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Jason Aldean - Fly Over States (with Leads) (Tab)
Album: My Kinda Party (2010)
Submitter: guitarnut1 (2) on 7/31/11 4 comments
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Watch for the Eb in the chorus. I've seen this song tabbed with a Bm or
Bm7 there. No offense to other posters but it's just not accurate.
Even though Eb isn't in the G major scale, it's used here as a
passing tone between D and E. Play along on just the low E string
and you'll see what I mean. It's part of the walk up D,Eb,Em. 

That being said, I know a lot of players fear the dreaded Eb
chord but this one is a bit easier. It's actually an Ebaug5 and it's fun
to play once you get the hang of it. It sort of a spread out bar chord. 
The index finger bars the 4 bottom strings, 1st fret and the pinky bars bottom
3 strings, 4th fret. Let your index finger ride a touch high and mute the A string. 
And let your pinky mute the high E.

The first part of the intro repeats just before the outro/vocal
vamp...the Ebaug5 shows up once here also.

Ebaug5	XX144X
Cadd9	X32033

 G                  G       
-7---7-- 7---7---7--3----------3----------3----------3--------

A couple guys in first class on a flight 
From new York to Los Angeles 

Kinda making small talk killing time, 

Flirting with the flight attendants, 
Cadd9               Am
30,000 feet above, could be Oklahoma, 
Just a bunch of square cornfields and wheat farms, 
Man it all looks the same, 

Miles and miles of back roads and highways, 

Connecting little towns with funny names, 
Cadd9                         Am              D
Who'd want to live down there in the middle of nowhere,

              Em                 C
They've never drove through Indiana, 
Met the men who plowed that earth, 
                   D                  Eb
Planted that seed, busted his ass for you and me, 
            Em              C
Or caught a harvest moon in Kansas, 
                  D                      Cadd9
They'd understand why god made those fly over states

I bet that mile long Santa Fe freight 
train engineer's seen it all

Just like that flatbed cowboy stacking 
US steel on a 3-day haul
Road and rails under their feet, Yeah that 
sounds like a first class seat

       Em            C
On the plains of Oklahoma 
with a windshield sunset in your eyes
       D            Eb
Like a watercolor painted sky
            Em                   C        
You'd think heavens doors have opened
You'll understand why god made 
Those fly over states

Lead 1
   Em      C       G    D  Eb

       Em               Cadd9
Take a ride across the badlands
Feel that freedom on your face
D                   Eb
Breathe in all that open space
       Em            C
Meet a girl from Amarillo
You'll understand why god made
You might even wanna plant your stakes
             G (Intro Lick)
In those fly over states 

Outro/vocal vamp
 Em              C       G        D 

              Em      C       G   D  Eb
Have you ever been through Indiana

       Em               C       G        D
On the plains of Oklahoma

         Em      C       G       D
Take a ride.....

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this has got to be the absolute best tab for this song
-TripeB88 | 8/24/2012
intro is 12th fret harmonics B7

And that Eb doesn't sound right, I think its a B7
-tim79ta | 10/7/2012
tim79ta - Agreed on the intro. That's why I posted it as an alternate fingering over 6 months ago. :)

Slide a first position D up to the 7th and 8th frets and it's the same 3 notes as the harmonics. That's a G chord.

The B sounds dissonant to me. I posted 2 sounds clips playing the bass along with part of the track. One with Eb and one with B. Hear for yourself.
-guitarnut1 | 10/7/2012
I agree that the Eb is the right note for the bass line but the guitar is playing a B7 chord ( B Eb A B and F# ) The bass isn't using the root note of the chord.
-tim79ta | 10/7/2012
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