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Nirvana
About A Girl

part A (verse):beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 G | E5 G | E|-----------0-----3--3--3-|-----0--0--0-----3--3--3-| B|-----------0-----0--0--0-|-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-| G|-----------x--0--0--0--0-|--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0-| D|--2--h--2--2--0--0--0--0-|--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0-| A|--2--h--2--h--x-----x----|--2--h--2--h--x-----x----| E|--0--h--0--h--3--h--3----|--0--h--0--h--3--h--3----|
beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 G | E5 G | E|-----0--0--0-----3--3--3-|-----0--0--0-----3--3--3-| B|-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-|-----0--0--0-----0--0--0-| G|--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0-|--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0-| D|--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0-|--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--0-| A|--2--h--2--h--x-----x----|--2--h--2--h--x-----x----| E|--0--h--0--h--3--h--3----|--0--h--0--h--3--h--3----|
part B (chorus):beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| C#5 G#5 | F#5 | E|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|--6--h--6--6-------------|-------------------------| D|--6--h--6--6--6--h--6--6-|--4--4-----4--h--4--4--x-| A|--4--h--4--4--6--h--6--6-|--4--4-----4--h--4--4--x-| E|--------------4--h--4--4-|--2--2-----2--h--2--2--x-|
beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| C#5 G#5 | F#5 | E|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|--6--h--6--6-------------|-------------------------| D|--6--h--6--6--6--h--6--6-|--4--4-----4--h--4--4--x-| A|--4--h--4--4--6--h--6--6-|--4--4-----4--h--4--4--x-| E|--------------4--h--4--4-|--2--2-----2--h--2--2--x-|
beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 E5' | A5 C5 | E|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-----------x/-9--9--9--x-|-----------5--h--5--5--x-| D|--2--h--2--x/-9--9--9--x-|--7--7--7--5--h--5--5--x-| A|--2--h--2--x/-7--7--7--x-|--7--7--7--3--h--3--3--x-| E|--0--h--0----------------|--5--5--5----------------|
part C (lead):beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 G | E5 G | E|-------------------------|------------------------------| B|-------------------------|------------------------------| G|-------------------------|-----------------12--h-12--h\-| D|--------------5--7--7--7-|/(9)-9--9--9/(12)-h-12--h--h\-| A|--------5--7-------------|------------------------------| E|--0--h-------------------|------------------------------| (turn up distortion just before lead)
part D (coda):beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 E5' | A5 C5 | E|-------------------------|-------------------------| B|-------------------------|-------------------------| G|-----------x/-9--9--9--x-|-----------5--h--5--5--5-| D|--2--h--2--x/-9--9--9--x-|--7--7--7--5--h--5--5--5-| A|--2--h--2--x/-7--7--7--x-|--7--7--7--3--h--3--3--3-| E|--0--h--0----------------|--5--5--5----------------|
beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + | crd| C5 | | E|-------------------------|-------------| B|-------------------------|-------------| G|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|--5--5--5--x-| D|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-|--5--5--5--x-| A|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-|--3--3--3--x-| E|-------------------------|-------------| (slows down a bit here)
part E (coda):beat| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | crd| E5 E|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| G|-------------------------| D|--2--h--h--h--h--h--h--h-| (hold for about four measures total) A|--2--h--h--h--h--h--h--h-| E|--0--h--h--h--h--h--h--h-|
