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Measuring Cups Chords

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Andrew Bird - Measuring Cups
Standard Tuning

Having navigated your way through this entire land witch is ultimateguitar to the 
very outskirts where gems like Andrew Bird lie, I'm sure I don't need to tell you 
what a great song this is. However, I feel the need to leave an obligatory note 
with these chords stating that fact: "This is a sensational song, it's like 
someone took that warm apple pie your mother used to make, filled it with rainbows 
and somehow condensed the result into audible pleasure!" 

Sorry to delay your playing of this song to state the obvious, and sorry once 
again for delaying it further by acknowledging the delay. And without further 
delay... here's that song!
(Well at least here's a series of letters of numbers that reflect particular 
wavelengths of light that travel to your eyes and are neurologically transmitted 
to you brain which interprets the meaning and then resultantly sends out potential 
differences along synapses to the relevant muscles in order for the right 
frequencies to be produced by both instruments and voice and so the air will 
vibrate at these frequencies and travel to our ears oscillating the thin membrane 
of the eardrum sending signals back to our brain which we interpret as the 
song...) I'm sorry, i'm so highfalutin... Here it is. 


(Upbeat notes - straight to G)      
e|-------
b|-------
g|-------
d|-------
a|-------
E|-0--2-- 


Intro 
G - D - A - Bm (X2)


G                  D                A                    Bm          
Get out your measuring cups and we'll play a new game 
G                  D                 A                    Bm           
Come to the front of the class and we'll measure your brain 
 G                       D                         E
We'll give you a complex and we'll give it a name 

[Upbeat notes]

G                  D                A                    Bm         
Get out your measuring cups and we'll play a new game 
G                     D                        A                 Bm             
Can't have the cream when the crop and the cream are the same 
G               D                               E
Liquid or gas no more than the glass will contain 


G                                    D 
When you talk about the hand of glory 
A                            Bm
A tale that's rather grim and gory 
G                         D                               E
Is it just another children's story that's been de-clawed? 
               G                         D                                 E
When the tales of brothers Grimm and Gory have been outlawed 


G - D - A - Bm (X2)
G - D - E


  G                            D                      A
I think they're gonna make you start over 
               Bm                 G
You don't want to start over 
              D                           A
Put your backpack on your shoulder 
           Bm           G  
Be the good little soldier 
                  D
Take your places now 
                         E          
'Cause we're all predisposed 


G                  D                A                    Bm          
                    measuring cups                play a new game 
G                  D                 A                   Bm           
                    front of the class              measure your brain 
 G                       D                         E
We'll give you a complex and we'll give it a name 
G                                    D 
When you talk about the hand of glory 
A                            Bm
A tale that's rather grim and gory 
G                         D                               E
Is it just another children's story that's been de-clawed? 
               G                         D                                 E
When the tales of brothers Grimm and Gory have been outlawed 


     G                           D                        A
So put your backpack on your shoulder 
                   Bm       
Be the good little soldier 
G                       D
It's no different when your older 
           E
You're predisposed 
G                                  Gm
That's all for questions now 
                   D
The case is closed!


Done! Case closed, enjoy! 
(Sorry, I had the chords in the right spots to my ear but the formatting moves 
them all around when you submit it, just feel it, I'm sure as a fellow Bird fan you'll do fine.)
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Saitenstechen wrote on December 7 2012, 12:46 pm

Best tab I've seen so far. 5/5

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katchya wrote on October 29 2013, 02:27 am

You sir, are delightful. Thank you for the song and the intro to the song. You obviously have good taste and a lovely sense of humor. Please note that somewhere in the internet is a person who, based on nothing more than this web page, thinks you are wonderful.

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matvagabond wrote on February 15 2014, 06:40 pm

Random note for all you tabbers out there. When you create a tab, do it in a monospace font, like the courier typeface used on this site. Then you won't have the formatting issue that this tab has.

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