Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
[Intro]
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----2----------------------------------2------------------------------0-|
C#|---2---2-----3----------0-----0-----2-2---2-----3------2/4-4---4----4--0-|
G#|-0---------3---3-----0-----0---0----0---------3--------------0---3--3----|
C#|---------3---------0------------------------3-----3--0-------------------|

[Verse 1]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----2---------------------------------------2-------------------------------|
C#|-2-2---2------3-----------0---------0------2---2------3-------2/4-4--4------0| x4
G#|-0----------3---3-----0-3--------0--0----0----------3---3----------0---3-3--0|
C#|----------3---------0----------0------------------3---------0----------------|

On the 4th and last time in each verse, the part with the slide in the above riff
is played with distortion so that it moves into the distorted chorus.

[Chorus]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------4b5----------4b5-------------------4b5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------3---3------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0------------------|
x3
D#|------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------4b5-----------4b5----------------------------|
F#|---------4b5-----------4b5-------------------4-5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------4---3-------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3-----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0-------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------4b5-----4b5---------------------------------------0-|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
G#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-3-3---|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-------|

[Verse 2]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----2---------------------------------------2-------------------------------|
C#|-2-2---2------3-----------0---------0------2---2------3-------2/4-4--4------0| x4
G#|-0----------3---3-----0-3--------0--0----0----------3---3----------0---3-3--0|
C#|----------3---------0----------0------------------3---------0----------------|

[Chorus]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------4b5----------4b5-------------------4b5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------3---3------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0------------------|
x3
D#|------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------4b5-----------4b5----------------------------|
F#|---------4b5-----------4b5-------------------4-5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------4---3-------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3-----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0-------------------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------4b5-----4b5---------------------------------------0-|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
G#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-3-3---|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-------|

[Solo]
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------8b10----br8---6------6b8br6----------5b6br5------3---1---0--|
F#|-----------------------------------------3-------------------------|
C#|---7---------------------5---------------3-------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-------8b10br8--------------6b8br6----------5b6br5------3---1---0--|
F#|-----------------------------------------3-------------------------|
C#|---7---------------------5---------------3-------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

D#|----------------|-------------------------|
A#|----------------|-------------------------|
F#|--2-------------|---------2---------------|
C#|--2-------------|---------2---------------|
G#|--0-------------|---------0---------------|
C#|----------------|-------------------------|
On this last part, the A chord is struck twice. Turn the fuzz off just before
playing it the second time, and then go back to clean verse.

[Verse 3]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----2-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----2---------------------------------------2-------------------------------|
C#|-2-2---2------3-----------0---------0------2---2------3-------2/4-4--4------0| x4
G#|-0----------3---3-----0-3--------0--0----0----------3---3----------0---3-3--0|
C#|----------3---------0----------0------------------3---------0----------------|

[Chorus]
D#|-----------------------------------------------------|
A#|-----------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------4b5----------4b5-------------------4b5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------3---3------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0------------------|
x3
D#|------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------4b5-----------4b5----------------------------|
F#|---------4b5-----------4b5-------------------4-5------|
C#|---2-2------------3-3---------------4---3-------------|
G#|---0-0------------3-3-----------0-0---0---3-----------|
C#|------------------3-3-----------0-0-------------------|

D#|------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------4b5-----4b5-------| x2
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0--|
G#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0--|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0-----------|

D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------4b5-----4b5---------------------------------------0-|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
G#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0--------0---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-3-3---|
C#|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0--0-------0------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-------|

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| / Slide up
| b Bend
| br Bend release

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Gtr I, II (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'clean electric - drop D tuning down 1/2 step'
Gtr III, IV (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Dist Electric - drop D tuning down 1/2 step'
Gtr V (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'clean electric with tremelo effect'


[Intro]

Q=100
4/4
Gtr I
E E E E E E E E Q E E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E a E E E E E E E
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-----2-----------|------------------|-----2-----------|-----------------0-|
D|---2---2-----3---|------0-(0)---0---|-2-2---2-----3---|---3h4-4---4---4-0-|
A|-0---------3---3-|----0-------0---0-|-0---------3-----|---------0---3-3---|
E|---------3-------|-0----------------|---------3-----3-|-0-----------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W W H H W
e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
G|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------|------------------|-2---------------|-------------------|
A|-----------------|------------------|-0-------3-------|-------------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|---------3-------|-0-----------------|


