Eddie Vedder – Soon Forget

“Soon Forget” by Pearl Jam

This is work I stole from ‘http://www.alligatorboogaloo.com/uke/tabs/050526.html’ and revised.

Sounds just about right, a few inconsistency here and there.

Comments and revisions most welcome.

Note: it is played half a step down, i.e. ‘C’ becomes ‘B’

[C]Sorry is the fool who trades his soul [F] for a Corvette
[D7]Thinks he’ll get the girl, he’ll only [E7] get the mechanic
[A7]What’s missing? He’s living [F]a day he’ll soon for[G]get

[mute the strings and strum the rythym quickly]

[F] That’s one more time around, [G7]the sun is going down
[E7]The moon is out, but he’s drunk and shouting, [A7]putting people down
[F]He’s pissing, [G7]he’s living a day he’ll soon forget [C] [F] [C]

[G7]Counts his money every [F]morning,[G7]the only thing that keeps him [F]horny
[G7]Locked in a giant house, that’s [F]alarming
[Fm]The townsfolk, they all laugh [G]

[muted strings strumming]

[C]Sorry is the fool who trades his love [F]for high-rise rent
[D7]Seems the more you make equals the loneliness you [E7]get
[A7]And it’s fitting, he’s barely living [F]a day he’ll soon for[G]get

[muted strings strumming]

[F]That’s one more time around, [G7]and there is not a sound
He’s [E7]lying dead, clutching Benjamins, never [A7]put the money down
[F]He’s stiffening, we’re all [G7]whistling, a man we’ll soon for[C]get

(do the quickly C to F strum)



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  1. Mark MacDonald July 30th, 2009 1:09 am

    Hey, this tab looks and sounds great. The one chord that sounds funny is the second F chord in the song, where Eddie sings “He’s living a day he’ll soon forget”. For that one F chord at least, it should be an Fm (minor) chord. Other than that, spot on my friend.

  2. Skyla Rayne April 20th, 2010 12:46 am

    thanks alot, this really helped. You did a fantastic job :)

  3. petronio78 August 9th, 2010 1:12 pm

    great site, great song (the greatest band), great job!!!

  4. LedVedder September 18th, 2010 11:10 pm

    Great work! Thanks a lot!!!

  5. James McDaniel March 3rd, 2011 4:56 am

    I agree with Mark, above. Also in the last verse though, same thing with the Fm instead of F.

    Great work!

  6. Tyler August 17th, 2011 12:43 am

    Can someone please post the strum patter of this song? I’d really like to learn how to play it, but still can’t figure it out. Thanks!

  7. Katie August 18th, 2011 3:32 pm

    strum pattern- dduudu

  8. mario September 22nd, 2011 1:45 am

    thank you very much… this is awsome, sounds exactly the same, i seen others but this one hits the nail in the head.

    muchas gracias, love this song

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  10. Anthony September 12th, 2012 2:52 am

    I think this is a good view of Eddie Playing this song. It’s is a good view to kind of observe the strum pattern and how he goes about the song.

  11. Anthony September 12th, 2012 2:52 am

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