Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz - Life Is Wonderful guitar tab

This is the tab for \\"Life is Wonderful\\" by Jason Mraz. Tabbed by Sean Tyson. August 25th, 2005.

...There are other tabs out there that are on key and use bar chords. But if you\\'re like me (and you can\\'t sing that high) you\\'ll like this version

more. It is done in a different key, and is comprised almost completely of open chords (opposed to bar chords) so it sounds much, much nicer.

I wanted to provide an open-chord version - a couple keys lower - for everyone... So here it is.

The chords are described first, and the song is laid out with the lyrics below. Enjoy!

Chords:

Em Am C G B7 D

e-------------------------------3-------2-------2----------|

b---------------1-------1-------3---------------3----------|

g---------------2-----------------------2-------2----------|

d-------2-------2-------2---------------1------------------|

a-------2---------------3-------2-------2------------------|

e-------------------------------3--------------------------|

Optional variations/additions to those chords:

Em Am C Bm Bm F# F# F#

e-------3------(3)-----(3)------7---------------------------------------|

b-------3-------1(3)----1-------7-------4-----------------------3-------|

g---------------2---------------8-------4-----------------------2-------|

d-------2-------2-------2-------9-------4---------------4---------------|

a-------2---------------3-------9-------2---------------4---------------|

e-------------------------------7---------------2-------2-------2-------|

Chords for the 2nd and 3rd Verses!

*** Note the hammer-ons... He does repeatedly for the Em and Am chords in both the verse and chorus (mostly in the verse). You can figure

out the strumming on your own - experiment...

Em Am or Am or Am

e------------------------------------------|

b---------------0h1-----1-------0h1--------|

g---------------2-------0h2-----0h2--------|

d-------0h2-----2-------0h2-----0h2--------|

a-------0h2--------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------|

Song:

VERSE 1 (Plucking, finger-picking, and light strumming)

Em

It takes a crane to build a crane

Am

It takes two floors to make a story

C

It takes an egg to make a hen

C

It takes a hen to make an egg

G B7

There is no end to what I\\'m saying

Em

It takes a thought to make a word

Am

And it takes some word to make an action

C

And It takes some work to make it work

C

It takes some good to make it hurt

G B7

It takes some bad for satisfaction

CHORUS (Still plucking, finger-picking, and light strumming)

Em Am

La la la la la la la life is wonderful

D G (F# - optional transition into the Em chord)

Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle

Em Am

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful

D

Al la la la la

VERSE 2 (Strumming)

Em

It takes a night to make it dawn

Am

And it takes a day to make you yawn brother

C

It takes some old to make you young

C

It takes some cold to know the sun

G B7

It takes the one to have the other

(-----This is where the drums would come in------)

Em

And It takes no time to fall in love

Am

But it takes you years to know what love is

C

And It takes some fears to make you trust

C

It takes those tears to make it rust

G B7

It takes the dust to have it polished

CHORUS 2

Em Am

Ha la la la la la la life is wonderful

D G (F# - optional transition)

Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle

Em Am

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful

D Em (keep playing this chord until next verse)

Ah la la la la la la life is so...

BRIDGE

Just keep playing variations of that Em chord (that you just ended on - from Chorus 2)

VERSE 3

Em

It takes some silence to make sound

Am

And It takes a loss before you found it

C

And It takes a road to go nowhere

C

It takes a toll to make you care

G B7

It takes a hole to make a mountain

CHORUS 3

Em Am

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful

D G (F# - optional)

Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle

Em Am

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful

D G (F# - optional)

Ah la la la la la la love is meaningful

Em Am

Ah la la la la la la life is wonderful

D D

Ah la la la la la la...

Em

It is so wonderful

Em (like the Bridge - just keep playing this chord until the end)

It is so meaningful

Em

It is so wonderful

Em

It is meaningful

Em

It is wonderful

Em

And meaningful

Em

It goes full circle

Em

Wonderful

Em

Meaningful

Em

Full Circle

Em

Wonderful

...

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