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yellow ledbetter   Pearl Jam


e:------|-----0--0--0--3b(4)--4--|b(4)3--0--2--2--0-------------|
B:0--0--|0h2---------------------|-------------------2--0-------|
G:------|------------------------|------------------------------|
D:------|------------------------|-------------------------4--2-|
A:------|------------------------|------------------------------|
E:------|------------------------|------------------------------|










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:-----------------------------|-------|9--7--9h7-----------------------
B:-----------------------------|-------|-----------9--7b(9)--9--b(9)7-5-
G:-----------------------------|-------|--------------------------------
D:4h2--2---2h4--2-----2-----2--|5b(6)--|--------------------------------
A:--------4--------4-----4-----|-------|--------------------------------
E:-----------------------------|-------|--------------------------------







Release the 5b(6) slowly throughout the 2nd bar


(The end of this staff is supposed to have a bar break)








                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:------------------|---7-----7h9--------------------|
B:5h7--7w5--7h5-----|9-----9-------14-12-14-12-14-12-|
G:---------------6--|--------------------------------|
D:------------------|--------------------------------|
A:------------------|--------------------------------|
E:------------------|--------------------------------| 







Try using hammer-ons and pull-offs to smooth out the "14-12"  combinations








                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:14b(15)b14-12----12h14-12-12-12\0--|------9h7-9--9--7----------------|
B:--------------14-------------------|9--9---------------9--7--9h7-----|
G:-----------------------------------|------------------------------9--|
D:-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A:-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E:-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|







The "14b(15)b14" means bend and release quickly








                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:------------------------------|--------------------------7---|
B:7------------7h5-----5--7--5--|9b(10)b9--7\5--5h7--5--9-----9|
G:---9--6--9~-------6-----------|------------------------------|
D:------------------------------|------------------------------|
A:------------------------------|------------------------------|
E:------------------------------|------------------------------|










e:9--7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p|7h9p7h9p7h9\0|


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


B:---------------------------|-------------|
G:---------------------------|-------------|
D:---------------------------|-------------|
A:---------------------------|-------------|
E:---------------------------|-------------|
















Please send questions, comments, recommendations to:  


Brad Campbell


(jmcdanie@galileo.stmarys-ca.edu)


























                   Y E L L O W   L E D B E T T E R





                           By Pearl Jam





                 Tab By Neil Smith (nj2-smit@uwe.ac.uk)








Right. I have seen loads of requests for this everywhere, and all


the tab I have seen is quite a way out, so I thought I would post


my version. I have had this for ages, but not had the ability to


post :-( Thanks to all the people who replied to my test post, by


the way!





Some people have suggested that this is in an open tuning, but I


reject this on two counts. 1 - In a concert I have, you hear Mike


play a little bit of the riff in a gap (Mike is panned 1 way, 


Stone the other), and Mike uses standard tuning for the following


song. Besides - Stone is more the alternate tuning buff, and this


sounds like a Mike composition, given his liking of blues and


Hendrix and stuff. 2 - This version sounds damn close - so I can't


be far out (I hope :-)





Enough guff, and on with the tab. This is all from ear, and all from


memory, so don't bet too much money on it :-) There are three basic 


chords shapes to this song, which are fiddled around with to get the 


tune.





The three shapes are these:





      E                      B7                      A7





 0 x 6 4 5 4             7 9 7 8 7 7             5 7 5 6 5 5


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-------------           -------------           -------------
|-|-|-|-|-|-|           |1-1-1-1-1-1| 7fr.      |1-1-1-1-1-1| 5fr.
|-|-|-|-|-|-|           |-|-|-|2|-|-|           |-|-|-|2|-|-|
|-|-|-|-|-|-|           |-|3|-|-|-|-|           |-|3|-|-|-|-|




|-|-|1-1-1-1|


|-|-|-|-|2|-|


|-|-|4|-|-|-|


     ^


     I use 4, although you


     could quite easily use


     finger #3.





