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The Black Album:
NIRVANA



Contents:

1.you know youre right
2.about a girl
3.been a son
4.slive
5.smells like teen spirit
6.come as you are
7.lithium
8.in bloom
9.heart shaped box
10.pennyroal tea
11.rape me
12.dumb
13.all apologies
14.the man who sold the world



You Know You're Right:


G:-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:4----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A:4-5-7-----7-5-7-----7----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-
E:------0-0-------0-0----------------------------===---------------------------


G:------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D:------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A:-5-7-----7-----------5-7-----7--------/10-10-10-10----5-7-----7---------------
E:-----0-0---3-3-3-3-3------0-0---3-3-3---------------0-0-----/5-5-5-5-5-5-5----


G:--------------------------
D:--------------------------
A:-5-7-----7----------------
E:-----0-0---5-5-5-5-5-5-5--

 
"About A Girl"

Intro
 
G|-----------------------------|
D|*---------------------------*|
A|*---------------------------*|
E|--0-0-0-3-3-3-0-0-0-3-3-3-3--|
 
Verses:
 
G|---------------------------|
D|*-----------------5-5-5-5-*|
A|*-------------5/7---------*|
E|--0-0-0-3-3-3--------------|
 
Chorus:
 
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-----------------------|
A|-4-4-4-----------------4-4-4-----------------------7-7-7---3-3-3-3-|
E|-------4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-------4-4-4-----------0-0-0-------5---------|




Been A Son

Verse riff
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|5--5-5-3-2-0-5--5-5-5-3-2-0--|
E|-----------------------------|                                     

Chorus riff
G|------------------------------|
D|---5--3-3-3-0-2-0-2-----------|
A|--------------------3-3-2-0---|
E|3---------------------------4-|




 Sliver: 
                 
This is played through the whole song.

G-----------------------------|---------------------------|
D-----------------------------|---------------------------|
A--3--3-3--------3--3-0-----2-|-3--3-3-------3--1-0-----2-|
E---------1--1-1--------3-5---|-------1--1-1--------3-5---|



SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A---------1-1-1-----------4-4-4-0
E-1-1-1---------3-4-4-4----------

REPEATED THROUGH WHOLE SONG






Come as You are

Verse

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------

Chorus

G-------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5

Verse

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------

Bridge

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
E--------------------------------

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------



Lithium


no bass until the 2nd first verse.

Bass comes in at the first chorus:

G----------------------------------------------------------|
D------------7----5-5-5----5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-----------------|
A-------4----------------7-----------------2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|
E--0--0----0----0------------------------------------------|

Then, the second (and third) verse:

G-----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------7--7-7-9-9-9-9-----------------|
A--7--7-6--6-4--4---------------------2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|
E-----------------5--5--------------------------------|

The last time you play the above (last one before the chorus):

G------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------7-------5-------------------| 
A--7--7-6--6-4--4------5-5---5-3-3---3-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|
E-----------------5--5---------------------------------|

Play the chorus again, then the _other chorus_:

G------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------5-7--7-7-5---5--------------------|
A---------3--3-3-----3-5-7------------7---7--7-5-3-0-3-0-3-5-|
E--5--5-5--------5-5-----------------------------------------|

The bridge part, going into the third verse of ending the song:

G---------------------------------||---|
D---------------------------------||---|
A--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0------||---|
E----------------------------0-3--||-0-|
                                     ^
                                 End of song only.

Oh, and one time, the very last repetition of the _other chorus_ part
during the second time its played, there is a variation that goes like
this:

G----------------------------------------------5-------------|
D--------------------------5--7--7-7-5---5-7-7---7-5---------| 
A---------3--3-3-----3-5-7-------------7-------------7-6-5-3-|
G--5--5-5--------5-5-----------------------------------------| 
Then go into the above bridge part.



