yellow ledbetter

Pearl Jam





 example: 3b(4)=bend tbe tbird fret UP to tbe fourtb
  
 example: b(4)3=release tbe bend (i.e bend 4tb fret DOWN to tbird
 

The bars break corresponding to 4/4 time.  I put them in to give people a
sense of rhythm for the song.  Just keep in mind that every bar has four
beats, except the first bar, which is a one beat (two-note) pick-up I did
the solo from memory, so there will undoubtedly be some problems.  I
didn't note every little slide, vibrato, pull-off, or hammer-on, but I
tried to note the major ones.  Listening to the music while playing will
really help. 

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.

 to solo
Make me cry 

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


The verse, and chorus are the same
The chords are E-B-A-E  and repeat them thru the whole song:
E              B               A 
Unsealed, on a porch a letter sat
                        E
And it said, I'm gonna leave you again
E                          B         
On the way side, I'm gonna wish it all away
       A             
And I called and I said taht I don't ever ever want to 
E
see you again
On the wayside on a beach of weather sand
I said I don't know if it was a boxer or the bag A-yeah
Can you see them oh on the porch.  They don't wave
I see them on the around the frontway
And I know, and I know Idon't want to stay.  Make me cry.
Etc.etc. 
Questions, comments, conundrums?  Cberar01@ucis.vill.edu


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