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Poor Taylor by Jack Johnson

Tabbed by Freddie Wong (l33thax0rd00d@yahoo.com)

Edited by Reed Gallogly

Chord Progression:

C, C\B, Amin, F

He plays with a fast down/up strumming pattern using his fingernails to achieve
the effect.

Several ways to do this:

e--------------------55555xxx-11111xxx
B--55555xxx-55555xxx-55555xxx-11111xxx--
G--55555xxx-55555xxx-55555xxx-22222xxx--
D--55555xxx-55555xxx-77777xxx-33333xxx--
A--33333xxx-22222xxx-77777xxx-33333xxx--
E--------------------55555xxx-11111xxx--

Or:

e---------------------------------------
B--11111xxx-11111xxx-11111xxx-----------
G--00000xxx-00000xxx-22222xxx-22222xxx--
D--22222xxx-22222xxx-22222xxx-33333xxx--
A--33333xxx-22222xxx-00000xxx-33333xxx--
E-----------------------------11111xxx--

I think the top one sounds more like the way he plays it. He also doesn't always
hit the higher strings, so focus on the lower ones.

Ending:

Ok, here is the definitive version of this fucking lick. Go ahead, its the right one.

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

e|----------------------------------------------------------------0--|
B|-----------------------------------------------------4--4-4-----1--|
G|-----------------------------------------------------2--2-2-----0--|
D|-------------------------3-3/5-5-3--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|-----------------------------|

Lyrics:

The 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

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

Peter Patrick pitter patters on the window
And Sunny's silhouette won't let him in
And poor old Pete's got nothing
Cuz he's been falling
But somehow Sunny knows
Just where he's been
He thinks that singing on Sunday's gonna save his soul
Now that Saturday's gone
And sometimes he thinks that he's on his way
but I can see that his brake lights are on

He just wanders around
Unaffected by the winter winds air
And he'll pretend that he's somewhere else
So far and clear
bout 2000 miles from here

When Taylor finds a better world
Taylor's gonna run the world

She's such a tough enchilada
Filled up with nada
Given what she gotta give to get a dollar bill

used to be limber chicken
Time has been a ticken
Now she's finger licken to the man
with the money in his pocket
Flying in his rocket
Only stopping by on his way to a better world

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---------------------------------------------------------

If Taylor finds a better world
Then Taylor's going to run away

(end with intro lick)

The old version I used to have for poor taylor is below, the above one is better if you ask
me about it.

*******************************************************************

This song can be played with just C and Amin and it sounds
okay but Jack plays it C, C\B, Amin, F to the best of my
knowledge.

C   C\B  Amin   F            C  C\B  Amin F
e--0----0----0-----1-- or      -8---8----5---1--
B--1----1----1-----1-- as      -8---8----5---1--
G--0----0----2-----2-- barre   -9---9----5---2--
D--2----2----2-----3-- chords  -10--10---7---3--
A--3----2----0-----3--         -10--10---7---3--
E---------------------         -8---7----5---1--

b=bend /=slide h=hammer p=pull off

Thanks to DJ-Vu for this, someone finally nailed it!

e----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------x-x--------------------------x-x-----------------x-x-0h1p0---0------------x-x--
A--1/3-3--x-x 1h3p1---1-3-1h3p1--------x-x------1-2-2/3-3--x-x-------3---3-0--------x-x--
E---------x-x--------3-----------3-1---x-x--1h3------------x-x---------------3-1-1--x-x--

e----------------------------------------------------------------1--1--1--1-----0---------------------1---
B----------------------------------------------------------------1--1--1--1-----1---------------------1---
G----------------------------------------------------------------2--2--2--2-----0--/9977553h5p3p0-----2---
D------------------------x-x--3/5-5-3-3-2-2--------------x-x-3---3--3--3--3---2-----------------------3---
A-----1-----1-----1/3-3--x-x-----------------3-3---------x-x-0---0--0--0--0--3------------------------0---
E--1h3--1h3---1h3--------x-x----------------------1--1---x-x----------------------------------------------

C   D   F   G
e--0---0-------0---
B--1---3---6---8---
G--0---0-------0---
D--2---4---7---9---
A--3---5---8---10--
E------------------