IN BLOOM

Intro:

G-----------------|--------------||
D*-8\-------------|-------------*||
A*---1--1-1-------|-------------*||
E------------/3---|-1--0-1-0-4---||

Verse:

G---------------|--------------|--------------|------------------||
D*--------------|--------------|-1-1-1-1-1--1-|-----------------*||
A*-1-1-1-1-1--1-|--------------|--------------|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-*||
E---------------|-2-2-2-2-2--2-|--------------|------------------||

Chorus:

G------------------------|---------------------------||
D*-----------------------|----5---------------------*||
A*-3--1-3-1-3------------|-3---1-3-1-2--------------*||
E-------------3--0-1-2-3-|-------------3--0-3-0-3-0--||

Then, the bridge:

G----------8----8\-|-----------8----8\--||
D*--------------8\-|----------------8\-*||
A*-----------------|-------------------*||
E--8-8-8-8-9-------|-1/8-8-8-8-9--------||



Come as You are

Verse

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------

Chorus

G-------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5

Verse

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------

Bridge

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A--------------------------------
E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5

G--------------------------------
D--------------------------------
A-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
E--------------------------------

G-------------------------------
D--------7---7-----------9-----9
A-7-8-9--9---9-9-8-7---7-7------
E-------------------------------




"Heart Shaped Box" 

"Dropped D" + 1/2 step down  (Db,Ab,Db,Gb)

     Rest 4 measures    1st,2nd,3rd verses
                          A           F5
G:-----|----|----|----||--------------------------|
D:4----|----|----|----||o-------------------------|
A:4----|----|----|----||o-------------------------|
D:-----|----|----|----||--7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3/-|
                          She eyes me...
                          I've been drawn...



   D5                               A            F5
G:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
D:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
A:---------5-------5-------5-------|-------------------------|
D:-0--------------------------(5)/-|-7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3/-|





   D7                                A           F5
G:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
D:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
A:---------5-------5-------5-------|-------------------------|
D:-0--------------------------(5)/-|-7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3/-|





   D5                                A           F5
G:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
D:---------------------------------|-------------------------|
A:---------5-------5-------5-------|-------------------------|
D:-0--------------------------(5)/-|-7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3/-|



   _____________________________   ____________________________
  / 1.                            / 2.
   D7                              D7
G:------------------------------||------------------------------||
D:-----------------------------o||------------------------------||
A:---------5-----5-------------o||---------5-------5--5--5------||
D:-0----------7-----7-------5/--||-0---/--------------------7-7-||



  Chorus                                                     

    A5          F5              D7
G:----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D:o---------------------------|-----------------------------|
A:o------8b(9)--------3b(4)b3-|---------5-------5\----3-----|
D:--7--7--------3--3----------|-0-0-0-0------------5-----5--|

         Hey           Wait...

                                   ____________________________
                                 / 1.,2.
   A5             F5              D7
G:------------------------------|------------------------------||
D:------------------------------|-----------------------------o||
A:-------8b(9)b8--------3b(4)b3-|--------5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----o||
D:-7--7-----------3--3----------|-0--0-0-------------------5---||



   ________________________
  / 3.
   D7                         F                          D7
G:--------------------------|--------------------------|----------------|
D:--------------------------|--------------------------|-------7--------|
A:--------5-----5--5--5--5--|--------------------------|-------5--------|
D:-0--0-0----0--------------|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3/-----|-0--------------|



                                              

   F
G:--------------------------|----------------|
D:--------------------------|-------7--------|
A:--------------------------|-------5--------|
D:-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--/---|-0--------------|


Now repeat the verses again for verse 2, but instead of taking the chorus again, play this:

     (Repeat 3 times)
      A5             F5               D7
G:||--------------------------------|----------------------------|
D:||o-------------------------------|----------------------------|
A:||o-------8b(9)b8--------3b(4)b3--|---------5------5\----3-----|
D:||--7--7-----------3--3-----------|-0-0-0-0-----------5-----5--|

            Hey            Wait...



   A5             F5               D7
G:-------------------------------|-----------------------------||
D:-------------------------------|----------------------------o||
A:-------8b(9)b8--------3b(4)b3--|---------5------5\----3-----o||
D:-5--5-----------3--3-----------|-0-0-0-0-----------5-----5---||



                                                        

    F                          D7
G:---------------------------|-----------------------|||
D:o--------------------------|-7--------------------o|||
A:o--------------------------|-5--------------------o|||
D:--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-/----|-0---------------------|||



Guitar solo time!  During this part, play the first four bars of the chorus,
then end with this: 

   A           F5            D5                  A           F5
G:-------------------------|-------------------|-------------------------|
D:-------------------------|----0--------------|-------------------------|
A:-------------------------|-0-----------------|-------------------------|
D:-7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3/-|----------------5/-|-7--7--7--7\-3--3--3--3--|



