Come As You Are

Words & Music:

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

 

Electric or acoustic, play as power chords.  The original version is transcribed in Guitar World and the unplugged version in the September 2005 issue of Acoustic Guitar.

 

Intro & Main Riff:

  Em    D             Em

e-----------------------------------|

B-----------------------------------|

G-----------------------------------|  [3x]

D-----------------------------------|

A---------0---0---------2---2---2---|

E-0-0-1-2---2---2-2-1-0---0---0---0-|

 

Em          D           Em         D           Em

Come as you are, as you were, as I want you to be.

     D            Em            D      Em

As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy.

          D           Em                D               Em

Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don't be late.

       D          Em            D        Em   G

Take a rest, as a friend, as an old memori-----a---

     Em    D              Em    D             Em    D

Memori-----a-------, memori-----a------, memori-----a---.

 

Come dowsed in mud, soaked in bleach, as I want you to be

As a trend, as a friend, as an old memoria, memoria, memoria, memoria

 

A     C             A           C

And I swear that I don't have a gun.

      A            C           A           C

No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun.

 

SOLO OVER VERSE CHORDS:

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|--6--9-11\6--6--9-11\6--6--9-11-11/13-13\11-11-9-|

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Memoria, memoria, memoria, memoria…

 

And I swear that I don't have a gun

No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun.

No, I don't have a gun, no, I don't have a gun.  [to intro riff 3x]

 

Em   D      Em

Memori------a----

 





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