Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Given how hip I am now it might be hard for you to believe, but I wasn’t the coolest kid at school. During the grunge era, the cool kids like Nirvana. But I always preferred Pearl Jam (and Eddie Vedder’s later ukulele conversion proved me right).

The riff to Jeremy is very minimal. It’s surprisingly similar to Come Together – using the same notes. I originally tabbed it in the same way (using notes on the C-string at the fifth and seventh frets) but it’s so sparse it needs the C note running through. It’s even worth adding extra picks of the C string to fill out the gaps.

Jeremy Pearl Jam ukulele tab

 

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  1. Rilrod May 26th, 2008 7:04 am

    Right on Woodshed! Pearl Jam are wicked and always have been. Sure, I wasn’t around during the grunge era but I think thats irrelevant. Anyway, thanks for this tab, keep them coming. Maybe you could do evenflow too (hint hint).

  2. heyrenee May 26th, 2008 6:26 pm

    OMG you mind reader! I was just listening to this song the other day and wanting to play it on Uke!

  3. Woodshed May 27th, 2008 5:49 pm

    You’re both welcome. And, Rilrod, I wouldn’t be surprised if that makes its way into the next set of riffs.

  4. ananaa May 29th, 2008 6:30 pm

    what is tuning for this song? i just bought my uke and i am totaly lost with it

  5. L.Bo Marie March 16th, 2010 7:37 pm

    sigh
    I’ve had Pearl Jam stuck in my head for days….

  6. Mike Boldi August 27th, 2011 3:52 am

    I recently started playing Black by PJ comes off on uke very nicely … where can I submit the tabs ? will eddie vedder sue me ?

  7. Woodshed August 27th, 2011 3:36 pm

    Mike: You can email it to me and I’ll put it up in the Uker Tabs section. Yes, he probably will.

  8. Naomi December 3rd, 2011 8:49 pm

    No, Eddie Vedder won’t sue… not his style. I read an interview with him in some Surfer mag where he said he thinks everyone should turn off all the reality crap on the TV and spend their time learning to play the uke instead!

  9. Kjubster February 23rd, 2012 6:45 pm

    Hi, Did you manage to post the Black by PJ song? I really wish, nice site btw.

  10. Seven February 15th, 2013 5:53 am

    I think Darius Rucker- Wagon Wheel would be a pretty rad song on the uku.. Tabs anyone?

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