song: scentless apprentice
album: in utero, track 2
artist: nirvana
tuning: tune low E string down 1 step (drop D [DADGBe])
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
% = repeat
~ = let ring
) = bend
..The reason I'm tabbing this is because I saw a similar transcription..
..Unfortunately, it wasn't *too* similar. In other words, it was dead
..wrong. :) But then, who'm I to judge? Having said that was wrong,
..I bet mine is too. :)
intro (this is also played before each verse and as the chorus, i believe)
.."Go away! .. Get away! .."
e 0-0-0-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-3/9-%-------------------------------------------
B 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---%-------------------------------------------
G 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---%-------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
verse (this is played after the intro and after each line of the verse;
it follows the drums)
.."He was born a scentless apprentice.."
e ----------------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
A 4-4-0-4-0-4-4-4-4-0-4-0-%---------------------------------------------
D 4-4-0-4-0-4-4-4-4-0-4-0-%---------------------------------------------
verse (this is played during each line)
.."Like most babies smell like butter.."
e 0---------------------------------------------------------------------
B 0---------------------------------------------------------------------
G 0---------------------------------------------------------------------
D 8(grad. bend up, grad. bend down)-------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
e -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A 3-3-3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7-7/8-8-8-8-8/10-10-10-10-10/12-12-15-15-15-12~/~
D -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
..Well, that's about all I know. Sorry I'm not a wealth of information on
this song.. It's kinda hard to tell what's what through all the distortion
and feedback.. Please excuse any mistakes, and for questions/comments/critiques,
email me at [email protected] .. Thanks!
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 14:51:21 -0500 (CDT)
From: Mike Farmer
Subject: Nirvana: Scentless Apprentice (fwd)
I haven't seen a correct tab of this yet, so here goes. (I din't figure
this out on my own, I think I saw it in some magazine...or maybe the
official tab book for InUtero, I don't remember, but it is correct.)
First, D tune (detune, hee, hee.), ie, drop low E to a D...
(/ above means bend up half note)
F# D F# D F#
(play the F#/D stuff along with drum beat)
(see above note)
Like most babies smell like butter
He had a smell like no other
He was born scentless and senseless
He was born a scentless apprentice
I never got to the chorus for some reason, so it is still a mystery to me
as well as the rest of the internet guitar players...If you have
questions or comments of anything like that, write
Mike Farmer
PS If you don't understand the bending stuff, write and I'll try and
"In the sun, in the sun, married, buried, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah."
Who else, Kurt Cobain, All Apologies
Copyright End of Music (I think that's who it is who has all their stuff)

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