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/ Pearl Jam / Vitalogy (1994) / Not For You bass tab

"Not For You"
                     from "Vitalogy" by Pearl Jam
                        Tabbed by: Jeff Szymona


This is my first attempt at bass tabbing..."Not For You" is a relatively
easy song, and you should be able to pick out everything here with a
listen...

The skeleton of the verse part goes like this:
G:-----------------
D:-----------------
A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5--
E:-----------------

Examples of some variations you can try:
G:----||-------------------------------||
D:----||-------------------------------||
A:--7-||-7-7-7-7-4-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5/7-||
E:----||-------------------------------||

G:------------------------------
D:------------------------------
A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5---------5-5-4-
E:------------------------------
Or, just try anything that feels good!


For the last line of verse, there's a twist that blends into the chorus:
G:---------------------------------------------------------------
D:---------------------------------------------------------------
A:--7-7-7-7-7-4-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-4-2-2-2-2-2-4--------------------
E:--------------------------------------------3--3-3--3-3-2-(0)--

(CHORUS)
G:--------------------------------------------
D:--------------------------------------------
A:--(4)/7--7--7-7--(7)/2--2-2--2-2------------
E:----------------------------------3-2-(0)---
Again, feel free to change the exact way you play this line...I took a
sort of liberty with the end of the line, and the beginning slide...I'm
not completely sure Jeff Ament does that in the song, but it sounds good
when playing it.


The "My friends they don't..." part, just do this:
G:------------------------------------------------------------------
D:------------------------------------------------------------------
A:------------------------------------------------------------------
E:--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
And repeat


For the "All that's sacred..." part, try this:
G:-||-------------------------------||-----
D:-||------------------2------------||-----
A:-||-2-4-2---------------2---------||-4-5-
E:-||-------4-2-0-----------4-2-0---||-----
          (Do this 2 times)

And then back to the verse riff


Then as the song gets all hectic, it's mostly the chorus, but it goes
back to the verse riff at the very end before everything else becomes
chaos...

For the subtle fadeout, the beginning, at least, goes like this:
G:--------------------------------------------
D:--------------------------------------------
A:-7-----9h10-12----15-14-12-10---9h10p9/7-5--
E:--------------------------------------------
Then it gets hairy...This is close:
G:---------------------------------------------------------------
D:---------------------------------------------------------------
A:--10--9--7---9-5--7-3--5-2--3-0-----3-----2h3--5-3-------------
E:---------------------------------------------------5---h3--0---

Well, that's it.  I just worked out a few things quickly and without my
amp, so my ears may have lied to me somewhere...please feel free to mail
me with any possible corrections or any comments at: jszymon@wilkes.edu
WWW page: http://wilkes.edu/~jszymon


Pearl Jam albums
2002 Riot Act
2000 Binaural
1998 Yield
1996 No Code
1994 Vitalogy
1993 Vs
1991 Ten
Vitalogy tabs
01Last Exit tabbass tab
02Spin The Black Circle tabbass tab
03Not For You tabbass tab
04Tremor Christ tabbass tab
05Nothingman tabbass tab
06Whipping tabbass tab
07Pry, To tabbass tab
08Corduroy tabbass tab
09Bugs tabbass tab
10Satan's Bed tabbass tab
11Better Man tabbass tab
12Aye Davanita tabbass tab
13Immortality tabbass tab
14Stupid Mop tabbass tab

 

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