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John Mayer chords for Helpless

Guitar chords with lyrics

John Mayer
"Helpless"

Standard tuning. Corrections welcome!

  A chord diagramDm7Dm7    A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramA minorAm    A chord diagramE7E7    A chord diagramEb MajorEb    A chord diagramAm7Am7
e|(5)----------5-----7----(6)----5-----|
A chord diagramBB|-6-----5-----5-----9-----8-----5-----|
A chord diagramG+G|-5-----5-----5-----7-----8-----5-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7-----5-----7-----9-----8-----5-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|(5)---(3)----x-----7-----6-----7-----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------5-----------------5-----|

Intro:

e|----------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|6-------5-------|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------6-------5-------|
A chord diagramG+G|5-------5-------|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------5-------5-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|7-------5-------|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------7-------5-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------------------x---|----x---------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------------------5---|----5---------------------------|
  3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a  1 e + a 2 e + a 3 e + a 4 e + a

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------6-------5-------|
A chord diagramG+G|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------5-------5-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------7-------5-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------x---|----x---------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------5---|----5---------------------------|

  Overdub (intro only)
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|5-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|7--p5--h7--p5--h7--p5---h7------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
 | Main rhythm fig.
e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|6p5h6---x---5-------6-----------|----------------6-------5-------|
A chord diagramG+G|5-------x---5-------5-------5---|----------------5-------5-------| Main ryhthm fig. repeats throughout
A chord diagramD MajorD|7p5h7---x---5-------7-------5h7~|--7-5---7-------7-------5-------| the verses. Chords listed below
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------x---------------x---|----x---------------------------| reflect overall harmony icluding bass.
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------5---------------5---|----5---------------------------|


Verse:
A chord diagramDm7Dm7 A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                          A chord diagramAm7Am7
The same drink that gets me out the door
A chord diagramDm7Dm7    A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                          A chord diagramAm7Am7
Is the same drink that puts me on the floor
A chord diagramDm7Dm7     A chord diagramC majorC   A chord diagramDm7Dm7                      A chord diagramAm7Am7
And the new thing I wanna try some more
A chord diagramDm7Dm7    A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                       A chord diagramAm7Am7
Is the same mistake I used to make before


Chorus:
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
         A chord diagramDm7Dm7                      A chord diagramA minorAm
And I'll stop trying to figure it out

A chord diagramDm7Dm7   A chord diagramA minorAm
A chord diagramDm7Dm7   A chord diagramA minorAm


Verse:
A chord diagramDm7Dm7 A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                       A chord diagramAm7Am7
The same brain that brings me ecstacy
A chord diagramDm7Dm7    A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                        A chord diagramAm7Am7
Is the same pain that gets the best of me
    A chord diagramDm7Dm7    A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramDm7Dm7                        A chord diagramAm7Am7
And the one I love the most just said to me
A chord diagramDm7Dm7 A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramDm7Dm7                     A chord diagramAm7Am7
A chord diagramA augmentedA broken heart is all I'll ever be


Chorus:
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
         A chord diagramDm7Dm7                      A chord diagramA minorAm
And I'll stop trying to figure it out


Solo:
A chord diagramDm7Dm7   A chord diagramA minorAm x7
A chord diagramE7E7
A chord diagramE7E7    A chord diagramEb MajorEb

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------8-----------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----5b.5-7--7~p5-7~p5-7--b9r7p5---5~-h7-------5b.5-7-7p5---7b9b9r7-5-------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--7-----------------------------7-------7---7------------------------7p5----7~---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------------------------------7------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------5--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------8------------------------------------8-----8-----8-----8-----10~-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----5-7-7b8-7-5--7b9--------5-7-7b8-7-5----7b9------5-7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|5--7-----------------------7-------------7---------7-----------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------15~-----------------------------------------------------------17-|
A chord diagramBB|13--15--15--13--15b17------r15--13--15--13-----------13------13--15b16r15-13--15b17----|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------14p12-14~-----14----------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|17~--17-15------------15----------17-20b22--20b22-17----17~----17------20b22-17~-------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------17p15--17~-------17-20-----------20b22----20------------20------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------12--------12---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|15b17----15b17-----15-12------12-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------14b16---12b13----------9---7-------------------------------7--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------14-12~--------9-7\5--------------5h7-7p5-/9--9-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------------------------------------7p5-7p5---/7---------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------8b.5-------------8------------8-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----7------/9---------9p7--h9--7---7b9r8r7------7b9~r---------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|/9-----9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge:
A chord diagramDm7Dm7  A chord diagramAm7Am7
     Help me
A chord diagramDm7Dm7  A chord diagramAm7Am7
     Help me
A chord diagramDm7Dm7  A chord diagramAm7Am7
     Help me


Chorus:
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
        A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless tell me now
        A chord diagramA minorAm
Tell me now
         A chord diagramDm7Dm7                      A chord diagramA minorAm
And I'll stop trying to figure it out
       A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless
       A chord diagramA minorAm
If I'm helpless
       A chord diagramDm7Dm7
If I'm helpless
          A chord diagramDm7Dm7                      A chord diagramA minorAm
Then I'll stop trying to figure it out


Outro:
A chord diagramDm7Dm7   A chord diagramA minorAm x8

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|10~-------10b12b13r10~----14b15-13--------15b17----15b17----15b17--15b17--15b17--15b17-|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------14~-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|15b17-13------15b17b17b17----15b17-14b15-13--------------15b17-15b17-13----15b17b17----|
A chord diagramG+G|---------14---------------------------------14--14p12-------------------14-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|15-------------------------8~--5---8---5---8-5---8-5----------------------------8~--5--|
A chord diagramBB|-pb16r15-13--------------5-------5-------5-----5-----5---5--------------------5-------5|
A chord diagramG+G|------------14--14-12\---------------------------------7---5---7-5b6------5------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------7--------7~---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|8-5---8-5------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----5-----5----5----5-8-5------------------------------15b17-----r15b17r15-13-13----13~|
A chord diagramG+G|------------7b9--7b9------7b9-7-5---7-5b6---5------------------------------------14----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------7-------7---7--5-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------12b15----r12----|
A chord diagramBB|15---------15-15b17---15b17r15-13--13\12-12-pb13r12-10--10--10--------(12b15----r12)---|
A chord diagramG+G|--------14------------------------------------------------------12---------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|12-12-10-10-------10-10-------10---12b15---r12---12-12---------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------13-13~---10-13-13~----(12b15---r12)--------13-13b15-10-10------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------\7--7--5--5-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7--7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------13b.5------13b.5-------------------------------13-------15b16r15b15---15----|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------14p12-----14p12---14~------------------------14p12-------------------14-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|\5--5-3p0-----------------------------\12-10-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------12-10-12~-10------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----x---------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|13--x---------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----x---14---14~--14--/17b18----| Fade out
A chord diagramD MajorD|----x---------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------|


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| h   Hummer-on
| p   Pull-off
| ~   Vibrato
| x   Dead note
| b   Bend
| b.5 Bend 1/4 step
| pb  Pre-Bend
| r   Release
| ()  Ghost note
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