You will note that the B7 and A7 chords leave your little finger


free to move about. With these chords in mind, it should not be


too tough to play this:





KEY: 4h6 - Play 4th fret, hammer onto 6th


     9p7 - Play 9th fret, pull off onto 7th


     6/7 - Play 6th fret, slide up to 7th


     9\  - Play 9th fret, slide down


     7b9 - Play 7th fret, bend to same pitch as 9th.


     [7] - Note that is not really important, but you might want


           to throw it in (Besides, it might 'happen' anyway :-)


     V   - Drop down with tremolo arm


     w   - Tap tremolo arm - i.e. drop note and quickly return


           to same pitch.








E                                B7





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-------------------------4---------------9p7-9---7-------9p7-----
-------------5-------------5-------------7[7]----7---7-------7---
--------[4]--4---------------4---------8---------8-----8-------8-
---------4h6---------X-X-----------------------------------------
---------------------X-X--------[9]------------------------------
-0-----------------------------6/7---------------7---------------










A7                               E





                         Hammer on, pull off


                         vv





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-7p5---------5-----------575----[0]-----------------/12--9-------
[5]--5-------------------5---5--[0]-----------------/12--9-12-9\-
-------6-6h7------------[6]----6---------------------------13-9\-
------------------------------[5]--------------------------------
[7]--------------------------------------------------------------
-5---------------------5---------0-------------------------------










This is the basic progression as I play it. The rest of the song


is just messing about with this idea. Just as a template, try this


for a more 'busy' version.





E                                B7





                                         Hammer on, pull off


                                         vvv             vvv





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


------------------------/4---------------797-9---7-------797-----
------[5]----5-------------5-------------7[7]----7---7-------7---
------[4-4]--4---------X-----4---------8---------8-----8-------8-
---------4h6-----------X-----------------------------------------
--------------------------------[9]------------------------------
-0-----------------------------6/7-------7---7---7---------------










A7                               E





                         Hammer on, pull off


                         vvv





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-7p5---------5-----------575----[0]-----------------/12--9-------
[5]--5-------5---------5-5---5--[0]-----------------/12--9-12-9\-
-------6-6h7------------[6]----6---------------------------13-9\-
------------------------------[5]-----------------------------9\-
[7]----------7---------------------------------------------------
-5-----------5---------5---------0-------------------------------







Sometimes, he play harmonic rings at the end, like so (this is


the final E in the sequence)





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


[0]--------------------12(NH)----
[0]------------------12(NH)------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
-0-------------------------------










This, with a bit of improvisation gets you through the rhythm part


of virtually the entire song. The chorus is the same patterns, but


with a more regular strumming pattern. This continues until it gets 


to the end of the 2nd chorus ("I don't want to stay - at all .."). 


Here it's the same pattern, but with faster chord changes, like so:





 E           B                   A 





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-4-----------7-------------------5-------------------------------
-5-----------7-------------------5-------------------------------
-4-----------8-------------------6-------------------------------
-6-----------9-------------------7-------------------------------
-x-----------9-------------------7-------------------------------
-0-----------7-------------------5-------------------------------







This is strummed. After repeating this a few times, this pattern


is played: (When Vedder starts singing the Ohhh's)





 E/Eb  E         B               E/Eb  E         A





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-4-----4---------x---------------4-----4---------x---------------
-4-----5--------[7]--------------4-----5--------[5]--------------
-4-----4---------8---------------4-----5---------6---------------
-6----[6]--------9---------------6----[6]--------7---------------
-x-----x---------9---------------x-----x---------7---------------
-0-----0---------7---------------0-----0---------5---------------







This part is much more quiet - the chords are only strummed once,


not repeated. On the E/Eb, the bass plays the Eb.





Then it's back to the intro and that's the entire song! At the


end, he does a bit more fidding, that you can work out, and a 


few more natural harmonics, like so:





         All these are natural


         harmonic rings.


         vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


[0]--------12----------5---------
[0]------12--12------5---5-------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
-0-------------------------------







SOLO


----





                   Bend 7th up to 9th, then quickly release


                    it back to the same pitch as the 7th.


