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Middle Man by Jack Johnson

Bass Intro


|--------------------------|
|.---------9---7~-7-7-----.|
|.-7~-7-7----7--------5-6-.|repeat until chorus
|--------------------------|

Guitar Chords
Em    X  7  9  9  8  7
A     5  7  7  6  5  5
C     8  10 10 9  8  8
D     X  5  7  7  7  5
G     3  5  5  4  3  3
F#    2  4  4  3  2  2
F     1  3  3  2  1  1
em(1) 0  2  2  0  0  0

Guitar Intro
Em   A    repeat

Em
Well he's not necessarily trying to say that he minds it
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em
Well he's not necessarily trying to say god can't be trusted
    A
But someone plays evil tricks on that kid
Em
As certain situations scream for deviations
    A
But somehow we always get stuck in the middle
   Em
Of this and that and then he should try less
A
Every time he's rejected then he loses affection


C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em   D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A              D                 A   G   F#   F  em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

(bass intro and drums)

Em
Well I know some people's they got a little less than nothing
      A
Never still find some to spare
Em
And other people got more than they could use
A
But they don't share
Em
And some people got problems man
         A
They got awful complications
Em
Other people got perfect situations
A
With no provocation


C
But don't we all, don't we just got to give a little time
A                          D                     Em     D
Maybe give a friend a call instead of making him confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A               D
What a terrible thing for you
Em     D
Confused
A               D                Em  D
What a terrible thing for you to do-ooo
A             D                Em    D
What an awful thing for you to say-eee
A               D                A   G  F#  F  em(1)
What a terrible thing for you to relay

(bass intro and drums)

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|------------------------------------------------------
|.-----------------------------------------------------
|.---------------------------7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5---
|--7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5-------------7-------------7-
|------------7-------------7---------------------------

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-------------------------------.|repeat x 4
---------------------------7-7-.|then
-7-7p5-7p5---5-7-7p5-7p5--------|
-----------7-------------7------|

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-5----------------------
---7-7--7-5-6-7/slide<0-
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Somehow we always get stuck in the middle (repeated)
(overdubbed with)
Confused, what an awful thing for you to do
Confused, what an awful thing for you to say-ee

Middle Man (2) by Jack Johnson

Tabbed by John T.E. Timm (area51@asu.edu)

Intro/Verse:

    Em7  A
e |--x---x--|
B |--x---x--|
G |--7---6--|
D |--5---7--|
A |--7---7--|
E |--x---5--|

Pre-Chorus:

     C    A   D
e |--x----x---x--|
B |--x----x---7--|
G |--9----6---7--|
D |--10---7---7--|
A |--10---7---5--|
E |--8----5---x--|

Chorus:

     Em  D   A   D
e |--x---x---x---x--|
B |--8---7---x---7--|
G |--9---7---6---7--|
D |--9---7---7---7--|
A |--7---5---7---5--|
E |--x---x---5---x--|

Post-Chorus:

     A   G   F#  F   Em
e |--x---x---x---x---0--|
B |--x---x---x---x---0--|
G |--6---4---3---2---0--|
D |--7---5---4---3---2--|
A |--7---5---4---3---2--|
E |--5---3---2---1---0--|

Bass Run (played 4 times):

e |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------.|
D |.---------------------------7-7p5-7p5---5-7-5-7p5---5---------------------------7-7-.|
A |--7-7p5-7p5---5-7-5-7p5---5-----------7-----------7---7-7p5-7p5---5-7-5-7p5---5------|
E |------------7-----------7---------------------------------------7-----------7--------|

Ending (played once):

e |------------------|
B |------------------|
G |------------------|
D |-5----------------|
A |---7-7-7-x-5-6-7\-|
E |------------------|