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Half of My Heart

John Mayer

 

Capo 3

 

All chords played for 2 beats unless otherwise noted.  Chords in parentheses are anticipated.

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

         132

D:    xx0232

       123

A:   x02220

       13421

Bm:   x24432

      134111

F#m:  244222

       231

Am:  x02210

       12

Em:   022000

 

 

        D   D U   U D U

Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro: / G - (D) - / (A) - (Bm) - /

           / G - (D) - / (A) - - - /

           / G - (D) - / (A) - (Bm) - /

           / G - - - / - - - - /

 

G          (D)             (A)            (Bm)       G       (D)   (A) (1)

    I was born in the arms of imaginary friends

 

G             (D)               (A)              (Bm)               G       (D)   (A) (1)

  Free to roam, made a home out of everywhere I've been

G (1)                               D (1)

Then you come crashing in

              A (1)     Bm (1)

Like the realest thing

G (1)                               D (1)                            A (2)

Trying my best to understand all that your love can bring

 

Chorus:

        G              (D)             (A)            (Bm)

Oh, half of my heart's got a grip on the situation

  G             (D)            (A) (1)

Half of my heart takes time

  G               (D)            (A)                (Bm)

Half of my heart's got a right mind to tell you that

   G (3)

I can`t keep loving you, Oh, with half of my heart

 

/ D - - (A) - / (Bm) - - (G) / x2

 

 

G          (D)             (A)               (Bm)         G             (D)   (A) (1)   

  I was made to believe I'd never love somebody else

G                    (D)                    (A)            (Bm)   G          (D)   (A) (1)

  I made a plan, stayed the man who can only love himself

G (1)                            D (1)

Lonely was the song I sang

            A (1)       Bm (1)

'Til the day you came

    G (1)                      D (1)                     A (2)

Showing me another way and all that my love can bring

 

Chorus

 

/ D - - (A) - / (Bm) - - (G) / x2

 

 

         D (1)     F#m (1)

Your faith is strong

                Am (1)                   Em (1)

But I can only fall short for so long

                D (1)        F#m (1)

Down the road, later on

             Am (1)                         Em (1)

You will hate that I never gave more to you

     G (2)

than half of my heart

          A (2)

But I can't stop loving you

   G (2)

I can't stop loving you

   A  (2)

I can't stop loving you, With half of my

 

  G            (D)    (A)   (Bm)

Half of my heart

       G             (D)    (A) (1)

Oh, half of my heart

G               (D)                   (A)         (Bm)

Half of my heart's got a real good imagination

G              (D)                  (A) (1)

Half of my heart's got you

G             (D)                     (A)           (Bm)

Half of my heart's got a right mind to tell you

G                          (D)           (A) (1)

That half of my heart won't do

 

G               (D)           (A)          (Bm)          

Half of my heart is a shotgun wedding to a

G                 (D)         (A) (1)

bride with a paper ring

G              (D)                  (A)      (Bm)         

Half of my heart is the part of a man who's never

 G               (D)      (A) (1)

truly loved anything

 

G                     (D)    (A)   (Bm)

Oh, half of my heart

G                     (D)    (A) (1)

Oh, half of my heart

G                (D)    (A)   (Bm)

Half of my heart

G                    (D)    (A) (1)

Oh, half of my heart

 

End on D

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.