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From: Ybpc@aol.com (Ben Wampler)

      I  compiled this  collection of songs from the
   album  NEVERMIND by Nirvana.  I  have altered the
   songs, contents, and layout a little bit. Credit
   goes to:

     Juggle@athena.mit.edu  - Teen Spirit
        -Joseph Grossman
     Ted.Bebenek@bbs.oit.unc.edu  - Teen Spirit
        -Ted Bebenek
     Davist@cs.man.ac.uk  - In Bloom
        -Tim Davis
     Whover wrote BREED, it was uncredited.
        -?
     Sam@razalruh.artinet.de - Thanks for help with Territorial Pissings
        -Sam Razialruh
     Whoever wrote Drain You, it was uncredited
        -?
     Jamml7@aol.com - Lounge Act
        -Jamm L7
     ThatDude@aol.com - Stay Away
        -America online member
     Spex49d@prodigy.com - Endless, Nameless
        -John Vettese

                               -**-              =

      The Come as you Are, Territorial Pissings, Something in the way,
      On a plain and polly were transcribed by me, as I didn't have the
      TABs for them available at the moment.
                               -**-
**Smells Like Teen Spirit**


                          -**-
     A good way to get the Nirvana "Grunge" sound is just
to use very heavy metal distortion plus very thick chorus,
with  the pickup  selector in  the bridge (furthest back)
position.
                          -**-

INTRO:

2 x clean
4 x w / distortion AND CHORUS

 E--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---|
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3---|-4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3---|


Pre VERSE:

 clean w / CHORUS

 E-----1-----------------------------|-----1----------------------------|=

 B-1---------------------------------|-1--------------------------------|=

 G-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|=

 D-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|=

 A-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|=

 E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|=



VERSE 1:

 clean w / CHORUS

 E-----1------------------------------|-----1---------------------------|=

 B-1----------------------------------|-1-------------------------------|=

 G------------------------------------|---------------------------------|=

 D------------------------------------|---------------------------------|=

 A------------------------------------|---------------------------------|=

 E------------------------------------|---------------------------------|=


   Load up on guns, bring your friends. It's fun to lose and to pretend
   she's over bored and self assured.   Oh no, I know, a dirty word.


Pre CHORUS:

 w/distortion

 E------1-------1-------1-------1--|------1-------1-------1-------1---|
 B-1--------1-------1-------1------|-1--------1-------1-------1-------|
 G---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 D---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 A---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 E---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
        Hello,  hello,  hello,  how low?  Hello,  hello,  hello,  how
   low? Hello,  hello,  hello,  how low?  Hello,  hello,  hello,  how
   low? Hello,  hello,  hello,  how low?  Hello,  hello,  hello,  how
   low? Hello,  hello,  hello,  how low?  Hello,  hello,  hello...


Chorus:

 w/distortion and chorus

 E--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---|
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3---|-4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3---|

  With the lights out,     it's less dangerous.          Here
   we are now              entertain us.                  I
   feel stupid             and contagious.               Here
   we are now              entertain us.                  A
   mulatto.                  An albino.                   A
   mosquito.                 My libido.                  Yeah!


 E|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|=

 B|*---------------------------------|---------------------------------*|=

 G|--3---3---3---3---4---4---3-------|-4---4---4---4---3---3---4---4----|=

 D|--3---3---3---3---4---4---3-------|-4---4---4---4---3---3---4---4----|=

 A|*-3---3---3---3---4---4---1-------|-2---2---2---2---1---1---4---4---*|=

 E|--1---1---1---1---2---2-----------|-------------------------2---2----|=

                             Yeah!

 Pre VERSE

VERSE 2:

 (Guitar same as verse 1)

 I'm worst at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed.
 Our little group has always been and always will until the end.

