Robyn Hitchcock - Globe Of Frogs Chords & Tabs

 

Globe Of Frogs Chords & Tabs

Robyn Hitchcock Chords & Tabs

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Globe Of Frogs Chords

   
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From: Terry Marks 


Globe of Frogs (the Album) by Robyn Hitchcock

@ALBUM: Globe Of Frogs

Globe Of Frogs
by
Robyn Hitchcock

Note: The numbers in parentheses are the fret numbers of the chords.  Ie.
G(3) is G, Third Fret, Bar E style.
Note: This is a very spotty sort of thing.  Normally, I wouldn't bother
posting it, but the Robyn Hitchcock directory doesn't seem to be growing
much.   I played 'Globe of Frogs' and this is what I got.  Complicating
things is the fact that some songs don't have much in the way of guitar,
so sometimes included are a general key or bass.

@SONG: Tropical Flesh Mandala

Main Riff:
G:-0-----------0------------|
D:---3-0---0-3--------------|
A:-------2------------------|
E:---------------3----------|

(It's played a bit too fast for me to be sure, but I know that the song
is in
a key of G and that this riff is close.  If you don't trust this version,
send in your own, or just play a G.)

Lying out there on the beach  was a pleasant growth
in the reach of me and you  in the reach of both
tropical flesh mandala, tropical flesh mandala

G(3)          C(3)         F    Bb
floating in a moist exotic pool
G(3)            C(3)            F      F#
feeling so good-natured I could drool

So I took a photograph  so there'd be no doubt
when I got the pictures back  none of them came out
tropical flesh mandala, tropical flesh mandala

underneath your ribcage and your skin
honey there's a new way to get in

it was covered in pink scales  lots of tiny feathers
valves that opened up and  valves that closed very tight together
tropical flesh mandala, tropical flesh mandala

on the night the creature came ashore
someone told Joanna what they're for


@SONG: Vibrating

e:-0-0-0-0-0----------|
B:--0-0-0-0-0---------|

Bass: (listen for rhythm)
verse:
A:-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-4-0-2-0---------

Cross-legged on the bed    she gazed across the town
her shadow climbed the wall   until the sun went down
she bought a china pug    it lay there on the bed
and in the paper bag   she could just see its head

bass:
D:------------1-2-2--2---2---2---1-----------------1-2-2--|
A:2---2---2------------------------4-4-4---4---4----------|
  She was vibrating  She was vibrating She was vibrating


and in an adoring pose   he shriveled up and died
until his bones were stems   upon the grass they dried
and made an alphabet   of white upon the green
and it was beautiful  and some would say obscene
she was vibrating   she was vibrating   she was vibrating

and in the demon's hat   discolored flowers grew
and they had fleshy stems  and fleshy petals too
to slither is divine   to multifoliate
she just lost her watch   she couldn't concentrate
she was vibrating  she was vibrating  she was vibrating
she was vibrating  she was vibrating  she was vibrating


@SONG: Balloon Man
This is on separate file on Nevada.  I haven't found anything new about
it,
so I'll let this one alone.

@SONG: Luminous Rose

Intro:
e:--4-5-2---4-5-2
(Sorry.  That's all I've got of it.  The rest seems to be all organ)

Oh the bodies of drowned sailors and dead airmen
flounder upside down beneath the roaring wave
and the fishes eat the flesh from off their fingers
and the sea is so much deeper than the grave
and the pale English stone stands alone over me
oh the bodies rise and fall in slow motion
as the flesh gives way to coral and her charms
if you listen hard you'll hear the sea is breathing
and she's waiting there to hold you in her arms
and the pale English sun shone over me

oh the telegram is lying on the table
you left it there you can't believe its true
God finds you naked and he leaves you dying
what happens in between is up to you
and the luminous rose glows over me over me


@SONG: Sleeping With Your Devil Mask
*(The end of verse bass/guitar riff)
E:-0h5----5p3-------0
or E/A(5) A(5)/G(3) E


E                             *   E                           *
I see the birdies in the trees    I see the fishes in the seas
and perching on the garden wall   I see the man that made it all
I see the sand, I see the stones  I see right through into your bones
E
your skeleton can dance all night  and caper beneath the swaying light
A(5)
sleeping with your devil mask is all I want to do
           B(7)                      G(3) E
and when I stop it means I'm through with you
E     G(3)  E     G(3)  A(5)  E
yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/robyn_hitchcock/globe_of_frogs_crd.html ]
so welcome Mr. Dennis Forbes   who's brought along his perspect orbs
and they are full of leather peas  that rattle like a slow disease
I've got to have a nasty thought because of all the stuff I bought
from sultry Mr. Garrick Hobbs  who does a load of useless jobs
and in the chapel after lunch they used to cluster in a bunch
sleeping with your devil mask is all I wanna do
and when I stop it means I'm through with you
yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah

it's all compulsion, there's no choice my mother's second name is Joyce
and once when she was very young  she saw a cellist being hung
thirteen men with long black heads all came and stood around her bed
and when the morning light came in she saw their heads had all caved in
their rotting brains fell to the floor and crawled away towards the door
sleeping with your Devil mask is all I wanna do
and when I stop it means I'm through with you
yeah, yeah, yeah  yeah, yeah, yeah

the organism rapes itself  as it gives birth upon the shelf
and over where the magpie struts a flower billows from my guts
some things go in some things go out and next time back I'll come back a
trout


@SONG: Unsettled


G:-7---5---4-5---0--0---
  What can I say to you?

