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Circlesquare  The Wonder Stuff

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 96 22:11:22 -0500
 
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The Wonder Stuff
Circlesquare
 
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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
 
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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.
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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
 
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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.
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/ / / / / / / / / / / *optional
1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 .
 
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OPENING LICK
 
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 e --3-0--------------
 b ------3-0----------
 g ----------3-0-2-0-- all eighth notes
 d -------------------
 a -------------------
 e ------------------- 

INTRO/VERSE 1
 
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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
 
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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:
......... 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
 
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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
 
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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
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[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 --------------------------
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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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