Pearl Jam – Wish List tab

Wish List by Pearl Jam
from the album 'Yield'

transcribed by Pat Giles (

Standard tuning - low to hi - EADGBE

Note: The lead guitar parts can be played several different ways on
      various parts of the fretboard.


C:  X32010
F:  X33211
G:  320033

Tab notations:

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
~ = hold/shake note

The basic rhythm for the verses is this:

I wish I was a neutron bomb, for once I could go off I wish I was a sacrifice but somehow still lived on I was a sentimental ornament you hung on The Christmas tree, I wish I was the star that went on top F C F C I wish I was the evidence, I wish I was the grounds F C G F For fifty million hands upraised that open toward the sky Fill 1:
C F CE:---------------------------------|B:-------------1--/3~---/5---------|G:-/5~------2--------------5~------|D:---------------------------------|A:---------------------------------|E:---------------------------------
I wish I was a silhouette, someone who waited for me I wish I was as fortunate, as fortunate as me I wish I was a messenger and all the news good I wish I was the full moon shining off a Camaro's hood Interlude/Bridge: G F C G F C
I wish I was an alien at home behind the sun I wish I was the souvenir you kept your house key on F C F C I wish I was the pedal brake that you depended on F C G F I wish I was the verb 'to trust' and never let you down Fill 3: (x2)
F C F C I wish I was a radio song, the one you could turn up F C I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish G F I guess it never stops...
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