Eddie Vedder – Goodbye

Eddie Vedder – Goodbye (Chords)(PDF)

Having done one of Vedder’s mandolin songs, it’s about time I had a go at one of his uke songs, Goodbye from the soundtrack to A Brokedown Melody (pleasingly from Woodshed Films).

The tuning is a bit of a nightmare. Vedder has his uke tuned down about three quarters of a step. If you want to play along with the original, you’ll have to tune your uke to the song itself. The chord names are written up in their standard tuning names to avoid confusion (hopefully).

It has to be said, the playing is a little shoddy in places. But there are some interesting chord moves in the song, particularly how he plays around with the Bb chord. And where did that B9 chord come from?

Requested by Patrick

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  1. Iain October 14th, 2008 8:23 pm

    Wow, that’s a nice tune.

  2. Woodshed October 14th, 2008 10:14 pm

    Iain: It is a nice tune. It took me a few listens to get into it, but now I really like it.

  3. Patrick October 14th, 2008 11:18 pm

    Hey thanks a lot! :)

  4. LonnaB October 15th, 2008 1:02 pm

    This is a really pretty song- thanks for getting this one out there.

  5. Woodshed October 16th, 2008 10:06 pm

    Patrick: You’re welcome.

    Lonna: I like it more each time I here it. Still wish he’d tune his uke though.

  6. Zac P March 29th, 2009 11:16 pm

    Excellent tab! Thanks for the jumpstart on this song. For the second part where he says “I dont know where you are tonight” I usually play a C7 bar chord to a Eb bar chord.

  7. Zac P March 29th, 2009 11:17 pm

    Eb 7 bar chord!

  8. Woodshed March 30th, 2009 6:43 pm

    Thanks, Zac.

  9. Jazz August 1st, 2009 8:04 am

    Can anyone reporst this tab? I love this song but the server keeps returning an error for me! Thanks!

  10. Woodshed August 1st, 2009 9:50 am

    Jazz: The download seems to be working fine for me.

  11. Jesrah October 16th, 2010 10:27 pm

    This really is beautiful! The playing’s rough, but I feel like it fits. What strumming, in general, would you recommend for this?

  12. Woodshed October 17th, 2010 9:29 am

    Jesrah: Try d – d – – u d u

  13. LedVedder October 20th, 2010 3:41 am

    I was just going through this song and it sounds fantastic! Thanks! I was listening to a bootleg of Eddie playing this song in his solo tour from 08 and 09 and he plays it in standard GCEA tuning if that is easier for everyone out there. Thanks again!!

  14. Woodshed October 22nd, 2010 7:22 pm

    LedVedder: Thanks for the info.

  15. Kent February 13th, 2011 6:25 pm

    off the hook! this should be in the nightmare section for difficulty, no?

  16. Camilo May 13th, 2011 2:23 am

    Here comes a video teaching how to play Satellite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iroy_mP9UJA

  17. Arnold June 6th, 2011 12:55 pm

    The song I like the most off the newest album is Broken Heart.
    But there’s no tab around on the internet.
    Otherwise a request for this website.

  18. Woodshed June 7th, 2011 12:29 am

    Arnold: There’s a tab book coming out so I won’t be doing any more from the album.

  19. Miguel January 7th, 2012 2:04 pm

    Please, you have to make “Sleepless Nights” from the Ukulele Songs album. There already some versions from the old versions, but i guess that one from this one would be perfect!

    Congrats on your work ;)

  20. Woodshed January 7th, 2012 6:35 pm

    Miguel: Sorry, I’m not doing any more from the album since he released a tab book.

  21. Matt February 29th, 2012 7:45 pm

    I really appreciate this website, and love how you put the chords together on a PDF. I’m dying to get my hands on the chords for “More Than You Know.” It is the 4th song on his ukulele album. Do you think you guys could put that together for me?

  22. Woodshed March 2nd, 2012 11:51 am

    Matt: Sorry, I’m not doing any more after he released his chord book.

  23. Chris December 29th, 2012 5:39 pm

    :( songbook is out of reach for most people and was far too limited in runs to make it out to the masses.

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