      you were the one I tried to draw.

How dare you say it's nothing to me        baby you're the only light I ever saw

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------|
B-9----x--9--9----x--9--x--9--x--9-----------------------5~------------5~-----|-5~-----|
G-9----x--9--9----x--9--x--9--x--9-----9~----9~----------6~------------4~-----|---4~---|
D-9h11---11--9h11---11----11----11--11~---11~------------7~------------6~-----|-----6~-|
A--------------------------------------------------------x-------------x------|--------|    
E-------------------------------------------------------(5)-----------(5)-----|--------| 

I'll make the most of all the sadness          You be a bitch because you can

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------9----------------------------------------------/5~------------5~-----|
G----------/9--------9-------------------------- 9h11p9-------------/6~------------4~-----|
D-------------------11----------------9-11-9-11---------11\---------/7~------------6~-----|
A-------------------------------------9-11-9-11-------------------------------------------|   
E-------------------------------------------------------------------(5)-----------(5)-----|

You try to hit me just to hurt me so you leave me feeling dirty because you can't understand 


e|--x--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~--------5~----|
G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~-------6~----|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~-------7~----|
A|--x---------------------------------x------x---------x-----|
E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)-------(5)----|

   We're goin' down...               And you can see it too.

e|--x-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7h9-9-9-9p7-7-7-7-----9------9~-----------2~----|
G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----10-----10~----------2~----|
D|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----11-----11~----------4~----|
A|--x---------------------------------x------x------------3~----|
E|-(7)-------------------------------(9)----(9)----------(2)----|

   We're goin' down...            And you know that we're doomed.


e|---------x-------x--------x----------------------------------------------|
B|---------12~-----12~------9----9---------------5~-----------------5~-----|
G|---------9~------9~-------9----9---------------6~-----------------4~-----|
D|---------11~-----11~------11---9---------------7~-----------------6~-----|
A|---------12~-----12~------12---9--12\----------x------------------x------|
E|--------(9)-----(9)------(9)------13\---------(5)----------------(5)-----|

        My dear, we're slow dancing in a       burning             room.


[the teaser]

e|----------------------------------------------------------9--12b-9---12b-9---12b^^^^-|
B|---12-14b^^v-9b^^v------------------------------------9-12--------9-------9----------|
G|-13----------------/11~-13\12p11--12p9-----------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------/11~--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------9/11~~\---------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-12p9---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----9-------------------------------12/14\12/14\12-----------------|
G|--------11~~p10p9----11-9-11-11-9h11-11/13\11/13\11--\(11)-11p9-9~--|
D|-----------------11------------------11/13\11/13\11-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------12/14\12/14\12-----------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge]

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2~------9~-(strum a bit)------5~------2~-------|
G|-----2~------9~--------------------6~------2~-------|
D|-----3~------11~-------------------7~------3~-------|
A|-----4~------12~-------------------x-------4~-------|
E|----(2)-----(9)-------------------(5)-----(2)-------|

  Go cry about it why don't you....(x2)

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2~------9~-(strum a bit)------5~------5~-------|
G|-----2~------9~--------------------6~------4~-------|
D|-----3~------11~-------------------7~------6~-------|
A|-----4~------12~-------------------x-------x--------|
E|----(2)-----(9)-------------------(5)-----(5)-------|

 Oh go, cry about it, go, cry about it...

e|---------x-------x--------x--------x-------------------------------------|
B|---------9~------9~-------9~-------9--x--------5~----------x------5~-----|
G|---------9~------9~-------9~-------9--x--------6~----------x------4~-----|
D|---------11------11-------11-------11-x--------7~----------x------6~-----|
A|---------12~-----12~------12~------12-x--------x------------------x------|
E|--------(9)-----(9)------(9)------(9)---------(5)----------------(5)-----|

     Oh my dear, we're slow dancing in a       burning             room.


e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-12----12--------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12-12h14-12-12-----|
g-------------------------------------13-----|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


e--12-14/16--14/16-14--12-12-----------------|
b--14-16/17--16/17-16--14-12--12--12--9------|
g-----------------------------13--11--9------|  (x2)
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------|


[The solo]

e|-----------------------------|--9-------------------------------------------|
B|----------12b^----------12b^-|---12-9---9-----------------------------------|
G|-12p11p10------12p11p10------|-------11b--12\11p9-11bp9---------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-------------------------11p9-----------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------10\9p7h10\9~--\--|
E|-----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


e|--------7b-7h9-10b^vp9p8-11b^vp10p9-12b^vp11p10-13b^-11-14b^^-12~-12~-14---|
B|------/9----------------9----------9-----------9---------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-14b^^-p13p12---------------|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------14b^^-12~-12---|---12-14-14b^-14b^^-12-14-12h14p12----------------|
G|-------------------------13-|-13-------------------------------13-13b^^-13~----|
D|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|

             
e|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|---7h9/12-12/14-14/16-17-19b^^-19b^^-19b^-17---|
G|-11-13-13b^^vp11-9--11p9-11b^v^v----------|-/9--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------11\-------|-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|


e|-19b^^-19~-17~-----------|-19b^^-19~-17-17--------------------|
B|---------------19b^v-17~-|-----------------19-19b^v-19b^v-17~-|
G|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|------------------------------------|


e|-19b^^-19~-17---------------------------------|
B|-------------19b^^-17-19-17-19b^^-17~-17~-17~-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|


e|--x--x-------x---|--x--x--x--x-------------------------|--x--x--x--x------------------------------|
B|-/19-19-(19)/21\-|-/21-21-19-19------------------------|-/21-21-19-19-----------------------------|
G|-/17-17-(17)/19\-|-/19-19-17-17-16~-18b^^-18~-18b^-16~-|-/19-19-17-17-16~-18-16-18-16h18p16-16~-18|
D|--x--x-------x---|--x--x--x--x-------------------------|--x--x--x--x------------------------------|
A|-/19-19-(19)/21\-|-/21-21-19-19------------------------|-/21-21-19-19-----------------------------|
E|-----------------|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
    D  U       D      D  U  D  U                            D  U  D  U

e|--x--x--x--x-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/21-21-19-19------------------------------------------------------|
G|-/19-19-17-17--16~-18b^-16~-16h18p16----18b^^-16b^^-16~-16~-18~--/-|
D|--x--x--x--x-------------------------18----------------------------|
A|-/21-21-19-19------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    D  U  D  U

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-/14-16b^^~~-14-16-16b-16~-14-12-12/14~-12-9~-|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|


e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/14-16b^^~~\-/-16b^--16~-14~-12-/9~--7--/5~----5h7-7h9--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/14-16b^^~~-17b-16b^^~\-/16b-16~-14-12-12/14~-12-9~--|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-/14-16b^^~~\-/-16b^--16~-14~-12-/9~--7~-5h7p5h7/9/12\9-7h9p7-5h7p5-5/7\5\4~~---------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------(4~)\3/4\3\1~~~~---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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

p pull-off
b^v bend up then back down
        ex. 10b^vp9p8= bend 10 up then back down and pull off 9 and 8
        ex. 13b^^vp11= bend 13 up a bit more, back down and pull off 11
b^ bend a bit more than normal. the more ^'s the more you bend. feel it.
~ vibrato/ let the note ring
/ slide up
\ slide down
D strum down
U strum up

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

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strat-o-psych 52 wrote on October 30 2009, 11:15 pm

i think the first chord in the bridge is

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strat-o-psych 52 wrote on October 30 2009, 11:16 pm

wow that failed

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h4rsheys 365 wrote on October 31 2009, 05:52 pm

it's "technically" strummed three times. D UD

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