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Who Did You Think I Was

Words and Music by John Mayer

Intro
Moderately q = 94

    
**A7


Play 3 times

               
*

             
         
f

 
w/ dist.
1/2 1/2 1/2
***T T

 

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 4 5 X X 5 7 X X
X X X X X X X X 5
5 X X X X 8 8 5 X X X X 8
*Key signature denotes A Mixolydian.
**Chord symbols reflect basic harmony.
***T = Thumb on 6th string.


     

1. Got


        
            
       
             
 
T T
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X
X X X X X X X X X
5 X X X X 8 8 5 X X X X 8 8 X

Verse

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     
A7

          
 
half a smile and ze - ro shame. I got a re - flec -

    


        
            
       
      
 
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

5 5 5 X
5 6 5 6 5 5 5 X
4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 5 5 X
X X X X X X X
5 X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8

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   
      
       
- tion with a dif - f’rent name. Got a brand

  
        
             
       
         
   
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

5 5
5 6 5 6 5 5
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 5 0 0
X X X X X X X X X 0 0
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X X 8 0 0

F#m G
       
           

 
     
new blues that I can’t ex - plain. Who did you think I was?


  

        
          
 
 
 
T T

3
2 2 2 4 2 2 4 2
4 4 4 2 0 0 0 5 2
X X 4 3 0 X X 5 2 0 0
2 2 0 2 2 3 3 0 3 0

A7

          
2. Ev -’ry


        
             
       
            
 
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X
X X X X X X X X X
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8 8 X

Verse

         
A7

       

morn - in’ when the day be - gins, I make up my mind


                
                          
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 7 7 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X
X X X X X X X
5 X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8 8 X

2


  
  
       
and change it back a - gain. I am a shift -

            

   

       
              
hold bend 

      
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2
5
5 8
5 6 5 6 5 7 8 7 7 5 5 0 0
4 5 X X 5 7 7 7 5 5 5 6 4 5 4 X 7 7 7 0 0
X X X X 0 0 0
5 X X 8 8 8 5 0 0

   
F#m G

             
    

 
      
- er of the shape I’m in. Who did you think I was?

  
    
     
              
 

T T

0 0 2 3 3
2 2 2 4 2 0 2 2 4 2
4 4 4 2 0 0 0 5
X X 4 2 0 0 X X 0 5 2 0 0
2 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 3 0

A7

          
3

You got my


        
             
       
          
   
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

5 6 5 6 0 0
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 0 0
X X X X X X X X 0 0 0
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8 0 0

     
F#m Em11
          
  
num - ber, but I al - ways knew the score. Who did you think I was?

 
   
        
      
T  let ring 
5 5 5
2 2 2 2 3 3 3
2 2 2 2 4 4 4
4 4 4 4 5 5 5
X X X X X
2 2 2 2 0 0

3
A7
   
       
3

3. Am I the

        
             
       
   
          
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 7 5 X
X X X X X X X X
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 X X 8 8 X

Verse


A7
          
 
  
one who plays the qui - et songs? Is he the one

        
             
       
            
 
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X
X X X X X X X X X
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8 8 X

 
         
      
3

      
who turns the la - dies on? Will I keep
 

                  
        

       

T 1/2 1/4
3 5 5 5 8 5
3 5 5 5 8 5 7 0
5 6 0 0 0 7 5 5 0 5
4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 5 0 0 0 7 5 X 5
X X X 7 5 0 0
5 X X X 8 0 5 5

  
F#m G

                
    

 
     
shin - in’ till my light is gone? Who did you think I was?

  
     

     
         
T T 
2 2 2 3 3
2 2 4 2 2 2 2 4 2
4 4 2 0 0 5
X 4 2 0 0 X X 0 5 2 0 0
2 0 2 0 3 3 0 3 0

4
A7
 
         
3

You got my


        
            
       
       
           
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

0 0
5 6 5 6 0 0
4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 5 0 0
X X X X X X X X 0 0
5 X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X X 8

     
F#m Em11
        
    
num - ber, but I al - ways knew the score. Who did you think I was?

     
    
    
   
T  let ring 
5 5 5 5 5
2 2 3 3 3 3 3
2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4
4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5
X X X
2 2 2 0

A7
 
      


         

     
                  
       
T 1/2 1/2 T

8
5 6 5 5 6 12 5 7 7 9
4 5 X X 5 7 X X 5 X 5 4 5 11 5 5 7 7 X
X X X X X 0 0 0 X 0
5 X X X X 8 8 X 5 0 0

Guitar Solo


A7

  
8va loco

          

            
     
 
     
gliss. 

steady

14 
1
18
8 8 X 0 8
7 9 7 9 18 16 4 0 7 9 7 9 9 7 7 5 5 0 5 7 7
X 14 0 5 7 7 X
X 0 0
0 0 0 0

5
 
 

 



         
             

 
 
steady
gliss. 1/2 1/2 1/2
5
13 5 8 5 10 10
5 12 4 0 0 6 5 0 6 11
0 0 7 5 0
7 6 5 5
0 8

 
 
F#m G
           
   
     
  


*
1
1 1 1 1 1 1
12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
10 12 12 12 10 10 10 13 13 13 13 13 13
11 0 11 0
0 0

*Catch 3rd string w/ bending finger throughout.

                             
A7

           


    
* 
1 1 1 1 1 1
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 5 5 5
13 13 13 13 13 13 5 8 5 5 5 5 5 5 0 0
7 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 0 0
7 7 5 7 5 7 7 0 0

Bridge


F#m µ G

  3   3   3   
    
 

Here is a line that you won’t un - der - stand: I’m

           
            
     


T
string
noise T 

X 
2 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 10

X 
2 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 9
4 0 0 0 0 0 0
X 0 0 X X 0 0
2 0 0 0 3 3 0 0

6
F#m G
               
      
half of a boy, but I’m twice the man. Car - ry the weight


                     

   
       

 
T

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 7 5 10
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 6 4 9
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0
X X X X X X X X X X X 0 0
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 0 0

             
F#m G
      
  
of the world in the palm of my hand. Who did you think I was?

         
            
    
            

  
T
3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 5 3 5 3 5 3 5 3
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
X X X X X X X X X X X X X 0 0 0
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 0 0 0
A7

        
        
Who did you think I was?


        
            
       
          
 
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 5 5 X
X X X X X X X
5 X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8

 
      


        
            
       
           
 
T 1/2 1/2 T 1/2

5 6 5 6
4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 X 4 5 X X 5 7 7 X 5 5 5
X X X X X X X
5 X X X 8 8 X 5 X X X 8 8

7
      
Outro
Am
  
          
          

  

  1
 1/2

5 5 7 7 7 5
5 5 7 7 7 5
5 7 5 7 5 5 7 5 7 7 5
8 8

 
       
      
       
  
 
3

T 1/2 T T

8 5
5 5 5 8 7 5 7 5
5 7 5 7 5 7 7 7 5
X
5 8 5 5

                     
              

    


6 3

T 1/4 1 1/4 1/4


5
0 5 8 5 7 7 5 0
5 5 X 5 7 8 7 5 5 7 5 7 7 5 7 5 5 0 0
5 5 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 X X
X 7 6 5 X X
5 5 8 5 0

       
   
Na, na, na, na, na, na.

  
    
                         
   
T
 1/2 T

7 5 5 5
5 5 7 5 5 5 7
5 7 5 7 5 7 X X 7 5 7 7 21
0 0
5 8 5