 Pre CHORUS

 CHORUS

solo:

 w/distortion and chorus   (played over the main chorus/intro riff)

 E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|=

 B|*----------------------------------|--------------------------------*|=

 G|-----8-10\8-----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5~~~|-6-5-----------------------------|=

 D|--10--------6~~~-------------------|------8--6~~~8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5~~~-|=

 A|*----------------------------------|--------------------------------*|=

 E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|=

  =


 E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
 B|*------------------------------|-----------------------------*|
 G|-------------------------------|------------------------------|
 D|---6-5---6-5---6-5---6-5-5-----|-6-5---6-5---6-5---6-5-5------|
 A|*--------------------------8~~~|-------------------------8~~~*|
 E|-------------------------------|------------------------------|


Pre VERSE:
             let last note of solo ring for whole of pre verse
 E---------------------|---------------------|
 B---------------------|---------------------|
 G---------------------|---------------------|
 D---------------------|---------------------|
 A-(8)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-(8)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|
 E---------------------|---------------------|

VERSE 3:
          (No guitar)

 And I forget just why I taste. Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile.
 I found it hard. It was hard to find. Oh well whatever, nevermind.

 Pre CHORUS

Chorus and playout:

 w/distortion and chorus

 E--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 B--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---|
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5---|-6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---|
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3---|-4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3---|

  With the lights out,     it's less dangerous.          Here
   we are now              entertain us.                  I
   feel stupid             and contagious.               Here
   we are now              entertain us.                  A
   mulatto.                An albino.                     A
   mosquito.               My libido.                     A
   denial.                 A denial.                      A
   

**In Bloom**

This is the main riff played throughout the intro.  The
chorus is a bit different, but I think it uses the same
chords.  There is no guitar during the verses, only bass.

e----------------------------------------      =

B----------------------------------------      =

G----------------------------------------      =

D--55555-X-22222-X-77777-X-5555-4444-----
A--33333-X-00000-X-55555-X-3333-2222-----
E----------------------------------------

**Come as you Are**

Be sure to use chorus-effects for the main riff.

Main Riff:
e----------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------
A----------0---0---------2-----2---------
E--0-0-1-2---2---2-2-1-0---0-0-----------

Come as you are, as you were, As I want you to be
As a friend,As a friend
As an old memory, yeah

F#    A  F#    A  F#    A
Memoria, Memoria, Memoria

B         . D      B                D
And I swear that I Don't have a gun



Come, dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach,
as I want you to be
As a trend
As a friend
As I've no memory, yeah


**BREED**

  rhy.fig 1
  ------------------------------------------------  =

  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  --4--4--4--4---/7----2--------------------------
  --4--4--4--4---/7----2--------------------------
  --2--2--0--2---/5----0--------------------------
  =

  rhy.fig 2
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  --9---9---9---9-----9---9---9---9---------------

  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  --9---9---9---9-----9---9---9---9---------------

                                  end of rhy.fig 2
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  --9---9---9---9-----9---9---9---9---------------

  fill A
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ----------------full----------------------------
  -11--11--11----/--------------------------------
  -11--11--11---9---------------------------------
  --9---9---9-------------------------------------

  fill B
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -4---4---4---4---4---4---4----------------------
  -4---4---4---4---4---4---4----------------------
  -2---2---2---2---2---2---2----------------------

  w/rhy.fig 2
  I don=EFt care,I don=EFt care,I don=EFt care,I don=EFt care,I don=EFt c=
are,
  care if it=EFs old.  (fill A)
  I don=EFt mind,I don=EFt mind,I don=EFt mind,I don=EFt mind,    (rhy.fi=
g. 1)
  mind don=EFt have a mind.  (fill A)
  Get away,get away,get away,get away,way     (rhy.fig. 1)
  way from your home.  (fill A)
  I=EFm afraid,I=EFm afraid,I=EFm afraid,I=EFm afraid,afraid   (rhy.fig. =
1)
  ghost.  (fill B)

  rhy.fig 3
  ------------------------------------------------
  --3--3--3---------------------------------------
  --2--2--2---0--2---x--x---5--5--5---0---4--x--x-
  --0--0--0---0--2---x--x---5--5--5---0---4--x--x-
  ---------------0---x--x---3--3--3---0---2--x--x-
  ------------------------------------------------

  w/rhy.fig 3
  Even if you have...
  even if you need...
  I don=EFt mean to stare...
  We don=EFt have to breed.
  We can plant a house...
  We could build a tree...
  I don=EFt even care...
  We could have all three.

  w/rhy.fig 2
  she said,she said,she said,she said,...(etc.)

