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Life Is Wonderful  Jason Mraz

This is the tab for "Life is Wonderful" by Jason Mraz. Tabbed by Sean Tyson.
...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!
[Em] [Am] [C] [G] [B7] [D] 

Optional variations/additions to those chords:
[Em] [Am] [C] [Bm] [Bm] [F#] [F#] [F#] 

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

VERSE 1 (Plucking, finger-picking, and light strumming)
It takes a crane to build a [Em]crane
It takes two floors to make a [Am]story
It takes an egg to make a [C]hen
It takes a hen to make an [C]egg
There is no end to what I'm [G]saying[Bm]
It takes a thought to make a [Em]word
And it takes some word to make an [Am]action
And It takes some work to make it [C]work
It takes some good to make it [C]hurt
It takes some bad for [G]satisfaction[Bm]
CHORUS (Plucking, finger-picking, and light strumming)
[Em]La la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
D G (F# - optional transition into the Em chord)
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
[Em]Ah la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
[D]Al la la la la
VERSE 2 (Strumming)
It takes a night to make it [Em]dawn
And it takes a day to make you [Am]yawn brother
It takes some old to make you [C]young
It takes some cold to know the [C]sun
It takes the one to have the [G]other[B]
 (-----This is where the drums would come in------)

And It takes no time to fall in [Em]love
But it takes you years to know what [Am]love is
And It takes some fears to make you [C]trust
It takes those tears to make it [C]rust
It takes the dust to have it [G]polished[B]
[Em]Ha la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
D G (F# - optional)
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
[Em]Ah la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
D Em (keep playing this chord until next verse)
Ah la la la la la la life is so...
Just keep playing variations of that Em chord (that you just ended on - from Chorus 2)
It takes some silence to make [Em]sound
And It takes a loss before you [Am]found it
And It takes a road to go [C]nowhere
It takes a toll to make you [C]care
It takes a hole to make a [G]mountain[B]
[Em]Ah la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
D G (F# - optional)
Ah la la la la la la life goes full circle
[Em]Ah la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
D G (F# - optional)
Ah la la la la la la love is meaningful
[Em]Ah la la la la la la [Am]life is wonderful
[D]Ah la la la la la [D]la...
It is [Em]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]Full Circle
Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or requests! =)
p.s. - I hope the format is okay (Stupid ASCII stuff).

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Am B B7 Bm C D Em F# G
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