John Mayer: Why Georgia

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  1. MuktiMusic

    MuktiMusic New Member

    John Mayer: Why Georgia [96 bpm]


    Intro [0:00]
    Gsus2 Dadd4- Gsus2 Dadd4- [4x]


    Verse [0:10]
    Gsus2 Dadd4-....Gsus2...Dadd4 -
    I am....driving.......Eighty-Five in the
    Gsus2 Dadd4-.......Gsus2....Dadd4-..Cmaj9C6/9-
    Kind of morning.....lasts all after........noon
    Cmaj9 C6/9-...........................Gsus2 Dadd4 - Gsus2 Dadd4
    ............just stuck inside the gloom.


    Verse [0:29]
    Gsus2........Dadd4-...Gsus2 Dadd4 -
    Four more exits to my apartment but
    Gsus2 Dadd4-......Gsus2.....Dadd4-Cmaj9 C6/9
    I am.....tempted to keep the car in..drive
    Cmaj9 C6/9........................Gsus2 Dadd4-Gsus2 Dadd4 -
    ............And leave it all behind.


    Sec B [0:49]
    .......Em7-Dadd9-....................G................Gsus4/2-C2-
    Cos I.......wander sometimes................about the outcome
    ........Em7-Dadd9/F#-.....G5 Asus4 -
    Of a still..verdictless life.


    Chorus [1:07]
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5-
    Am I living it right?
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5-
    Am I living it right?
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5-
    Am I living it right?
    F-......F......C-.............[Gsus2 Dadd4 {4x}]
    Why, why Georgia, why?


    Verse (*variation) [1:36]
    Gsus2..Dadd4-.....Gsus2..Dadd4-
    Rent a room and I fill the spaces with
    Gsus2.......Dadd4-....Gsus2 Dadd4-...Cmaj9C6/9-Cmaj9 C6/9-......................Gsus2 Dadd4-
    Wood and places to make it feel like home..........................But all I feel’s alone.
    *[1:54]
    Gsus2............Dadd4-........Cmaj9 C6/9-..Cmaj9.......C6/9-..........Gsus2 Dadd4- Gsus2 Dadd4-
    It might be a quarter life crisis............Or just the stirring in my soul.


    Sec B: [2:05]
    .....................Em7- Dadd9/F#-.............G Gsus2/4Cadd9-
    Either way I........wander sometimes......about the outcome
    .........Em7-..Dadd9/F#-.......G5 Asus4-
    Of a still.....verdictless life...


    Chorus [2:24]
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5
    Am I living it right?
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5
    Am I living it right?
    ..........Dadd9 Asus4-G5
    Am I living it right?
    F-......F-.....C-............G5-G5-
    Why, why Georgia, why?


    Bridge [2:48]
    F...Bb-........C............Bb-
    So what so I’ve got a smile on
    F...Bb-.............C.............Bb-..............G5-
    It’s hiding the quiet superstitions in my head.
    > [2:58]
    .............C2-........D C2-
    Don’t believe me
    G5.........C2-........D C2-
    Don’t believe me
    > [3:08]
    .............Emi7 Dadd9-Bbsus2 Csus2
    When I say.......I’ve.....got.........it.......down.
    > [3:13]
    Gsus2 Dadd4-Gsus2.....Dadd4- [2x]


    Verse [3:23]
    Gsus2 Dadd4-Gsus2.....Dadd4-
    Everybody.......is just a stranger
    Gsus2..............Dadd4-...Gsus2 Dadd4-......Cmaj9 C6/9-
    But that’s the danger in going my own way
    Cmaj9............C6/9-...........Gsus2 Dadd4- Gsus2 Dadd4
    I guess it’s a price I have to pay.


    Sec B (variation) [3:42]
    .........Em-............D/F#-................G5-
    Still everything happens for a reason
    ...........A5-.................. A5-
    Is no reason not to ask myself if I am


    Chorus [3:55]
    Dadd9 ...Asus4-G5-
    Living it right?
    .........Dadd9...Asus4-G5-
    Am I living it right?
    .........Dadd9 Asus4-G5-
    Am I living it right?


