Nirvana - Lithium Chords & Tabs

 

Lithium Chords & Tabs

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Lithium Tab

   
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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 17:17:44 -0500
From: cg084@freenet.carleton.ca (Alex Morrow)
Subject: Tab: Lithium by Nirvana

                                LITHIUM


Lithium by NIRVANA
On the Nevermind CD and Lithium single.

From: Alex Morrow


     I'm not too sure if this is correct but the last post of Lithium
didn't sound quite right, so here's how I play it..


Sounds good with a clean electric or light strumming on an acoustic..


Intro/Verses (Main Riff)

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-2-------6--------11-------7--------10---------12--------9---------12----|
a-2------6-------11--------7-------10---------12---------9--------12------|
e-0-x-x-4---4/--9-----9/--5---5/--8-----8/--10-----10/--7---7/--10-----10/|




Chorus:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g---------5--5----------5--5--5-----------4-4-4-4-4-4--2--2--2----------|
d--7--7---5--5---7--7---5--5--5---7-------4-4-4-4-4-4--2--2--2----------|
a--7--7---3--3---7--7---3--3--3---7-------2-2-2-2-2-2--0--0--0--1--2--0-|
e--5--5----------5--5-------------5-------------------------------------|
                              ..Crack.. 




Instead of the 1--2--0 on the A-string, play:

d--------2--|
a--------2--|
e--0--3-----|

after the Chorus to end the song




Lithium - by Nirvana

Well after looking everywhere and not being satisfied with what I found
I decided to just do it myself. This is my first attempt at writing
tablature so be kind. I'm sure there is some intricate picking going on
that you can add but I believe this is very close to the way it was played
live.


Intro:

     Em        G#       C#        A        C       D        B       D
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
X---------------------------------2----------------------------------------
X-----------------------6---------2--------5-------7--------4-------7------
X----2---------6--------6---------2--------5-------7--------4-------7------
X----2---------6--------4------------------3-------5--------2-------5------
X--------------4-----------------------------------------------------------
               I'm so happy.......


There it is. I'm pretty sure the second to last chord is called B, I did
this off the top of my head.
I play them all as bar-chords except Em and A. Some palm muting helps also

**Any corrections or comments please send to:
Curt_page@non-hp-corvallis.om.hp.com

Lithium - by Nirvana                                        31 Oct 1995

Intro:

     Em        G#       C#        A        C       D        B       D
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
X---------------------------------2----------------------------------------
X-----------------------6---------2--------5-------7--------4-------7------
X----2---------6--------6---------2--------5-------7--------4-------7------
X----2---------6--------4------------------3-------5--------2-------5------
X--------------4-----------------------------------------------------------
               I'm so happy........

Chorus:
    A          C         A           C                    A
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
X--------------5---5-----------------5-----5-----5-------------------------
-
X---7---7------5---5-----7----7------5-----5-----5--------7----------------
-
X---7---7------3---3-----7----7------3-----3-----3--------7----------------
-
X---5---5----------------5----5---------------------------5----------------
-
        I     like it  ...

On the last line do this:

    A          C         A           C                    A           B
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
X--------------------------------------------------------------------------
X--------------5---5-----------------5-----5-----5--------7-----------4----
X---7---7------5---5-----7----7------5-----5-----5--------7-----------4----
X---7---7------3---3-----7----7------3-----3-----3--------5-----------2----
X---5---5----------------5----5--------------------------------------------
      
                                                   (strum each several x's)

Immediately after last chord do this to go back to the Em and start over:
         
             Em
X-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
X-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
X-------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
X------------2------------------------------------------------------------- 
X------------2------------------------------------------------------------- 
X---O---3------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    (Open E, then third string and into Em)

There it is, I play them all as bar-chords except Em and A.  
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nirvana/lithium_tab_ver_2.html ]
I verified this by watching Kurt play it on Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
The only difference I noticed was that he sometimes played the A as a 
bar-chord and the D as a regular chord, otherwise the chords are the way
he played them live.

