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The Man Who Sold the World (MTV Unplugged in N.Y.) guitar tab

Nirvana (Unplugged in New York)

THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - (two versions) tabbed by Kitch 
                             and Ricardo Contreras 


David Bowie/Nirvana===Key:F===Tempo:113===

    Riff
    F           G       F2
e:----------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------|
G:--2-----2-2---0-------2h3p2---0---|
D:----------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------|
    1   .   2   .   3   .   4   .


    Pattern 1                  Pattern 2
    C                          F
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:-----------------------1--|--------------------------|
G:--------------0--2--3-----|--------------------------|
D:-----0--2--3--------------|-----------------0--2--3--|
A:--3-----------------------|--------0--1--3-----------|
E:--------------------------|--1--3--------------------|
    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .     1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .



F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F
G    F   
[riff]             [riff]              [riff]              [riff]
   
F         G    F   |F         G    F   |Dm                 |F

[riff]             [riff]               [tacet]           We passed
along the
   
A                  |A                  |Dm                 |F

stairs                 spoke of was and when               Altho' I
wasn't
   
A                  |A                  |F/c                |F/c

there                 he said I was his friend             which came
as a
   
C                  |C                  |A                  |A  [2
beats only!]
surprise               I spoke into his eyes                 I thought
you

Dm                 |Dm                 |C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a
F/c  F/e 
died alone            a long long time ago   [patterns 1 & 2]
oh...
   
C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C#                 |F    F/a
F/c  F/e 
no              not me                    we never lost control,
you're
   
C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C#                 |F
G    F   
face            to face            with the man who sold the world....
[riff]
   
F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F
G    F   
[riff]             [riff]              [riff]              [riff]
   
F         G    F   |Dm                 |F                  |A

[riff]              [tacet]         I laughed and shook his hand

A                  |Dm                 |Dm                 |A

and made my way back home           I searched for form and land

A                  |F/c                |F/c                |C/g

for years & years I roamed                 I gazed a gazely stare

C/g                |A                  |A  [2 beats only]  |Dm

way more than a million years,            I must have died alone a

Dm                 |C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C    C/e
C/g  C/bb
long long      time ago  [patterns 1 & 2]               Who knows?
not

F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C#                 |F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C    C/e
C/g  C/bb
me,                   I never lost control,          you're face
to

F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C#                 |F         G    F   |F
G    F   
face,           with the man who sold the world... [riff]   [riff]

F         G    F   |F         G    F   |C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a
F/c  F/e 
[riff]             [riff]           Who knows?          not me,
we

C#                 |F    F/a  F/c  F/e |C    C/e  C/g  C/bb|F    F/a
F/c  F/e 
never lost control               you're face             to face
with

C#                 |F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F
G    F   
the man who sold the world.. [riff]     [riff]              [riff]

F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F         G    F   |F
G    F   
[riff]             [riff]              [riff]              [riff]

F         G    F   |A                  |A                  |F
G    F   
[riff] [slide up to and hold an "e"]                       [riff]

F         G    F   |F                  |F                  |A
Dm       
[riff]
[/f......................................\e......\d.....

Dm                 |A                  |A                  |F
G    F   
{d}................/e........................]             [riff]

F         G    F   |F/c                |F/c                |A
Dm       
[riff]
[/f....................................\e.......\d....

Dm                 |A                  |A                  |F
G    F   
{d}................/e............................]         [riff]

F         G    F   |F                  |
[riff]             [end]

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al589181@campus.cegs.itesm.mx (Ricardo Contreras)

Words and music by David Bowie
As recorded by Nirvana in the album "Unplugged in New York"

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

e--------
b--------
g--2-----
d--------
a--------
e--------

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coments welcomed.Tab done by Ricardo Contreras.
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