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Chris Cornell - "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Tuning - Standard
tabbed by jjhand

This song has simple chords strummed on acoustic throughout but some 
percussive strums are added. See a video of the song on youtube to 
get an idea (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuUDRU9-HRk). 
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Main Riff (Intro/Verses)
   C                         G/B
e|-0----0--0-0-0-----0--0--|-3----3--3-3-3-3----3--3--|
B|-1----1--1-1-1-----1--1--|-0----0--0-0-0-0----0--0--|
G|-0----0--0-0-0-----0--0--|-0----0--0-0-0-0----0--0--|
D|-2----2--2-2-2-2h3-2--2--|-0----0--0-0-0-0----0--0--|
A|-3----3--3-3-3-----3--3--|-2----2--2-2-2-2----2--2--|
E|-------------------------|--------------------------|

   Am                        C               G
e|-0----0--0-0-0-0---0--0--|-0---0-0---------3---3-3-3---3---|
B|-1----1--1-1-1-1---1--1--|-1---1-1---------0---0-0-0---0---|
G|-2----2--2-2-2-2---2--2--|-0---0-0---------0---0-0-0---0---|
D|-2----2--2-2-2-2---2--2--|-2---2-2-3---2---0---0-0-0---0---|
A|-0----0--0-0-0-0---0--0--|-3---3-3-3---3---2---2-2-2---2---|
E|-------------------------|-----------------3---3-3-3---3---|


Prechorus Bar: the C -> G bar is replaced by:
e|-0-------0-------0-------0-0--------|
B|-0-------0-------0-------0-0--------|
G|-1---x-x-1---x-x-1---x-x-1-1-x-x----|
D|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-x-x----|
A|-2---x-x-2---x-x-2---x-x-2-2-x-x----|
E|-0-------0-------0-------0-0--------|


Chorus
   Bb               F                       G/B        
e|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|    --3-----3--3-------3-3-3--|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|    --0-----0--0-------0-0-0--|
G|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--2---2-2-2-2-2-2--|    --0-----0--0-------0-0-0--|
D|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|    --0-----0--0-------0-0-0--|
A|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|    --2-----2--2-------2-2-2--|
E|------------------1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|    --------------------------|
   play 2x                                  Last Bar



Verse 2 - Main Riff again, but at 2:12 the C -> G bar is replaced with:
   F                 F7
e|-1-----1---1-1-1---1-1-1-1-------|
B|-1-----1---1-1-1---4-4-4-4--x-x--|  
G|-2-----2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2--x-x--|   
D|-3-----3---3-3-3---1-1-1-1--x-x--|  shift pinky from D string to B string
A|-3-----3---3-3-3---3-3-3-3--x-x--|  to change chords smoothly
E|-1-----1---1-1-1---1-1-1-1-------|



Play Main riff again until 2:43, where prechorus bar plays again


Chorus 2 - slightly different

   Bb               F                  Am           G 
e|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|-0----0-0---0-3----3-3-3-3-|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|-1----1-1---1-0----0-0-0-0-|
G|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--2---2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2----2-2---2-0----0-0-0-0-|
D|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|-2----2-2---2-0----0-0-0-0-|
A|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|-0----0-0---0-2----2-2-2-2-|
E|------------------1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|--------------3----3-3-3-3-|

   G
e|-3----3-3----3-3-3-3----3-3-3--|
B|-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0--|
G|-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0--|
D|-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0-0--|
A|-2----2-2----2-2-2-2----2-2-2--|
E|-3----3-3----3-3-3-3----3-3-3--|



Solo Section - 

Play Main Riff 2x, with prechorus bar on 2nd time

e|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|-0----0-0---0-3----3-3-3-3-|
B|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|-1----1-1---1-0----0-0-0-0-|
G|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--2---2-2-2-2-2-2--|-2----2-2---2-0----0-0-0-0-|
D|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|-2----2-2---2-0----0-0-0-0-|
A|-1---1-1-1-1-1-1--3---3-3-3-3-3-3--|-0----0-0---0-2----2-2-2-2-|
E|------------------1---1-1-1-1-1-1--|--------------3----3-3-3-3-|
 
e|-0-------0-----------------|--3--------------
B|-0-------0-----------------|--0--------------
G|-1---x-x-1--------x-x-x----|--0--------------
D|-2---x-x-2--------x-x-x----|--0--------------
A|-2---x-x-2--------x-x-x----|--2--------------
E|-0-------0-----------------|--3--------------


Play Verse Again (like 1st verse)

Play Chorus 2 again, twice through


Ending
e|-0--------------------0-0-|--3--------------
B|-0--------------------0-0-|--0--------------
G|-1---x-x------x-x-x-x-1-1-|--0--------------
D|-2---x-x------x-x-x-x-2-2-|--0--------------
A|-2---x-x------x-x-x-x-2-2-|--2--------------
E|-0--------------------0-0-|--3--------------


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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