About A Girl - Nirvana
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Nirvana - About a Girl,
by Kurt Cobain

this is one of my favourite nirvana songs and i'm sick of seeing bad tabs for it;/
if you listen to the song and match the chords i swear you'll find this is right
although it may not at first glace LOOK right, but it is;


[Intro/Verse/Outro]

e|-----0-------2-|
B|-----0-------2-|
G|-----0-------0-|
D|-2-2---0-0-0---| X as many times as you need throughout the verse
A|-2-2---2-2-2---|
E|-0-0---3-3-3---|


[Chorus]

before
going into verse
| |
e|------------------|-----| |------------------------|
B|------------------|-----| |------------------------| then back
G|-6-6--------------|-----| |-----9-9-9-------5--5-5-| to verse
D|-6-6-6-6--4-4-X-4-|-4-4-| X 2 |-2-2-9-9-9-7-7-X-5--5-5-| chords
A|-4-4-6-6--4-4-X-4-|-4-4-| |-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-X-3--3-3-|
E|-----4-4--2-2-X-2-|-2-2-| |-0-0-------5-5-X--------|


[Solo]

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------9--------12-|
D|-------5-7-7-9-9-9-/12-12-12-| X 4 then back to chorus chords
A|---5-7-----------------------| as you would after a verse
E|-0---------------------------|


[Song order]

intro(no vocals)
verse
chorus
verse
chorus
solo(no vocals)
chorus(no vocals)
verse
chorus
outro


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| x Dead note
| / Slide up
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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Nirvana
About a Girl

Guitar Intro/Verse

Em G Em G

------3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3--
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-2-2-----------2-2-----------
-2-2-----------2-2-----------
------3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3--

Bass Intro/Verse

-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-----------------------------
-0-0--3-3-3-3--0-0--3-3-3-3--

Guitar Chorus

------------------------
------------------------
-6-6--------------------
-6-6--6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4--
-4-4--6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4--
------4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2--

------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-6-6-----------------------------------5-5-5-5--
-6-6--6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2--7-7--5-5-5-5--
-4-4--6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4---2-2-2-2--7-7--3-3-3-3--
------4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2---0-0-0-0--5-5-----------

Bass Chorus

----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-4-4--------------------4-4----------------------------------3-3-3-3--
------4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2-------4-4--2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0--5-5-----------

Guitar Solo

----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
---------7--9---9--12-12-12-------------
-------5-7--9-9-9--12-12-12-------------
---5-7----------------------------------
-0--------------------------------------

Any corrections?
E-mail me at xero762002@yahoo.co.uk
www.geodogs.co.uk
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

Tabbed by Ethan Bowes AKA rt, zerzic

Nirvana - About A Girl
By Kurt Cobain

Tune down 1/2 step.

These are all the chords used in the song.
E5 Em11 G C# F#7sus4 A
E --0----0----3-------------------
B --0----0----0----6-------------2
G --x----0----0----6-------------2
D --2----0----0----6----4--------2
A --2----0---------4----4---------
E --0----0----3---------2---------


Intro
Moderately = 122
E5 Em11 G Em11 x7

Verse

E5 EM11 G EM11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G
1. I need an easy friend I do with an ear to lend
2. I'm standing in your line I do hope you have the time


Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E 5 Em11 G
1.I do think you fit this shoe I do but you have a clue
1.I do pick a number too I do keep a date with you

Chorus

C# F#7sus4 C# F#7sus4
I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry

E5 A C
But I can't see you every night (for)

E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11
Free I do

Guitar Solo

-----------------------------------------
-----------------------9-----12-----12---
-------------7--/9-----9-----12-----12---
----------5--7--/9-----9-----12-----12--- x4
----5/7----------------------------------
--0--------------------------------------

Outro

C# F#7sus4 E5 A C Em11

E5 A C Em11
I can't see you ever'y night (for)

E5 Em11 G Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11
free

Em11 E5 Em11 G Em11
I do x4
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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 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.
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Band/artist: Nirvana
Album: Unplugged in New York
Song: About a girl (track 1)
Year: 1994

Tuning: 1/2 a step down


[Intro]
e|--0---0--0----3--3-------0--------3--3---------0--------3--3----|
b|--0---0--0----0--0--0----0--0-----0--0---0-----0--0-----0--0--0-|
g|--x---x--x-------0--0-------0--0-----0---0--------0--0-----0--0-|
d|--2---2--2-------0--0-------0--0-----0---0--------0--0-----0--0-|
a|--2---2--2-------------2----0------------0---2----0-------------|
e|--0---0--0--3----3-----0----0--3-----3-------0----0--3-----3----|

e|-----0-----0-----3--3------|
b|-----0-----0-----0--0----0-|
g|-----x-----0--0--0--0----0-|
d|-----2--2--0--0-----0----0-|
a|--2-----2--0-------------0-|
e|--0-----0-----3-----3------|


