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27/3/02 Updated: 06/12/03
Artist: Nirvana
Title: Heart Shaped Box
Album: In Utero
Tabbed by: Luke Tebbutt 
Email: Musicboffin@aol.com 
Website: http://www.musicboffin.net
Tuning: Drop D then down a semitone (eg Db, Ab, Db etc.)

Well, after getting fed up with the crap transcriptions 
about, I have finally got round to tabbing it all out 
properly.  This is a great song, very simple, but good.  
I have tabbed this on an acoustic, so there may be a few 
errors, but I'll let you sort them out if they bother you 
that much.  There are 2 guitars in this song, I'm just 
tabbing one out, but its not hard for the second one (I'm 
just lazy!)  Enjoy...

Here we go!

Into (Clean):

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------7------------------3---------------|
Ab|------7-----7------------3-----3------------|
Db|---7------------------3---------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------0-----0----------------------------|
Ab|------0-----0------0------------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------7------------------3---------------|
Ab|------7-----7------------3-----3------------|
Db|---7------------------3---------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-------3/4-----4--------0-------------------|
Ab|------------3-----3-3-----------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|


Verse (Clean):

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------7------------------3---------------|
Ab|------7-----7------------3-----3------------|
Db|---7------------------3---------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------0-----0----------------------------|
Ab|------0-----0------0------------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|---------7------------------3---------------|
Ab|------7-----7------------3-----3------------|
Db|---7------------------3---------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-------3/4-----4--------0-------------------|
Ab|------------3-----3-3-----------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|  x 4

(it varies each time from:

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-------3/4-----4--------0-------------------|
Ab|------------3-----3-3-----------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|  

To:

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-------4--4--4--4-------0-------------------|
Ab|-------------------3-3----------------------|
Db|---0----------------------------------------|   

Chorus (Distortion):

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------3b4--------------------3b4|
Db|---7--7--9b10--3--3-------0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
Ab|---7--7--------3--3-------0--0--0--0--0--0-----|
Db|---7--7--------3--3-------0--0--0--0--0--0-----|  x 4

Then to: 

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------3b4--------------------|
Db|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--------------------------|
Ab|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--------------------------|
Db|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--------------------------|  

eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0---4--4--4--4-------0-----|
Ab|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--------------3--3--------|
Db|---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--------------------------|  


Verse
Chorus (x 6 this time)
Solo:

eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------10b11b10------8b9b8------6b7b6--------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------7-5-4-------|
Db|-7--7------------5--5--------3--3--------------7--7-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------7--7-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------7--7-|  

Verse
Chorus (x 6)
Chorus ending first line played 4 times followed by second 
line 

End with some feedback and a slide  (just listen to the cd).

Lyrics:

She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your Heart-Shaped box for weeks
I was drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn back
Hey
Wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey
Wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your prieless advice
Hey
Wait
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Well, there it is.  1 Guitar part and lyrics.  If you want the second part, tab 
it yourself or buy the In Utero book.  

Enjoy and goto:

http://www.musicboffin.net
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big.al.brown 10 Jan 29, 2004 07:00 PM

NNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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killed yr idols 70 Sep 23, 2004 08:00 PM

oh man... maybe next year but close

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Scifischizo4 10 Feb 23, 2006 06:59 PM

wrong. please see versions 1 and 2 for things that are pretty close. (at least all on the right frets/strings)

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