  Guitar solo
  =

  Trem -------------------------------------------
  =

  -/---/---/---/-----/---/---/---/----------------
  -/---/---/---/-----/---/---/---/----------------
  -11--11--11--11----11--11--11--11---------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  --9---9---9---9-----9---9---9---9---------------
  ------------------------------------------------

  --------------------------]
  =

  ------------------------------------------------
  (12)-(12)-(12)-(12)---(12)----------------------
  -11---11---11---11-----11----10---8-------------  =

  ------------------------------------------------
  --9----9----9----9------9-----------------------
  ------------------------------------------------

  Trem--------------------------------------------

  -/----/----/----/-----/----/----/----/----------
  -/----/----/----/-----/----/----/----/----------
  -14---14---14---14----14---14---14---14---------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -12---12---12---12----12---12---12---12---------
  ------------------------------------------------
 =

  ----]

  --/---------------------------------------------
  --/---------------------------------------------
  --14------13---12---(12)\-----------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  --12------11---10---(10)\-----------------------
  ------------------------------------------------

  Trem--------------------------------------------

  -/--------------------/-------------------------
  -/---(18)-------------/---(18)------------------
  -17---17--17--17--17--17---17--17--17--17-------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -15---15--15--15--15--15---15--15--15--15-------
  ------------------------------------------------
  =

  Trem--------------------------------------------

  ---------------------------------/--------------
  --------(18)----(18)-------------/--------------
  -17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17--17-------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  -15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15-------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  =

  Trem--------------------------------------------

  -------------------/---------------------/------
  -(18)--------------/---(18)--------------/------
  --17--17--17--17---17---17--17--17--17---17-----
  ------------------------------------------------
  --15--15--15--15---15---15--15--15--15---15-----
  ------------------------------------------------

  Trem---------------]

  ------------------------------------------------
  -(18)-------------------------------------------
  --17---17--17--17-----18--16--15--14\-----------
  ------------------------------------------------
  --15---15--15--15-----16--14--13--12\-----------
  ------------------------------------------------

  Trem--------------------------------------------

  --/----/----/----/----/----/----/----/----------
  --/----/----/----/----/----/----/----/----------
  -/19---19---19---19---19---19---19---19---------
  ----------

**Polly**

VERSE Riff:

E5, G, D, C

Play this during the refrain:

D, C, G, Bb

BASS:

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

Polly Wants a cracker
Think I should get off her first
I think she wants some water, to put out the blow torch

Polly wants a cracker
Maybe she would like some food
she asked me to untie her
A chase would be nice for food


Isn't me, but have some seed
Let me clean, dirty wings
Let me take a ride, don't hurt yourself
I want some help, to help myself

I've got some rope, You have been told
I promised you, you have been true
Let me take a ride, don't hurt yourself
I want some help to please myself

**Territorial Pissings**

This ong was really hard to transcribe. I put down the lyrics to a couple=

of the verses, the rest of the song I can't figure out.

If one of you knows the rest of it, I would be happy to hear from you.

These are the chords to be played during the song:

A5, F5, D5

When I was an alien
Call tries were a pain

Just because your paranoid
doesn't mean they won't get you.

Never met a wiseman
If so its a woman

**Drain you**

   Tune down your guitar one whole step
  =

  rhy.fig 1
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  ------------------------------------------------
  --4--4---4/8--8--8----------------6--6--6---0---             =

  --4--4---4/8--8--8---0--6--6---0--6--6--6---0---
  --2--2---2/6--6--6---0--6--6---0--4--4--4---0---             =

  ---------------------0--4--4---0----------------

  w/rhy.fig. 1  *
  One baby to another says I=EFm lucky to meet you. =

  I don=EFt care what you think unless it is about me.
  It is now my duty to completely drain you.
  A travel through a tube and end up in your infection.
  =

  *Note:here you obviously have to put distortion after "...to meet you"

  fill A(w / dist)
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  --4---4---0---2--2------------------------------
  --4---4---0---2--2------------------------------             =

  --2---2---0---0--0------------------------------
  =

   rhy.fig 2  (w/dist)
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  ------------------------------------------------
  --6--6--6--6--6--------1--1--1--1---------------             =

  --6--6--6--6--6----0---2--2--2--2---------------
  --4--4--4--4--4----0---2--2--2--2---------------             =

  -------------------0---0--0--0--0---------------
  =

  w/fill A ,first then rhy.fig. 2
  Chew meat for you,
  pass it back and forth.
  In a passionate kiss,
  from my mouth to yours

