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Betterman

Pearl Jam


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SONG: BETTERMAN ARTIST: Pearl Jam TAB BY: Neil Smith (nj2_smit@uwe.ac.uk)
Main Riff:
This note is played in the intro, but I'm not sure about the verse. vvv ---------------------------------------------------------------- ------3---0-----------3---0-----------4---0---------4---4-4--[4] ------2-----2---------2-----2---------3-----3-----3---3-----3--- ---------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2-------------0h2-------------0h4-------------0h4----[4]--------
^^^ This note is not played in the intro, but is present when Vedder is singing the verses.
Bridge: (He opens the door ...)
F/A G/B ----------------------0--------- 6---------6-----8---------8----- 5-----5-----5---7-----7-----7--- -------------------------------- -------------------------------- 5-----5-------X-7-----7-------X-
The second time (or on the live version) you may want to strum those chords, thus:
F/A G/B -5--------7- -6--------8- -5--------7- -7--------9- -8-------10- -5--------7-
Chorus: (If my chord names are wrong, sorry, I never did theory) :-(
(This part given double time so I can fit some lyrics in)
Dsus2 A G (Gadd4 ???)
0-------------------------------0-----------3-------3---3------- 3-------------------------------2-----------0-------1---0------- 2-------------------------------2-----------0-------0---0------- 0-------------------------------2-----------0-------0---0------- 0-------------------------------0-----------2-------2---2------- x-------------------------------x-----------3-------3---3-------
She lies and says .. love with him Can't find a betterman She dreams in col our she dreams in red Can't find a
Asus4 A Dsus2
0-------0------- 0--------------- 3-------2------- 3--------------- 2-------2------- 2--------------- 2-------2------- 0--------------- 0-------0------- 0 -------------- x-------x------- x---------------
Betterman .... Can't find a Betterman Can't find a
Asus4 A G5
0-------0------- 3--------------- 3-------2------- 3--------------- 2-------2------- 0--------------- 2-------2------- 0--------------- 0-------0------- x--------------- x-------x------- 3---------------
Betterman ....
And everything else is just a repeat of those bits, I think.
Hope that's OK. Cheers ...
Neil.
LYRICS:
Waiting, watching the clock, it's 4 o'clock, it's got to stop Tell him, take no more she practices her speech As he opens the door, she rolls over Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says she's in love with him Can't find a better man She dreams in colour she dreams in red Can't find a better man Can't find a better man Can't find a better man .. Ohh ..
Talking to herself there's no one else who needs to know She tell herself, ohh .. Memories, back when she was smooth and strong and waited for The world to come along, swears she knew it now she swears he's gone
(Chorus)
She loved him, yeah. She don't want to leave this way She feeds him, yeah. That's why she'll be back again
Can't find a better man ...
This is from the live Pearl Jam concert from Atlanta last weekend:
Better Man Pearl Jam Transcribed by Scott Minder
Verses:
----------------------------------------------------- ---3--0----------3--0-----5--2-------5-----5--2----5- ---2----2--------2----2---4----4--4-----4-------4---- ----------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- -3---------0--3--------------------------------------
This is repeated during the verses. The second half is changed each time a bit.
Pre chorus:
F and G like:
1 3 1 3 2 4 3 5
Chorus:
Dsus2 A G repeated. Last G is G5
That's pretty much the whole song.
Please e-mail with suggestions, corrections, comments: sminder@engin.umich.edu .
