Yellow Ledbetter è in origine un outtake del primo album dei Pearl Jam, Ten (1991), nonchè uno dei primi brani che la band scrisse nella sua formazione completa. Non comparve nell’album, ma solo come B-side del terzo singolo da esso estratto, Jeremy.
Ciò nonostante, riuscì a entrare in classifica fino al 21esimo posto della Mainstream Rock Tracks americana ed è divenuta negli anni una delle più popolari tra i fan della band di Seattle. Ad alimentare la sua fama c’è probabilmente anche il testo, del quale non ne esiste una versione originale in quanto quella incisa è per la maggior parte incomprensibile. Spesso dal live (nei quali Yellow Ledbetter non manca mai) Eddie Vedder ne cambia anche le poche parti comprensibili rendendola unica ad ogni interpretazione.

Testo, accordi e tablatura per chitarra.

Yellow Ledbetter Guitar Chords Tab Accordi Tablatura

Intro:

|--------------------------9p7---------7------------5h7p5--------5----|
|------------------------------7---------7h9p7------------5-----------|
|--------9--9h11p9----------------8h9-----------8s6---------6h7-------|
|--------9---------11s------------------------------------------------|
|---9h11--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0---------------------7---------------------------------------------|

|------------------12h14-14-12----------------------------------------|
|--5-5h7p5---5-----12h14-14-12----------------------------------------|
|----------6-------------------13s------------9--11p9-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------9---9---11--------------|
|----------------------------------------9h11-------------------------|
|---------------0---------------------0-------------------7-----------|

|-9-9-9-7-9-9-7s5--5---5h7p5--------12s-------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7s5--5---5-----5------12s-------------------------------|
|-------8-----8s6--6h7-6-----6----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------0-------------------------------------|

verse:

E
  On a ceiling
     B                A                      E
On a voice of letters   Let me say, "I wanna leave it again"
E
  Once I saw her
     B                     A                     E
On a piece of weathersaid,   gonna say, "I wanna leave it again"
E                     B
  On a reelin'I wanna wish it all away
      A                                                    E
And I called and I said, that I won't wanna say and I then call out
E
  In the restline
       B
On the leave I've gone by, oh
A                                   E
  I said, "I know and I wear, not a boxer or a bag."

E                   B
Yeah!!! can you see them?
           A
Around the porch, them
               E
But they don't wait
  E
I see them
           B
'Round the front way
      A                              E
And I know and I know, I don't wanna stay

Make me cry...

solo:

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9~~--9-11-11b-11-9h11p9----9---------------------------------|
|--9h11--------------------------11---11p9----9-----------------------|
|------------------------------------------11---9h11p9s7-7h9p7--------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------12br--12br----------------------------------|
|------------------x---x-------------13-11-13p11s9-9-11-11-11-11------|
|------------------x\x/x-----------------------------bend on these----|
|-------7---7---9b--\x/------------------------------four notes-w/----|
|--9--9---9---9-------pick scrape--------------------a whammy bar-----|

|----------------------------------------------14b-12----12-14-12s----|
|------------------12----14~-14p12-14p12-14p12--------14--------------|
|-11p9----9--11s13----13----------------------------------------------|
|------11-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------14-14-14-14p12-------------------slow bend--------------------|
|-11s13-13-13-13-------13p11s9-9-9h11p9----11b------9----9------------|
|---------------------------------------11------------11---11---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----7---9-7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9p7h9s--------------------------------------|
|-7s9---9-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORDS: E B
  A                            E
I see, I don't know if there's something else
E                    B
  On a carmine, on a way
          A                               E
I said a,   "I don't know where there's a boxer or a bag"

E                       B
Aww Yeah!!! Can you see them?
           A
Around the Porch
                     E      E
Yeah, but they don't wait I see them'
                B
Round the front way

      A                              E    B    A   A/G# - A/F# - A/E
And I know and I know, I don't wanna stay   at all
              E    B   A   A/G# - A/F# - A/E
I don't wanna stay

(Here's the tab for this section)
  E    B        A     A/G# A/F#  A/E
|------7--------5-5----5---------------------------------|
|-9-9--7--------5-5----5---------------------------------|
|-9-9--8-let----6-6----6---------------------------------| x2
|-9-9--9--ring--7-7----7---------------------------------|
|-7-7--9--------7-7----7---------------------------------|
|------7--------5-5----4-----2----0----------------------|

              E    B   A   A
I don't wanna stay
              E    B   A   A
I don't wanna stay

preouttro:

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------8-9--9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|
|------------8-8-9--9-9-9-9--6--repeat--------------------------------|
|-8-9--------8-8-9--9-9-9-9--7----------------------------------------|
|-6-7--9-----6---7--7-7-7-7--7----------------------------------------|
|------7---------------------5----------------------------------------|

outtro:

|------------------------7h9p7-------7-------------5---5h7p5----------|
|------------------------------7-------7-7h9p7-------5-------5--------|
|--------9-9h11p9----------------8h9-----------8s6-------------6h7----|
|--------9---------11-------------------------------------------------|
|---9h11--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-o-------------------7-----------------------------------------------|

|-5----------------12s14-14-12---------------------------9p7----------|
|---5-5h7p5---5----12s14-14-12---------------------------7-----5------|
|-----------6------------------13s-----------9--11p9------------------|
|--------------------------------------------9------9-----------------|
|---------------------------------------9h11--------------------------|
|----------------0-------------------0-----------------7--------------|

|-----9s/------7p5-----------------12---------5------------------------|
|-5h7----------5---3-3h5-------12------12---5---5----------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------then repeat the------|
|----------7s5-----------7s0------------------last half of the intro---|
      with 12th fret harm.

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