  I   like     you     (w/dist.)
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  ------------------------------------------------
  --4---------2-----------------------------------             =

  --4---------2--------6--------------------------
  --2---------0--------6--------------------------            =

  ---------------------4--------------------------

  w/rhy.fig 1  w/distortion
  With eyes so dilated I=EFve become your pupil.
  You=EFve thaught me everything without a poison apple.
  The water is so yellow, I=EFm a healthy student.
  Indebted and so greatful. Vacuum out the fluids.
  =

  w/fill A ,first then rhy.fig. 2
  Chew meat for you,
  pass it back and forth.
  In a passionate kiss,
  from my mouth to yours
			   =

  =EFcause I   like     you,           you,   you,
  ------------------------------------------------             =

  ------------------------------------------------
  --4---------2-----------------------------------             =

  --4---------2--------6--------------------------
  --2---------0--------6--------------------------            =

  ---------------------4--------------------------
  Note:the following is studio noises you just may                      =

  not play anything, that=EFs what they used to do
  in a concert,then is the following

  w/distortion & flanger       (dist off)
  -0----------------------------0-----------------
  -0----------------------------0-----------------
  -0----------------------------0-----------------
  ------------------------------------------------  X4
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------

  Without dist.
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ----5\--4\--3\--2\--1/--2/--3/--4/--5-----------
  ----5\--4\--3\--2\--1/--2/--3/--4/--5-----------
  ----5\--4\--3\--2\--1/--2/--3/--4/--5-----------
  ------------------------------------------------

  w/distortion
                          Ah!     /\/\               /\/\/        /\/\/\/=

  --h---------------------------------------------
  -4-5---2/3---(3)--4---5/--6/--7/---8------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  =

    /\/\/\/\/     /\/\/\/\/
  ------------------------------------------------
  --10------------14------------------------------
  --10------------14------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------

    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
       grad. slide
  ------------------------------------------------
  --16/------------/18/---------------------------
  --16/------------/18/---------------------------
  --16/------------/18/---------------------------
  ------------------------------------------------

**Lounge act**


B    G           C       B  G            C               B
Truth covered in security    I can't let you smother me
G               C               Bm
I'd like to but it wouldn't work
G            C                 Bm                         Trading off and=

taking turns
G C
I Don't regret a thing =


     A5      E       A          D5     G           E
And I've got this friend you see who makes me feel
E      A         D5    G               E
And I wanted more than I could I steal
       A          D5    G              E  =

I'll arrest myself I'll wear a shield
         A           D5   G        A      G#  G5
I'll go out of my way to prove I still =

          A        G#  G5
Smell her on you

A -INTRO

           B             G           C
1
2          4    4   4         0      5    5    5
3     2    4    4   4    0    0      5    5    5     2
4     2    4    4   4    0    0      5    5    5     2
5     0    2    2   2                3    3    3     2
6                        3    3
			      =

     B                G          C             *B
1   =

2    4                    0      5   5  5       4
3    4      4   4  4  0   0      5   5  5   2   4     4 =

4    4      4   4  4  0   0      5   5  5   2   4     4
5    2   2  2   2  2             3   3  3   2   2  2  2
6                     3   3 =

    =

            G         C            B              G
1
2               0     5  5  5      4                 0
3    4  4   0   0     5  5  5  2   4     4  4  4  0  0
4    4  4   0   0     5  5  5  2   4     4  4  4  0  0
5    2  2             3  3  3  2   2  2  2  2  2
6           3   3                                 3  3

    C           Bm             G       C  =

1
2   5  5  5     3                      5   5   5
3   5  5  5  2  4     4  4  4  0   0   5   5   5  2
4   5  5  5  2  4     4  4  4  0   0   5   5   5  2
5   3  3  3  2  2  2  2  2  2          3   3   3  2
6                              3   3

    Bm                  G               C
1 =

2   3                       0           5 =

3   4       4   4   4   0   0   0   0   5 =

4   4       4   4   4   0   0   0   0   5 =

5   2   2   2   2   2                   3 =

6                       3   3   3


CHORUS
      A5  E    A              D5  G             E   A
1
2         2    2   2   2  0   3   0   0  0  0   2   2
3  2  2   1    2   2   2  0   2   0   0  0  0   1   2
4  2  2   2    2   2   2      0   0   0  0  0   2   2
5  0  0   2    0   0   0      0                 2   0
6         0                       3             0