[Verse 1, 2 & 3]

$ $$
E E E E E E E E Q E E +E E E E E E Q E E E E E a E E E E E E E
e||------------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------
B||o-----2-----------|----------------0-|----------------|-------------------
G||------2-----------|----------------0-|-----2----------|-------------------
D||--2-2---------3---|------0-(0)---0---|-2-2--------3---|---3h4-4---4---4-0-
A||o-0-----0---3-----|----0-------0-----|-0--------3-----|---------0---3-3-0-
E||----------3-----3-|-0----------------|--------3-----3-|-0-----------------
|
| Q Q H W Q Q H W
e||------------------|------------------|----------------|-------------------
B||o-----2-----------|------------------|-----2----------|-------------------
G||--2---2-----------|------------------|-2---2----------|-------------------
D||--2---------------|------------------|-2--------------|-------------------
A||o-0---------------|------------------|-0--------------|-------------------
E||----------3-------|-0----------------|--------3-------|-0-----------------


E E E E E E E E E E E E +E E E S S
e|-----------------|---------------------|
B|-----2-----------|-----------------0h2-|
G|-----2-----------|-----------------0h2-|
D|---2---2-----3---|-------0-(0)---0-----|
A|-0-----0---3-----|---0-0-------0-------|
E|---------3-----3-|-0-------------------|
|
| E E Q E E Q W
e|-----------------|---------------------|
B|-----2-----------|---------------------|
G|-----2-----------|---------------------|
D|---2---------3---|---------------------|
A|-0---------3-----|---------------------|
E|---------3-------|-0-------------------|


1.
E E E E E E E E E a E E E E E E E
e|-----------------|--------------------||
B|-----2-----------|-------------------o||
G|-----2-----------|--------------------||
D|---2---------3---|---3h4-4---4-----0--||
A|-0-----0---3-----|---------0---3-3-0-o||
E|---------3-----3-|-0------------------||
|
| Q Q E E Q E E E E E E E E
e|-----------------|--------------------||
B|-----2-----------|-------------------o||
G|-----2-----------|--------------------||
D|-2---2-------3---|-----4-4-4-4-----0--||
A|-0---0-----3-----|-------------3-3---o||
E|---------3-------|-0------------------||


Chorus 1 & 3
2.
To Coda
Gtrs III, IV
E a E E E E E E S S E E E +E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E
e|--------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------
B|--------------------------||o-------------------------|--------------------
G|--------------------------||--2-2-4b5-(4)-----4b5-(4)-|-------------4b5-(4)
D|---3h4-4---4--------------||--2-2---------3-3---------|-0-4-4---4----------
A|---------0---3-3b3.5==0-0-||o-0-0---------3-3---------|-0-0---0---3-------
E|-0------------------------||--------------3-3---------|-0------------------


1.,2.
To Dbl. Coda
E E E +E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E
e|-------------------------|----------------------||
B|-------------------------|---------------------o||
G|-2-2-4b5-(4)-----4b5-(4)-|-------------4b5-(4)--||
D|-2-2---------3-3---------|-0-4-4---4------------||
A|-0-0---------3-3---------|-0-0---0---3---------o||
E|-------------3-3---------|-0--------------------||


3.
E E E E E E a +E E E E E E E E E E
e|-----------------------|-------------------|
B|-----------------------|-----1-------------|
G|-------------4b5-(4)---|-----2---2-2-2-----|
D|-0-4-4---4-------------|-3-3-3---3-3-3-----|
A|-0-0---0---3---------0-|-3-3-----3-3-3-x/--|
E|-0---------------------|-3-3---3-3-3-3-x/--|


D.S. al Coda
Q E E +Q +E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E
e|---------------------|-------------------|------------------||
B|---------------------|-----1-------------|------------------||
G|------4-(4)b5--(4)-0-|-----2---2---2-----|------------------||
D|-4-------------------|-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-|---4-4-4-4-----0--||
A|-0--0----------------|-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-|-----------3-3-0--||
E|-0-------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-0----------------||


