Pearl Jam - Present Tense tab

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Author/Artist: Pearl Jam
Title: Present Tense
Album: No Code
Author: Mike McCready
Transcribed by:Chris Wilson(Correction by Evan Cowan,Austin Brownfield w/MikeM)

Email: yokel@zip.com.au, evan@giventowail.com

G1 is mike, G2 is ed, G3 is probably their producer or
something and G4 is stone on his acoustic. All guitars
are standard tuning except for G1 which is high to low
e-b-g-d-a-d (drop d).
(06/29/99)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-----14----------------------14-----------------14----------12-11-9---9-------|--------12---12-12-12-12--------12----12-----------12-12-----0----x-----0-----|------------------------------------------------------------12---12-12----12--|-0------------------------10-------10----10-0-9---------9-0-------------------| Intro G1 w\small variations
----5------------3------------------------------------------------------------|----3------------3------------------------------------------------------------|----0---------0--2------------------------------------------------------------|--------0--0--0---------------------------------------------------------------|--------3--2--0---------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| During the first verse G2 comes in and sort of doubles G1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------6-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------5-----------------2-------------------------------|------------5-5-5-5p3---3-x-3-----5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------|----------x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------|-12-12\---x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------| Chorus G1 with small variations
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|----0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------3---3\2----0--------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G3 plays the main notes of the verse very quietly and slowly. let ring
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G2 continues to backup G1 in 2nd verse but with more detail
---------------------0---0---------0-0-0-0---0-0---------0---3---2---0--------|-------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3---3---3----|---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|---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---0-0-0-0----|---0-----0---0-0---3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------0----|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| towards the end of the second verse G4 comes in with this X2
--------5---------5-----------------------------------------------------------|----------3---------3---------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------0--------0------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G5 plays this in the second chorus here and there
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------10-------10-------10-------10\9--------9--------9--------9-----------|--0----0----0---0----0---0----0---0------0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0----|----13-------13-------13-------13----------12-------12-------12-------12------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Interlude part 1 X2 G1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-9\7--------7--------7--------7--------7---------7--------7--------7--------7-|-----0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---0-----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---|-------10-------10-------10-------10--------10-------10-------10-------10-----|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| turn it into a bit of a strum building towards interlude #2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-0----------------------------------------------------------------------------|---10/------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--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---|--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---|--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Interlude part2 G1
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----------------------------------------------------------|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------------------------|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| X2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-8-8-8------------------------------------------------------------------------|-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------------------|-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| X2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---11-11-11-11-11--8-8-8-8-8--------------------------------------------------|---10-10-10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------------|---8--8--8--8--8---5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G3
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--11-11-11-13-13-13-15-15\----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--------------------|--10-10-10-12-12-12-14-14\----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--------------------|--8--8--8--10-10-10-12-12\----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Interlude part 3 G1 X2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--11-11-----------11-11-------------------------------------------------------|--10-10-----------10-10-------------------------------------------------------|--8--8------------8--8--------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| G3
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--3---------------------------------------------------------------------------|--2---------------------------------------------------------------------------|--0---------------------------------------------------------------------------|--0---------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Climax, all guitars thrash D
-10-------10-------10-------10-------10---------------------------------------|----13-------13-------13-------13-------13------------------------------------|-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12---------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| Outro G2 X2
-/14-------14-------14-------14-------14--------------------------------------|-----15-------15-------15-------15-------15-----------------------------------|--------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-----12-11--9-------------------|----------------------------------------------------0--0--0-------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| then stop when G1 plays D then continue and fade out
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------------------| let G1 ring out with D then play intro thing a few times and fade out
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