              D5 G           E   A
1
2   2  2  0   3  0  0  0  0  2   2  2  2  0  3  0  0 0 0
3   2  2  0   2  0  0  0  0  1   2  2  2  0  2  0  0 0 0
4   2  2      0  0  0  0  0  2   2  2  2     0  0  0 0 0
5   0  0      0              2   0  0  0     0
6                3           0                  3

                    D5   G              E   A
1
2   2   2  2  2  0  3    0    0  0  0   2   2  2  2  0
3   1   2  2  2  0  2    0    0  0  0   1   2  2  2  0
4   2   2  2  2     0    0    0  0  0   2   2  2  2
5   2   0  0  0     0                   2   0  0  0
6   0                    3              0

    D5  G            E   A           D5  G
1
2   3   0   0  0  0  2   2  2  2  0  3   0  0  0
3   2   0   0  0  0  1   2  2  2  0  2   0  0  0
4   0   0   0  0  0  2   2  2  2     0   0  0  0
5   0                2   0  0  0     0
6       3            0                   3

   A           G5       A    G#(5b)    G5
1
2  2           0   0    2 =

3  2           0   0    2              0   0
4  2        0           2          0   0   0   0
5  0     3     3   3    0       3             0
6      4                     4         3   3   0
 =

1
2                 2
3         0   0   2
4      0  0   0   2        repeat until end turns
5    3            0        into a gradual dive. Pitch
6  3      3   3            shift created by slowing down
			     tape

this really sucks but..I hope it's better than nothing..I wasn't
listininmg to the song and I didn't have my guitar with so you'll have to=

get the timing yourself any corrections comments or questions are welcome=

Jamm L7

OK, I think this is the only song off of Nevermind (other than Endless,
Nameless) that hasn't been put up here, so here we go:

**Stay Away**
	    =

             -**-
Tune the guitar down a half step
             -**-

It starts out with drums and bass. Then the guitar enters with (all power=

chords):

D5 B5 F5 C5 C5 C#5 (repeat 4 times)

Then the verses come, mostly drums and bass, but during "I don't know why=
!"
Kurt plays:

E)--------------------------
B)--------------------------
G)-----4/5-5-5-5(bend)-5----
D)--------------------------
A)--------------------------
E)--------------------------

For the chorus its just the intro over and over again.

bridge:

D5 F5

At the end of the bridge, during the "I don't know why" instead of the no=
rmal
thing, he plays:

E)--------------------------
B)--------------------------
G)-----3--3--3--3(bend)--3--
D)--------------------------
A)--------------------------
E)--------------------------

Then its played normally till the guitar shuts up awhile for the bass and=

drums, then right before he screams he playes all of the A, D, and G stri=
ngs
open, then he screams and goes into the chorus.

**On a Plain**

Main Riff:
D  G  A  F#  G  F#  E
CHORUS:
D  G  A  Bb
Bridge:
F5  E5  A  G5

I'll start this off
Without any words
I got so high
I scratched 'till I bled

The Finest day
I've ever had
is when I learned
how to cry on command

My mother died
Every night
Its safe to say
Don't quote me on that

The black sheep got
blackmailed again
Forgot to put
on the zipcode

Somewhere I have heard this before
In a dream my memory is stored
As defence I'm nuetered and spayed
What the hell am I tryin' to say?

It is now time
to make it unclear
to write of lines
That Don't make a sence

One more special
Message to go
then I'm done
and I can go home


Love Myself
Better than you
I know its wrong
So What should I do?


I'm on a plain
I can't complain
I'm on a plain
I can't complain

**Something in the way**

Riff:

e ---------------------------------
B ---------------------------------
G ---------------------------------
D ---------------------------------
A -4-4--4-4----0-0--0-0------------
E -4-4--4-4----0-0--0-0------------

Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
Its OK to eat fish
Because they have no feelings.

F#5          D5(ii)  (D5(ii) =3D x0023x)
Something in the way

Key:
     p - pull off from previous note
     s - slide to
     b - bend (or unbend) note until it sounds like the next one
     x - strike strings muted lightly w/left hand
     ~~~ =3D vibrato
     x/x =3D pick scrape
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