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The Man Who Sold The World guitar tab

From: dherold@io.org (Dan Herold)

"The Man Who Sold The World"
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As performed by Nirvana (MTV Unplugged video)

Some of the lyrics may be inaccurate due to Kurt mumbling them at times =B-).

Tune guitar down 1/2 step.

C  - 33555x
C# - 44555x - I think it's called a C# anyways :)
A  - 00222x
D  - xx023x
F  - 133211

Intro (with mild distortion)

E --------------------------
B --------------------------
G --2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0--------
D --------------------------
A --------------------------
E --------------------------

{ Play Intro 6x }

                    A
We passed upon the stairs,
                  D
Spoken walls and wells,
                  A
Although I was a friend
                F
Sat on walls astrand,
                    C
Which came as so surprised,
                 A                           D
I spoke into his eyes -- I thought you died alone
                    C
A long long time ago

(First chorus)

Oh no, not me,
   C#                C
We never lost control,

The face, to face,
         C#
With the man who sold the world.

{ Play intro 6x }

                        A
I laughed and shook his hand,
                  D
Made my way back home,
                         A
I searched from farther land,
                      F
Years and years I roamed,
                      C
I gazed all gazers there,
                     A                         D
We walked a million hills -- I must have died alone,
                    C
A long long time ago.

(Second chorus)

Who knows, not me,
  C#                C
I never lost control,

Your face, to face,
         C#
With the man who sold the world.

{ Play intro 6x }

Repeat second chorus.

{ Play intro 8x }

Outro:

E -------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------
G -/9-9-9-9-9-9--\2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0--2-2-2-0--2/3\2-0-----
D -------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------

E -------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------
G -/10-10-10-10-10-10-\9-\7-7-7-7-7-7-/9 \2-2-2-0 2/3\2-0
D -------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------

E -------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------
G -/10-10-10-10-10-10-\9-\7-7-7-7-7-7-/9 \2-2-2-0 2/3\2-0
D -------------------------------------------------------
A -------------------------------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------
From: LionGirl@aol.com
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 15:42:55 -0500
Subject: TAB: "The Man Who Sold the World" - Nirvana

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - Nirvana (written by David Bowie)

Tune down 1/2 step

Intro:   (X4)
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--2-2-2-0---2-3-2--0-
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with intro:
F//

Dm
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----
-2-
----
----
----

Verse 1:
    A
We passed upon the stair
    Dm
Spoke of was and when
    A
Although I wasn't there
    F
He said I was his friend
    C
Which came as a supprise
   A      Dm
I spoke into his eyes I thought you died alone
   C
A long long time ago






Chorus 1:

(C)
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--------------------------------
-------------------2--3--5-----
---------2--3--5---------------
---3--5------------------------

     Oh no
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--------------------------------
-------------------0--2--3-----
---------0--1--3---------------
---1--3------------------------

    F
   Not me
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--------------------------------
-------------------2--3--5-----
---------2--3--5---------------
---3--5------------------------

     We
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------0--2--3-----
---------0--1--3---------------
---1--3------------------------

Db
never lost control
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------3-----------------
--4------4--------4--4--------
--------------------------------




F
    You're face
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------0--2--3-----
---------0--1--3---------------
---1--3------------------------

C
    to face
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------2--3--5-----
---------2--3--5---------------
---3--5------------------------

F        Db
    with the man who sold the world
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------0--2--3-----
---------0--1--3---------------
---1--3------------------------

With intro:
A//Dm//

Verse 2:  (same chords as 1)

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I serched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazely stare
(At all the millions here) I must have died alone
A long long time ago







Chorus 2:  (same chords as 1)

Who knows
Not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

With intro:
A//Dm//

(Repeat chorus 2)

With intro:
A//Dm//F//Dm

Dm
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--2--2--2--0----2--2/
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-----------------------

A
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-/8----9--10----(10)\9----9--
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--9----9------9----9\
----------------------
----------------------
----------------------







