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I Wish I Was Live

Hey guys! This is my first tab. I figured this song out by ear and by watching the video. This song is in the
key of B major, so your capo should be on the 4th fret. I will write the chords as if they are being played
without a capo, though: so the G shape is actually the B chord, the C shape is the E chord, etc.


Melodic Figure (x2)

e|----------------------------------0---------0--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------1---------1--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------2------2-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------3---3------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------3---------3--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------0---------0--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------0------0-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------2------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------3--3------------------------------------------|

                  G                C
I wish I was a flame dancing in a candle
                  G                    C
Lighting up your living room high on the mantle
                  Am                   C
I could bring some romance without any scandal
                       G                    C   G
And then when you were done you'd just put me out
               G                      C
I wish I was a tune you sang in your kitchen
                        G                     C
Putting your groceries away and washing your dishes
                         Am                   C
I could roll around your tongue and ease the tension
                        G                    C  G
And then when you were done you'd just quiet down
                  
                   C
But if I get too close
                  G
Will the magic fade?
                  Bm     Em
Would I turn you off or away?
              C
If I pull you in
                      G
Now would I push you out?
             Bm            C
Of something here you care about
              Am             C
Well I'm at a loss for what to do
        G      C
But I'm drawn to you

Melodic Figure (x2)

e|----------------------------------0---------0--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------1---------1--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------2------2-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------3---3------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------3---------3--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------0---------0--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------0------0-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------2------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------3--3------------------------------------------|


               G                         C
I wish I was a sweater wrapped around your hips
                    G                  C
And when it got too cold into me you'd slip
                      Am                  C
And when the sun came back you would hang me up
                  G                C  G
And I would watch you while you undress


                   C
But if I get too close
                  G
Will the magic fade?
                  Bm     Em
Would I turn you off or away?
              C
If I pull you in
                      G
Now would I push you out?
             Bm            C
Of something here you care about
              Am             C
Well I'm at a loss for what to do
        G      C
But I'm drawn to you

banjo solo

Melodic Figure (this time, I would just recommend you repeat this passage throughout the banjo solo)

e|----------------------------------0---------0--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------1---------1--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------2------2-----------------------------------|
A|------------------------------3---3------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------3---------3--------------------------------|
B|-------------------0--------------0---------0--------------------------------|
G|-----------0--0h2------2p0--------0---0--------------------------------------|
D|---0--0h2-------------------------0------0-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------2------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------3--3------------------------------------------|


End on an A minor chord, into a C, and then transition directly into the last verse.

           G
I'm not a song
            C
I am not a sweater
           G
I'm not a fire
               C
I am something better
             Am                  C
I'm a man in love writing you a letter
G
Will you take it
C
Will you keep it
Am
Will you read it
C
Believe it
G
I love you
C
I'm sorry.
G
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Contributor: carlsean Correct

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