Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer Chords & Tabs

 

Livin On A Prayer Chords & Tabs

Bon Jovi Chords & Tabs

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Livin On A Prayer Tab

Livin on a prayer 

By Bon Jovi
From the album 'Slippery when wet'

Tabbed by Ferdinand Blomqvist



Symbols

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
r - release
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
t - tapping
tr- trill 
x - muted string
# - pick scratch
< > - harmonic
P.H  - pinch harmonic (written over or under the tab)
N.H. - natural harmonic (written over or under the tab)
P.M. - palm mute (written under the tab)
W.B. - wammy bar (written under the tab) 
/\ - bend with W.B
\/ - dip with W.B
L.R - let ring
U.B. - unison bend


Listen to the record to get the timing

Intro 

Here Richie uses a talkbox, if you dont have one just play this 
riff palm muted.

e|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|
g|----------------|----------------|
d|----------------|----------------|
a|--7---5-------5-|7-7---5-7-7---5-|
e|0---7---0-0-7---|----7-------7---|
 \________________/
  play 15x




1st Verse 

The 1st verse begins with a 4 bar guitar tacet.
Then Richie plays this (with talkbox)

e|--------|--------|----------------|----------------|
b|--------|--------|----------------|----------------|
g|5-------|7-------|----------------|----------------|
d|5-------|7-------|----------------|----------------|
a|3-------|5-------|--7---5-------5-|--7---5-------5-|
e|--------|--------|0---7---0-0-7---|0---7---0-0-7---|

Then 4 bars without guitars.
Then play the riff above again.



2nd Verse
(with talkbox)

e|----------------|---------------|-------|20-------17-----|--------|
b|----------------|----15b17---15-|-------|------------15--|--------|
g|----------------|---------------|-------|----------------|0-------|
d|----------------|---------------|-------|----------------|--------|
a|--7---5-------5-|---------------|-------|----------------|--------|
e|0---7---0-0-7---|---------------|-------|----------------|--------|
 \________________/
  play 4x


e|---------------|
b|---------------|
g|---------------|
d|---------------|
a|--7---5-------5|
e|0---7---0-0-7--|
 \_______________/
  play 8x





Pre chorus

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g|5-----7---------|7---7---9-------|5-----7---------|7---7---9-------|
d|5-----7---------|7---7---9-------|5-----7---------|7---7---9-------|
a|3-----5-------0-|5---5---7-------|3-----5-------0-|5---5---7-------|
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|



e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g|5-----7---------|7---7---9---7---|5---------------|7--7--7--7------|
d|5-----7---------|7---7---9---7---|5---------------|7--7--7--7------|
a|3-----5-------0-|5---5---7---5---|3---------------|5--5--5--5------|
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------12\-|



Chorus
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/bon_jovi/livin_on_a_prayer_tab.html ]
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g|------5-------5-|7---------------|------5-------5-|7---------------|
d|2-----5-------5-|7---------------|5-----5-------5-|7---------------|
a|2-----3-------3-|5---------------|5-----3-------3-|5---------------|
e|0---------------|------------0-2-|3---------------|----------------|
 Repeat




1st ending

e|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|
g|----------------|----------------|
d|----------------|----------------|
a|--7---5-------5-|--7---5-------5-|
e|0---7---0-0-7---|0---7---0-0-7---|




2nd ending

	N.H.--|
e|3---------------|----------------|
b|3---------------|----------------|
g|5-----7----5~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
d|5-----7----5~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
a|3---------------|----------------|
e|----------------|----------------|
	     W.B. vibrato



Solo

e|------------------|-------------12-14-|
b|------------------|-------------------|
g|------------------|-------------------|
d|---------5-7-7b9v-|7------------------|
a|7-5-7v------------|--5-5v-------------|
e|------------------|-------------------|





e|15-------------------------|-------------------------|
b|---15-12-13-15-15b17-15b17-|--15v--------------------|
g|---------------------------|-------------------------|
d|---------------------------|-------------------------|
a|---------------------------|-------------------------|
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|





		 P.H.-----|
e|---------------------|--------------12-14-|15-------------------|
b|---12----------------|--------------12----|---15-12-13--12------|
g|---12-x-13--12-11b12r|11------------12----|----------------12v--|
d|14----x-14--12-------|---12---------------|---------------------|
a|---------------------|------12------------|---------------------|
e|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------|




e|------------------|---------12h14h15----------14h15h17h-17b19---|
b|15b17--17v--------|12h14h15----------14h15h17-------------------|
g|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
d|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
a|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
e|------------------|---------------------------------------------|
		    (------------------------------------) 	
			Fast	




Bridge

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
g|5-----7---------|7---7---9---7---|5---------------|7--7--7--7--|
d|5-----7---------|7---7---9---7---|5---------------|7--7--7--7--|
a|3-----5-------0-|5---5---7---5---|3---------------|5--5--5--5--|
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|------------|
						    (3/4 time bar)	



Outro chorus

e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
b|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
g|------8-------8-|10--------------|------8-------8-|10--------------|
d|5-----8-------8-|10--------------|8-----8-------8-|10--------------|
a|5-----6-------6-|8---------------|8-----6-------6-|8---------------|
e|3---------------|------------3-5-|6---------------|----------------|

Repeat and fade

This is the same as the normal chorus but three frets higer...


Here is how to put the parts together:

1. Intro
2. 1st Verse
3. Pre chorus
4. Chorus with 1st ending
5. 2nd Verse
6. Pre chorus
7. Chorus with 2nd ending
8. Solo
9. Bridge
10. Outro chorus


Any comments? mail me ferdinand_blomqvist@hotmail.com
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