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Taylor by Jack Johnson

Updated tabs from Raphaël Jecker (used with permission, 2/27/05)

Intro Lick

e|-------X----------------------------X---------------------X----------------------
B|-------X----------------------------X---------------------X----------------------
G|-------X----------------------------X---------------------X----------------------
D|-------X----------------------------X---------------------X-X-X-1h3p1---1p0------
A|-0-1h3-X-X-X-1h3p1---1-1------------X----------1-2-0-1p3--X-----------3-----3p0--
E|-------X-----------3-----3p0-0-1-1--X-X-X-1p2p3-----------X----------------------

e|--------X-------------------------X---------------------------X------X--
B|--------X-------------------------X---------------------------X-X-4--X--
G|--------X-------------------------X---------------------------X-X-2--X--
D|--------X-------------------------X--3-3/5-5-3p0-2p0----------X-X-3--X--
A|--------X--------1---1-------1-3--X------------------3p0------X---3--X--
E|-0-1-1--X-X-X-1h3-1h3-1h3-3-1-----X----------------------1-1--X------X--

e|--------0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-------0--|
B|-----1--1-3-3/5-5---3-3-1-1-------1--|
G|-0-0-0--0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0-2p0-0-2--|
D|-0-0-2--2-------------------------3--|
A|-0-0-3--3----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

This is the way I think Jack plays the Verse: Take the following Chords, but only play the Strings shown on the right side (That Way it doesn’t matter if you occasionally play another string). Play it all muted and emphasize the forth hit of each chord (or open it slightly).

C  C/B Am  F         C       C/B      Am      F

e|--0---0----0---1--     e|-------------------------------------------
B|--1---1----1---1--     B|-------------------------------------------
G|--0---0----2---2--     G|-------------------------------------------
D|--2---0----2---3--     D|--2222-0000-0000-0000-2222-0000-3333-0000--
A|--3---2----0---3--     A|--3333-0000-2222-0000-0000-0000-3333-0000--
E|---------------1--     E|-------------------------------------------

Chorus-Chords:

C    G    Am   Fmaj7
e|--0----3----0----0-------

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

Taylor (2) by Jack Johnson

Tabbed/edited by Miles from "the boondocks of Maine"

ok, here is a version of this lick that's pretty spot on.

Intro Lick

e|------X----------------------X----------------X-------------------
B|------X----------------------X----------------X-------------------
G|------X----------------------X----------------X-------------------
D|------X----------------------X----------------X--1h3p1---1p0------
A|-013--X--1h3p1---1-11--------X-----1-2-0-1/3--X--------3-----3p0--
E|------X--------3-----3p0-11--X--123-----------X-------------------

e|--------X--------------------X---------------------------X-----X--|
B|--------X--------------------X---------------------------X--4--X--|
G|--------X--------------------X---------------------------X--2--X--|
D|--------X--------------------X--3-3/5-5-3p0-2p0----------X--3--X--|
A|--------X----1---1---1--1-3--X------------------3p0------X--3--X--|
E|-0-1-1--X-1h3-1h3-1h3-1------X----------------------1-1--X-----X--|

e|----------0----0---0---0------0--|
B|---1--1-3/5-5--3-3-1-1-1------1--|
G|---0--0-0-0----0---0---0h2p0--2--|
D|---2--2-2---------------------3--|
A|-0h3--3-3------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

====================================================================

(here is another version of the lick if you don't like one)

e|-------------------------------X-----------------------------------------X---|
B|------X------------------------X-----------------X-----------------------X---|
G|------X------------------------X-----------------X-----------------------X---|
D|------X------------------------X-----------------X-1h3p1----3p1----------X---|
A|1-1h3----1h3p1---1--1h3p1------X------1-2-2-2/3----------3-----3p1-------X---|
E|---------------3----------3-1-1----123-----------------------------0-1-1-----|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------0--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------4--4-4-----1--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------2--2-2-----0--|
D|------------------------3-3/5-5-3p0-2p0--------------3--3-3---2----|
A|----1---1---1---1---3------------------3p0-----------3--3-3-3------|
E|-1h3-1h3-1h3-1h3----------------------------1-1--------------------|

e|---0---0---0-----------1-----|
B|--/5-5-3-3-1-1---------1-----|
G|---0---0---0---5p3p0---2-----|
D|---------------------3-3-----|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

====================================================================

Jack only plays two notes during the strumming pattern, which is fast down/up, like you mentioned. The mute is played in same tempo as the seven other notes in each chord variation. The way Jack gets the sounds he makes is by muting all the strings with his strumming palm as he picks out the A and D strings in a raking motion.
Follows chord progression of: C, C/B, Am, F (also already mentioned before).

e|---------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------
G|---------------------------------------
D|--5555X000-5555X000-2222X000-3333X000--
A|--3333X000-2222X000-0000X000-3333X000--
E|---------------------------------------

They say Taylor was a good girl
Never one to be late
Complain express ideas in her brain
Working on the night shift
Passing out the tickets
You're going to have to pay her
If you want to park here

Well Mommy's little dancer's
Quite a little secret
She's working on the streets now
Never going to keep it

It's quite an imposition
And now she's only wishin'
That she would have listened
To the words they said
Poor Taylor

At the chorus, the strumming pattern continues on, joined by the playing of C, G, Am, F. Either can be played, or both at the same time (like the song). On the G and F, emphasize the high e notes. Chorus ends on Am. “2000 miles (Am) from here.”

C    G    Am   F
e|-------3---------1---------------------------
B|--5----3----5----1---------------------------
G|--5----4----5----2---------------------------
D|--5----5----7----3---------------------------
A|--3----5----7----3---------------------------
E|--3----3----5----1---------------------------

She just wanders around
Unaffected by the winter winds air
She pretends that she's somewhere else
So far and clear
Around 2000 miles from here

The rest of the song goes the same up until the ending progression.

e|-(0)-----------------------------------------------------
B|--1--1-1--1-1-/-3--3-3--3-3-/-6--6-6--6-6-/-8--8-8--8-8--
G|--0--0-0--0-0-/-0--0-0--0-0-/-0--0-0--0-0-/-0--0-0--0-0--
D|--2--2-2--2-2-/-4--4-4--4-4-/-7--7-7--7-7-/-9--9-9--9-9--
A|--3--3-3--3-3-/-5--5-5--5-5-/-8--8-8--8-8-/-10-1010-1010-
E|---------------------------------------------------------

Go back into the Intro.