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Soon Forget

Pearl Jam


Capo 4

Each chord gets two measures unless otherwise noted.


Main Strum:

Simple Strum (Bridge and []):

    >       >

B   D   D U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

    >       >

B   D   B   D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

E7 Riff:

G Riff:


B   D   M U M U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

G           C/G

    >       >

B   D   D U D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Intro: / G - - - / x4


G                                 C

Sorry is the fool who trades his soul for a Corvette

A7                                    B7

Thinks he'll get the girl he'll only get the mechanic

        E7 (4 w/E7 Riff)      [Cm]               D (break)

What's missing? He's living a day he'll soon forget


       C                    D7

That's one more time around    The sun is going down

     B7                                       E7

The moon is out but he's drunk and shouting  Putting people down

      [Am]         [D7]                        G (4, w/G riff)

He's pissing. He's living a day he'll soon forget



D7                        C

  Counts his money every morning

D7                              C

   The only thing that keeps him horny

D7                                 C

  Locked in a giant house that's alarming

     Cm                 D (break)

The townsfolk they all laugh


G                                 C

Sorry is the fool who trades his love for hi-rise rent

A7                                 B7

Seem the more you make equals the loneliness you get

          E7 (4 w/E7 Riff)            [Cm]              D (break)

And it's fitting He's barely living a day he'll soon forget


       C                    D7

That's one more time around   and there is not a sound

      B7                                    E7

He's lying dead clutching Benjamins   never   put the money down

      [Am]                    D7 (hold, fermata)

He's stiffening   We're all whistling  a man we'll soon

    G (3, w/G riff)



End on G

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.