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Jessica
Tabbed byJessica
TuningBF#BD#F#B
CapoNone
As played on Rare Angels



Open B tuning - (this is just like open D 

tuning - DADF#AD, only it's three steps down)



BF#BD#F#B



To play it exactly as it appears on this track, 

you will need to tune your guitar in this Open B tuning;

 otherwise, you can use open D or open C 

if it's easier for you to tune it there, but it'll 

be in the wrong key



The Java Joe's version is sloppy and 

played in Open D, but it's pretty much 

the same strum pattern & notes.  



INTRO: 



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VERSE: 



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  He used to walk with Jessica down to the diner where they'd





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  sit and talk for hours About nothin' in particular





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Just bullshit the time away That's what she used to say





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She'd wrinkle her nose when she said it That's how you know she meant it



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    Jessica                                     Jessi -





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ca





VERSE 2: (same as first)



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She'd call him at nine a.m.   To see how sleep had been treatin' him



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And though they were never lovers They were soulmates under cover



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They'd drink beer and sit around Or just sit still and not make a sound



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And he would shudder to think Of what life would be like



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Without his best friend -slash- shrink          Jessi-



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  ca



Bridge:





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She's an angel at his table





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Forced to feel but not to see





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Blinded by her absence and





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  Haunted by her            memory



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If only you were able to see the angel at your 



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   table





VERSE 3 (all as above):



He got a phone call

From her mother

He said, "Yeah, right stop kidding around."

He felt his heart fall to the ground

Since then everyday

Seems to feel like winter

Everything is colorless

As he can't see it with her

Jessica

Jessica



He could easily have been with her

Driving home in the car

It was her birthday

It's sick how things work out that way

Now at night when he sleeps

A watch over him she keeps

She whispers in his ear

For his heart to hear

Jessica

Jessica



It's amazing how a soul can leave

Suddenly from a body

Rendering it useless

And stealing its desire to breathe

One moment here then gone

With no forwarding address

Love no longer has a house

Residence in flesh

Religion without a temple

No place to take your worship to

No God for the eyes to see

No fruit to lay at the feet

of Jessica

Jessica





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If only you were able to see The angel at your table



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Then you'd understand why You never got to say goodbye





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To Jessica There's no such word as goodbye





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For Jessica  she's always standing by





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Jessica