                                 vv


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


---------------------7-------------------------------------------
-----5-------------5---7b9---b9--br-5h7--------------5-----------
-4h6---------------------------------------------------7-5-------
-----------------------------------------------------------6-4-2-
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
4b5r-2---2h4p2-----------2---2---4b6-(Slow bend)-----------------
-------4-------------------4---4---------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


----------------------------------------------------------------
/14p-12------14p12----------------------------------------------
-----------------13--11b13-W-9---11--w---w-w-w-w-w-w----/119--9-
------------------------------------------------------------11--
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------







           Add 10 to these fret numbers (I'm running out of room !)


                    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


--------------------------------4b6r-2---2h4p2-----------2\------
-----12--12/14-------4-2-4-2-4-2-------4-------------------------
11/13--13--------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------







Add 10 to all following fret numbers (they are all single digit)





          i.e. This is fret 11, then fret 11, then fret 14.


                                  vvv


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------4---2b4-----4-2-----------------------------------------
----/3-3---3-------------3-1-31--1-------------------1-------1---
-------------------------------4--114------------------4-1-4---4-
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------







                                     Fading away slowly ....


                                         vv


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


-----------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------2---2h4----2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4p2h4p
-3b4----------------1----2/3----3--------------------------------
--------------4-1-4---4------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


---------------------------------
-2h4p2h4p2h4\--------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------
---------------------------------







LYRICS:





As I'm sure you've noticed, the lyrics are a tad hard to pick out,


so here is my personal, individual interpretation ... (It sounds


like he was pissed when he sang this, though :-)





On the sea there, on a porch that letter sat


And it said "I wanna leave it again"


Once I saw him on a beach of weathered sand


No-one to sail, I wanna leave it again - yeah.


On a we(e/a)k there, wanna wish it all a way-yeah


And it calls and I say and I don't wanna say and I call out again.


And the reason outgha leave her calm, I know


I said I know what I wear it in the box or the bag.





Ah-yeah. Can you see them out on the porch?


Yeah, but they don't wave.


I see them 'round the front way,


And I know and I know I don't wanna stay.





Make me cry [to solo]





I see - I don't know what it's onto now.


I want a goldmine far away, I said I


I don't - I don't know whether it is a box or a bag.





Ah-yeah. Can you see them out on the porch?


Yeah, but they don't wave.


I see them 'round the front way,


And I know and I know I don't wanna stay - at all.





I don't wanna stay. I don't wanna stay.


I don't wanna stay. 


I don't - no ... Yeah





Ohh ... Ohh ...





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


----------------------------------------------------------------







That's it - any questions, comments, corrections, or if anybody


has any nice guitar amps that they want to give me ('cos I can't


afford one - sniff :-), feel free to mail me:





Cheers !





Neil. (nj2-smit@uwe.ac.uk)











Yellow Ledbetter


by Pearl Jam





Alright here's my vesion of Pearl jam's GREAT 'YELLOW LEDBETTER'


I think there are no errors in it anymore


It's by far complete but it's better then what was already there!


If anybody finishes it pleas let me know!





e-mail 9250128@bn.fnt.hvu.nl   (bas)








                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|---------------------9------------------------9-p7-------------------
B|---------------X-----9------------------------------7----------------
G|------------9--X-----9---h11--p9-----------------------8-------------
D|-----9------9--X---------------11p9/---------------------------------
A|-----9--h11----X--X--------------------------------------------------
E|--0---------------X------------------/7------------------------------










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|----7---7h9--7\5---5---5----------5h7p5----------12/14---------------
B|----7---7----7\5---5---5-----------------5h7p5---12/14---------------
G|----8---8----8\6---6---6h7p6---6-------------------------------------
D|-------------------x---x---------------------------------------------
A|-------------------0---0---------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------0---------------------







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|--12---------------|-------------------------------------------------
B|--12--14--12/------|-------------------------------------------------
G|-------------------|-----------9-------------------------------------
D|-------------------|-----9-----9--------------------------------------
A|-------------------|-----9--h11---------------------------------------
E|-------------------|--0------------------------------------------------







