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"Not For You"

from "Vitalogy" by Pearl Jam

Tabbed by: Jeff Szymona

 

 

This is my first attempt at bass tabbing..."Not For You" is a relatively

easy song, and you should be able to pick out everything here with a

listen...

 

The skeleton of the verse part goes like this:

G:-----------------

D:-----------------

A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5--

E:-----------------

 

Examples of some variations you can try:

G:----||-------------------------------||

D:----||-------------------------------||

A:--7-||-7-7-7-7-4-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-||

E:----||-------------------------------||

 

G:------------------------------

D:------------------------------

A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5---------5-5-4-

E:------------------------------

Or, just try anything that feels good!

 

 

For the last line of verse, there's a twist that blends into the chorus:

G:---------------------------------------------------------------

D:---------------------------------------------------------------

A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2-4--------------------

E:--------------------------------------------3--3-3--3-3-2-(0)--

 

(CHORUS)

G:--------------------------------------------

D:--------------------------------------------

A:--(4)/7--7--7-7--(7)/2--2-2--2-2------------

E:----------------------------------3-2-(0)---

Again, feel free to change the exact way you play this line...I took a

sort of liberty with the end of the line, and the beginning slide...I'm

not completely sure Jeff Ament does that in the song, but it sounds good

when playing it.

 

 

The "My friends they don't..." part, just do this:

G:------------------------------------------------------------------

D:------------------------------------------------------------------

A:------------------------------------------------------------------

E:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-

And repeat

 

 

For the "All that's sacred..." part, try this:

G:-||-------------------------------||-----

D:-||------------------2------------||-----

A:-||-2-4-2---------------2---------||-4-5-

E:-||-------4-2-0-----------4-2-0---||-----

(Do this 2 times)

 

And then back to the verse riff

 

 

Then as the song gets all hectic, it's mostly the chorus, but it goes

back to the verse riff at the very end before everything else becomes

chaos...

 

For the subtle fadeout, the beginning, at least, goes like this:

G:--------------------------------------------

D:--------------------------------------------

A:-7-----9h10-12----15-14-12-10---9h10p9/7-5--

E:--------------------------------------------

Then it gets hairy...This is close:

G:---------------------------------------------------------------

D:---------------------------------------------------------------

A:--10--9--7---9-5--7-3--5-2--3-0-----3-----2h3--5-3-------------

E:---------------------------------------------------5---h3--0---

 

Well, that's it. I just worked out a few things quickly and without my

amp, so my ears may have lied to me somewhere...please feel free to mail

me with any possible corrections or any comments at: jszymon@wilkes.edu

 

 

 

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