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Daughters - Easy Version

John Mayer


Capo 2


Strum: D   D U D U   (w/swing feel)

       1 + 2 + 3 +


Chord Guide

        2 1

Am7:  x02010



        3 4 1

G7sus4: 3x3010

       32 1

C:    x32010


Gm/D: xx0333


Fm/D: xx0111


Cmaj7: x32000


Dm:   xx0231


Em:   022000

      3    4

G:    3x0003



Intro (x2):

/ Am7 - - / - - - / D7sus2/A - - / - - - /

/ G7sus4 - - / - - - / C - - / - - - /


Am7 (x2)       D7sus2/A (x2)

I know a girl

                    G7sus4 (x2)                 C (x2)

She puts the color inside of my world

Am7 (x2)                   D7sus2/A (x2)

She's just like a maze

                        G7sus4 (x2)                    C (x2)

Where all of the walls all continually change

       Am7 (x2)             D7sus2/A (x2)

And I've done all I can

                          G7sus4 (x2)                              C (x2)

To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands

        Am7 (x2)               D7sus2/A (x2)

Now I'm starting to see

                       G7sus4 (x2)                    C (x2)

Maybe it's got nothing to do with me



Am7          D7sus2/A    G7sus4    C

Fathers be good to your daugh   -   ters

Am7               D7sus2/A  G7sus4    C

Daughters will love like you do

Am7            D7sus2/A  G7sus4   C

Girls become lovers who turn into mothers

       Am7          D7sus2/A  G7sus4    C

So mothers be good to your daughters too



/ Am7 - - / - - - / D7sus2/A - - / - - - /

/ G7sus4 - - / - - - / C - - / - - - /


Am7 (x2)                     D7sus2/A (x2)

Oh, you see that skin?

            G7sus4 (x2)                            C (x2)

It's the same she's been standing in

               Am7 (x2)                   D7sus2/A (x2)

Since the day she saw him walking away

                 G7sus4 (x2)                                   C (x2)

Now she's left cleaning up the mess he made






Gm/D   Fm/D      C (x2)

Boys,     you can break

         Cmaj7 (x2)                           Am7 (x2)

You'll find out how much they can take

                      Dm (x2)

Boys will be strong

                        Em (x2)

And boys soldier on

                             Fm/D (x2)

But boys would be gone without warmth from

      G (x4)

A woman's good, good heart


Instrumental Chorus


                   Am7        D7sus2/A         G7sus4   C

On behalf of every man   looking out for every girl - You are the

Am7            D7sus2/A    G7sus4    C

god and the weight of her world


Chorus, repeat last line 3x

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.