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Vultures Live Tab
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			     VULTURES (Live in LA) - John Mayer Trio
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This is a tab for the song 'Vultures', written by John Mayer. This tab is made
for the 'Where The Light Is' version, played during the Trio set. I made this
one to makes some nice licks clear, so I didn't tab the whole 5 minutes and 19
seconds (it's useless to copy/paste that intro-riff a thousand times).
Feel free to post some suggestions, because I can't make sure everything is 100
percent perfect.

John uses some thumbslaps in the song. The X's in the main riff mean that you 
can place a thumbslap there.		   x = muted
It may be hard to see the difference between x's and X's, but most of the X's 
(the thumbslaps) are on the A-string and the x's are mostly rakes or just on
a different string.

Tuning: Standard

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Intro/Main riff
---------------

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------13~------------------13-13sb-----------------------------------|
D|-14sb-------14~--------14sb------14-14-------------------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16------X-16--14sb-X-16---------X-16------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Sometimes, he plays this:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------13~------------------13--13sb----------------------------------|
D|-14sb-------14~--------14sb------14--14------------------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16------X-16--14sb-X-16---16-----X-16-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

It's fun to use some extra 16th frets in stead of a slap. John does that in
   this performance, which spices it up a bit.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------13~--------13--------13--------13-----------------------------|
D|-14sb--------14~--------14--------14--------14-----------------------------|
A|-14sb--X-16-------X-16------X-16------X-16------X-16-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'And I'll come through...'

----------
First Solo
----------

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------14~--------13~----------------------------------14b16-14b16-14~-|
D|-----14-16------------14~----------------------------14-16-----------------|
A|-/16-------------X-16-----X-16\----14/16-14/16-14/16-----------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13~------------------------13-13sb----------------------------------------|
D|-14~--16p14h16--------14----14-14------------------------------------------|
A|---------------16\----14h16---------X-16-----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then back to the main riff again. I guess you know it by now.

-----------
Second Solo
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e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-16b18-15b16--------14---------14-16b18r17b18-------13~--------------------|
D|--------------16-16----16~16~-----------------------14~---16p14h16---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------X-16----------------16\-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------17--------------------|
G|-------13-13sb--------16b18-16b18-16b18--13-----16sb----16-16-14-----------|
D|-14----14-14-----------------------------14-16-----------------------------|
A|-14h16---------X-16--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------14--14--17-b18-b19-b19------------|
G|-16-16sbrp14---------13-16sbrp14-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------16-16~--14----------16-16~------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------17-------|
G|----------13-16sbrp14----13---------13-16sbrp14----14---------13--16-------|
D|-14-X-----14----------16-14---------14----------16----14------14-----------|
A|-14----16-------------------16-X-16----------------------X-16---------X----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-16-14---------------------------------17--------16-14---------------------|
G|----14---13-----14-----14-16sb-16-14---16----13-----14--13-13---16-14------|
D|---------14--16----16------------------------14---------14-14--------------|
A|-------X----------------------------------X-------------------X------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-13-13---------14-------------------------------------13~------------------|
D|-14-14---14h16-----------------------------14sb-------14~------------------|
A|-------X----------14-16--14h16p14----------14sb--X-16------X-16\-----------|
E|----------------------------------17-14-17---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------13-13sb-13-16-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-14------14-14sb-16-16-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-14-X-16----------------\--------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'Wheels up!' He stops playing her.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------14---16--------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------14-X-16-X------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'I can't seem to shake the vultures off of my trail'

Back to the mainriff again.

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Don't give up, give up
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   Just play the mainriff.
   After he sings this line, he plays some cool licks. 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----14----14h16-14~--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-16----16------------16p14----16-14----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------16-------------14-------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------17-14----17-14-------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-17~--16p14----14~---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------16-----16------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------16-14-16----16-14---------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------16-14-------16-14---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------17-14---------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-16--16-16---16--16-16----14-----------------------------------------------|
G|-14--14-14---14--14-14--16---16-14-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------16------16--16-16--------------------------------------16--14-|
G|-------------14------14--14-14--------------13~--16-----------------14--14-|
D|----------------------------------14sb------14~-----------14sb-------------|
A|----------------------------------14sb-X-16---------16\---14sb-X-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   'No, don't you dare!'

