Wonder Stuff - Circlesquare Chords & Tabs

 

Circlesquare Chords & Tabs

Wonder Stuff Chords & Tabs

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Circlesquare Chords

   
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Date: Sun, 14 Apr 96 22:11:22 -0500

			  ----------------
			  The Wonder Stuff
			    Circlesquare
			  ----------------

Sources:   video/audio
Accuracy:  at least 97%
Key:       F#m
Capo:      2nd fret (play as Em)

Tabbed by: Andrew Tay (aka Ant) July 1995
	   aktay@zeus.uwaterloo.ca

Hi.  Here's some tab for the song "Cirlesquare", as written and performed
by the now defunct Wonder Stuff.  Circlesquare was a UK only single,
but it's also on the B-side of some "Size of a Cow" CD singles.  Get it--
it's one of the best songs they ever did, and my personal favourite.  


This tab is based on an acoustic version that Miles played on MuchMusic 

(Canada's MTV), and is essentially the same as the acoustic version in
the "Welcome to the Cheap Seats" movie.  Fortunately, I could
see what he was doing so I'm pretty sure there aren't any mistakes in
this. 



CHORDS
------

Here are all the chords you'll need.  All are indicated relative to the
capo, so Em is really F#m and so on.  Some chords have numbers in 

.  These indicate variations which I'll explain 

later on.
  ___________________________________________________________________
 | INTRO/VERSES   | CHORUS/OUTRO                | BRIDGE             |
 |                |                             |                    |
 | Em   DM11  CM7 | Dsus2  DM11sus2 Em*   GM6   |  GM9  Dadd11  CM9  |
e|-0----0-----3---|-0---0-----0-----0-----|------------|
b|-0----3-----0---|-3------3--------0-----0-----|--10----10-----8----|
g|-0----0-----0---|-2------0--------0-----0-----|---0-----0-----0----|
d|-2----4--2---|-0------2--------9-----9-----|---9-----0-----0----|
a|-2----5-----3---|----------------10----10-----|--10-----9-----7----|
e|-0--------------|-----------------0----10-----|--------10-----8----|

- By the way, I think Miles adds a low A to the DM11 chord in the 

  verse (554030).  It's not very noticeable, so I don't bother with it.
- The studio versions replace CM7 with Cadd9 (032030).
- Many chords have either an open low E string, an open high E string,
  or both.  Sometimes, it sounds better to omit these notes.


RHYTHMIC PATTERN
----------------

This two-measure strumming pattern carries on through most of the song.
He likes to vary it the 3rd and 4th times he plays the bridge, but you
can figure that part out yourself.

			    *
/   /   /   / /     / /   / / / /       *optional
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . | 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . |


	 ---------===================================---------


OPENING LICK
------------

e|--3-0--------------|
b|------3-0----------|
g|----------3-0-2-0--|  all eighth notes
d|-------------------|
a|-------------------|
e|-------------------|


INTRO/VERSE 1
-------------

Em | DM11 | CM7 | CM7   each chord lasts one measure


	is that a smile that hangs beneath your nose
	or are your lips just stuck to your teeth 

	and they're too fixed to close
	you don't have to ham it up for me
	or tell me how long you've 

	waited just to be with me


CHORUS
------

Dsus2 | DM11sus2 | Em* | GM6    each chord lasts two measures

Make sure you play the Dsus2 to DM11sus2 progression by varying
the high E string like this:
				 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/w/wonder_stuff/circlesquare_crd.html ]
   ......... Dsus2  D ........... | ....  Dmaj11sus2  Dmaj11 ..... |
e|-0---2---2---0-0-|---2-2---2---0-0-|-0---2---2---0-0-|-2---2---2---0-0-|
b|-3---3---3---3-3-|---3-3---3---3-3-|-3---3---3---3-3-|-3---3---3---3-3-|
g|-2---2---2---2-2-|---2-2---2---2-2-|-0---0---0---0-0-|-0---0---0---2-2-|
d|-0---0---0---0-0-|---0-0---0---0-0-|-2---2---2---2-2-|-2---2---2---0-0-|
a|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .


	i've been a long term disappointment to myself
	but it hits like a hammer when I'm that to someone else
	and now the circle doesn't fit it's little square
	it bulges with opportunity ... bulges


VERSE 2
-------

Same as Verse 1

	is that a smile that hangs beneath your nose
	or are your eyes so wide 

	they've pulled your mouth into a stupid pose
	you don't have to ham it up for me
	or tell me how long you've 

	waited just to be with me

REPEAT CHORUS


BRIDGE
------

GM9 | Dadd11 | CM9 | CM9Dadd11       each lasts two measures

Play this eight-measure progression four times.  The second time, you can
add those high D notes that I indicated in the chord list as .  When 

you come to the CM9Dadd11 part, play it like this:

  ................. Cmaj9  Dadd11 ................
E|------------------------|--------------------------|
B|-8-10-10-10-10--8--8-10-|-10-10-10--8--8----10-----|
G|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0-----0-----|
D|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|--0--0--0--0--0-----0-----|
A|-7--9--9--9--9--7--7--9 |--9--9--9--7--7-----9-----|
E|-8-10-10-10-10--8--8-10-|-10-10-10--8--8----10-----|
   1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .    1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .  


REPEAT CHORUS
REPEAT CHORUS


OUTRO
-----

Dsus2 | DM11sus2 


Just repeat this bit from the chorus a bunch of times, and end on
DM11sus2.  If you want to make the ending more melodic, you can
slow down and finish like this:

e|-3----------2-------------|
b|-3----------3----------3--|
g|-0----------0----------0--|  

d|-2----------2----------2--|
a|--------------------------|
e|--------------------------|


	 ---------===================================---------


Okay... I originally wasn't going to do this, but you talked me into it.
Here's my best guess at the electric part, which is also capoed at the 2nd
fret.  The verse is rreeaallly simple:  just Em 022000 (really F#m) with palm 

muting and lots of effects.  I'd guess that he's using overdrive, wah, and 

some sort of tremolo-like volume effect;  but I don't own any effects, so I 

don't know that much.  Also, he may be using only a partial form like 

022xxx or something.

The chorus is something like this:

e|-------2---------|---------0-------|---------2-------|---------0-------|
b|-----3-----------|---3-------------|-----3-----------|---3-------------|
g|-----------------|-----2-----------|-0---------------|-----2-----------|
d|-0-------------2-|-----------------|---------------2-|-----------------|
a|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .


e|-3---5---5---3-3-|---5-5---5---3-3-|-3---5---5---3-3-|---5-5---5---3---|
b|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
g|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
d|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
a|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .   1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .

Don't ask about the bridge!


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