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Love Boat Captain  Pearl Jam

This is not the official tablature but it's as close as you can get. (BELIEVE ME!) This
song is off Pearl Jam's album "Riot Act". It's Called Love Boat Captain. A very fun song
to pick up. If anyone knows the solo, please e-mail. Standard Tuning.
Intro/verse 1:
The guitar plays the same chords as the organ,
Except they're palm-muted in a repetitive rhythm, which
You'll pick up easy from the CD.
[C]Is this [Cm]just another day
[G]In this [F]God forgotten place?
[C]First comes [Cm]love and then comes [G]pain.
[F]Let the games begin.
[C]Questions [Cm]rise and answers
[G]fall [F]insurmountable.
(Strumming now)
[E]Love Boat Captain [D7]take the reins and steer us towards
[E]The clear. Here. [D7]It's already been sung, but it can't be said enough,
Fill 1: Gmaj Fmaj

All you need is love.
Verse 2:
Same chords as the start but played more openly, in a strumming rhythm.
[C]Is this [Cm]just another p[G]hase? [F]Earthquakes making waves.
[C]Trying to [Cm]shake the cancer [G]off. [F]Stupid human beings.
[C]Once you [Cm]hold the hand of [G]love, [F]it's all surmountable.
Almost like a bridge...Just strum these chords to the lyrics.
[A]Hold me and [C]make [G]it the [A]truth,
[A]That when all is [C]lost [G]there will be [A]you.
[A]Cause to the universe I don't [C]mean a [G]thing.
[A]And there's just one word I [C]still [G]believe.
And it's...
Fill 2:


Verse 3- strumming same chords as earlier verses-(C, Cm, G, F):
It's an art to live with pain. Mix the light into gray.
Lost nine friends we'll never know. Two years ago today.
And if our lives became too long would it add to our regret?
Chorus 2 - Same chords (Emaj, D7), but played looser and with more power.
And the young they can lose hope cause they can't see beyond today.
The wisdom that the old can't give away.
Hey, constant recoil. Sometimes life don't leave you alone.
Mid-section 2- Same as last mid-section.(A, C, G).
Hold me and make it the truth.
That when all is lost there will be you.
Cause to the universe I don't mean a thing.
And there's just one word that I still believe and it's love.
Love. Love. Love. Love.
Outro - (C, Cm, G, F).
Love boat captain take the reigns. Steer us towards the clear.
I know it's already been sung. Can't be said enough.
Love is all you need. All you need is love.
Love. Love. Love.
Like I always recommend, you should listen to the song while learning it. It makes the
strum pattern way easier to learn. And if you get stuck it'll rescue you. Peace or Love choose one.
Zak Lo

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