Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World tab

From: dherold@io.org (Dan Herold)

"The Man Who Sold The Word"
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As performed by Nirvana (MTV Unplugged video)

Some of the lyrics may be inaccurate due to Kurt mumbling them at times =B-).

Tune guitar down 1/2 step.

C  - 33555x
C# - 44555x - I think it's called a C# anyways :)
A  - 00222x
D  - xx023x
F  - 133211

Intro (with mild distortion)

E --------------------------B --------------------------G --2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0--------D --------------------------A --------------------------E --------------------------
{ Play Intro 6x } A We passed upon the stairs, D Spoken walls and wells, A Although I was a friend F Sat on walls astrand, C Which came as so surprised, A D I spoke into his eyes -- I thought you died alone C A long long time ago (First chorus) Oh no, not me, C# C We never lost control, The face, to face, C# With the man who sold the world. { Play intro 6x } A I laughed and shook his hand, D Made my way back home, A I searched from farther land, F Years and years I roamed, C I gazed all gazers there, A D We walked a million hills -- I must have died alone, C A long long time ago. (Second chorus) Who knows, not me, C# C I never lost control, Your face, to face, C# With the man who sold the world. { Play intro 6x } Repeat second chorus. { Play intro 8x } Outro:
E -------------------------------------------------------B -------------------------------------------------------G -/9-9-9-9-9-9--\2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0--2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0-----D -------------------------------------------------------A -------------------------------------------------------E -------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------B -------------------------------------------------------G -/10-10-10-10-10-10-\9-\7-7-7-7-7-7-/9 \2-2-2-0 2/3\2-0D -------------------------------------------------------A -------------------------------------------------------E -------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------B -------------------------------------------------------G -/10-10-10-10-10-10-\9-\7-7-7-7-7-7-/9 \2-2-2-0 2/3\2-0D -------------------------------------------------------A -------------------------------------------------------E -------------------------------------------------------From: LionGirl@aol.comDate: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 15:42:55 -0500Subject: TAB: "The Man Who Sold the World" - Nirvana
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - Nirvana (written by David Bowie) Tune down 1/2 step
Intro: (X4)--------------------------------------------------2-2-2-0---2-3-2--0-------------------------------------------------------------------------
with intro: F// Dm ---- ---- -2- ---- ---- ---- Verse 1: A We passed upon the stair Dm Spoke of was and when A Although I wasn't there F He said I was his friend C Which came as a supprise A Dm I spoke into his eyes I thought you died alone C A long long time ago Chorus 1:
(C)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2--3--5--------------2--3--5------------------3--5------------------------
Oh no-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0--2--3--------------0--1--3------------------1--3------------------------
F Not me-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2--3--5--------------2--3--5------------------3--5------------------------
We-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0--2--3--------------0--1--3------------------1--3------------------------
Dbnever lost control-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3-------------------4------4--------4--4----------------------------------------
F You're face-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0--2--3--------------0--1--3------------------1--3------------------------
C to face-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2--3--5--------------2--3--5------------------3--5------------------------
F Db with the man who sold the world-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------0--2--3--------------0--1--3------------------1--3------------------------
With intro: A//Dm// Verse 2: (same chords as 1) I laughed and shook his hand And made my way back home I serched for form and land For years and years I roamed I gazed a gazely stare (At all the millions here) I must have died alone A long long time ago Chorus 2: (same chords as 1) Who knows Not me I never lost control You're face to face With the man who sold the world With intro: A//Dm// (Repeat chorus 2) With intro: A//Dm//F//Dm
Dm------------------------------------------------2--2--2--0----2--2/---------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------/8----9--10----(10)\9----9--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------9----9------9----9\------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm--------------------------------------------------------------------2----2--0------2--3--3----0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------2---2---2---0------2---2---2/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F------------------------------------------------------------------/10----10--10------10------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------10--10--10------10--10\9------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm--------------------------------------------------------------------9--(9)\7--7--------7------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------7----7--7------7--7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------7/9--9--9----9--9--9-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------9--9--9--9-----------------9\---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm--------------------------------------------------------------------2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------2---2---2---0------2---2---2/---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F-------------------------------------------------------------------/10----10--10----10--10--10----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------10----10--10----10--10\9------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm--------------------------------------------------------------------9--(9)\7--7------7--7--7--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------7----7--7------7--7/8/------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------/9------9--9------9--9--9---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------9--9--9--9--------9--9\---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dm------------------------------------------------------------------------2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------0----2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F------------------------------------------------------------------------2-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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