                             
                             

G:-------------------------||
D:-0-----0-----0-----0-----||
A:----0-----0-----0-----0--||
D:-------------------------||


Near the end already!  Now just go back and play verse 3, then play the chorus as written,
but on the third repeat of the chorus play only the first three bars (don't play the 3rd
ending!!) Instead, jump to the following and play to the end:

                              (play 3 times)
   D7                           F                          D7
G:--------------------------||---------------------------|------------------|
D:--------------------------||o--------------------------|-------7---------o|
A:--------5--5--5--5--5-----||o--------------------------|-------5---------o|
D:-0--0-0----------------5--||--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--/---|-0----------------|



                                                

    F5                         D7
G:|--------------------------|---------------|||
D:|--------------------------|---------------|||
A:|--------------------------|---------------|||
D:|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3------|-0-------------|||





Pennyroyal Tea

Verse
G-----------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------
E-5--5-555-5--5-5--55-3--3-333-3--3-3--333

Chorus
G-----------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------
A-3--33333/55555555111111111010102/3------
E-----------------------------------------



Rape me:


 START PLAYING WHEN THE GUITAR HIT'S DISTORTION

G-------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------
A-0--0--0-0-0-3-3-3-------------------------
E-------------------0--0--0-0-0-3-3-3-------

CHORUS
G-1-1--4-4-----------------------------------
D----------1-1--4-4--------------------------
A--------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------




DUMB:

VERSE
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------------|----------------------|
-----------------333-0|----------------333-0|
--00-555-0-33-------|--00-555-0-33-------|

CHORUS                        x4
-------------|-------------|
-------------|-------------|
-------------|-------------|
--0-00-000-|--3-33-333-|

MIDDLE                     x3
------------------------|-------------|
------------------------|-------------|
-2-22-222-|-3-33-333-|-22222--3-|
------------------------| ------------|

Back To verse



"All Apologies" by Nirvana
Bass Tab

Dropped D + 1/2 step down tuning (Db,Ab,Db,Gb)

      Rest 3 measures
G:------|-----|-----|-----------7---|-------------------|-----------------|
D:4-----|-----|-----|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A:4-----|-----|-----|---------------|-5-----5---5-5-5-5-|-5-----5-----5---|
D:------|-----|-----|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|


                        Verses
                        _______________________________   
                       /Rhythm Fig. 1                  \
                        D                           D7
G:---------|---------||-----------------|-----------7---||
D:---o-/---|---o-/---||-----------------|---------------||
A:----/-o--|----/-o--||-5-----5---------|-5-----5-------||
D:---------|---------||-----------------|---------------||
                        What else...

Play Rhythm Fig 1 a total of 8 times for the whole verse.


   Chorus


G:-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D:-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
A:-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
D:-5p(3)-5---5-3---3-|-5p(3)-5-5-5-2-3-3-|-5---5-5---3-5-5-|
             In the sun...





G:-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
D:-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
A:-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
D:-5-3-5-3-5-2-3---|5---5---5-2-3-3-|-5-3-5-3-5p(2)-3-5-|






G:---________________---------------|--_________________----------------||
D:--/--------------|-\--------------|-/---------------|-\---------------||
A:-0---------------|(0)-------------|-0---------------|(0)--------------||
D:-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||

Easy so far!  Now just repeat back to the verses for verse 2 (Rhythm Fig 1 eight times).
Then play the chorus.  Finally, play the outro:

                                        _________________________________
  Outro                                / Rhythm Fig.2                    \

G:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D:-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A:-5-5---5---5-7---|-5------5---5-7---|-5-5---5---5-7---|-5-5---5----5-7--|
D:---------------7-|----------------7-|---------------7-|----------------7|
   All in all...