========== Better Man by Pearl Jam from the Vitalogy cd transcribed by kevin gardner code@wam.umd.edu
-------------------- ----3---------3----- --2---4-2---2---4-2- --0---------0------- -------------------- --------------------
------------------------ ----5---------5---5----- --4---6-4---4---4---6-4- --0---------0----------- ------------------------ ------------------------
-------------------- ----3---------3----- --2---4-2---2---4-2- --0---------0------- -------------------- --------------------
------------------------ ----5---------5---5----- --4---6-4---4---4---6-4- --0---------0----------- ------------------------ ------------------------
-------- -------- --6--8-- --6--8-- arpediate --5--7-- --5--7-- these --0--0-- --0--0-- -------- -------- -------- --------
the chorus is as follows D A G 4x D A D A G
You can also play Betterman this way: ------------------------------------------ ---3---0---0------3---0---------0--------- ---2-----2--------2--------2-------------- ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ---2--------------2----------------------- ------------------------------------------ ---5---0------0---5---0----0-------------- ---4-------4------4------4---------------- ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ---4--------------4-----------------------
Pre Chorus:
(Am) (G) ------------------------------------------ ---6-6---6-6-------8-8--8-8--------------- ---5-5---5-5-------7-7--7-7--------------- ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ ---5-5---5-5-------7-7--7-7---------------
Chorus: D2 A G
Kristian
"Betterman" - Pearl Jam >From the album Vitalogy Tab transcription by Mark van 't Zet (tmvtzet@cs.vu.nl)
INTRO - Lower notes played on bass, top notes feedback
3x ----------------|-------- ----------------|-------- ----------------|-------- --10----9-7-----|-6------ ----------------|-------- --6-8-8-3-10-10-|-6-8-8--
PRE-VERSE 1 - Repeat twice
----------------------------------------------0---0-------- -----3--0-----------3--0--------5----0----------0---5---5\- -----2----2---------2----2/4----4--4--------4---------4---- ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --2--2---------0-2--2------0-4--4-------0-4----------------
VERSE 1
waiting, watching the clock it's four o clock it's got to stop
----------------------------------------------------------- -----3--0-----------3--0--------5----0-----5----0---------- -----2----2---------2----2/4----4--4-------4--4------------ ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --2--2---------0-2--2------0-4--4-------4--4---------------
tell him, take no more, she practices her speech as he ----------------------------------------------------------- -----3--0-----------3--0--------5----0-----5----0---------- -----2----2---------2----2/4----4--4-------4--4---4/------- ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --2--2---------0-2--2------0-4--4-------4--4---------------
opens the door, she rolls over just to sleep as he looks her over -------------------0--------------------------------------- -----6--6---6/8--8---8-8\6--6-----6/8---------------------- --5--5--5-5-5/7--7---7-7\5--5--5--5/7---7------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --5-----------7--7-------5--5-------7---7------------------
CHORUS 1 - Organ enters (that's 'organ, the musical instrument')
She lies and says she's in love with him Can't find a betterman
----------2----------------3-----------2---------3--------- --3---------3-----2----------0------3--3---------3-----0--- --2----2------2---2--2--0------0--2-2--2--/6--4-----4--0--- --0--0----------------------------0-0-----/7--5------------ ----------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
She dreams in colour she dreams in red Can't find a
---------0----2--------------------------0--2-------------- ---------3----3--------------3--0---3----3--3-------------- --2-----------2-----6-----4---------2----2--2-------------- --0-----------------7-----5---------0--0------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
betterman can't find a betterman can't find a
--5---5-------5----------0---2---3---2-----0--------------- --5---5---5---5-----5----3---3---3---3-----3--3------------ --6---7---6---7--7-------2---2-------2-----2--2---x-------- --7---7---7---7----------0---0-------0--0---------x-------- ----------------------------------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------------------
betterman oh
------------------------5----------------3----------------- ------5---5-------------5------------0---0----------------- --6---7-------7---6--6--7--7\----0---0---0----------------- --7---7-------7---7--7--7--7\----0---0---0----------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------3---3---3-----------------
PRE-VERSE 2 - play PRE-VERSE 1 with this as the first measure
----------------- ----------------- -----2--2-2------ ----------------- ----------------- --2--2---------0-
VERSE 2
----------------------------------------------------------- -----3--0-----------3--0--------5----0-----5----0---------- -----2----2---------2----2/4----4--4-------4--4------------ ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --2--2---------0-2--2------0-4--4-------4--4---------------
----------------------------------------------------------- -----3--0-----------3--0--------5----0-----5----0---------- -----2----2---------2----2/4----4--4-------4--4------------ ----------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --2--2---------0-2--2------0-4--4-------4--4---------------
(Bass & drums enter, repeat chords when necessary)
----------------------------------------------------------- --5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----3----------------5--------------------- --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2----------------4--------------------- --0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0----------------0--------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----2----------------5---------------------
----------------------------------------------------------- --6---6-----6------8---8-----------6---6------------------- --5---5--5---------7---7--7--------5---5------------------- --0---0--0---------0---0----0------0---0------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------- --6---6------------8---8-----------6---6-------------------
CHORUS 2 - With electrical guitar
>From here on it's basically the same chords as 'chorus 1', but with added fills. It's pretty pointless to tab all the little bits :-) Enjoy this song..
