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I Won't Give Up

Jason Mraz

from the album Love is a Four Letter Word released in 2012

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Lyrics

Intro

(see below for intro guitar tab) A .. E .. E .. E .. x 3 B4 .. B4 .. B .. B .. x 1

Verse

A E When I look into your eyes A E It's like watching the night sky A E Or a beautiful sunrise Bsus4 B Well, there's so much they hold And just like them old stars I see that you've come so far To be right where you are How old is your soul? A E Well, I won't give up on us C#m B Even if the skies get rough A E I'm giving you all my love Bsus4 B I'm still looking up And when you're needing your space To do some navigating I'll be here patiently waiting To see what you find 'Cause even the stars they burn Some even fall to the earth We've got a lot to learn God knows we're worth it A No, I won't give up...

Bridge

F#m I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily B I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make F#m Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use B The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake D And in the end, you're still my friend, at least we did intend For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn D#° ...We had to learn, how to bend, without the world, caving in D D#° E ...I had to learn, what I've got, and what I'm not, and who I am I won't give up on us Even if the skies get rough I'm giving you all my love I'm still looking up, still looking up Well, I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up) God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved) We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved) God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it) (let chords ring) I won't give up on us Even if the skies get rough I'm giving you all my love I'm still looking up

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

Here are the tabs for the guitar chords used in this song. If you have trouble playing the B barre chord, you can get away with using the Bsus4 as shown below -- it leaves the top two strings open which rings nicely and works with the song quite well.

e-|----0----0-----0-----------0-----2-----2----2-----
B-|----2----0-----0-----4-----5-----2-----3----1-----
G-|----2----1-----4-----4-----6-----2-----2----2-----
D-|----2----2-----4-----4-----6-----4-----0----1-----
A-|----0----2-----2-----2-----4-----4----------------
E-|---------0-----------------------2----------------
       A    E   Bsus4   B    C#m   F#m    D    D#° 

Intro and Verse Tabs

The melodic riff heard in the intro and verse to this song can be played as follows. It is advised to use your pinky on the 4th fret (on the D string) so that your index finger can be used on the 1st fret note that comes after.

e-|---------------------------0--------
B-|----------------------2----0--------
G-|-------------------1--2----2--------
D-|------2--2--2---4-----2----2--------  ...repeat 3x
A-|----------------------0----1--------
E-|---------------------------0--------
                         A    E 
      "When I look into your eyes..."  

e-|--------------------------0-----------------
B-|--------------------------0------------4----
G-|---------1---1------------4------------4----
D-|-----------------4----2---4------------4----
A-|--------------------------2------------2----
E-|--------------------------------------------
                            Bsus4         B 
      "There's so much they hold..."

Videos

Recommended Video Lesson

Here is the always great Marty Schwartz giving an excellent video lesson on how to play this song on guitar. He covers the chords, strumming, and some of the picking riffs. Check it out.



Official Music Video

To listen and watch to the official album version of the song, check out the video below.



Chord Progressions

Intro

|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
| B4 . . | B4 . . | B . . | B . . |

Verse

"When I look into your eyes..."
|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
|  A . . |  E . . | E . . | E . . |
| B4 . . | B4 . . | B . . | B . . |

Chorus

"Well, I won't give up on us..."
|   A . . |   A . . | E . . | E . . |
| C#m . . | C#m . . | B . . | B . . |
|   A . . |   A . . | E . . | E . . |
|  B4 . . |  B4 . . | B . . | B . . |

Bridge

"I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily..."
| F#m . . | F#m . . | F#m . . | F#m . . |
|   B . . |   B . . |   B . . |   B . . |
| F#m . . | F#m . . | F#m . . | F#m . . |
|   B . . |   B . . |   B . . |   B . . |
"And in the end, you're still my friend..."
|   D . . |   D . . |   D . . |   D . . |
| D#° . . | D#° . . | D#° . . | D#° . . |
|   D . . |   D . . | D#° . . | D#° . . |
|   E . . |   E . . |   E . . |   E . . |

Song Info

Song: I Won't Give Up
Artist: Jason Mraz
Album: Love is a Four Letter Word
Year: 2012
Label: Atlantic

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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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