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(@teleplayer324)
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Daughters
John Mayer

This may look a bit imposing, but trust me, it is a fairly simple song and you get to learn some lovely new chord shapes in the process.

Chords used:

Bm7/11 - 7 X 7 7 5 X
Em7/9 - X 7 5 7 7 X
G/A - X 0 5 4 3 3
D6 - X 5 4 2 0 X
Em7/11 - X 7 X 7 8 5
E7 - 0 2 2 1 3 0
Am/D - X X 0 2 1 0
Gm/D - X 5 5 3 3 3
D - X X 0 2 3 2
D7+ - X X 0 2 2 2
Bm - X 2 4 4 3 2
Em - 0 2 2 0 0 0
D/F# - 2 X 0 2 3 2
Gm - 3 5 5 3 3 3
A7 - X 0 2 0 2 0

Intro:

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------8---8----7~-------------------------------------
g------------12~----0----------------------------------------9~--11h12p11-
d---9~-----12------11--11---11--11-------9--11h12-9~---11h12--------------
a--9-----12---------------------------------------------------------------
E-7-----------------------------------------------------------------------

VERSE 1:

Bm7/11 Em7/9
I know a girl
G/A D6
She puts the color inside of my world
Bm7/11 Em7/11
But she's just like a maze
G/A D6
Where all of the walls all continually change
Bm7/11 Em7/11
And I've done all I can
G/A D6
To stand on the steps with my heart in my hands
Bm7/11 Em7/11
Now I'm starting to see
G/A D6
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me

CHORUS:
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Fathers be good to your daughters,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Daughters will love like you do,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
So mothers be good to your daughters too

SOLO : (Bm7/11 Em7/9 G/A D6)
e-----------------------------------
b-----------------------------------
g--------7~--------------------9-7~-
d--9----9------9/11h12p11----7------
a-----10----------------------------
E-----------------------------------

VERSE 2:
<B>(This verse is played with a very staccato rhythm strum and palm mute strum and palm mute)</B>

Bm7/11 Em7/9
Oh, you see that skin?
G/A D6
It's the same shes been standing in
Bm7/11 Em7/9
Since the day she saw him walking away
G/A
Now shes left
D6
Cleaning up the mess he made

CHORUS:
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
So Fathers be good to your daughters,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Daughters will love like you do,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
So mothers be good to your daughters too

BRIDGE:
Am/D Gm/D D
Boys you can break
D7+ Bm
You'll find out how much they can take
Em
Boys will be strong and
D/F#
Boys soldier on
Gm
But boys would be gone
without warmth from
A7
A woman's good, good heart

SOLO: (Bm7/11 Em7/9 G/A D6-Rhythm played staccato again)
e-----------------------------------
b-----------------------------------
g--------7~--------------------9-7~-
d--9----9------9/11h12p11----7------
a-----10----------------------------
E-----------------------------------

(Bm7/11 Em7/9 G/A D6)
On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the god and the weight of her world

Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
So Fathers be good to your daughters,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Daughters will love like you do,
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
Bm7/11 E7 G/A D6
So mothers be good to your daughters too

And there you have it.

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(@redpoint)
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Thanks for posting this song!

The D6 shape is a bit of a stretch, but it's doable. I also found out my guitar was out of tune when playing this :)

I'd always dismissed this is a bit of a sappy song (and I actually really like John Mayer, in general), but playing this through a few times and singing along really made me aware that it's actually quite a beautiful song.


   
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(@teleplayer324)
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yeah I really like the way he goes through the whole transition in the chorus daughters to lovers, lovers to mothers, covers the whole cycle of life

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(@redpoint)
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For a long time I'd only really been aware of the chorus, and never thought about the first verse, which really sets up the story. It makes it a lot more poignant.


   
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(@srmaximo)
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Here's an easier version that still preserves a lot of the beauty of the original chords:

Daughters by John Mayer

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