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Author/Artist: Pearl Jam
Title: Once
Album: Ten
Transcribed by: Evan Cowan
Email: ecowan@uclink4.berkeley.edu
Updated (08/19/99) with help from Mecca
Lyrics are lined up pretty closely

e|-----------------------------|-------------------|--|--|-10-x-x-x-x-x-|-----|
B|-----------------------------|-------------------|--|--|--------------|-----|
G|--3--3------3-3--3-------3---|-3--3-----3---3--3-|--|--|--------------|-----|
D|-------4--4--------4--4----4-|-------4----4------|--|--|--------------|-----|
A|-----------------------------|-------------------|--|--|--------------|-----|
E|-----------------------------|-------------------|--|--|--------------|-----|

[Master/Slave Intro, barely audible]
e|-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5--5-------|--|
B|-8--8-8-8-6--6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-5--5-5-6-6--8-8-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6--6-------|--|
G|-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--7-------|--|
D|-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--0-------|--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------53/5-|---|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|--|

[Intro]
e|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|
D|-5h7--7--7h8p7-8/10-8p7-8p7-5--|-5h7-7-7h8p7-8/10-8p7-8-x-|-----------------|
A|-0----0------------------------|-0---0--------------------|-----------------|
E|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|

[G1]
e|------------------------------|----------------------------|----------------|
B|------------------------------|----------------------------|----------------|
G|------------------------------|--------------------5-5-----|----------------|
D|-5h7--7--7h8p7-8/10-8p7-8p7-5-|-7-7--7--7-7---7--7-----7-7-|----------------|
A|-0----0-----------------------|----------------------------|----------------|
E|------------------------------|----------------------------|----------------|

e|---------------------|--------------------------------------|----------------|
B|---------------------|--------------------------------------|----------------|
G|---------------------|--------------------------------------|----------------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7---14-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-7--14---x--x----|------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------------------------|----------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------------------------|----------------|
   I___________   ad  -  mit it                what's to say

e|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------|
B|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------|
G|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x-14-x-x-|--------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------|
E|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------|
                                              yeah

e|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|----------|
B|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|----------|
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|----------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x-14--x--x-|------------|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|----------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|----------|
   I'll_________________  re   --   live it               without pain__

e|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--------|--------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------7-x-x-|--------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
   ______                                             Mmmm______

e|---------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
D|--7-----------------------7--h--8-p-7-h-8-p-7-h-8-x---x--|------------------|
A|--0------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
[G1 Backstreet lover on the side  of  the road__  I got a]

e|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
D|--7----------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
A|--0----------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
[G2]

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
D|--7-----------------7--h--8-p-7-h-8-p-7-h-8--p--7-h-8-p-7-h-8-|-------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
[G1 Bomb in my temple that  is  gon-na  ex--plode___  I   got a]

e|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
G|-------------------/12----------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--7-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|

[G2]
e|----------------------------------------------------|----------------|------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|----------------|------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|-------------0--|------|
D|--7--------------------7h8-p-7-h-8-p-7-h-8-p7-h-8---|-8-------8-8-0--|------|
A|--0-------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8----|------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|-6-------6-6----|------|

[G1 Sixteen gauge buried under my  clothes__  I   play_____]
e|----------------------------------------------------|----------------|------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|----------------|------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|-------------0--|------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8-0--|------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8----|------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|-6-------6-6----|------|

[G2]
e|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|
B|-----8--8-8-8--6--6----|-6--6-6-6--5------6--|--8-----8-8-8----6--6-|-------|
G|-----7--7-7-7--7--7----|-7--7-7-7--7------7--|--7-----7-7-7----7--7-|-------|
D|-----5--5-5-5--5--5----|-8--8-8-8--8------8--|--5-----5-5-5----5--5-|-------|
A|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|

[G1+G2 Once    upon a time___       I could con - trol my   self___]
e|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|
B|-6--6-6--6--5---6--|-8--8-8--8---6---6----|-6--6-6--6--5--6---|-------------|
G|-7--7-7--7--7---7--|-7--7-7--7---7---7----|-7--7-7--7--7--7---|-------------|
D|-8--8-8--8--8---8--|-5--5-5--5---5---5----|-8--8-8--8--8--8---|-------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|

                Ooh    Once       upon a time___        I  could
e|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-8-----8-8-8----6--6-|-6--6-6--6--5-----------|-----------------------------|
G|-7-----7-7-7----7--7-|-7--7-7--7--7-----------|-----------------------------|
D|-5-----5-5-5----5--5-|-8--8-8--8--8--x-x-x-x--|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------------|

   Lose my - self    yeah_________
e|-----------------------|----------------------------------|------------------|
B|-----------------------|----------------------------------|------------------|
G|-----------------------|----------------------------------|------------------|
D|--5h7p5h8-7h8p7---14--|--5h7p5h8-7h8p5-----7--14----x-x-|--------------------|
A|-----------------------|----------------------------------|------------------|
E|-----------------------|----------------------------------|------------------|

[G1 Oh___________  try and  mimic                what's insane]
e|--------------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
G|--------------------------------|----------------------5-|-------------------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p5-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x----5-|--------------------|
A|--------------------------------|-------------------0----|-------------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------|-------------------|

e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------|
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14----x-x-|----------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------|

[I____________________  am        in it                  where do I]
e|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
D|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--14-x-x-|-5h7p5h8-7h8p7-x-x-x-x--------|--------------|
A|--------------------------------|-----------------------7-x-x-|--------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------|-------------|
     Stand

e|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
D|--7-------------------7--h--8-p-7-h-8-p-7-h-8--x---x---|--------------------|
A|--0----------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|

