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From When the Angels Make Contact
Spoonful of Sugar
Tabbed by Steve Degen  email: steve_degen@hotmail.com
IMPORTANT: This song is tuned down a whole step
e tunes to d If your tuner sucks like mine, throw a capo on the
b tunes to a second fret and tune the guitar to standard.
g tunes to f
d tunes to c
E tunes to D

He plays this song a whole step down on the album but you can also 
play it in standard tuning which he does when he performs the song
by himself...there's a video of him playing it by himself on youtube
if you wanna check it out

Chords Used

 Em    C    G    Am   D
[-0-][-0-][-3-][-0-][-2-]
[-0-][-1-][-0-][-1-][-3-]
[-0-][-0-][-0-][-2-][-2-]
[-2-][-2-][-0-][-2-][-0-]
[-2-][-3-][-2-][-0-][---]
[-0-][-0-][-3-][---][---]

The picking technique he uses for this song is a little tricky at
first but with a some practice it becomes easier. The G string sort of
acts as the beat because it's the string your always hitting at 
the same time. It might be easier to learn using your fingers

Main Riff-the one played through most of the song
    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

He plays the chords lightly

Spoon full of Sugar in Montreal city

       Em                 C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

When the leaves are dying and look so pretty

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

At home the ships are on the rocks and sinking

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

And as hard as we try we just cant stop thinking

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

Dirt in my fist roots on my sleeve

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]


This year the trees fell before the leaves

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

People like me like people like you

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Cause people like you are far too few

    Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Oh night and daylight had got nothing on you
 
       Am           C                     G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------]
[-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1----------------------------------]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0----0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2--------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------]
[--------------0-0-0-0-0-0--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

And nothing's everlasting when your always just passing through

       Am           C                     G
[-0-0-0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------------]
[-1-1-1-1-1-------1-1-1-1-1----------------------------------------]
[-2-2-2-2-2-------0-0-0-0-0-----0---0--------0-------0-------0-----]
[-2-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-2-0h2----------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------------]
[-----------------0-0-0-0-0-------3----3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Ohhh

      D              C
[-3-3-3-3-3-------0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------]
[-2-2-2-2-2-------1-1-1-1-1----------------------------------]
[-3-3-3-3-3-------0-0-0-0-0----0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-0-0-0-0-0-------2-2-2-2-2--------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------0-2-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------]
[-----------------0-0-0-0-0--3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

   Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

   Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Ear full of music just when I need it

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

Your soul wont sing unless you bleed it

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

Lookin for answers through the night owl window

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

Million miles an hour through the wind and snow

        Em                C                         G
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-]
[-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-]
[-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-]

Spoonful of Sugar in Montreal City

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Where the leaves are dying and look so pretty

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Nothing can cure the home sick disease

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

This year the trees fell before the leaves

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

Nothing can cure the home sick disease

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

This year the trees fell before the leaves

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

This year the trees fell before the leaves

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

This year the trees fell before the leaves

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

  Em             C              G
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------------]
[---0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----]
[-------2-------0-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-]
[-----------------3---3---3---3-----------------------------------]
[-0---0---0---0-------------------3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---]

This just repeats to the end

Any questions..send me an email..its at the top
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SpinalTapped666 10 Oct 29, 2008 09:20 PM

Yes!! good one

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godin_force 10 May 11, 2009 04:24 AM

great tab!

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