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Thumbing My Way  Pearl Jam

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 12:30:39 +0300
From: "St.Elizabeth's Mission Hospital, Mukumu"
Subject: p/pearl_jam/thumbing_my_way.crd
 
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Thumbing my way .....
 
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by Pearly Jam Necklace
Tabbed from the wet slopes of western Kenya by Richie
'Rich' Herbert for Monsieur Cranefly aka Tall John.
If my guitar is tuned correctly (which I think it is)
then this is played with CAPO 1. Therefore, the D
chord played is technically an E flat, but we don't
need to worry about that. I have simply written a D (E
flat) as a D.
Here is the bass of the thing, to start you rocking.
 
 e --------|-----------|--------|
 B --------|-----------|--------|
 G --------|-----------|--------|
 D --0--4--|--4--2--0--|--------|
 A --------|-----------|--2--0--|
 E --------|-----------|--------|

(Bear this bass in mind when strumming through the D
section.)
Here are the shapes of the chords used in the D
section, and the order in which they are all played.
(I don't know what all the chord names are, so I'll
just make them up.)
[D]  
 
 e |---------|----X----|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|
 G |---------|----X----|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3
[D] [add] [F#]  
 
 e |---------|----X----|---------|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|---------|
 G |---------|----X----|---------|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|----X----|
 A |---------|---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3 4
[D] [add] [E]  
 
 e |---------|----X----|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|
 G |---------|---------|---------|
 D |---------|----X----|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3
[D] [sus] [A]  
 
 e |---------|----X----|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|
 G |---------|---------|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3
[D] [add] [B]  
 
 e |---------|----X----|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|
 G |---------|---------|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|
 A |---------|----X----|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3
[A6] [add] [D]  
 
 e |---------|---------|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----X----|
 G |---------|---------|---------|
 D |---------|----X----|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 1 2 3
[A6]  
 
 e |---------|---------|
 B |---------|----X----|
 G |---------|---------|
 D |---------|----X----|
 A |---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|

FRET 1 2
[C] [bass] [G]  
 
 e |---------|---------|---------|
 B |----X----|---------|---------|
 G |---------|---------|---------|
 D |---------|----X----|---------|
 A |---------|---------|----X----|
 E |---------|---------|----X----|

FRET 1 2 3
The hardest part of this song is the D section, but
once you get it, it's easy. Refer to the bass bit at
the top and then piece it together using the folowing
chords.
[D] [D] [add] [F#] [D] [add] [E] [/] [D] [sus] [A] [/] [D] [add] [B] [/] [A6] 
NOTE: When I write A6, you can play the A6 add D shape
first and pull off to create a twiddly-dee effect -
but don't over do it mate, you're not Kenny Rogers!
NB. I have had to remove most of the lyrics as requested, but I have put
blanks where the words should be, so print it out and fill them in! Good
luck Pot-pickers!
[D]I have not been ____ _____ __[D]_ [add]left[B] me ____ _[A6]__.
[D]I'm [D]th[add]umbi[F#]ng __ ___[D] b[add]ack [E/D]to h[sus]eave[A/D]n.[add] [B/A6]
[D]Count _____, _______ b[D]ac[add]kwar[B]ds __ ___ r[A6]oad.
[D]I'm [D]co[add]unti[F#]ng __ ___[D] b[add]ack [E/D]to h[sus]eave[A/D]n.[add] [B/A6]
[G]I can't be free
____ ______ ______ ______ of [C]me[bass].[G]
If there ___ a [Am]key __ ___ n[G]othing.
[G]There's __ _____ __ right,
But ___ ____ _______ good and [C]ba[bass]d.[G]
___ q[Am]uestions ______ h[G]ere.
[D] [D] [add] [B] 
[A6]No matter ___ ____ ___ ______, _______ _ spring time
ahead.
[D]I'm [D]th[add]umbi[F#]ng __ ___[D] b[add]ack [E/D]to h[sus]eave[A/D]n.[add] [B/A6]
[D] [D] [add] [B] 
[A6]I wish ____ _ _____ ____ ___ ..... I wish that _
had .....
[D] [D]Th[add]inki[F#]ng a[D]bo[add]ut _[E/D]____[sus]_.[A/D] [add] [B/A6]
MIDDLE 8 bit (sorry I haven't really worked on this,
but I reckon it starts with this strange G add C chord
on fret 7).
[G] [add] [C]  
 
 e |---------|----O----|----O----|
 B |---------|---------|----O----|
 G |---------|----O----|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 6 7 8
[G]  
 
 e |---------|----O----|---------|
 B |---------|---------|----O----|
 G |---------|----O----|---------|
 D |---------|---------|---------|
 A |---------|---------|---------|
 E |---------|---------|---------|

FRET 6 7 8
[G]I [add]go _[C]___ m[G]y road,
________ ____ you'll have __ back
___ __ ____ ____ I realise,
____ ___ wrapped ______ my neck.
_ _____ ___ ______ next,
____ ____ lonely overpass.
Hang my head ___ _____ __ _____,
__ _______ car goes past.
[G] [C] [bass] 
[G]All the rusted signs, __ ______ __________ ___ life.
Choosing ___ s[Am]hiny ____ ins[G]tead.
[G]I turned __ ____, ___ _______ __ turning [C]ba[bass]ck.[G]
[Am]Mmmmmmm[G]m.
[D] [D] [add] [B] 
[A6]No matter how cold ___ ______, _______ _ spring time
ahead.
[D]I __[D]__[add]_, _[F#]__ _____ [D]ok[add]ay, [E/D](I d[sus]on't[A/D] kno[add]w wh[B/A6]at he's
mumbling on about here)
[D] [D] [add] [B] 
[A6]I'm just _______ around, every once in _ _____ _ ___ a
ride.
[D]Thum[D]bi[add]ng m[F#]y ___ ___[D]_ [add]__ h[E/D]eave[sus]n.[A/D] [add] [B/A6]
[D]Thum[D]bi[add]ng _[F#]_ ___ ___[D]_ [add]__ h[E/D]eave[sus]n.[A/D] [add] [B/A6]
[D]Thum[D]bi[add]ng _[F#]_ ___ ___[D]_ [add]__ _[E/D]____[sus]_.[A/D] [add] [B/A6]
The celibate_monkey@yahoo.co.uk

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