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Dissident Tab
                      "Dissident" by Pearl Jam
                     Transcribed by Roger Meech

The key to playing most of the rhythm parts is the open G string.
Add it liberally.  Standard tuning.

 |    Symbols
 |
 |   h   - hammer on
 |   p   - pull off
 |   ~   - vibrate note
 |   =   - hold note
 |   /   - slide up
 |      - slide down
 |   X   - string noise
 +-------------------------------------------------------------

Chords:

          E A D G B e
   G:     3 5 5 0 X X
   F#5:   2 4 4 X X X
   Fadd9: 1 3 3 0 X X


Intro:

  Play twice:

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|

  Play twice:

   G                       F#5 Fadd9                  G
e------------------------------------|----------------------|
B---------15--------15---------------|----------------------|
G--14b16===--14b16===---14b16-r14~ --|--14--14b16-r14-12~ --|
D------------------------------------|----------------------|
A------------------------------------|----------------------|
E------------------------------------|----------------------|


Verse Riff:

e-------------------------------3---3------3-----3-----------------|
B--1-----1------------------3---3-3-3---6--5--3--5---3--3----3-0X--|
G--0-------0----------------3---3-3-3---3--3--3--3---3--5----5-0X--|
D--0h2-------0h2--2h3--3/5--5---5-5-5---5--5--5--5------5----5-----|
A--3------------------------3---3-3-3---3--3--3--3------3----3-----|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------3---3------------------------|
B--1------------------------3---3-3-3---6--3--5---3---3--5--|
G--0-----0------------------3---3-3-3---3--3--3---5---5--5--|
D--0h2---2---0h2--2h3--3/5--5---5-5-5---5--5--5---5---5--5--|
A--3------------------------3---3-3-3---3--3--3---3----------|
E------------------------------------------------------------|

Fill at end of Verse Riff:
 
    e-----------------|
    B---6--3--5-------|
    G------------5~ --|
    D-----------------|
    A-----------------|
    E-----------------|


Verse 1 (with Verse Riff):

   "She nursed him there overnight
   Wasn't so sure she wanted him to stay
   What to say, what to say
   Soon she was down, soon he was low
   At a quarter past, holy no
   She had to turn around"

Chorus 1: 

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
                            "When she couldn't hold"
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
   "She folded"            "A dissident is here"
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|

   G            F#5 Fadd9                       G
   "Escape is never"       "the safest path" 
e-------------------------|---------------------------|
B--15b17----15b17--r15~ --|--15b17---15b17-r15--------|
G-------------------------|---------------------12~ --|
D-------------------------|---------------------------|
A-------------------------|---------------------------|
E-------------------------|---------------------------|

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
   "A dissident"           "A dissident is here"
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|


Verse 2 (with Verse Riff):

   "And to this day she's glided on
   Always home but so far away
   Like a word misplaced, nothing said, what a waste
   When she had contact with the conflict
   There was meaning but she sold him to the state
   She had to turn around"


Chorus 2:

   "When she couldn't hold, she folded
   A dissident is here
   Escape is never the safest path
   A dissident, a dissident is here"

   Repeat 4 times:

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|


Bridge:

   Repeat 4 times:

e-------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------8--------------8----------8--------|
G--0---0---0---0---0---0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0--0---0-0-0--|
D--5/------3/------5------------------------------------------|
A--5/------1/------3------------------------------------------|
E--3/---------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 3:

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
                            "When she couldn't hold"
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
   "She folded"            "A dissident is here"
e-----------------------------|-----------------------|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------|
 
   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
   "Escape is never"          "The safest path" 
e-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------|------------------------15b17-15~ -|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --------------|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   G             F#5 Fadd9                              G 
   "A dissident"               "A dissident is here"
e----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B--15b17--15b17-r15----------------|--15b17--15b17-r15------------------|
G--------------------12~ --h14p12--|--------------------12~ --------12--|
D----------------------------------|--------------------------12h14-----|
A----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------|------------------------------------|

   G               F#5 Fadd9                    G
   "Couldn't hold"            "No she couldn't hold"
e-----------------------------|------------------------15b17-15~ -|
B-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --|--14--14b16-r14--12~ --------------|
D-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------|-----------------------------------|

   G               F#5 Fadd9                                     G
   "She folded"                            "A dissident is here"
e---------------------------------------------|----------------------- 
B---------------------------------------------|----------------------- 
G--14b16--14b16r14--12--14~ --------12-14p12--|--14--14b16-r14--12~ -- 
D-----------------------------12-14-----------|----------------------- 
A---------------------------------------------|----------------------- 
E---------------------------------------------|----------------------- 

   G                              F#5 Fadd9                           
                     "Escape is never"                "The safest path"
e-------------------|------------------------------|---------------------
B------15----15-----|-15h17~ --15----15h17~ --15~ -|-----15h17~ --15-----
G--/16----16----16--|-------------16---------------|--16-------------16--
D-------------------|------------------------------|---------------------
A-------------------|------------------------------|---------------------
E-------------------|------------------------------|---------------------

   G                          F#5 Fadd9                           G 
                     "A dissident, a dissident is here"         
e--------------------|-15~ ------15~ --15--------|---------------------|
B--15h17~ --15~ --17-|-------17-----------15h17--|-15h17p15------------|
G--------------------|---------------------------|----------1614-12~ -|
D--------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
A--------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
E--------------------|---------------------------|---------------------|


e---8-------|
B---8----8--|
G---5----7--|
D---5----5--|
A-----------|
E-----------|

---
+------------------------------------------------------+
| Roger Meech   |  rmeec@hcsd.hac.com  |  meech@sfu.ca |
+------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
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About the artist behind Dissident Tab:

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), Jeff Ament (bass guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar), and Mike McCready (lead guitar). The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron, formerly of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998.

Formed after the demise of Ament and Gossard's previous band Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album Ten. One of the key bands of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Pearl Jam was criticized early on—most notably by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain—as being a corporate cash-in on the alternative rock explosion. However, over the course of the band's career its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices; including refusing to make music videos and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having "spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame."[1]

Since its inception, the band has sold 30 million records in the U.S.,[2] and an estimated 60 million albums worldwide.[3][4] Pearl Jam has outlasted many of its contemporaries from the alternative rock breakthrough of the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade,[5] and "the most popular American rock & roll band of the '90s".[6]

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