Vultures chords by John Mayer


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Vultures | Chords and lyrics

Intro

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x8

Verse

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
Some of us, we’re hardly ever here,
the rest of us, we’re born to disappear.
How do I stop myself from being just a number,
how will I hold my head to keep from going under.

Chorus

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Instrumental 1

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4

Verse 2

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
How did they find me here? What do they want from me?
All of these vultures hiding right outside my door.
I hear them whisperin’, they’re tryin’ to ride it out.
They’ve never gone this long, without a kill before.

Chorus 2

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Solo

||: F#sus2/4 :|| x8
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | F#sus2/4 | F#sus2/4 |
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 | F#sus2/4 | F#sus2/4 |

Verse 3

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4
Wheels up, I got to leave this evening,
I can’t seem to shake these vultures off of my trail.
Power made by power being taken,
so I keep on running to protect my situation.

Chorus 3

| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
Down to the wire, I wanted water but,
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
I’ll walk through the fire, if this is what it takes.
| Amaj7 | Amaj7 |
To take me even higher, then I’ll come through like I do.
| Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 |
When the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.

Outro

||: Amaj7 | Amaj7 | Bsus4/6 | Bsus4/6 :||
Oh, oh, oh, oh oh.

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
||: Whatcha gonna do about it? :|| x3

||: F#7sus2/4 :|| x4

||: F#7sus2/4 :||
||: Don’t give up, give up. Don’t give up, give up, give up :||


Vultures chords and progression

John Mayers Vultures is at home in F# Dorian, this is evident in the intervals as John slides from 6 and 2 to b7 and m3rd. The A and B chords are chords IV and V, providing even more evidence that F#m must be II.

The same decorative notes are maintained over the A and B chords as well. This means we can call the A and Amaj7, ad the B a Bsus4/6.

If you ever wanted to practice soloing in F#m, Vultures will certainly provide an excellent backing track!


John Mayer dared to change

It was perhaps Mayer’s massive success and financial sway that could allow him to run the risk of changing his musical direction.

In 2005, along with session giants, Pino Palladino on Bass and Steve Jordan on Drums, the newly formed John Mayer Trio released the album TRY!

Following up with the studio album Continuum a year later, a big change in direction and sound for young Mayer was complete.

From this change of direction, he began to pick up many high-profile fans such as Eric Clapton who personally invited him to play at his Crossroads Guitar Festival.

Vultures is one of the songs from this era, you can learn how to play it using the video lesson, chords, and lyrics above.


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John Mayer

Launching himself to the world in 2001 with the acoustic smash hit Your Body Is A Wonderland, John Mayer didn’t just stick to the acoustic for long.

In 2006, he teamed up with Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino and presented his electric side to the world with hits like Vultures and Belief.

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Discontinued

Over the years, Spytunes have recorded many songs, some of these used to be in eBooks and courses but for one reason or another have been discontinued.

Since they have video guitar lessons, I’ve kept these and added chords and lyrics.

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Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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