Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana Time Signature: 4/4 Key: D Tuning: Dropped D (low to high: DADGBE) (tuned 1/2 step down on the CD) Symbols: |-4b(5)-| bend at fret 4 until the pitch is fret 5 |-4p3-| pull off to fret 3 |-4h5-| hammer on to fret 5 |-/4-| slide | Rhythm Figure 1 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | |=================|=================|=================|=================| e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B|-----1-----------|-----------------|-----1-----------|-----------------| G|-----2-----------|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------| D|---2---2-----3---|-------0-----0---|---2---2-----3---|--/4-4---4-----0-| A|-0---------3---3-|-----0-----0---0-|-0---------3---3-|-------0---3-3---| D|---------3-------|-0---------------|---------3-------|-0---------------| Amin F5 D5 Amin F5 D D7 | Rhythm Figure 2 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | |==================|==================|==================|==================| e|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| B|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------| G|-2-2-4b(5)---4b(5)|-------------4b(5)|-2-2-4b(5)---4b(5)|-------------4b(5)| D|-2-2-----3-3------|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-2-2-----3-3------|--/4-4-4-4--------| A|-0-0-----3-3------|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-0-0-----3-3------|-0---------3------| D|---------3-3------|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|---------3-3------|-0----------------| Amin F5 D5 Amin F5 D5 D7 | Rhythm Figure 3 | Rhythm Figure 4 | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | |=================|==================|=================|=================| e|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| B|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-----------------|-------------4b(5)|-----------------|-----------------| D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0/4-4-----0-| A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-----3-3---| D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-0-0-0-----------| G5 D5 G5 D5 D7 | Solo (play twice) | 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a | 1 e & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a | |========================================|=================================| e|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------| B|---------8b(10)(8)\7---------7b(8)(7)p6-|---------5b(6)---(5)p3-----------| G|----------------------------------------|-------------------------5---4---| D|-7-------------------5------------------|-3-------------------------------| A|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------| D|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------| | (solo continued) | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | |=================|=================|=================|=================| e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G|-2---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------| D|-2---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|-----------------| A|-0---------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------| D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A5 (let ring) A5 (fade with volume control) Intro (Rhythm Figure 1) Verse 1: (w/ Rhythm Figure 1) She eyes me like a pisces when I am weak I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for a week I was drawn into your magnet tar pit trap I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black Chorus: (w/ Rhythm Figure 2) Hey Wait I've got a new complaint Forever in debt to your priceless advice (repeat x3) Rhythm Figure 3 & 4 Your advice Verse 2: (w/ Rhythm Figure 1) Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet Cut myself on angel's hair and baby's breath Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back Chorus (Rhythm Figure 3 & 4) Your advice Solo Repeat Verse 1 Chorus (Rhythm Figure 3 (x3) Rhythm Figure 4) Your advice... (corrections, comments to mjmvisse@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca)
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