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------17----16-14--------------------|
G|-16-14----------------13~-------------------16----16-14---x-16-14----------|
D|-------16--14sb-------14~--16----14h16---14----14--------x--16-14----------|
A|-----------14sb--X-16---------16-------X----------------x------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-----------16-14--14-------------------16-14--------|
G|----------------------|--14-------14-14--16--13~-------14-13--14-14--------|
D|-16p14----16-14-------|--14----14------------14~--16---16-16----------16---|
A|-------16-------------|-----------------------------X----------------------|
E|----------------17-14-|----------------------------------------------------|
			 He adds a lot of muted notes from here, just place 
			 them anywhere (and swing your hips).

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------16---x16-14-------------------------16-14-------------------|
G|-13~--------14-14---x14------16-13~-------14-x-----14-14---x16-14----------|
D|-14~---16---14---------------14-14~--16---16-14------------x14-14----------|
A|---------X--------X--------X---------16X--------X--------X--------X--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
		      	                           		     
 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----16---16----------16-14-------------16---16--14-----16-14---16-14-------|
G|----14---14--13------14-14---13--------14---14-----------------14----------|
D|--x-14-x-14--14--16----------14-16---x-14-x-14--16-----14-16------16-------|
A|---------------------------X----16X---------------X---------X-------X------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----16---16----------16-14-------------16---16--14----16-------------------|
G|----14---14--13------14-14---13--------14---14--14----14-------------------|
D|--x-14-x-14--14--16----------14-16---x-14-x-14--16----14-16-----16-16------|
A|---------------------------X----16-----------------X-------X---------X-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

From here, drums and bass stop playing. This part is kinda...hard.

e|-------14--------------------------------14--------------------------------|
B|----17-14-----------------------------17-14--------16-16-14---14-----------|
G|----16----13-------16-14--------------16----13-----14-14-14---14-----------|
D|-16-14----14-16-x--16-14-16---14------14----14-16--------16---14-----------|
A|-------------16------------X-----16------------16----------X---------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
				      
e|----14-----------------------------14--------------------------------------|
B|-17-14--------------------------17-14-16-14-----17---16-14--16-------------|
G|-16----16-14-----13-13----------16----14-14-----16---16-14--16-------------|
D|-14----16----16--14-14-16-------14------------x-14-x-14-14--14-------------|
A|-----------------------16--16X-------------X-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16------------16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16----|
G|---14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14------------14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14----|
D|-x-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------x-------------12--14--12----------------x----------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------16-16-16-16-16---16-16-16-16-----------|
G|------------14-14-14-14-14---14-14-14-14-----------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-12--14--12-------------------------------12--14---|
   T   T   T                                T   T

e|--------17-16-------14-------------------------------|
B|-----16-16-16----14-14-17--------14------------------|
G|----14----------14-----16-----14-14-16----14sb~------|
D|---14----------x-------------14-----16---x------16---| (All these x's are
A|--x-------------------------x-----------x------------|  muted notes)
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
			
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------16---14-----------------|
G|----13-----13----13--------------------------13------------16p14--13-------|
D|----14-----14----14-16-----------------------14----14---16--------14-16p14-|
A|--------------------16-14---16-14----------------X----------------------14-|
E|-x------x------x------------------17sb--14---------------------------------|
                                          T

e|-------------------------------------------16--14--------------------------|
B|-----16-----16---14--14-------14-14-----17-17--14--17--14------------------|
G|-----14-----14---16--14-------16-14-----16---------16--14--16--13----------|
D|-----14-----14-----------16--------------------------------16--14--16------|
A|---------X--------------------------x------------------------------16------|
E|-14------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   T  
e|----------------------------16\--------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------14-------14\--------------------------------------------|
G|----------13-------14t16---------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-------14t16------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-14t16---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| sb  Slight bend
| sbr slight bend and return
| t   fast hammer-ons and pull-offs (ex. 6h7p6h7p6h7p6)

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About the artist behind Vultures Live Tab:

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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