**Any corrections please send to:
Curt_page@non-hp-corvallis.om.hp.com   * Best if viewed/printed from DOS 
prompt

.......................................................................

 
from: jamesj@svpal.org
 
Nirvana-Lithium
 
Ok, I downloaded this song for a thing I'm doing with my band 
to find out one part, which I did. But the rest of it was 
completely friggen wrong soooooooooooooo.
 I will do it.


|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-----X---------X-----------------------------5----------7------------|  
|--2--X---------X-------4-----------5---------5-----------------------|  
|--2--X-------4-X--0--6----------5-----0--3-------3/5-----------------|  
|--0--X--0--6---X----------0--7---------------------------------------|  
                                                        
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-4---4-4-/---7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|  
|-4---4-4-/---7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------------|  
|-2---2-2-/---5-5-5-5-------------------------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
                     
the rest is simple and probably described below
 
************************************************************************

Lithium  By Nirvana  Written by Kurt Cobain from the Nevermind Album

Chris M
GoatMan176@aol.com


Intro
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------7-------------------7------
----------------------6-x---------7---5-5-5/-7--7------4-4-4-4/7-7--7------
-------------6------4-6-x-------7-----3-3-3/-5--5---0--2-2-2-2/5-5--5-0---- 
--0---x--0-4----x-0-------0---5-----0--------------------------------------

Verse                                              **                   *
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------4---------7------
------------------------------------5---------------------4--4/7----7------
------------------6---------7-------5-5--5/7-7-7-------4--4--4/7-----------
----------6-----4---------7-------3------3/5-5-5-------2----------5--------
-0--x-0-4---x-0------0--5------0------------------0-------------------0----


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------4----------------
------------------6------------------5-------------5------4--------7-------
----------6-------6---------7----------------------5----2-------7--7-------
--------4----4--4---------7---0--3------5--3/5--5-----0-----2/5-5----------
-0--x-0--------------0--5---------------------------------------------0----

Then, play from verse to *, then from verse to **, then:



     Dist.           $
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------7--7-7-7----------------6--6-6--2--2--0---5--5-5--5/7-7-7-7-----
--4--4--4/-7--7-7-7--2--2-2/6-6-6--6--6-6--2--2--0---5--5-5--5/7-7-7-7-----
--2--2--2/-5--5-5-5--2--2-2/6-6-6--4--4-4--0--0--0---3--3-3--3/5-5-5-5-----
---------------------0--0-0/4-4-4------------------------------------------

                      $$
---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
-4---4--4--4/7---7--7------
-4---4--4--4/7---7--7------
-2---2--2--2/5---5--5------

Then play from $ to $$ twice, then:

---------------------------
---------------------------
-4--4-4-4/7--7--7\---------
-4--4-4-4/7--7--7\---------
-2--2-2-2/5--5--5\---------
---------------------------

Then repeat from Verse, then:
@
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2-----5--5----2-2---5-------2-2-2--5--5-----2-2---5-5-5---2------5-5------
-2-----5--5----2-2---5-------2-2-2--5--5-----2-2---5-5-5---2------5-5------
-0-0-0-3--3-0--0-0-0-3-------0-0-0--3--3--0--0-0-0-3-3-3-0-0--0-0-3-3-0----
-----------------------0-3-4-----------------------------------------------

                                       @@
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2---2-----5----------2---------5--5---------2--2----5---------------------
-2---2-----5----------2---------5--5---------2--2----5---------------------
-0---0--0--3----------0---0--0--3--3--0------0--0--0-3---------------------
--------------0--3--4-----------------------------------0--3--4------------

Then play from @ to @@, then:
                                        
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-2--2-----5-5-5-5--7---7--7--7--7-7--------4--4-4--4-----------------------
-2--2-----5-5-5-5--7---7--7--7--7-7--------4--4-4--4-----------------------
-0--0--0--3-3-3-3--5---5--5--5--5-5--0-----2--2-2--2-----------------------
------------------------------------------------------0--3--0--------------
                                                    /---/---/
             ***BASS SOLO***                       /  
                                                  /
After Bass solo, play from Verse to end, and the / 3 bends, and the last note
holds at the end.
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