[Verse]
Strum the chords Em and G


[Chorus]
e|---------------------(0)--------0--0------0--(0)---|
b|--6---6--6-----6--6--(0)--------0--0------0--(0)---|
g|--6---6--6-----6--6-------------3--3------3--------|
d|--6---6--6-----6--6---------4---4--4------4--------| x2
a|--4---4--4------------------4----------4-----------|
e|------------4---------------2----------2-----------|


THEN PLAY:
e|--0---0--0-----0--0--0---0--0--0-----------------|
b|--0---0--0-----0--0--0---2--2--2--5----5--5------|(0)
g|--x---x--x-----x--x--x---2--2--2--5----5--5------|(0)
d|--2---2--2---------------2-----2--5----5--5------|(0)
a|--2---2--2--2------------0-----0--3----3--3------|
e|--0---0--0--0------------------------------------|

Then play the Intro again I think. Then play the verse again. Then play the chorus. Then play the Intro.


[Solo]
e|------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------9/12-12-12-|
g|-----------------7--7--7/9/----9/12-12-12-|
d|-----------5--7--7--7--7/9--9--9/12-12-12-|
a|-----5--7---------------------------------|
e|--0---------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------9----12----12----|
g|--------------7--7--7/9----9----12----12----|
d|-----------5--7--7--7/9----9----12----12----|
a|-----5--7---------------0----0-----0------0-|
e|--0-----------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------7/9-----9--12----12----|
g|-----------------7--7/9--9--9--12-12-12----|
d|-----------5--7--7--7/9--9--9--12-12-12----|
a|-----5--7----------------------------------|
e|--0----------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------7/9--9--9--9/12--12--12-|
g|--------------------7/9--9--9--9/12--12--12-|
d|-----------5--7--7--7/9--9--9--9/12--12--12-|
a|-----5--7-----------------------------------|
e|--0-----------------------------------------|

Then play the chorus, then verse, then chorus.


THEN PLAY:
e|--0---0--0-------0--0--0--0--0--0-----------------------------------0--|
b|--0---0--0-------0--0--0--2--2--2--5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0--|
f|--x---x--x-------x--x--x--2--2--2--5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0--|
d|--2---2--2----------------2-----2--5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--0--|
a|--2---2--2--2-------------0-----0--3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--|
e|--0---0--0--0-------------------------------------------------------0--|

End the song with Em and G.

Any comments or corrections, please post them. Please rate too. Thanks!



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| x Dead note
| (n) Ghost note
| / Slide up

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
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SONG NAME - Band Name
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Tabbed by:know101

Tuning: Standard
READ THIS IMPORTANT

Fhe doesn't always play the full chord, but i will tab the full chords
just to keep it simple, just listen to the song it's pretty obvious, when he is only
playing the first 2 or 3 strings, and even
at that no one is going to notice if you just play the full chords

also this is not he unplugged version, that version has more complicated strum patterns,
this the version with the
distorted guitars


[Verse]

D D U D U D U D U D U U D U
e|-0--0--0---3--3--3--3-|--0--0--0---3--3--3--3--|
B|-0--0--0---0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--|
G|-0--0--0---0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--|
D|-2--2--2---0--0--0--0-|--2--2--2---0--0--0--0--|
A|-2--2--2---2--2--2--2-|--2--2--2---2--2--2--2--|
E|-0--0--0---3--3--3--3-|--0--0--0---3--3--3--3--| Just play until you get through the verse


[Chorus]

d d u d d u D U D U U D U
e|--------------------|------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------------|------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|--6--6--6-----------|------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|--6--6--6--6--6--6--|---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|---Repeat previous 2 Bars------|
A|--4--4--4--6--6--6--|---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-------------------------------|
E|-----------4--4--4--|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-------------------------------|

D D U D U D U Same strum pattern as previous bar
e|----------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------|----------------------------|
G|-----------9--9--9--9-|--2--2--2--5--5--5--5-------|
D|--2--2--2--9--9--9--9-|--2--2--2--5--5--5--5-------|
A|--2--2--2--7--7--7--7-|--0--0--0--3--3--3--3-------|
E|--0--0--0-------------|----------------------------|


[Solo]

D D U D D U D U
e|---------------------|---------|-------------------|
B|---------------------|--7-7-7/9|-9-9-9/12-12-12----|
G|---------------------|--7-7-7/9|-9-9-9/12-12-12----|
D|---------------------|--7-7-7/9|-9-9-9/12-12-12----| play 4 times
A|---------------5-h-7-|---------|-------------------|
E|-0--0-h-5-h-7--------|---------|-------------------|


[Random bit]

D U D U D U D U
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
D|---5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--| Play Twice
A|---3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
E|---------------------------|

[Intro]
(same as verse just shorter)

[Verse]
[Chorus]
[Verse]
[Chorus]
[Solo]
[Chorus]
[Verse]
[Chorus]
[Random Bit]
[Outro]
(same as verse just shorter)

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| h Hammer-on
| / Slide up

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Song info
About A Girl
Nirvana
2001
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