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Life Lines
Lifelines
transcribed by Alan Myers

Standard Tuning
Notes: All low E notes played with thumb
       Entire song finger picked.

Part A:  intro

e-----------------------------|
b---8--------8----4-------4---|
g---9--------9----5-------5---|
d---7--------7----3-------3---|
a---8------8------4-----4-----|
e-----8-10----------4-6-------|

He plays this chord formation using his thumb on the a string.
For the two 8 and 4 on the lower strings, he uses his thumb, and
he reaches for the 10 and 6 with his pinky.

Easier way:

e----------------------------|
b---8-------8----4-------4---|
g---9-------9----5-------5---|
d---7-------7----3-------3---|
a---8---5-8------4---1-4-----|
e-----8------------4---------|

Part B:  intro and verse

e-------------------------------------------------|
b---8-------8----4-------4----4--4-4---6--7--8----|
g---9-------9----5-------5----5--6-6---6--7--9----|
d---7-------7----3-------3----3--3-3---5--6--7----|
a---8---5-8------4---1-4---------------6--7--8----|
e-----8------------4----------6-------------------|

if you have small hands, try this:

e--------------------------------------------------|
b---8-------8----4-------4---(4)(4)(4)--6--7--8----|
g---9-------9----5-------5----5--6--6---6--7--9----|
d---7-------7----3-------3----3--6--6---5--6--7----|
a---8---5-8------4---1-4------1---------6--7--8----|
e-----8------------4-------------6--6--------------|

Part C:  bridge to chorus

e----------------------------------------|
b----9--9---7--7----------5--5---6--6----|
g---10--8---8--6----------6--4---6--6----|
d---11--8---9--6----------7--4---6--5----|
a------------------(3x)-------------6----|
e----9--8---7--6----------5--4---6-------|

Part D:  chorus

e------------------------------------------------|
b----9---9----8h9----9---9---9--9---9--8----9----|
g----8---8----8------8---8---8--8---8--8----8----|  (2x)
d---10--10----8h10--10--11--11-11--11-11---11----|
a---11-------------------------------------------|
e--------8--8--------8-----9----9--11---11-------|

Part E:  bridge: "round and round..."

e--(8)------------------------------|
b---9---8---9---14--13---11----9----|
g---8---8---8---13--13---12---10----|
d--10---8--10---15--13---13---11----|
a---8--10--11---13--15----x----x----|
e------------------------13---11----|

if you play it on an acoustic without a cutaway:

e--(8)----------9---8---6---4---|
b---9---8---9---9---9---8---6---|
g---8---8---8--10---8---8---6---|
d--10---8--10---8--10---x---x---|
a---8--10--11-----------8---6---|
e-------------------------------|
(Lyrics taken from http://www.roomforsquares.net/)
 
 
John Mayer - Life Lines :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Life Lines tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Life Lines:

John Clayton Mayer (surname pronunciation: /ˈmeɪ.jɜr/[1]) (born October 16, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter. Originally from Connecticut, he attended Berklee College of Music before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1998, where he refined his skills and gained a following. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy for "Your Body Is a Wonderland".

Mayer began his career performing mainly acoustic rock and pop, but gradually began a transition towards the blues genre in 2005 by collaborating with renowned blues artists such as B. B. King and Eric Clapton, and by forming the John Mayer Trio. The blues influence can be heard on his album Continuum, released in September 2006. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007 Mayer won Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Waiting on the World to Change". Mayer's career pursuits have extended to stand-up comedy, design, and writing; he has written pieces for magazines, most notably for Esquire. He is also involved in philanthropic activities through his "Back to You" fund and his concern over global warming.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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