Nirvana – Come As You Are

Nirvana Come As You Are ukulele tab
Come As You Are Midi

I’ve always hated Smells Like Teen Spirit. It’s an incredibly boring riff. I find this one much more interesting.

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19 Comments

  1. weelie November 28th, 2007 8:15 am

    I’m with you there… “Come as you are” was the only Nirvana song that hit through with me back when the baby floated into the record stores.

  2. jules_perox November 28th, 2007 11:36 am

    I like this riff for Uke, sits really nicely! thanks for that…

  3. Woodshed November 28th, 2007 7:14 pm

    Glad you like it, chaps.

  4. Variant May 11th, 2008 11:10 pm

    I actually prefer Heart-Shaped Box, but when I play this song my friends all recognize it. Thanks for this.

  5. Woodshed May 12th, 2008 2:25 pm

    Heart-Shaped Box is definitely a good one. I don’t know how it would work on the uke though.

  6. King David Ukulele Station August 12th, 2008 3:38 pm

    l’esprit du ukulélé adolescent…

    Semblant au départ être assez mal adaptée au ukulélé (ce n’est pas Al “UkeHunt” wood qui démentira cette idée), la chanson Smell Like Teen spirit connait pourtant un étonnant engouement et de nombreuses reprises sur le petit instrument ;……

  7. Fat Sam September 1st, 2008 10:18 am

    after you have played the final two do you go back to the start or to the second bar
    but great riff thanks man!!

  8. Woodshed September 1st, 2008 9:23 pm

    Fat Sam: You go from the end of bar three to the start of bar 2.

  9. Corey C420 February 14th, 2010 9:48 pm

    that took about 5 seconds to learn sweet

  10. meko September 26th, 2010 3:40 am

    I LOVE YOU! I found Uke hunt just at that pivotal point of frustration – to keep learning or jump ship. Thanks for the re-inspiration…

  11. Woodshed September 26th, 2010 10:39 am

    meko: Thanks. I’m proud to have re-inspired you.

  12. Brian Dubois November 1st, 2010 10:09 pm

    The third note in the third measure (open C) should be C# (third string, first fret).

  13. banterCZ February 23rd, 2011 8:05 pm

    A must know riff. I wish I could play whole song.

  14. CountPancake February 25th, 2011 6:03 pm

    If you want you can just repeat it in a loop from the fourth note.

  15. JACK April 12th, 2011 11:24 pm

    Is this to the original, or do you have to tune down?

  16. Manpreet Bains July 30th, 2011 10:57 pm

    Thank you so much, Woodshed!

  17. Woodshed July 31st, 2011 7:31 am

    Manpreet: You’re welcome!

  18. O'Reilly November 2nd, 2012 7:16 am

    just heard this on the radio and something about it made me thing it would work really well on the uke. damn woodshed, i owe you a beer for all the wonderful things you’ve given me.

  19. Woodshed November 2nd, 2012 2:59 pm

    O’Reilly: Thanks! Look forward to that beer!

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