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Say
John Mayer - Say

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Alternate Tuning: E A D G B# E#

Verse and Chorus:

A#       A#sus4   A#       A#sus2
E# |-0--0---|-0--0--0|-0--0---|-0--0--0|
B# |-2--2---|-3--3--3|-2--2---|-0--0--0|
G  |--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|--3--3--|
D  |3--3--3-|3--3--3-|3--3--3-|3--3--3-|
A  |--------|--------|--------|--------|
E  |--------|--------|--------|--------|

Bridge: Strum

E# |0-------|--------|0-------|0-------|
B# |0-------|--------|0-------|0-------|
G  |X-------|--------|10------|7-------|
D  |7-------|--------|10------|8-------|
A  |8-------|--------|8-------|6-------|
E  |6-------|--------|X-------|X-------|

Note: Alternate tuning is easier and sounds better because of the open E#.

Below shows how to play in standard tuning.

Standard Tuning: E A D G B E

Verse and Chorus:

A#       A#sus4   A#       A#sus2
E  |--------|--------|--------|--------|
B  |--------|--------|--------|--------|
G  |-7--7---|-8--8--8|-7--7---|-5--5--5|
D  |--8--8--|--8--8--|--8--8--|--8--8--|
A  |8--8--8-|8--8--8-|8--8--8-|8--8--8-|
E  |--------|--------|--------|--------|

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Take all of your wasted honor.
Every little past frustration.

Take all of your so called problems.
Better put put ‘em in quotations.

Chorus:
Say what you need to say.
Say what you need to say.

Say what you need to say.
Say what you need to say.

Say what you need to say.
Say what you need to say.

Say what you need to say.
Say what you need to say.

Verse 2:
Walking like a one man army.
Fighting with the shadows in your head.

Living out the same old moment.
Knowing you’d be better off instead,
If you could only…

Chorus:

Bridge: A#, C, D, D#
Have no fear for giving in.
Have no fear for giving over.

You better know that in the end,
It’s better to say too much,
Than never to say what you need to say again.

Verse 3:
Even if you’re hands are shaking.
And your faith is broken.

Even as the eyes are closing.
Do it with a heart wide open.

Chorus: 3x

by Bryan Baker
[email protected]
Bryan-Baker.com

 
 
John Mayer - Say :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Say tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Say:

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.

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