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Pearl Jam
(from self-titled)

"Parachutes"

Tabbed by Ben Chen
05/05/06

Amadd9: 577557
F#7: 242322
Cm6: x35545
Daug: xx0776

Verse:
G                                 Am        Amadd9 Am Amadd9
Why deny all the troubles when combined 
  Am            Amadd9   Am                 F#7   G
With the missing links it don’t feel like home now
                                                              Am
That your gone all the troubles suddenly explained infinitum 
                                                           F#7
You’re always wishing and never here at home
G
You all the dreams we shared and 
Dm         C
lights we turned on 
           Cm6           A# 
but the house is getting dark
      Dm                 C  
and I don’t want to know your past 
        Cm6                 A#
but together share the dawn 


Chorus:
      Daug    G Bm Em Bm
and I won’t need nothing else 
                           Am
cause when we’re dead 
                   C       G
we would’ve had it all
G Bm Em                  Bm              Am
And I wouldn't falling from the sky tell you 
                        C          G
Parachutes have opened now


Verse:
G                                       Am
Heaven knows if there’s a ceiling 
Amadd9 Am Amadd9 Am Amadd9 Am
Come so low with the kneeling 
                     F#7 G                                        Dm
Please know that I got all the friends I’m needing 
                  C
Before my light go out 
          Cm6            A#
As the doors are closing now 
       Dm              C
And far away will be my home 
          Cm6           A#
And to grasp this, I don’t know 


Chorus:
      Daug  G Bm Em
But I don’t need 
            Bm                    Am                       C    G
Further back and forth, a wave will break on me today 
     G Bm
And love 
Em                           Bm                 Am
Wish the world could glow again with love 
                           C        G
One can’t seem to have enough 
     G Bm 
And war 
Em                      Bm                 Am
Break the sky and tell me what it's for 
                      C        G
I’ll travel there on my own 
     G Bm Em
And love 
            Bm
What a different life 
      Am                  C         G   
Had I not found this love with you

            
            
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Sister Bob 226 May 06, 2006 05:14 PM

The placement of the chords is off a bit, but that's minor, really. I'm pretty sure Amadd9 isn't a chord and you don't explain what you mean by it anyway. The "Cm6" is, as far as I can tell, not possible to finger. I don't think that F#7 is the chord being used anywhere in the song. That isn't a Daugmented chord you have listed there as a D augmented chord involves a sharpened 5th note by a half step, and the 5th note here appears to be sharpened by a whole step. Perhaps you meant: XX0776. In any case I'm not sure that is the chord that would go there. Also, at the parts in the song like when ed sings "it don't feel like" the notes decend down a chromatic scle from A down to F#. For example. "[A]it [G#]don't [G]feel [F#]like". I hope that's clear. Anyway, you might want to include that.

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benchen 10 May 11, 2006 11:25 AM

Thanks for the comments, Sister Bob. Just some clarifications... I discovered that the formatting was totally screwed up because I submitted in Opera, not IE. Hopefully UG will post my resubmission with the corrected format. Amadd9 is just an Am barre chord with a B pinkyed-on. If you can't do the Cm6 that I listed, try it with the root on the E string (8-10-10-8-10-x). The xx0776 Daug that I listed is definitely the right chord. The F#7 is only strummed once, RIGHT before the return to G at the end of the chromatic section. Finally, the chromatic section is played over a D9 chord (x5455x) and remains on that until the quick F#7-G. (Only the bass actually descends chromatically.) Oh, and if UG posts my resubmission, you'll see that the chorus actualy goes G-Bm-Em and back to G, not to Bm again. I'm new at tabbing, so I'm not sure how many times they'll let me resubmit modifications...

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