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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana


Intro: Main Riff x2 (clean)

           Main Riff x4 (distortion)

 

w/Verse Riff (clean):

Load up on guns
Bring your friends
It’s fun to lose
And to pretend
She’s overboard
Myself assured
And now I know
A dirty word

w/Hello Riff (distortion & phaser):
Hello (x 16)

Chorus w/Main Riff (distortion):
With the lights out it’s less dangerous
Here we are now
Entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now
Entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My libido
Yeah!

 

Hey Riff x2

 

Verse Riff x2

w/Verse Riff:
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

 


w/Hello Riff (distortion & phaser):
Hello (x 16)

Chorus

 

Hey Riff x2

 

Solo: Main Riff x8

 

Tacet 2 Measures (bass only)

 

w/bass only:
And I forget
Just what it takes
And yet I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard
Its hard to find
Oh well, whatever, nevermind

w/Hello Riff (distortion & phaser):
Hello (x 16)

Chorus w/no “yeah” at the end

 

w/Main Riff x4

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

A denial

 

End on F5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main Riff

e|-----------|---------|-----------|--------|
B|-----------|---------|-----------|--------|
G|-----------|----3-3-0|-----------|----6-6-|
D|-3--3-3-xx-|-xx-3-3-0|-6--6-6-xx-|-xx-6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-xx-|-xx-1-1-0|-6--6-6-xx-|-xx-4-4-|
E|-1--1-1-xx-|-xx-----0|-4--4-4-xx-|-xx-----|

 

Verse Riff

e|-----------------|
B|-------------6---|
G|---------5-------|
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Hello Riff
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|---------6-------|
G|-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---------------|-5---5-----------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Hey Riff
e|----------|--------|----------|----------|
B|----------|--------|----------|----------|
G|----------|------3^|----------|----------|
D|-3--3-3-3-|-4-4----|-3--3-3-3-|-8-8--6-6-|
A|-3--3-3-3-|-4-4----|-3--3-3-3-|-8-8--6-6-|
E|-1--1-1-1-|-2-2----|-1--1-1-1-|-6-6--4-4-|
              hey!                            

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