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Present Tense
From: Peter Trahms 

Drop D tuning: DADGBe

The verse is variations of this (shown here is the first time through):

E|--5------------5-------------5----------3-2-0---0-----|
B|----3-3-3-3-3----3---3--------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------2---2-2-|
D|0-------------------------------<5>-------------------|
A|-------------3-----3---3-3-2--------2-0---------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|


[Chorus]

D         G   F     G   D       G     F     G D G F G D G
-------------------------------------------             ----|
-------------------------------------------             ----|
-------------------------------------------  etc.       ----|
0--0----X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5-|
0--0----X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5-|
12-12\0-X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5-|

The first time through, Mike lets it end at the G, the second time (not
shown) a D.

Then the bridge goes like this, (with variations on the picking
pattern):

Bb                            A                         G
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
------10-----10-----10-----10-------9-----9-----9-----9--------|
8-8-8----8-8----8-8----8-8----7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---5-5-5--|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
7-----7-----7-----7-------7-----7-----7-----7--|
--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5----|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Then:

Bb                      A                       G

----------------------------------------------------------------------|
11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------                ---|
8-8-8-8-8-------                10-|
7-7-7-7-7------- etc.           8--|
5-5-5-5-5------- then this      7--|
---------------- several times: ---|
----------------                ---|

[Outro]

While mike plays the verse, Stone does this:

--------------------------       /14-------14-------14-------|
15-13----15-13----15-13--- etc.  ----12-12----12-12----12-12-|
------12-------12-------12 then: ----------------------------|
--------------------------       ----------------------------|
--------------------------       ----------------------------|
--------------------------       ----------------------------|And fade....PRESENT TENSE
=============

Pearl Jam - No Code
Track 10

This represents our interpretation of the original
artist's work, to be used for personal or educational use only.

Transcibed by Bryce Christensen and Matt Forth.
If you add to this or fix any mistakes, please send us a copy.
matt@gil.com.au
(Please email if you are a drummer / bass guitarist
near Brisbane interested in jammin'!!!!)


Main Riff:

  D                C                B#

E|------5---------|------5---------|------5---------|
B|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|3---------------|2---------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .


  A

E|--3---2---0-----|
B|----------------|
G|---------------.|
D|---------------.|
A|--0-------------|
D|----------------|Chorus Riff:

E|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|------------------00000---|
A|00------------------------|
D|----33311-0-0-------------|

Verse 1: (main riff)

Do you see the way that tree bends

does it inspire,

leaning out to catch the suns rays

a lesson to be applied

are you getting something out of this

all encompassing trip


Chorus: (chorus riff)


You can't spend your time alone,

redigesting past regrets.....Oh

You can't come to terms  and realise

your the only one who cannot forgive yourself

Makes much more sense,

to live in the present tense


2nd verse: (main riff)


Have you ideas on how this life ends,

Checked your ends and studied the line,

Have you ever belived that the road ahead

sands off into the light

seems that needlessly it getting harder

to find an approach and no where to live

are we getting something out of this

all encompassing trip


Chorus (chorus riff)


[Bridge]

(one beat = quarter bar?)

16 x D, 16 x C, 32 x G
16 x D, 16 x C, 32 x G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x G
32 x D


Main Riff Out



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equilibrium_9 20 Sep 17, 2007 09:39 AM

Great Choice of song to tab mate (Y)cheers

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Boofed 10 May 12, 2010 07:15 PM

While mike plays the verse, Stone does this:

-------------------------- /14~~~14~~~14~~~14~~~14~~~-----------
15-13----15-13----15-13--- etc. -------------------------------------
------12-------12-------12 then: --------------------------12---11---9
-------------------------- -------------------------------------
-------------------------- -------------------------------------
-------------------------- -------------------------------------And fade....PRESENT TENSE

~ is vibrato


Made changes to the very last part. Everything else is fantastic. Could not ask for a better tab, except for mabye one that better represents the rhythm of the song (since the song is so quiet).

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