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


 -------------------------------------------------------------------------




 This is the original tab of the solo! I haven't tried it out yet so i can't


 tell if there are any errors in it!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


 -------------------------------------------------------------------------










     This is what my friend and I have figured out for


the solo.  Some parts are shaky and not completely


right, but it's fairly accurate.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|---------------------------|----------------------------|
B|-----------)--)--)(--------|----------------------------|
G|------~9~-11-11-11-11-9-11-|9---------------------------|
D|-9/11----------------------|-11-9-----------------------|
A|---------------------------|------11-9----9---------9---|
E|---------------------------|-----------12---12-9-12---12|







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|------------|--)(----)(--------|------------| (fast
B|------------|-12-12-12-12------|------------| pulloffs)
G|------------|-------------13-13|--13-11-~11~|13p11
D|-----------)|------------------|------------|     14p11
A|----------10|------------------|------------|
E|12p9-12p9---|------------------|------------|







                                 )(


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|------------------------------14-14-12---12h14p1B|
B|12----12-14-14p12-14p12-14p12---------14---------|
G|---13--------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|----9--9-|-9-7--------------------|-------------)|
B|--/9-9-9-|-----9-7-9-7---9-7------|-7-------7---7|
G|---------|-------------------6-~9~|---9-6-9---9--|
D|---------|------------------------|--------------|
A|---------|------------------------|--------------|
E|---------|------------------------|--------------|







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e|----------|----7---9-7h9p9h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7.........
B|-------7--|7/9---9----------------------------------
G|-9-6-9---9|-----------------------------------------
D|----------|-----------------------------------------
A|----------|-----------------------------------------
E|----------|-----------------------------------------







I forgot the key|   The ) above the numbers means to bend


                    The )( above the numbers means to bend and bring down.


                    The p means it's a pullof


                    The / means to either slide to or hammer on.





original by :


     Kevin Collier


     kmcollier@csupomona.edu





improved by :


     Bassie





From: Ronchyman@aol.com


Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 21:40:12 -0400








Yellow Ledbetter





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:--------------------------12-----------------------------------|
B:---------9------9--9--9\----12--12-12--14--14---9----------9---|
G:---------9------9--9--9\--------11-11--11--11---8---8--10--8---|
D:---------9------9--9--9\---------------------------------------|
A:---7--9--------------------------------------------------------|
E:0--------------------------------------------------------------|




      The singing part has three chords. The Bass Player does


The Rythym work. E for 4 beats,B for 4 beats, A for 4 beats


then E again for 4 beats then repeat. Solo is in the key of


E. That is a no brainer. =








                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e:---------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--9---9-11-9---9-----------------------------------------------|
G:--8------------9-----------------------------------------------|
D:---------------9-----------------------------------------------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------|




  =





  I used Tab Master 1.0 for this do a software search under


guitar tab and it is there. It is not a good program. To =





type what you wish to say you have to go into a text editor


and fool with it. The was a 20 minute job transcription and


putting on the computer both. I am 15. If you want to talk


about guitar mail me and if you have the wintab software


please mail it to me.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        










Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 17:25:30 -0500


From: Christopher Berardi 


To: guitar@olga.net


Subject: Archavist- This is already posted but I think that it has flaws- here is my version





Yellow Ledbetter  by Pearl Jam





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e----------------------------------9p7---7------
B-------------------------------------7---7-----
G----------------7---7h9p7-------------8---8----
D----------------7---7h9p7----------------------
A------------7h9-----------9\-------------------
E---12\--0----------------------/7--------------




     


                            Harmonics


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e-------7p5--5----------------12------7-------
B----------5--5-------------12--12---7-7------
G-----------6--6------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------
E--7\5-5----------5\\\---0--------------------










Repeat this but instead of the harmonics at the end play





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


e---------------------- A   e---12///--12--\\\----
B---15--13------------- N   B---12///--12--\\\----
G----------14--12\\---- D   G---------------------


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