Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi
Livin On A Prayer (Guitar 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

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

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