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/ Nirvana / Nevermind (1991) / Smells Like Teen Spirit guitar tab

Smells like teen spirit
  By Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic, and Dave Grhol 
  Tune normally
  
  Intro.-
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 |--------------X--X--X--X---3---3---------------------X--X--X--X--6--6-----|
 |---3---3--3---X--X--X--X---3---3---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--6--6--0--|
 |---3---3--3---X--X--X--X---1---1---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--4--4--0--|
 |---1---1--1---X--X--X--X-----------0-----4---4--4----X--X--X--X--------0--|

                                                                  w/dist
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 |--------------X--X--X--X---3---3---------------------X--X--X--X--6--6---0-|
 |---3---3--3---X--X--X--X---3---3---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--6--6---0-|
 |---3---3--3---X--X--X--X---1---1---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--4--4---0-|
 |---1---1--1---X--X--X--X-----------0-----4---4--4----X--X--X--X-----------|

  Rhy. fig 1
  w/dist                                                
 |--------------X--X--X--X-----------------------------X--X--X--X-----------|
 |o-------------X--X--X--X-----------------------------X--X--X--X----------o|
 |--------------X--X--X--X---3---3---------------------X--X--X--X--6--6-----|
 |---3---3--3---X--X--X--X---3---3---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--6--6--0--|
 |o--3---3--3---X--X--X--X---1---1---0-----6---6--6----X--X--X--X--4--4--0-o|
 |---1---1--1---X--X--X--X-----------0-----4---4--4----X--X--X--X--------0--|
                                                                           X4
  
  Riff A
  let ring                           let ring
 |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 |o------6-------------------------|-------6-------------------------o|
 |--5------------------------------|--5-------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 |o--------------------------------|---------------------------------o|
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  w/ Riff A
  Load up on guns and 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
  Riff B
  w/dist
  let ring---------------------------------------------
 |-----------------------------------------------------|
 |-------6-----------6----------6----------6-----------|
 |-*5---------5-----------5-----------5----------5-----|   * first time only
 |-----------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------|
         Hel-lo,    hel-lo,     hel-lo,   how  low?
         Hel-lo,    hel-lo,     hel-lo,   how  low?
         Hel-lo,    hel-lo,     hel-lo,   how  low?
         Hel-lo,    hel-lo,     hel-lo. With the lights

  
  Chorus
  w/rhy fig. 1
  
  out it's less dangerous.
  Here we are now.
  Entertain us.
  I feel stupid.
  and contagious.
  here we are now.
  entertain us.
  a mullato,
  an albino,
  a mosquito,
  my libido.    Yay
  
  Bridge
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 |o------------------------------------------------------------------------o|
 |---------------------------3bf--------------------------------------------|
 |--3----2----3-----4--4--------------3----2---3----/8---8----6---5---------|
 |o-3----2----3-----4--4--------------3----2---3----/8---8----6---5--------o|
 |--1----0----1-----2--2--------------1----0---1----/6---6----4---3---------|
                            Yay                                           X2
  

  w/ Riff A
  I'm worse at what I do best,
  and for this gift I feel blessed.
  Our little group has always been
  and always will until the end.

  Repeat pre-chorus, chorus, and bridge
  
 
  Solo
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 |o------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 |---------------8----10-----------8--8brf---(8)---6--5------6---5----------
 |---------10----------------6----------------------------------------8---6- 
 |o------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
  

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  ----------------------------o| 
  -----------------------------|  X2
  ---8---8brf----(8)---6--5----| 
  ----------------------------o| 
  -----------------------------|

                                                  *play both notes
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 |o------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 |------------------------------------------------*------------------------- 
 |-------6---5-------6---5------6---5------6p5---5\3----6--5-----6--5------- 
 |o------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 |-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                             X2    let ring
  ----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
  ----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
  ---------------------------o|---------------------------------------------|
  ----6---5-------6p5---5\3---|---(3)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~---------------------|
  ---------------------------o|---------------------------------------------|
  ----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|


  
  w/ end of solo
  And I forget just what I taste.
  Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile.
  I found it hard, it was hard to find.
  Oh well whatever, never mind.
 
  Repeat pre-chorus, then

  w/rhy fig 1
  out it's less dangerous.
  Here we are now.
  Entertain us.
  I feel stupid.
  and contagious.
  here we are now.
  entertain us.
  a mullato,
  an albino,
  a mosquito,
  my libido,        
  a denial,
  a denial,
  a denial,
  a denial,
  a denial!

  Let ring
  -------
  -------
  -------
  -3-----
  -3-----
  -1-----

  Note.- this song doesn't sounds really good without a bass, if you
         don't have one, but another friend has another guitar one can play 
         the guitar part and the other the bass part, which is only this

         during verse, and pre-chorus, and solo I guess
 (5th) A |-------------1--1--1-------------4--4--4----|in the chorus I guess
 (6th) E |---1--1--1-------------4--4--4--------------|the bass plays this
                                                       notes with the same
                                                       rythm as the guitar


Nirvana albums
1994 MTV Unplugged In New York
1993 In Utero
1992 Incesticide
1991 Nevermind
1989 Bleach
Nevermind tabs
01Smells Like Teen Spirit tabbass tab
02In Bloom tabbass tab
03Come As You Are tabbass tab
04Breed tabbass tab
05Lithium tabbass tab
06Polly tabbass tab
07Territorial Pissings tabbass tab
08Drain You tabbass tab
09Lounge Act tabbass tab
10Stay Away tabbass tab
11On A Plain tabbass tab
12Something In The Way tabbass tab

 

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