Dm
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--2----2--0------2--3--3----0--
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--2---2---2---0------2---2---2/
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F
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/10----10--10------10---------
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--10--10--10------10--10\9---
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Dm
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--9--(9)\7--7--------7---------
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--7----7--7------7--7----------
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A
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--7/9--9--9----9--9--9--------
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--9--9--9--9-----------------9\
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Dm
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--2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0-
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--2---2---2---0------2---2---2/
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F
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-/10----10--10----10--10--10-
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--10----10--10----10--10\9---
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Dm
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--9--(9)\7--7------7--7--7-----
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--7----7--7------7--7/8/
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A
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/9------9--9------9--9--9------
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--9--9--9--9--------9--9\------
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Dm
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--2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0--
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-------------------------------0--
--2--2--2--0------2--3--3----0--
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F
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--2--------------------------------
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Date: Thu, 18 Apr 1996 15:20:29 -0600
From: al589181@campus.cegs.itesm.mx (Ricardo Contreras)
Subject: The Man who sold the world


Words and music by David Bowie
As recorded by Nirvana in the album "Unplugged in New York"
Tablature made by Ricardo Contreras (Monterrey, N.L., Mexico)


Rif 1:                                                  Fig. 2
=46ig.3
        e-------------------------              e-----     e---
        b-------------------------              b-----     b--0
        g--2-2-2-0---2s0s2-0-                   g--2--     g--0
        d-------------------------              d-----     d---
        a-------------------------              a-----     a---
        e-------------------------              e-----     e---

In the Intro. Rif 1 repeats 6 times and ends in th fig. 2.
The Intro folows this progresion of chords: G,F,Fsus2,F,G,F,Fsus2,F,G,Dm
=46ig. 3 is the preparation to for the lead guitar to start with the"A" chor=
d.


Verse 1:
                             A
        We passed upon the stairs
                          Dm
        spoke of was and when
                           A
        Although I wasn=B4t there
                           F/C
        He said I was his friend
                           C/G
        which came as a surprise
                          A
        I spoke into his eyes
                           Dm
        I thought you died alone
                          C
        a long long time ago.
Chorus:
   e-------------------------------------------------
   b-------------------------------------------------
   g------------2-3-5--------------------------------
   d------2-3-5----------------------0-2-3-------3---
   a--3-5----------------------0-1-3---------4-4---4-
   e-----------------------1-3-----------------------
oh no                not me               we never lost..

   e--------------------------------------------------------------
   b--------------------------------------------------------------
   g-----------------------------------2-3-5----------------------
   d-------------0-2-3-----------2-3-5----------------------1-2-3-
   a-------0-1-3-------------3-5----------------------0-1-3-------
   e---1-3----------------------------------------1-3-------------

control          you=B4re face              to face

   e------------------------------
   b--------------6------------0--
   g-------6-6-x--6-----6---6--0--
   d-------6-6-x--6-----6---6-----
   a-------4-4-x--4-----4---4-----
   e------------------------------

    with the man who sold the world

Then go back to rif 1 and play it four times, the first time after playing
the chorus go to verse 2, the second time play again the chorus then go to
the "Outro".

Verse 2:
                                 A
        I laughed and shook his hand
                             Dm
        and may my way back home
                                  A
        I searched for form and land
                                F/C
        for years and years I roamed
                           C/G
        I glazed a gazely stare

        (At the millions here)
      A                     Dm
        I must have died a lone
                          C
        a long long time ago

Chorus


Outro: (from rif 1)

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g--2s8-9-10s9---9--9-9-9s2-2-2-0-2s3s2-0-2-2-2s10-10-10--10---
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------------------------------
g--10--10-10--10s9-9-9s7-7--7--7--7-7--7-7--7s9-9-9-9-9-9-9---
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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g--9s2--2-2-2-0-2s3s2-0-2-2-2-0-2s10-10-10--10-10-10--10--10-10-10s9-9-9s7-7
---7-7-
d---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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a---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
------0
g-7-7-7---7-7--7-7s8s9-9-9---9-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9s2-2-2-2-0-2s3s2-0-2-2-2-0-
2s3s2-0
d---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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a---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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e--------
b--------
g--2-----
d--------
a--------
e--------


Coments to the e-mail: al589181@campus.cegs.itesm.mx (please write) all
coments welcomed.Tab done by Ricardo Contreras. Hey if someone has a tab of
"wicked garden" by STP I will apreciate if you mail it to me.
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov