Pearl Jam – Thumbing My Way tab

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 12:30:39 +0300
From: "St.Elizabeth's Mission Hospital, Mukumu"
Subject: p/pearl_jam/thumbing_my_way.crd

--------------------------------
Thumbing my way .....
--------------------------------
    by Pearly Jam Necklace

Tabbed from the wet slopes of western Kenya by Richie
'Rich' Herbert for Monsieur Cranefly aka Tall John.

If my guitar is tuned correctly (which I think it is)
then this is played with CAPO 1. Therefore, the D
chord played is technically an E flat, but we don't
need to worry about that. I have simply written a D (E
flat) as a D.

Here is the bass of the thing, to start you rocking.

e --------|-----------|--------|B --------|-----------|--------|G --------|-----------|--------|D --0--4--|--4--2--0--|--------|A --------|-----------|--2--0--|E --------|-----------|--------|
(Bear this bass in mind when strumming through the D section.) Here are the shapes of the chords used in the D section, and the order in which they are all played. (I don't know what all the chord names are, so I'll just make them up.) D
e |---------|----X----|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|G |---------|----X----|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3
D add F#
e |---------|----X----|---------|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|---------|G |---------|----X----|---------|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|----X----|A |---------|---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3 4
D add E
e |---------|----X----|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|G |---------|---------|---------|D |---------|----X----|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3
D sus A
e |---------|----X----|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|G |---------|---------|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3
D add B
e |---------|----X----|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|G |---------|---------|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|A |---------|----X----|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3
A6 add D
e |---------|---------|---------|B |---------|---------|----X----|G |---------|---------|---------|D |---------|----X----|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 1 2 3
A6
e |---------|---------|B |---------|----X----|G |---------|---------|D |---------|----X----|A |---------|---------|E |---------|---------|FRET 1 2
C bass G
e |---------|---------|---------|B |----X----|---------|---------|G |---------|---------|---------|D |---------|----X----|---------|A |---------|---------|----X----|E |---------|---------|----X----|FRET 1 2 3
The hardest part of this song is the D section, but once you get it, it's easy. Refer to the bass bit at the top and then piece it together using the folowing chords. D D add F# D add E / D sus A / D add B / A6 NOTE: When I write A6, you can play the A6 add D shape first and pull off to create a twiddly-dee effect - but don't over do it mate, you're not Kenny Rogers! NB. I have had to remove most of the lyrics as requested, but I have put blanks where the words should be, so print it out and fill them in! Good luck Pot-pickers! D D add B A6 I have not been ____ _____ ___ left me ____ ___. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 I'm thumbing __ ___ back to heaven. D D add B A6 Count _____, _______ backwards __ ___ road. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 I'm counting __ ___ back to heaven. G I can't be free C bass G ____ ______ ______ ______ of me. Am G If there ___ a key __ ___ nothing. G There's __ _____ __ right, C bass G But ___ ____ _______ good and bad. Am G ___ questions ______ here. D D add B A6 No matter ___ ____ ___ ______, _______ _ spring time ahead. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 I'm thumbing __ ___ back to heaven. D D add B A6 I wish ____ _ _____ ____ ___ ..... I wish that _ had ..... D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 Thinking about ______. MIDDLE 8 bit (sorry I haven't really worked on this, but I reckon it starts with this strange G add C chord on fret 7). G add C
e |---------|----O----|----O----|B |---------|---------|----O----|G |---------|----O----|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 6 7 8
G
e |---------|----O----|---------|B |---------|---------|----O----|G |---------|----O----|---------|D |---------|---------|---------|A |---------|---------|---------|E |---------|---------|---------|FRET 6 7 8
G add C G I go ____ my road, ________ ____ you'll have __ back ___ __ ____ ____ I realise, ____ ___ wrapped ______ my neck. _ _____ ___ ______ next, ____ ____ lonely overpass. Hang my head ___ _____ __ _____, __ _______ car goes past. G C bass G All the rusted signs, __ ______ __________ ___ life. Am G Choosing ___ shiny ____ instead. G C bass G I turned __ ____, ___ _______ __ turning back. Am G Mmmmmmmm. D D add B A6 No matter how cold ___ ______, _______ _ spring time ahead. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 I _____, ___ _____ okay, (I don't know what he's mumbling on about here) D D add B A6 I'm just _______ around, every once in _ _____ _ ___ a ride. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 Thumbing my ___ ____ __ heaven. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 Thumbing __ ___ ____ __ heaven. D D add F# D add E/D sus A/D add B/A6 Thumbing __ ___ ____ __ ______. The celibate_monkey@yahoo.co.uk
Please rate this tab:
x1.0