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John Mayer tabs for Speak for me

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JOHN MAYER - SPEAK FOR ME

Album: Born and Raised [2012]

Tab by eirikhv

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This song has mostly finger pickings, the main riff goes like this...
MAIN RIFF:
e|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------2-----------2-----------7-----------|
A chord diagramG+G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----2---2-------2---2-------7---7------9-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|

...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

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VERSE:
e|-----------|
A chord diagramBB|--7---x----|
A chord diagramG+G|--9---11---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--7---9----| (x4)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0---x----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------10---|

"Now the cover of a Rolling Stone..."

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PRE-CHORUS:
e|----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--3---3---3------3---3---0--|
A chord diagramG+G|--2---2---2------2---2---1--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--0---0---0------0---0---2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------4---2----------4---2--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------0--|

"What a drag to know..."

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CHORUS:
e|--------------|
A chord diagramBB|--9-------10--|
A chord diagramG+G|--9----9--11--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--9-------12--| (x3)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--11--0---x---|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--0-------10*-|

"Show me something I can be..."


e|-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--10--------7---5--|
A chord diagramG+G|--11--------7---6--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--12----12--9---7--| (x2)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--x---------x---x--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--10*-9*----7*--5*-|

"...someone come speak for me"

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INTERLUDE:
e|-----------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--6---7---9---7--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--7---9---11--9--| (x2)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0---0---0---0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------|

e|----------9------------9---|
A chord diagramBB|--10h12---12---10h12---12--|
A chord diagramG+G|--11------11---11------11--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--12------12---12------12--| (x2)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--x-------x----x-------x---|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--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|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-2----2------2----2------7----7------7--7-|
A chord diagramG+G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7--7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-2---2---2---2---2---2---7---7---7---7--9-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-2----2------2----2------7----7------7----|
A chord diagramG+G|-2h4----4----2h4----4----7h9----9----7--7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-2---2---2---2---2---2---7---7---7---7--7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0-----------0-----------0-----------0--x-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------9-|


BRIDGE:
e|--2---x---0-----x---x---x---------x---0-----x---x---x-----0---0--|
A chord diagramBB|--3---2---0-----2---2---3-----3---2---0-----2---2---3-----0---0--|
A chord diagramG+G|--2---2---1-----2---2---2-----2---2---1-----2---2---2-----1---1--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--4---2---2-----2---2---0-----0---2---2-----2---2---0-----2---0--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--2---0---2-----0---x---x-----2---0---2-----0---x---x-----2---2--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------0---------4---2*------------0---------4---2*----0---0--|

"I'm not mad about it..."

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FINAL CHORUS ENDING:
e|------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--10-------7---x--|
A chord diagramG+G|--11-------7---9--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--12--12---9---9--| (x2)
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--x---x----x---7--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--10*-9*---7*--0--|

"...someone come speak for me"


FINAL CHORD:
e|--------------------|                            e|-------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------x----|                            A chord diagramBB|--12~--|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------11~--| but on the live-video ---> A chord diagramG+G|--11~--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------9~~--|                            A chord diagramD MajorD|--9~~--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------x----|                            A chord diagramA augmentedA|--x----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------10~--|                            A chord diagramE MajorE|--10~--|

"...Rolling Stone"

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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

Other versions of Speak For Me

Speak for me (Ver. 2)Tabs

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