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Song Title: Pennyroyal Tea

Artist: Nirvana

Album: In Utero (this version is infinitely better than the Unplugged one)

Tabbed by: Alexandre Lima (rb.moc.1sitarg@gratis1.com.br)

Last tab in BTA by: Bass Master (bassmaster@juno.com)

Tuning: Standard

 

Notation:

() - ghost notes (of course they aren't there, but it's cool to play them)

/, \ - slide up and down

**** - the notes above this should be octaved.

I think it's hard to play w/o an octaver pedal.

 

This is what I hear when I hear this song:

(You should hear it too :)

 

[VERSE 1] 0:03

1+2+3+4+ 1+2+3+4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|--------|--------|-----------------|-------------------|

E:|--------|--------|-(2)-------------|-(2)-------(1-2-1)-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1+2+3+4+ 1+2+3+4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------|--------|-----------------|

|-(4)-------------|--------|--------|---2-2-2-2-2-/7\-|

 

[CHORUS 1] 0:20

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

E:|--------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-12-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-4-5---4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 2x

||*-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------*||

||*-7------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-12-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-4-*||

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7-------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

 

[VERSE 2] 0:54

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

E:|-4-----4---5-0-2-|-4---2-4/7-7-5-4-|-2---1-2-------2-|-2-1-1-2---1-2-1-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|-----------7h9h7---|-----------------|----------------|

|-4-----4---4-5-2-|-4-----4/7-------9-|-2---1-2---1-2-1-|-2-2---2/7\-----|

*******

[CHORUS 2] 1:11

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

E:|--------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/12\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/12\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-12-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7-------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---|

 

[SOLO] 1:45

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

E:|-4-----4-------2-|-4-----4/7-7-5-4-|-2---1-2---------|-2---1-2---1-2-1-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------/4-4-6-4-|-----------------|-----------------|

|-4-----4-------2-|-4---------------|-2---1-2---1-2-1-|-2-2-2-1-2-1-2-1-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7------/7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/12\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-4-4-5-4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7-------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

[VERSE 3] 2:19

1+2+3+4+ 1+2+3+4+ 1+2+3+4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|--------|--------|--------|-------------------|

E:|--------|--------|--------|-(2)-------(1-2-1)-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1+2+3+4+ 1+2+3+4+ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------|--------|----------------------|

|-(4)-------------|--------|--------|---2-2---2-2---2-2/7\-|

 

 

[CHORUS 3] 2:36

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

A:|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

E:|---------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/12\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-4-5-4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|---------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/12\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-4-5---4-5-4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

|-7-------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9-9-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|

|-7-------7-6-7-8-|-9---9---9-9-9/14\5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5/12\4-|

 

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + (7x) 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

|-----------------||*-------------------*||-------------------|

|-4-----4---1-1-2-||*-4-----4---1-1-1h2-*||---4---------------|

 

Hope you have fun!

 

Lyrics:

[VERSE 1]

I'm on my time with every one

I have very bad posture

 

[CHORUS 1]

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea...

Distill the life that's inside of me...

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea...

I'm anemic royalty...

 

[VERSE 2]

Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld

So I can sigh eternally

 

[CHORUS 2]

I'm so tired I can't sleep...

I'm a liar and a thief...

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea...

I'm anemic royalty...

 

[SOLO]

 

[VERSE 3]

I'm on warm milk and laxatives

Cherry- flavored antiacids

 

[CHORUS 3]

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea...

Distill the life that's inside of me...

Sit and drink Pennyroyal Tea...

I'm anemic royalty...

 

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