the man who sold the world

Nirvana





"The Man Who Sold The Word"
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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 --------------------------

#cutline#

                    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.

#cutline#

                        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.

#cutline#

Repeat second chorus.

#cutline#

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 -------------------------------------------------------

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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with intro:
F//

Dm
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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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     Oh no
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---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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--4------4--------4--4--------
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F
    You're face
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-------------------0--2--3-----
---------0--1--3---------------
---1--3------------------------

C
    to face
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-------------------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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A
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Dm
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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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F
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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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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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F
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