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JOHN MAYER - SPEAK FOR ME

Song: Speak for Me
Artist: John Mayer
Album: Born and Raised [2012]

Tab by eirikhv

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This song has mostly finger pickings, the main riff goes like this...

[MAIN RIFF]
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------2-----------2-----------7-----------|
G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7----|
D|-----2---2-------2---2-------7---7------9-|
A|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----|
E|------------------------------------------|

...and is played in between some of the different parts,
but for ease, the rest of the song is printed like chords.
Mayer uses his thumb on some occasions, which are marked with *.
Check out this youtube-video of JM for further help: .../watch?v=yfAKjII4H1Q
------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Verse]
e|-----------|
B|--7---x----|
G|--9---11---|
D|--7---9----| (x4)
A|--0---x----|
E|------10---|
"Now the cover of a Rolling Stone..."
------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Pre-Chorus]
e|----------------------------|
B|--3---3---3------3---3---0--|
G|--2---2---2------2---2---1--|
D|--0---0---0------0---0---2--|
A|------4---2----------4---2--|
E|-------------------------0--|
"What a drag to know..."
------------------------------------------------------------------------

[Chorus]
e|--------------|
B|--9-------10--|
G|--9----9--11--|
D|--9-------12--| (x3)
A|--11--0---x---|
E|--0-------10*-|
"Show me something I can be..."

e|-------------------|
B|--10--------7---5--|
G|--11--------7---6--|
D|--12----12--9---7--| (x2)
A|--x---------x---x--|
E|--10*-9*----7*--5*-|
"...someone come speak for me"
------------------------------------------------------------------------


[Interlude]
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|--6---7---9---7--|
D|--7---9---11--9--| (x2)
A|--0---0---0---0--|
E|-----------------|

e|----------9------------9---|
B|--10h12---12---10h12---12--|
G|--11------11---11------11--|
D|--12------12---12------12--| (x2)
A|--x-------x----x-------x---|
E|--10*-----10*--10*-----10*-|

"La di da di da di da di da..."

Then he starts strumming the main riff, so now it goes something like...

e|------------------------------------------|
B|-2----2------2----2------7----7------7--7-|
G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7--7-|
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---7---7---7---7--9-|
A|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
B|-2----2------2----2------7----7------7----|
G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7--7-|
D|-2---2---2---2---2---2---7---7---7---7--7-|
A|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0--x-|
E|----------------------------------------9-|

[Bridge]
e|--2---x---0-----x---x---x---------x---0-----x---x---x-----0---0--|
B|--3---2---0-----2---2---3-----3---2---0-----2---2---3-----0---0--|
G|--2---2---1-----2---2---2-----2---2---1-----2---2---2-----1---1--|
D|--4---2---2-----2---2---0-----0---2---2-----2---2---0-----2---0--|
A|--2---0---2-----0---x---x-----2---0---2-----0---x---x-----2---2--|
E|----------0---------4---2*------------0---------4---2*----0---0--|
"I'm not mad about it..."
------------------------------------------------------------------------


[FINAL CHORUS ENDING]
e|------------------|
B|--10-------7---x--|
G|--11-------7---9--|
D|--12--12---9---9--| (x2)
A|--x---x----x---7--|
E|--10*-9*---7*--0--|
"...someone come speak for me"

[FINAL CHORD]
e|--------------------|                            e|-------|
B|---------------x----|                            B|--12~--|
G|---------------11~--| but on the live-video ---> G|--11~--| 
D|---------------9~~--|                            D|--9~~--|
A|---------------x----|                            A|--x----|
E|---------------10~--|                            E|--10~--|

"...Rolling Stone"
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| ~  Vibrato

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

LYRICS:

Now the cover of a Rolling Stone
ain't the cover of a Rolling Stone
And the music on my radio
ain't supposed to make me feel alone

What a drag to know
I have to learn to let it go
Show me something I can be
Play a song that I can sing
Make me feel as I am free
Someone come speak for me

With the celebrating broken things
I don't want a world of broken things
You can tell that something isn't right
when all your heroes are in black and white

What a drag to say
At least I still have yesterday
Show me something I can be
Play a song that I can sing
Make me feel as I am free
Someone come speak for me
Someone come speak for me

La di da di da
La di da di da

La di da di da di da di da
La di da di da di da di da
Yeah

I'm not mad about it
But I'm not mad about it
I'm not mad about it
But I'm not that mad about it

Just show me something I can be
Play a song that I can sing
Make me feel as I am free
Someone come speak for me
Someone come speak for me
Someone come speak for me

Now the cover of a Rolling Stone
ain't the cover of a Rolling Stone
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Holy. 50 Dec 08, 2013 01:20 PM

What's the picking pattern?

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