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Traffic in the Sky by Jack Johnson

Fingering pattern sent in by Raphaël Jecker (used with permission, 2/27/05)

D        F#m7             C        Em7
e-----------------------------------------------------
B--7---7------10----10---0---5---5------8--8----------
G---7---7-------9-----9-0-----5---5------7--7-7-------
D----7-----------11------------5----------9--9--------
A-5------5/9----------------3------3/7----------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

The following update sent in by Jerry Zack Cain (2/13/05)

You might know this already, but he plays the new Traffic in the Sky with these chords:

Verse
D, B minor, B Flat, A

Chorus is the same as old and fingering is the same throughout.

Tabbed by Reed Gallogly

ok, those who've spoken to jack in person tell me this isn't the way
he plays it, and that's cool. he plays the same notes, and its just
a matter of different fingering. play these TYPE of progression the whole
way through, even during the chorus parts. also, on some of the verses he'll
slide from the D to the F#m and he'll strum it in the reggae style. this
is just adding color to the song, so figure it out and you'll sound like
jack, aight? thanks for the help everyone.
this is the progression

D                  F#m              c              Em
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
b--7---7---7----------10----10----10---5---5---5-------8--8--8------------------------------
g---7---7---------------11----11--------5---5-----------9--9---------------------------------------
D----7---7-----------------11----11------5---5-----------9--9-----------------------------------
a-5----------------5/9----------------3------------3/7--------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There’s traffic in the sky and it doesn’t seem to be getting much better
There’s kids playing games on the pavement Drawing waves on the pavement Mmm hmm
Shadows of the planes on the pavement Mmm hmm
It’s enough to make me cry
But that don’t seem like it will make it feel better
Maybe it’s a dream and if I scream
It will burst at the seams
Whole place would fall into pieces

A    G#
And then they’d say
G                         A
Well how could we have known
D          Bm
I’ll tell them it’s not so hard to tell
G
Nah nah nah
A
You keep adding stones
D
Soon the water will
Bm
Be lost in the well
G                  A
Mmmm mmmm

Verse (same as above)
And puzzle pieces in the ground
No one ever seems to be digging
Instead they’re looking up towards the heavens
With their eyes on the heavens
Mmm hmmm
The shadows on the way to the heavens
Mmm hmm
It’s enough to make me cry
That don’t seem like it will make it feel better
The answers could be found
We could learn from digging down
But no one ever seems to be digging
Instead they’ll say
Well how could we have known
I’ll tell them it’s not so hard to tell
Nah nah nah
You keep adding stones
Soon the water will
Be lost in the well
Mmmm mmmm
And words of wisdom all around
But no one ever seems to listen
They’re talking about the plans on the paper
Building up from the pavement
Mmm hmm
The shadows from the scrapers on the pavement
Mmm hmm
It’s enough to make me sigh
But that don’t seem like it will make it feel better
The words are all around
But the words are only sounds
And no one ever seems to listen
Instead they’ll say
Well how could we have known
I’ll tell them it’s really not so hard to tell
Nah nah nah
You keep adding stones
Soon the water will
Be lost in the well
Lost in the well
Mmmm mmmm mmmm (end on D)