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About A Girl Tab
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: [email protected] (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 [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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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Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from the group's second album Nevermind (1991), Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge. Other Seattle grunge bands such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden also gained popularity, and, as a result, alternative rock became a dominant genre on radio and music television in the United States during the early-to-middle 1990s. As Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana the "flagship band" of "Generation X".[3] Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention and placed his focus on the band's music, challenging the band's audience with its third studio album In Utero (1993).

Nirvana's brief run ended with Cobain's death in April 1994, but the band's popularity continued in the years that followed. More than eight years later, "You Know You're Right", an unfinished demo from the band's final recording session, topped radio playlists around the world. Since their debut, the band has sold over fifty million albums worldwide.[4] Nirvana are often credited with being one of the most popular and important rock bands of recent years.[5]

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