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The Lyrics To Yellow Ledbetter

If you do a google search for ‘Yellow Ledbetter lyrics’, odds are that you’ll stumble across several similar, yet slightly different versions of the lyrics. This is not uncommon, with a lot of people posting misheard lyrics as the real thing online. In Yellow Ledbetter’s case, however, there is genuine confusion as to what they are.

The song, which often closes always-epic Pearl Jam gigs, was intended to be included on the group’s debut album, Ten, but didn’t make the final cut and was instead released as a B-side to Jeremy. Written by McCready and Vedder, the song didn’t have any lyrics, so Eddie came up with them pretty much on the spot.