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Banana Pancakes

Jack Johnson

from the album In Between Dreams released in 2005

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Lyrics

Intro

(see below for riff tabs) riffAm7 x1 riffG7 x1 riff Am7 Well, can't you see that it's just raining riff G7 D7 There ain't no need to go outside... but baby,

Verse

G7 D7 Am7 C7 You hardly even notice... when I try to show you this Song is meant to keep you... from doing what you're supposed to Waking up too early... maybe we could sleep in Make you banana pancakes... pretend like it's the weekend

Chorus

Am7 riff G7 Now... And we could pretend it all the time, yeah G7 riff Am7 ...... Can't you see that its just raining Am7 riff G7 D7 ...... There ain't no need to go outside... but just maybe, Laka ukulele, Mama made a baby Really don't mind the breakfast 'cause you're my little lady Lady, lady love me, 'cause I love to lay here lazy We could close the curtains, pretend like there's no world outside We could pretend it all the time Can't you see that it's just raining There ain't no need to go outside

Bridge

Am7 G7 Ain't no need, ain't no need... Hmmmm, hmmmm mmmm... Am7 G7 Can't you see, can't you see... Rain all day and I don't mind Am7 D7 The telephone's singing ringing, its too early don't pick it up Am7 We don't need to, we've got everything we need right here D7 And everything we need is enough Bm7 Just so easy when the whole world fits inside of your arms Em7 C7 Do we really need to pay attention to the alarm G7 D7 G7 D7 Wake up slow, hmmm mmmm, wake up slow... but baby, You hardly even notice... when I try to show you this Song is meant to keep you... from doing what you're supposed to Waking up too early... maybe we could sleep in Make you banana pancakes... pretend like it's the weekend now And we could pretend it all the time, yeah Can't you see that its just raining There ain't no need to go outside Ain't no need, ain't no need Rain all day and I really, really, really don't mind Can't you see, can't you see You gotta wake up slow

Notes & Tabs

Guitar Chords Used

Here are how to play the guitar chords used in this song, notably in the bar chord style that Jack Johnson uses.

e-|----3-----5-----5-----3-----7-----7-----
B-|----3-----7-----5-----5-----7-----8-----
G-|----4-----5-----5-----3-----7-----7-----
D-|----3-----7-----5-----5-----7-----9-----
A-|----5-----5-----7-----3-----9-----7-----
E-|----3-----------5-----------7-----------
       G7    D7    Am7   C7   Bm7   Em7 

How to Play the Riff

There is one distinct riff used throughout this song. Here is how you play it. You'll want to use your ring finger on the lowest E string, and initially slide your finger up to the 7th fret (which is the first proper note of the riff).

e-|------------------------
B-|------------------------
G-|------------------------
D-|------------------------
A-|-------5----------------
E-|---/7-----7--5--3--0----

To properly transition from this riff into the G7 or Am7 chord, you'll need to add the bass note for the chord to the tail end of the riff. Here is the complete intro tabbed in context, using the core of the riff above.

e-|----------------------------5-----|----------------------------3-----|-
B-|----------------------------5-----|----------------------------3-----|-
G-|----------------------------5-----|----------------------------4-----|-
D-|-------------------------x--5-----|-------------------------x--3-----|-
A-|-------5-----------------x--7-----|-------5-----------------x--5-----|-
E-|---/7-----7--5--3--0--5--x--5-----|---/7-----7--5--3--0--3--x--3-----|-
                              Am7                                 G7 

Video Lesson

Here is a very helpful YouTube video from Georgi Parmakov showing how to play this entire song. Watch and listen along if you need help with anything.



Chord Progressions

Intro

Instrumental section, played once
riffAm7 
riffG7 
"Well, can't you see that it's just raining..."
riffAm7 
riffG7D7 

Verse

"You hardly even notice, when I try to show you..."
| G7 . D7 . | Am7 . C7 . |
               (...repeat)

Chorus

"And we could pretend it all the time, yeah..."
riffG7 
riffAm7 
riffG7D7 

Bridge

"Ain't no need, ain't no need..."
| Am7 . . . | . . . . | G7 . . . | . . . . |
| Am7 . . . | . . . . | G7 . . . | . . . . |
"Well, the telephone's singing, ringing..."
| Am7 . . . | . . . . | D7 . . . | . . . . |
| Am7 . . . | . . . . | D7 . . . | . . . . |
"It's so easy when the whole world fits..."
| Bm7 . . . | .  . . . | Em7 . . . | C7 . . . |
| G7  . . . | D7 . . . | G7  . . . | D7 . . . |

Song Info

Song: Banana Pancakes
Artist: Jack Johnson
Album: In Between Dreams
Year: 2005
Label: Brushfire Records

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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