    Tag [4:10]
    F..................F-....F-....F.......C-........G-
    Why, tell me why, why, why, Georgia, why? Fin


    fin

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  2. jayswami

    jayswami Blue J

    it is a great song.
    I will try the chords.. they look very good when i listen to the song and view your chords.. cant wiat to go home and try them out. i never attempted the song as it is all finger picking..



    do u have any tips on how to play this song with a pick?

    Tnx, J
     
  3. jayswami

    jayswami Blue J

    Richard, I am borwsing your site now. looks very good.
     
  4. jayswami

    jayswami Blue J

    listening to all your mp3s.. they r wonderful. am giving this thread 5 stars. want more people to notice. u r awesome. r u a gigging musician? do u have any plans to come to the northwest seattle area?
     
  5. MuktiMusic

    MuktiMusic New Member

    Thanks jayswami...

    I'm considering a clinic. I'll keep you posted...

    MM :shock:
     
  6. anshphenomenon

    anshphenomenon Rape me :boff:

    how do u think of this version?
    this is a bit simplified.

    G D G D
    I am driving up eighty five in the
    G D G D Em
    Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
    Em G D, G D
    I’m just stuck inside the gloom

    G D G D
    Four more exits to my apartment but
    G D G D Em
    I am tempted to keep the car in drive
    Em G D, G D
    And leave it all behind

    Em D G Em
    Cos I... wander sometimes about the outcome
    D G
    Of a still verdictless life

    D A G
    Am I living it right
    D A G
    Am I living it right
    D A G
    Am I living it right
    F C G D, G D
    Why, why Georgia, why

    G D G D
    Rent a room and I fill the spaces with
    G D G D Em
    Wood and places to make it feel like home
    Em G D
    But all I feel’s alone

    G D Em
    It might be a quarter life crisis
    Em G D, G D
    Or just the stirring in my soul


    Em D G Em
    Either way I... wander sometimes about the outcome
    D G
    Of a still verdictless life

    D A G
    Am I living it right
    D A G
    Am I living it right
    D A G
    Am I living it right
    F C G
    Why, why Georgia, why

    F C G
    So what so I’ve got a smile on
    F C G
    It’s hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
    G C D
    Don’t believe me
    G C D
    Don’t you dare believe me
    Em D C D G D, G D, G D, G D
    When I say I’ve got it down

    G D G D
    Everybody is just a stranger
    G D G D Em
    But that’s the danger in going my own way
    Em G D, G D
    I guess it’s a price I have to pay
    Em D G
    Still everything happens for a reason
    D
    Is no reason not to ask yourself if you are

    D A G
    Living it right
    D A G
    Are you living it right
    D A G
    Are you living it right
    F C G D, G D
    Why, tell me why, why, why, Georgia, why
     
  7. aleric

    aleric New Member

    Guys, can someone post the tabs. Guess the song starts with finger plucking.

    And this is an amazing song.
     
  8. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening


    You can try this:


    -----------------------------------
    -------3-----3-------------------
    -------0h2--0------0--------0--
    ------------------4--------4-----
    ------------------------5---------
    --3-------------------------------



    For which fingers to use, picture the big D shape (x54232) with your thumb covering the G on sixth string. Alternative approaches also do fine since a lot of people frown upon the use of the thumb. I usually fingerpick this but using a plectrum shouldn't pose too many problems ( in this part anyway ;) )


    I didn't tab the rest since I've never really tried to figure out the next part....I think it's a variation or extension of the C major chord...perhaps the major9th as suggested though I'm not entirely satisfied with the 6/9th following it.
     
  9. light_of_erindi

    light_of_erindi New Member

    amazing.....really great solos.....love ur site...especially the bio part.....
     
  10. acousticdreamer

    acousticdreamer ΩUNPLUGGEDΩ

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