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                        TAKING ON WATER - John Mayer
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Tabbed by: Tom Padula
Email: tpadula@gmail.com
Tabbed from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZDtk69gShA

Tuning: Standard

Intro / Verse / Outro 

   (On a sailboat I am...)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------9-----9p8-------|
G|-12-----12------15-----15p13------8-----8-----8-----8---------|
D|-13-----13------13-----13---------8-----8-----10----10--------|
A|-13-----13------15-----15---------10----10----8--8--8---------|
E|-11-11--11-11---13-13--13---------8--8--8--8------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12-----12------15-----15p13------8-----8--8---7----7---------|
D|-13-----13------13-----13---------8-----8--8---8----8---------|
A|-13-----13------15-----15---------10----10-10--8----8---------|
E|-11-11--11-11---13-13--13---------8--8---------6-6--6-6-------|

Chorus 

   (Oh once upon a day...)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8------8-----8------8---8-----6---6-------| 
D|-8-----8------8-----8------8---8-----6---6-------| x 2
A|-11-11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---8-8---8-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8------8-----8------10----10----10----10----10----10---| 
D|-8-----8------8-----8------10----10----10----10----10----10---|
A|-11-11---11---10-10---10---13-13---13--12-12---12--11-11---11-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8-----8---8----6---6----12----------------| 
D|-8-----8-----8---8----6---6----13----------------| 
A|-10-10---10--9-9---9--8-8---8--13----------------|
E|-------------------------------11----------------|

Bridge
 
   (Inside this storm...)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-------------8--4---4h6-4---6p4----|
G|-15---12--5--8--5---5---5---5------|
D|-13---13--6--8--6---6---6---6------| x 2
A|-15---13--6--6---------------------|
E|-13---11--4-----4-4-4---4-4-4------|

   (In other words...)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-4----4---4---4-----4----4-----2----1-----|
G|-3----3---3---3-----3----3-----1----2-----|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|-3--3---3---3---3---2--2---2---1--1---1---|

   (Oooohhhhhh...)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8------8-----8------8---8-----6---6-------| 
D|-8-----8------8-----8------8---8-----6---6-------| x 2
A|-11-11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---8-8---8-----|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

                                                    (hard to
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8------8-----8------10----10----10----10----10----10---| 
D|-8-----8------8-----8------10----10----10----10----10----10---|
A|-11-11---11---10-10---10---13-13---13--12-12---12--11-11---11-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

  say,         won't always be   alone)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-8-----8-----8---8----6---6----12----------------| 
D|-8-----8-----8---8----6---6----13----------------| 
A|-10-10---10--9-9---9--8-8---8--13----------------|
E|-------------------------------11----------------|

Last Chord

e|------|
B|------|
G|--12--|
D|--13--|
A|--13--|
E|--11--|


| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off

LYRICS (Transcribed by Brian from TryJM & myself):

On a sailboat I am 
Slowly floating nowhere 
Lost the memories of where I am and why 

Black ocean churnin'
A million stars are burnin'
Planetariums were right about the sky 

Oh once upon a pushed out from the journey 
Wishin' on the wind take me far from home 
Now I'm on the waves 
And I'm taking on water, hard to see, I won't always be alone 

There was a time when August sun was high and centered on me 
But it did behind my back and settled down 
Used to square it through the land, used to size it in my hand 
But it fell behind the line that leads to sky 

Oh, once upon a day I pushed out from the journey 
Wishin' on the wind to take me far from home 
Now I'm on the waves 
And I'm taking on water, hard to see, I won't always be alone 

Inside this storm whipping in the wind 
My sail is torn
In other words, the hands I mend are not my own
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Not my own
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Hard to see, won't always be alone 

On a sailboat I am
Slowly floating nowhere 
Hoping someday I'll wash upon someone else's shore

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lukeness wrote on January 24 2010, 05:45 pm

good job dude it's perfect (he actually uses normal barre chords!) but there's one thing
the second chord he actually plays is 11th fret a string, 13th fret d string, and 15th fret g string

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