Mark
: Here's my thinking on 'Betterman'-- I'm not exactly sure what you wanted : here, so I tried to post most of the parts--Keep in mind, most of this is : varied from time to time, so don't be afraid to experiment with : improvisation.
: ------------------0----------0---0------0------- : -3-0---0-3-0------0-0---0------0---0------------ Main Riff : -2---2---2---2/4------4--------------4-(4)\2---- : ------------------------------------------------ : ------------------------------------------------ : ------------------------------------------------
: ---0-------0---------------------7----------------------- : -------5-----5-6---6-6---6-8---8---8----6---6-6---6-8---- : -4---4---4-----5-5-----5---7-7-------7--5-5-----5---7---- Pre-Chorus : --------------------------------------------------------- : --------------------------------------------------------- : --------------------------------------------------------- : This follows above lines : -------2---------------------;------0-2------------5--5--------5--5-5-5----- : -----3---3--------2------0---;----------3---------3----3------3---3-3-3----- : ---2-------2--------2------0-;----2-------2------2------2----2----2-2-2----- : -0-----------0---------------;--0---------------2-----------2-----2-2-2----- : ----------------0------------;-----------------0-----------0------0-0-0----- : -----------------------3-----;---------------------------------------------- : Repeat part before semicolons 3X : After the semicolon: This is a variation of the chord A. Play it by : barreing the strings at the second and then use your middle finger to : fret the 3rd on the b string and your pincky to fret the 5th on the high : E. It takes a while to get used too, so don't expect it to be really : easy at first. I put the numbers here so close to try to get across the : strumming effect used (usually represented by a squiggly line in : manuals). Just kinda strum this chord and then a D chord shown below:
: -2--2-2-2-------------------------------------- : -3--3-3-3---2------------------------3-0---0--- : -2--2-2-2---2-----(pause)---2---2-2--2---2----- Back to intro : -0--0-0-0---2---------------------------------- : ------------0---------------------------------- : ---------------3-------------------------------
: -2---4--5--7--5--7--- These are the order and shape of the chords : -3---5--6--8--6--8--- when the song picks up. : -2---4--5--7--5--7--- : -0---0--0--0--0--0--- : --------------------- : -2---4--5--7--5--5---
: When the song kicks in, both acoustic and electric guitars play : simultaneously:
: -2--0--------3--3------- : -3--3---2-2--3--3------- : -2--2---2-2--0--0------- : -0--0---2-2--0--0------- : ------0-0-0--2--2------- : -------------3--3-------
: Solo stuff:; : ---------------------9---7---------------14-----14---14-14-14--------12-12-12- : -----15----15--------10--8-------;-------------------------------------------- : -/14-14h16-14--------9---7-------;---/14----14--14---14-14-14----12--12-12-12- : ---------------16\---------------;-------------------------------------------- : ---------------------------------;-------------------------------------------- : ---------------------------------;--------------------------------------------
: -----10--10-10------------------------------------------ : ------------------------10---------------8-----8-------- : --11-----11-11-------9--9-h-11--9-----7--7-h-9-7-------- : --------------------------------------------------9\---- : -------------------------------------------------------- : -------------------------------------------------------- : --------------------------------------------------------

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