[G1 Indian summer and I hate  the heat______  I  got a]
e|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
D|--7----------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
A|--0----------------------------------------------------|--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------|

[G2]
e|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--7----------------7-h-8-p-7-h-8-7-h-8-p-7-h-8-p-7-h-8--|-------------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|

[G1 Backstreet lover on  the passenger seat__  I   got my]
e|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
G|------------------/12-----------------------------------|-------------------|
D|--7-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
A|--0-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|

[G2]
e|-------------------------------------------------------|----------------|---|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|----------------|---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|-------------0--|---|
D|--7--------------------7h8-p-7--h--8-p-7-h-8-p-7h8-----|-8-------8-8-0--|---|
A|--0----------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8----|---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|-6-------6-6----|---|

[G1 Hand in my pocket so deter-mined dis-creet__ I pray]
e|-------------------------------------------------------|----------------|---|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|----------------|---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|-------------0--|---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8-0--|---|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|-8-------8-8----|---|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|-6-------6-6----|---|

[G2]
e|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|
B|-----8--8-8-8--6--6----|-6--6-6-6--5------6--|--8-----8-8-8----6--6-|-------|
G|-----7--7-7-7--7--7----|-7--7-7-7--7------7--|--7-----7-7-7----7--7-|-------|
D|-----5--5-5-5--5--5----|-8--8-8-8--8------8--|--5-----5-5-5----5--5-|-------|
A|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|
E|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------------|-------|

[G1+G2 Once    upon a time___       I could con - trol my   self___]
e|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|
B|-6--6-6--6--5---6--|-8--8-8--8---6---6----|-6--6-6--6--5--6---|-------------|
G|-7--7-7--7--7---7--|-7--7-7--7---7---7----|-7--7-7--7--7--7---|-------------|
D|-8--8-8--8--8---8--|-5--5-5--5---5---5----|-8--8-8--8--8--8---|-------------|
A|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|-------------------|-------------|
                Ooh    Once       upon a time___        I could

e|---------------------|---------------5--------|-----------------------------|
B|-8-----8-8-8----6--6-|-6--6-6--6--5----8-5-8--|-----------------------------|
G|-7-----7-7-7----7--7-|-7--7-7--7--7-----------|-----------------------------|
D|-5-----5-5-5----5--5-|-8--8-8--8--8--x-x-x-x--|-----------------------------|
A|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|---------------------|------------------------|-----------------------------|

[Lose my - self    yeah_________](G2 up top)
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------|
B|-8b10vvvvvvv-8b10-8-5-------|----------------------------|-------------------|
G|----------------------7p5---|-7b9r7p5---5h7-5vvvvv-54---|--------------------|
D|--------------------------7-|---------7----------------5-|-------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|-------------------|

[Solo, Mike]
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|------------------|
D|-7----7----7--------5-------|-7---------7-----5----5-----|------------------|
A|-7----7----7--------5-------|-7---------7-----5----5-----|------------------|
E|-5----5----5--------3-------|-5---------5-----3----3-----|------------------|

[Solo Rhythm, Stone]
e|-------5-----------------------------------|-------------------------x-x|---|
B|-----5---8p5-------------------------------|----------------------------|---|
G|-7b9---------7b9r7p5---7-5-----------------|----------------------------|---|
D|---------------------7-----7-5-------------|----------------------------|---|
A|-------------------------------7-5b6-5-3-5-|-5b6-5-3---3-3-3-3vvv/------|---|
E|-------------------------------------------|---------5------------------|---|

[Mike]
e|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|---|
B|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|---|
G|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|---|
D|-7-----------7-----------7-------5---------|-7---------7------5----5----|---|
A|-7-----------7-----------7-------5---------|-7---------7------5----5----|---|
E|-5-----------5-----------5-------3---------|-5---------5------3----3----|---|

[Stone]
e|-20b22------20b22--20b22-|-20b22r20-17----17-------------------------|-------|
B|-------------------------|-------------20----20b22-----20---------0-|--------|
G|-------------------------|---------------------------------0-0-5--0-|--------|
D|-------------------------|---------------------------------0-0-5--0-|--------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|-------|

[Mike]
e|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|------|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------------------------|------|
D|-7--------7-------7------|-7----------------------5-5--5-5---5-------|------|
A|-7--------7-------7------|-7----------------------5-5--5-5---5-------|------|
E|-5--------5-------5------|-5----------------------3-3--3-3---3-------|------|

[Stone]
e|--------------8-------8----8----8-10-|-10b12r10p8-10-------------|----------|
B|-----8---8h10---10vv----10---10------|---------------------------|----------|
G|-/9----9-----------------------------|---------------------------|----------|
D|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|----------|
A|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|----------|
E|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|----------|

[Mike]
e|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|-----------|
B|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|-----------|
G|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|-----------|
D|-7------------7------------7---------|-8------------8--8---8--7--|-----------|
A|-7------------7------------7---------|-8------------8--8---8--7--|-----------|
E|-5------------5--------------------------------------------------------------|

************************************

| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| r  Release

************************************

            
            
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blues&rockman07 10 Apr 23, 2008 05:18 PM

thot it was pretty accurate...pearl jam rocks. keep on w/ their tabs

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salazar 91 Jul 09, 2008 09:27 AM

u did perfect until the end u forget that last part of the solo that stone n mike both do right before stones last part before the chorus n the last chorus is diffrerent n more difficult

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jimbopo 692 Oct 13, 2008 07:13 AM

gimmie a week

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