Nirvana - On A Plain Chords & Tabs

 

On A Plain Chords & Tabs

Nirvana Chords & Tabs

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On A Plain Tab

   
Song Title: On A Plain
Artist: Nirvana
Album: 	Nevermind (1991, DGC)
	Unplugged (1994, DGC)


Great song, couple different versions.  
About the only difference is the tunings are different.  Nevermind is in E (From what I recall...)
and Unplugged is in Eb.  Either way both are in dropped-D tuning.  (Low E string
detuned 1 step).  And of course, one version's electric, and the other is acoustic.(duh)
Everything else should be the same.

Tuning:	Nevermind - Standard E tuning, Drop-D
	Unplugged - Eb tuning, Drop-D

Verse: 
Riff A
     D5        G5     D   F        E
E:---5--5--------------------------------------|
B:---7--7---0----------------------------------|repeat 2x
G:---7--7---0----------------------------------|until
D:---7--7---0---5--5--0---3--3--0--2--3--2--0--|Riff B
A:---5--5-------5--5--0---3--3--0--2--3--2--0--|
D:--(0)---------5--5--0---3--3--0--2--3--2--0--|
            I'll start this off    without any words...

   Riff B
     D        C     B             A
E:----------------------------------------|  
B:---7--7--0--5--5--4---4--4--0---2---2---|
G:---7--7--0--5--5--4---4--4--0---2---2---|
D:---7--7--0--5--5--4---4--4--0---2---2---|
A:---5--5--0--3--3--2---2--2--0---0---0---|
D:----------------------------------------|
	    Love myself,         Better than you...

The way this works is...Riff A 2x, Riff B 1x, Riff A 2x, Riff B 1x into chorus

Chorus:
     D         G         F
E:--------------------------------------------------------|
B:---7--7--0-------------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10---|repeat 4x
G:---7--7--0---7--7------10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10---|
D:---7--7--0---7--7--0---10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10---|
A:---5--5------5--5--0----8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|
D:---0---------5--5--0------------------------------------|
			              I'm on a plain...
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nirvana/on_a_plain_tab_ver_4.html ]
Interlude:
     F                  E                   A                   G
E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|repeat
G:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|3x
D:---------3-----3------------2-----2-------------7-----7-------------5-----5-----|
A:------3-----3-----3------2-----2------2------7-----7------7------5-----5-----5--|
D:---3------------------2-------------------7-------------------5-----------------|
           Somewhere    I  have heard this before...
     F                   E                    A
E:-----------------------------------------------------------------
B:-----------------------------------------------------------------
G:-----------------------------------------------------------------
D:---------3-----3-------------2-----2--------------7-----7---0----
A:------3-----3-----3-------2-----2------2-------7-----7------0----
D:---3-------------------2--------------------7--------------------
            What the    hell am I tryin'  to  say...

     G
E:---------------------------|
B:---------------------------|
G:---------------------------|
D:---5--5--5--5--5-----------|
A:---5--5--5--5--5-----------|
D:---5--5--5--5--5--3--2--0--|

End:
     D5     D
E:---5------2--|
B:---7------3--|
G:---7------2--|
D:---7--OR--0--|
A:---5------0--|
D:---0------0--|


Progression:

Verse
Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Interlude
Verse
Chorus
End

Lyrics:

I'll start this off without any words 
I got so high I scratched till I bled 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

The finest day that I've ever had 
Was when I learned to cry on command 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 
I'm on a plain 

My mother died every night 
It's safe to say don't quote me on that 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

The black sheep got blackmailed again 
Forgot to put the proper zip code 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 
I'm on a plain 

Somewhere I have heard this before 
In a dream my memory is stored 
As defense I'm neutered and spayed 
What the hell am I trying to say? 

It is now time to make it unclear 
To write off lines that don't make sense 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

One more special message to go 
And then I'm done and I can go home 
I love myself better than you 
I know it's wrong so what should I do? 

I'm on a plain 
I can't complain 

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