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12 Feb 2014

Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana - Ukulele Chords

OK, this one was a bit of a challenge as to how to present it. I wanted on final 'anti valentine' to put up before Valentines Day this Friday, and this was the song that got stuck in my head. Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana.

Then looking into it, I believe the song was recorded in the key of A, but tuned half a step down. That is to say, a general pattern of A, F, D, but down half a step so G#, E and C#. A quick look at your chord charts will tell you they are HORRIBLE chords on a uke. Therefore, I present this in the standard A key, but you can either play it that way, or drop the tuning on your uke half a step on each string to match the record. Or you can work on the G#!!

Only other odd ones are in the chorus where the chord progression moves to A5, F5 and D5.  They are fingered as follows

A5 -  2400
F5 - 0013
D5 - 22x0

They are not totally necessary, but help give it the right feel. I've included a video at the end to help with the pattern, but remember that if you are playing in A you are playing in half a step sharp! Have fun and Happy Valentines!


HEART SHAPED BOX - NIRVANA FOR UKULELE




Intro [A5] [F5] [D5] repeat


[A]She [F] eyes me [D]like a Pisces [A] when [F]I am [D]weak
[A]I've been [F]locked in [D] side your heart-shaped [A] box [F]for [D]weeks
[A] I've been [F] drawn in [D] to your magnet [A] tar [F] pit [D] trap
[A] I wish [F]I could [D] eat your cancer [A] when [F] you turn [D] black

[A5] Hey! [F5]Wait! [D5]I got a new complaint
[A5]For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5]vice
[A5] Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5] vice
[A5]Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [F5] vice [D]
Your ad[F5] vice [D]

[A] Meat- [F] eating [D] orchids  forgive [A] no [F] one just [D] yet
[A] Cut my [F] self on [D] angel hair and [A] ba [F] by's [D] breath
[A] Broken [F] hymen [D] of 'Your Highness', [A] I'm [F] left [D] black
[A] Throw [F] down your [F] umbilical noose so [A] I can [F] climb right [D]back

[A5] Hey! [F5]Wait! [D5]I got a new complaint
[A5]For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5]vice
[A5] Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5] vice
[A5]Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [F5] vice [D]
Your ad[F5] vice [D]

INSTRUMENTAL SOLO over A, F, D twice

[A]She [F] eyes me [D]like a Pisces [A] when [F]I am [D]weak
[A]I've been [F]locked in [D] side your heart-shaped [A] box [F]for [D]weeks
[A] I've been [F] drawn in [D] to your magnet [A] tar [F] pit [D] trap
[A] I wish [F]I could [D] eat your cancer [A] when [F] you turn [D] black

[A5] Hey! [F5]Wait! [D5]I got a new complaint
[A5]For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5]vice
[A5] Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [A5] vice
[A5]Hey! [F5] Wait! [D5] I got a new complaint
[A5] For [F5] ever in [D5] debt to your priceless ad [F5] vice [D]
Your ad [F5] vice [D]
Your ad [F5] vice [D]
Your ad [F5] vice [D]



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