(The Bass and guitar is just sort of follows the lines of: G:--5-4-5-4 )

Batter engines pack a swallow piston in you shatter inches bell
bloody glass eruption it embarrassed of the seven druids
muscle-bound instructions over patient forest fire
in the month the dogs expire

helicopter pepper cord I'm ram impatient swallow on patrol
gotta leave her heart plug in her dinner service multiply my
cat a role is friendship easy fear and pattern lease
suddenly the feeling of you leaves

everybody fourteen-points in session buy a rusty pair of clint
should in fact potatoes straddles rockery of hairy mythic
mental dung-heap flurry over shot lasagna breeds
in a hollow shoe the mincemeat seeds for you
everything breathes for you

get a heart exact tomato flourish on a spike of greedy prawns
if a base were dug moussaka Al unwraps the biscuit in you
drummer moral bombs excepted every turning bends away
running off a cross the troubled hey do you what can I say to you
what can I say to you what can I say to you

@SONG: Chinese Bones

Riff:
e:--0-0---0---0-----------|
B:-4----4--4-4------------|

Watching Romeo dissolve I was tempted to join him
by the mirror of the lake where the statues unfurled
I had never seen a man so abuse his reflection
as the light shines  through your Chinese bones
watching Juliet unrobe I would hasten toward her
but around her feet I sat that her serpent was curled
and her eyeballs had rolled up so her pupils had vanished
and the light shines through your Chinese bones
as the light shines through your Chinese bones

I met an interesting dwarf and I told him a story
as he walked towards the East  then the shadow was right
something Shakespeare never said was 'you've got to be kidding'
as the light shines through your Chinese bones
as the light shines through your Chinese bones
the line between us is so thin I might as well be you
and everywhere I've ever been I know you're going to
Chinese bones  Chinese Bones

@SONG: Globe of Frogs

I'm sorry...I've got no ideas on this one.

@SONG: The Shapes Between Us Turn to Animals
(Guitar isn't there, but can be played as an A(5) throughout the verse)
Bass Riff:                      or
A:-------5-3-0-----------   D:-------0-------------|
E:-0-3-5-----------------   A:-----0---3-----------|
                            E:-0-3-------0---------|

Desires muck and algae were the shadows on the wall
glasses shatter ornaments on to the ground they fall
our hair like anemone's that wave beneath the seas
our fingers are like the  fingers of baboons up in the trees
A(5)
and the shapes between us turn into animals
           B(7)
the shapes between us

The lion is your anger as it smashes up the chair
the zebra is my answers as your pounding up the stairs
that's black and white and yes and no and can't make up it's mind
when you gonna see that love is dumb as well as blind
oh the shapes between us turn into animals
the shapes between us

when the night is over and the dawn comes shining through
everything is smashed to bits including me and you
the animals are snoring open-mouthed inside the cage
waiting for the wine to turn and ache into a rage
'cause the shapes between us turn into animals
the shapes between us

@SONG: Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)

Intro/Riff:
e:-4-2-0---0-------------|
B:-------3---3-----------|
(I think that the chords are mainly A and D, but I'm not sure enough to post)

There's a house burning down on the radio, but
we're in love  we don't mind  we're as far as I can tell
everyone worries so much about themselves
there's nothing happening to you that means anything at all

there's a plane crashing down on the studio, but
we're in luck we're not there so we're somewhere else instead
everyone wishes so much upon themselves
there's not a thing that you can do that'll make me come again

there's a house burning down on the radio, but
we're in love  we don't mind   we're as far as I can tell
everyone worries so much about themselves
there's nothing happening to you that means anything at all

Thank You for your time.  Sorry if this has disappointed.  If someone would
be kind enough to figure out the rest of it and post, I would be much
obliged.

Also, please, post if you've got it:


*Lucifer Sam    (Pink Floyd)
*Flaming        (Pink Floyd)
*Vegetable Man  (Pink Floyd/Soft Boys)
*Surgery        (Robyn Hitchcock)
*Swan Lee       (Syd Barrett)

Thank You again.

Terry Marks.
a013645t@bcfreenet.lib
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