TAB Legend: h = hold fretted note (or let open note ring), do not pick m/(n)= pick note at fret m, slide up to fret n (do not pick twice) n\ = pick note at fret n, slide down (to wherever) x = pick string, but muffle with finger so note doesn't sound CRD chart --------- E A D G B E E5: 0 2 2 x 0 0 G: 3 x 0 0 0 3 C#5: x 4 6 6 x x G#5: 4 6 6 x x x F#5: 2 4 4 x x x E5': x 7 9 9 x x A5: 5 7 7 x x x C5: x 3 5 5 x x LYR --- verse 1: | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | | I need an | ea---sy friend I | | do with a | hand to lend I | | do think you | fit this shoe I | | do what you | have a clue | verse 2: | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | | I'm stand-ing | in your light I | | do hope you | have the time I | | do pick up | num--ber two I | | do keep a | date with you | chorus: | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | | I'll take a---ad--|-van--tage while | | You hang me | out to dry But | | I can't see you | ev'--ry night | | Free | (I | | do) | | coda: | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | | I'll take a---ad--|-van--tage while | | You hang me | out to dry But | | I can't see you | ev'--ry night No | | I can't see you | ev'--ry nigh------------| | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + | | ----------(t) | | | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + | | Free | I | | do | I | | do | I | | do | I | | do | | ARRANGEMENT ----------- LYR TAB part --- -------- intro - A A verse verse 1 A A chorus chorus B A verse verse 2 A A chorus chorus B A lead - C C C C chorus - B A verse verse 1 A A chorus/coda coda B D A A E From: psalzman@sfsuvax1.sfsu.edu (Peter Salzman) Subject: CRD: About A Girl If someone emails me the lyrics, I'll turn this into a really nice TAB (instead of a spartan CRD). I don't want to offend anyone, but I can't imagine this taking someone more than 2 min to strumm out, unless they don't have the album I guess. Oh well. Have no clue to the lyrics, sorry. There doesn't seem to be any chorus. Song: About A Girl Artist: Nirvana written by Kurt Cobain CRD'er: Peter Jay Salzman psalzman@stars.sfsu.edu cut time <---- E-G back and forth 8 times | drum roll on 4; enter on 5 | | E-G back and forth 8 times | lyrics start on 1 | | back to here C# G# F# 2 times | | E A C 1 time ------------ This loop is done 4 times, then the E-G thing back and forth 8 times while he sings (what I think is) Adieu. The drum queues apply only to the first time the loop is played. Guitar solo is done during the 3rd loop, on the 2nd E-G thing, for the rest of the loop. I'll transcribe the guitar solo on the tab if someone sends me the lyrics, but the solo is based on the Em scale for the E-G thing and then goes into power chords, following the song chords (ie- C# G# F# C# G# F# E A C). Before anyone argues with me whether it's E or Em, I'm 90% sure it's E. The reason for the minor tonality is a pretty ingenious (or lucky?) trick Cobain played with chords. G happens to be the minor 3rd of E. Therefore, even though he plays an E, the tonality of the passsage is minor. I wonder if he was aware of this... ------- From: wolser@rpi.edu CRD-About A Girl >From Nirvana's Bleach (also featured on Nirvana's 1993 MTV Unplugged performance) Intro: Em G Em G Em G Em G Em G Em G I need an easy friend Em G Em G I do with a hand to lend Em G Em G I do think you fit this shoe Em G Em G I do what you have a clue C# G# F# I'll take advantage while C# G# F# You hang me out to dry Em A C Em G Em G But I can't see you every night free Em G Em G I do Em G Em G I'm standing in your light Em G Em G I do hope you have the time Em G Em G I do pick up number two Em G Em G I do keep a date with you C# G# F# I'll take advantage while C# G# F# You hang me out to dry Em A C Em G Em G But I can't see you every night free Em G Em G I do
Solo: Repeat 3x (s=slide up)E ------------------------|-B ------------------------|-G ----------------7--7s9--|-D -----5-7-7s9--9---------|-A -7-7--------------------|-E ------------------------|-
(Repeat verse 1) C# G# F# I'll take advantage while C# G# F# You hang me out to dry Em A C But I can't see you every night Em A C I can't see you every night Em G Em G Free Em G Em G I do Em G Em G I do Em G Em G Em I do Notes: All apologies for incorrect lyrics -- this is just how I hear them. No one knows for sure what they are, anyway. On Bleach, they play this song in standard tuning (EADGBE), but on Unplugged they played it a half-step down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb). Some say the Em is actually an E or an E5. Try 'em all and see what sounds best to you.
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