                                          
    Play Rhythm Fig 2 eight more times

G:-------------------------------------||
D:-------------------------------------||
A:-------------------------------------||
D:-------------------------------------||



                                          _______________
                                         / Rhythm Fig 3  \

G:||------------------|------------------||-----------------|
D:||o---________________----------------o||-----------------|
A:||o--/--------------|-\---------------o||-5-5---5---5---5-|
D:||--0---------------|(0)---------------||-----------------|



                                                
   Play Rhytm Fig 3 17 more times, then fade

G:-------------------------------------------|||
D:-------------------------------------------|||
A:-------------------------------------------|||
D:-------------------------------------------|||




The Man Who Sold the World




|-----------|---0---------|----------------------|---------------------|
|-----------|-------------|--3--3--3-----------2-|-3--3--3-----3--2--1-|
|-----------|-------------|-----------3--3--3----|----------3----------|
|-----------|-------------|----------------------|---------------------|
                                                                        
                          Verses                                        
|----------|------------|-------------------|--------------------------|
|--0-------|------------|-----------7-------|--------------------------|
|----------|------------|--------7-----7--7-|--------------------------|
|----------|-----0------|--5--5-------------|--5----5--5--4--5--7------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|-----------------------|---------------------|------------------------|
|--------7---------7----|-------------5--3----|----7-------------------|
|-5---5---------5-----5-|-5--5--5--5--------7-|-------7----------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------|-5-------------5--5--5--|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|---------------------|--------5-----------|---------------------------|
|----------------5--4-|-3---3------3--3--3-|--3--3--3----5--3--0-------|
|---------------------|--------------------|---------------------------|
|-5----5--5---5-------|--------------------|---------------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|----------------------|----------------------|------------------------|
|----------5-----------|----------------------|------------------------|
|-3----3-------3--0--3-|--3---3--3----5--3--0-|----7------------7------|
|----------------------|----------------------|-5-----5------5-----5---|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|-------------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------|----------7--------7-|-----------7----------------------|
|----------7--|--5----5-------5-----|--5----5-----------5--5--5--------|
|--5---5------|---------------------|----------------------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
Chorus
|----------------2--3--5-|----------------2--3--5-|----------------2--3--5|
|-------2--3--5----------|-------2--3--5----------|-------2--3--5---------|
|-3--5-------------------|-3--5-------------------|-3--5------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|------------------------|-------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------0--2--3-|-------3-----|----------------0--2--3--------|
|-------0--1--3----------|-4--4-----4--|-------0--1--3-----------------|
|-1--3-------------------|-------------|-1--3--------------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|-----------------2--3--5-|------------------------|-------------------|
|--------2--3--5----------|----------------0--2--3-|---------3---------|
|--3--5-------------------|-------0--1--3----------|-4----4-----4------|
|-------------------------|-1--3-------------------|-------------------|


|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|----7----------|-------------------|------7----------|----------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|---------------|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
              Who  knows...
|--7-------7--7----|-----------------2--3--5-|-------------------------|
|------7-----------|--------2--3--5----------|----------------0--2--3--|
|----------------0-|--3--5-------------------|-------0--1--3-----------|
|------------------|-------------------------|-1--3--------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|-----------------|----------------2--3--5-|---------------------------|
|---------3-------|-------2--3--5----------|----------------0--2--3----|
|-4----4-------4--|-3--5-------------------|-------0--1--3-------------|
|-----------------|------------------------|-1--3----------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|-----------------|-------------|-----------|-----7----|-----7--7------|
|----------3------|-7-----------|-----------|----------|--7------------|
|-4-----4-------4-|-------------|-----------|----------|---------------|
|-----------------|-------------|-----------|----------|------------0--|
                                                                        
                                                                        
||----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
||o--3-----3----------2-|-3-----3-------3--2--1-|-0--0--0--------------|
||o-----3-----3----3----|----3-----3------------|----------0----0---4--|
||----------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|------------------------|-----------------------|----------2----------|
|--0--0--0-------0-------|----------2------------|---------------------|
|-----------0-------4--2-|-0--0--0-------0--0--0-|-0--0--0-----0--2--4-|
|------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------|
                                                                        
                        1.2.                       3.                   
|---------------------|----------------------||------------------------|
|-0--0--0-------------|--0--0--0-------0--2-o||-0--0--0-----------0--2-|
|----------0----0---4-|-------------0-------o||----------0--0--0-------|
|---------------------|----------------------||------------------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
|---------------|--------------|
|---3-----------|--------------|
|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|--------------|
                                                                        
                                                                        
=====================================================================
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nirvana_rox99 10 Jul 05, 2006 06:16 PM

wrong.just wrong

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bmanrox 10 May 12, 2007 05:05 PM

is this for bass???????????? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

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UnderOATHxThurs 267 Aug 13, 2008 08:55 PM

most of the tabs are wrong..

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