Cocoon by Jack Johnson

 

Tabbed by Dave (potsiadlo@hotmail.com)


Intro
A . . . x4


Verse
A                     C#m
...Well, based on your smile
D           C#m      Bm               E
I’m betting all of this might be over soon
A                       C#m
...But you’re bound to win
      D              C#m      Bm                       E
Cause if I’m betting against you, I think I’d rather lose


Pre-Chorus
Bm                        E
...But this is all that I have so,
 

Chorus
A    G#    D              E
Please....... take what’s left of this heart and
A    G#    D                  E
Use.......... please use only what you really
A    G#    D                  E
Need......... you know I only have so little so,
A    G#    D            E                   A (start intro)
Please....... mend your broken heart and... leave.


I know its not your style
I can tell by the way that you move... it’s real, real smooth
But I’m on your side
And I don’t wanna be your regret, I’d rather be your caccoon

But this is all that you have, so…

Please… let me take whats left of your heart and I will…
Use… I swear I’ll use only what I…
Need… I know you only have so little so
Please… let me mend my broken heart and…


Bridge
A
...You said this was all you had
C#m
...And its all I need
F#m
...but, blah blah blah
D
...because it fell apart, and


I guess its all you knew
And all I have
But now we have
Only confused hearts, and
I guess all we have is really all we need, so
Please… let’s take these broken hearts and
Use… let’s use only what we really
Need… you know we only have so little, so
Please… take these broken hearts and leave.


Chords – here is the basic structure of the chords used throughout the song.

   A    C#m    Bm    D     E    F#m


e--5-----4-----2----(5)----0-----2--------
B--5-----5-----3-----7-----0-----2-----
G--6-----6-----4-----7-----1-----2-----
D--7-----6-----4-----7-----2-----4-----
A--7-----4-----2-----5-----2-----4----
E--5-----------------------0-----2--

 

Finger-Picking Tabs – I won’t claim 100% accuracy but I think most of these are very close to dead-on.


Intro

e-------5-—-4h5-------|-----5----4h5---5---|---
B---5-----0-----0---5-|-5-----0------0-5-0-|---
G-----6-----------6---|---6----------------|---
D-------7-------------|-----7--------------|--- x 2
A-----------7---------|----------7---------|---
E---5-----------------|-5------------------|---

or

e---0---5-—-4h5-------|-0----5---4h5---5---|---
B---------0-----0---5-|--------0-----0-5-0-|---
G-----6-----------6---|---6----------------|---
D-------7-------------|-----7--------------|--- x 2
A---0-------7---------|-0--------7---------|---
E---------------------|--------------------|---


This is the only part I’m not totally sure about. I’m fairly certain these are the exact notes, but I’m not sure if this is how Jack plays it. Personally, when I play it I just mess around with A and make sure to alternate the bass note (from A to E).


Verse

    A           C#m         D           Bm           E

e-------5-----------4-----------------------2------------0----
B---5-----5-----5-----5---------7-------3-----3------0-----0--
G-----6-----------6---------7-----7-------4------------1------
D-----------------------------7-------------------------------
A---------------4-----------5-----------2---------------------
E---5------------------------------------------------0--------


-Pick the corresponding notes for each chord. Repeat the last Bm and E for the pre-chorus.

Chorus

   A           G#          D          E


e------5-----------4--------------------0---
B--5-----------5-----------7---7------0-0---
G----6-----------6-----------7--------1-----
D-------------------------------------------
A--------------------------5----------------
E--5-----------4----------------------------



Bridge
 

   A             C#m           F#m           D


e------5-------------4-------------2------------------
B--5-----5-------5-----5-------2-----2-------7--------
G----6-------------6-------------2-------------7---7--
D------------------------------------------------7----
A----------------4---------------------------5--------
E--5---------------------------2----------------------



Ending

e--5---5-------7---7------9----9-------7---7----
B----5---5-------5---5------0---0--------5---5--
G--6---6-------6---6------6---6--------6---6----
D-----------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------
   A...

Cocoon (2) by Jack Johnson

send comments to the email below, and give him props for this tab job, it ain't easy - reed
hauck1@optushome.com.au

(editors note - this tab was not retrievable from Reed's site, this is the best I could do)

Firstly whack a capo on the second
fret.  All tab relative to the capo.

Intro
=====
e|-----3---2h3-------||
B|-------3-------3---||
D|-----------------0-||
G|-------------0-----||x4
A|---2---------------||
E|-3-----------------||


Verse (Main) Progression
========================

G Em C C/B Am D D

Something like the following

e|-----3-------3-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------2---
B|-------3-------3-------0-------0-------1-------1-------1-------1-------3-
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------2-----
D|-----------------------------------2-------2-------2-------2-----0-------
A|---2-------2-------2-------2-----3-------2-------0-------0---------------
E|-3-------3-------0-------0-----------------------------------------------

e|-----2-------2-------2---||
B|-------3-------3-------3-||
G|---2-------2-------2-----||
D|-0-------0-------0-------||
A|-------------------------||
E|-------------------------||

G                 Em
Well based on your smile
C           C/B      Am               D
I'm betting all of this might be over soon
G                  Em
But you're bound to win,
     C              C/B      Am                      D
'coz if I'm betting against you I think I'd rather lose


Pre Chorus
==========

       Am              D

e|-----0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2---
B|-------1-------1-------3-------3-------3-------3-
G|-------------------2-------2-------2-------2-----
D|---2-------2-----0-------0-------0-------0-------
A|-0-------0---------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------

Am                     D
But this is all that I have

Chorus
======

     G       D/F#    C9       D

e|-----3-------0-------0-------2---||
B|-------3-------3-------1-------3-||
G|---------------------------2-----||
D|-----------0-------2-----0-------||
A|---2-------------3---------------||
E|-3-------2-----------------------||
  

G  D/F
So please,
C9 D G  D/F
take what's left of this heart and uuuuse.
C9                   
D              
G  D/F
...Please use only what you really neeed.
C9                
D
You know I only have so little,
   G 
D/F
so please,
C9          
D               
(Intro progression x2)

mend your broken heart and leave

Verse 2 (Main Progression)
==========================

I know it's not your style.
I can tell by the way you move, it's real,
real soon.
But I'm on your side,
and I don't want to be your regret, I'd
rather be your cocoon

Chorus 2 (Pre-chorus progression followed by chorus
progression)
================================================================

But this is all that you have.
So please,
let me take what's left of
this heart and I will use.
...I swear I'll use only what I need.
I know
you only have so little,
so please,
let me mend my broken heart and...

Bridge
======
(You should know the picking pattern by now, though you
might try strumming
this part, but I'll leave that up to you)

G Em C Am G Em C Am C D

G
You said this was all you have
Em
and it's all I need
C
but blah blah blah
Am
because it fell apart and.
G
I guess it's all you knew
Em
and all I have
C
but now we have
Am
only confused hearts
C
I guess all we have
D
is really all we need

Chorus 3 (Chorus progression (No
pre-chorus))
=============================================

So please,
lets take what's left of these hearts and use.
...Let's use
only what we really need.
You know we only have so little,
so
please,
take these broken hearts and leave.

Outro (Intro progression x2)  Followed
by
==========================================

e|-----3---5---5---7---7---5---5-------3---5---5---7---7---5---5---3-
B|-------3---0---0-----------0---0-------3---0---0-----------0---0-3-
G|-------------------0---0---------------------------0---0---------0-
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------0-
A|---2-------------------------------2-----------------------------2-
E|-3-------------------------------3-------------------------------3-