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Nirvana: Rape Me
Tuning: Drop "D" (D A D G B E)
Tabbed By: RHCPfan33
Tab Accuracy: 100%

This is one of Nirvana's greatest songs in the world.  Kurt Cobain was a genius to not
only create, like, 11 or 12 hits, but to invent an entire new type of music (grunge)
takes love, determination, and pain.

Intro (clean):

E|---------|----------------------------------|
B|---------|----------------------------------|
G|---------|----------------------------------|     repeat once
D|-x-x-x-x-|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|    / from arrow
A|-x-x-x-x-|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|   / 
D|-x-x-x-x-|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  /
           ^_______R___E___P___E___A___T________/

Verse when Kurt begins to sing (clean):

E|-----------------------------|\
B|-----------------------------| \   play four times but click into
G|-----------5-----------------|  \  distortion after the ---1-
D|---6-0---5---5---1-0-----4---|  /  then stop            -----
A|-------3---------------4---4-| /                        -1---
D|-6-------------1-----4-------|/                

First Chorus (distorted):

E|------------------------------------------|\
B|------------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------------------|  \ play four times except the
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / -444-444- 
A|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /  -444-444- part
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/   -444-444-

Verse after First Chorus (clean):

E|----------------------------------|\
B|----------------------------------| \
G|----------------------------------|  \ play four times but click into 
D|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / distortion on the -4-4- part
A|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /                    -4-4- 
D|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/                     -4-4-

Second Chorus (distortion):

E|------------------------------------------|\
B|------------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------------------|  \ play four times except the
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / -444-444- 
A|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /  -444-444- part
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/   -444-444-

The "my favorite inside source" (distorted) part:

E|-------------------------|\
B|-------------------------| \
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|  \ play four
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-6---6-4-3-2-|  / times
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-6---6-4-3-2-| /
D|-------------6---6-4-3-2-|/

Guitar part before it goes clear again (distorted):

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/13-let-this--|
A|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/13-last-chord|
D|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4/13-ring------|

Verse before Last Chorus and "RAPE ME!" part (clean): 

E|----------------------------------|\
B|----------------------------------| \
G|----------------------------------|  \ play four times but click into 
D|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / distortion on the -4-4- part
A|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /                    -4-4- 
D|-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/                     -4-4-

Last Chorus (distorted):

E|------------------------------------------|\
B|------------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------------------|  \ play four times except the
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / -444-444- 
A|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /  -444-444- part
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/   -444-444-

"RAPE ME!" Part:

E|------------------------------------------|\
B|------------------------------------------| \
G|------------------------------------------|  \ play four times except the
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|  / -444-444- 
A|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx| /  -444-444- part
D|-444-444-6--6-66-x-9-9-xx-1--1-11-x-4-4-xx|/   -444-444-

End on This:

E|---|
B|---|
G|---|
D|-6-|
A|-6-|
D|-6-|

Well there ya go.  Rape Me all wraped up for ya.  Any problems? E-mail me at: riaasucksba11s@yahoo.com
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dumbpunk wrote on April 27 2004, 12:00 am

First off, Kurt did not invent grunge, there were many so called "grunge" bands before NIRVANA. Secondly, grunge is not a type of music, its a label MTV created to classify a general music category that basically consisted of bands coming out of Seattle.

Kurt is a musical genius though and his music deserves much more credit than it gets.

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Swap-Meet wrote on February 26 2006, 01:10 pm

^ Idiot No NIRVANA didn't create grunge, yes there were grunge bands before NIRVANA. A bunch of bands that are considered as grunge weren't from seattle if you want to put it like that, punk and every other sub genre for rock such as punk metal screamo etc.. FUCKING HORRIBLE SHITTY ASS TAB!!!

Kurt is a musical genieous.

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Findinghomer wrote on November 24 2007, 05:21 pm

^ obviously your not, cuz you cant even spell it correctly.

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