Nirvana - On A Plain Chords & Tabs

 

On A Plain Chords & Tabs

Nirvana Chords & Tabs

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On A Plain Tab

   
Song: On A Plain (unplugged)
Artist: Nirvana
Album: Unplugged in NY
Transcribed by: Scott Gibson

This is a pretty simple but awesome song to be able to play so
this should be pretty much correct! Play cleanly and loosely throughout.

Tuning: Drop D down half a step (Db,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb)


Intro/Verse Riff (Riff a)

“I’ll start this song…”

Eb|--2-2---------------------------------------
Bb|--3-3---------------------------------------
Gb|--2-2---------------------------------------
db|------(0)-5-5(0)-3-3-x-2-3-2-0--------------
Ab|------(0)-5-5(0)-3-3-x-2-3-2-0--------------
Db|------(0)-5-5(0)-3-3-x-2-3-2-0-------------- (x2)

   

Riff B
       
Eb|-2-22--0-00-------------       
Bb|-3-33--1-11-------------       
Gb|-2-22--0-00-4-44-2-22---      
db|-------2-22-4-44-2-22---      db|--7--
Ab|-------3-33-2-22-0-00---      Ab|--7--
Db|------------------------ (x1) Db|--7--
   (Alternatively, last chord can be ^^)


Verse Riff (x3)

Riff B (x1)

Verse Riff (x1)

Then: Chorus Riff

“What should I do, I’m on a plain…”

Eb|-2--2-2-2-22-2-xx-5-5555-5-5----------
Bb|-3--3---3-33---xx-6-6666---6----------
Gb|-2--2---2-22---xx-5-5555---5----------
db|--------------------------------------
Ab|--------------------------------------
Db|-------------------------------------- (x4)
   (On that second would-be F chord, build
    up in strumming strength gradually.)


Verse Riff (x2)

Riff B (x1)

Verse Riff (x3)

Riff B (x1)

Verse Riff (x1)

Chorus Riff (x4)


Riff C

“Somewhere I have heard…”

Eb|---------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------
Gb|---------------------------------------------
db|-----3---3--------2---2---/-----7---7--------
Ab|---3-------3----2-------2-/---7-------7------
Db|-3-----3------2-----2-----/-7----7-----------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nirvana/on_a_plain_tab_ver_6.html ]
Eb|------------------------------------------
Bb|------------------------------------------
Gb|------------------------------------------
db|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-(0)-3----------------------
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-(0)-3----------------------
Db|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5—(0)-3---------------------- (x3)
  PM-------------| 

Then Play:
Eb|---------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------
Gb|---------------------------------------------
db|-----3---3--------2---2---/-7-77-777---------
Ab|---3-------3----2-------2-/-7-77-777---------
Db|-3-----3------2-----2-----/-7-77-777---------

Eb|--------------------------
Bb|--------------------------
Gb|--------------------------
db|-555555555\---------------
Ab|-555555555\-strum fast!---
Db|-555555555\---------------

Verse Riff (x2)

Riff B (x1)

Verse Riff (x3)

Riff B (x1)

Verse Riff (x1)
Chorus Riff (x6)

Fade gently on

   Db
Eb|----
Bb|-3~~
Gb|-2~~
db|----
Ab|----
Db|----

Lyrics
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I'll start this off without any words
I got so high that I scratched 'til I bled
I love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?
The finest day that I ever had
Was when I learned to cry on command
Love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

I'm on a plain
I can't complain

My mother died every night
It's safe to say don't quote me on that
Love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?
The black sheep got blackmailed again
Forgot to put on the zip code
Love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

I'm on a plain
I can't complain

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

It’s now time to make it unclear
To write off lines that don't make sense
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 then I can go home
Love myself better than you
I know it's wrong so what should I do?

I'm on a plain
I can't complain

That’s it! - SG
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