[Chorus 2]
&
E E E +E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E
e||--------------------------|---------------------|
B||o-------------------------|---------------------|
G||--2-2-4b5-(4)-----4b5-(4)-|-------------4b5-(4)-|
D||--2-2---------3-3---------|-0-4-4---4-----------|
A||o-0-0---------3-3---------|-0-0---0---3---------|
E||--------------3-3---------|-0-------------------|


E E E +E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E 3x
e|-------------------------|-----------------------||
B|-------------------------|----------------------o||
G|-2-2-4b5-(4)-----4b5-(4)-|-------------4b5-(4)---||
D|-2-2---------3-3---------|-0-4-4---4-------------||
A|-0-0---------3-3---------|-0-0---0---3----------o||
E|-------------3-3---------|-0---------------------||


E E E E E E E E Q E E Q +E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E S S
e|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------
B|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------
G|-----------------|------4-4b5---(4)-0-|-----------------|--------------0-0-
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-4----------------0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-4--4-4-4---------
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0--0---------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0----0---3-3-----
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0--0-0-0---0--0--0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0----------------
Q E E E E E E


[Guitar Solo]

Gtr V
|3|
Q E +S S Q E +E Q Q +E E E Q
e|--------------------------|-------------------|
B|----8b10r(8)p7----6b8r(6)-|----5b6r=(5)-3-1-0-|
G|--------------------------|-------------------|
D|-7-------------5----------|-3-----------------|
A|--------------------------|-0-----------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|


|3|
Q E +S S Q E +E Q Q +E E E Q
e|--------------------------|-------------------|
B|----8b10r(8)p7----6b8r(6)-|----5b6r=(5)-3-1-0-|
G|--------------------------|-------------------|
D|-7-------------5----------|-3-----------------|
A|--------------------------|-0-----------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------|


D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
>
W +W W +W
e|----------|------------|----------|------------||
B|----------|------------|-2--------|-(2)--------||
G|----------|------------|-2--------|-(2)--------||
D|-2--------|-(2)--------|-2--------|-(2)--------||
A|-0--------|-(0)--------|-0--------|-(0)--------||
E|----------|------------|----------|------------||


[Chorus 3]

&&
E E E E E E E +E Q E E E E E E
e|---------------------|-----------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------4b5-(4)-|----2------------|
D|-0-4-4---4-----------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3/-|
A|-0-0---0---3---------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3/-|
E|-0-------------------|-3--3------------|


Q E E +Q +S +S E Q E E E E E E
e|---------------------------|------------------|
B|---------------------------|------------------|
G|------4b5==(4)---(4)r(4)p0-|----2-2-------0/--|
D|-3-------------0--0------0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0/--|
A|-0--0-0-----0--0--0------0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0/--|
E|-0--0-0-----0--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-----|
Q E E E E E E


Q E E +Q +S +S E Q E E E E E E Q E E +Q +S +S E
e|---------------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-----------------|---------------------------|
G|------4b5==(4)---(4)r(4)p0-|----2-2-------0/-|------4b5==(4)---(4)r(4)p0-|
D|-3-------------0--0------0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0/-|-3-------------0--0------0-|
A|-0--0-0-----0--0--0------0-|-3--3-3-3-3-3-0/-|-0--0-0-----0--0--0------0-|
E|-0--0-0-----0--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3----|-0--0-0-----0--------------|
Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E


H.=H
PM
Q E E E E E S S E E E E E E Q E E Q W
e|------------------|----------------|--------------*|
B|------------------|----------------|--------------*|
G|----2-2-2-2-2-----|----------------|--------------*|
D|-3--3-3-3-3-3-5p3-|-4-4-4-4-4------|-x\-----------*|
A|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3---|-0---------3-3--|-x\-----------*|
E|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3---|-0--------------|-x\-0---------*|



************************************

| (n) Ghost note
| h Hammer-on
| p Pull-off
| b Bend
| / Slide up
| x dead note

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Song info
Heart Shaped Box
Nirvana
2001
  • Rock
  • Grunge
  • Hard Rock
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