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"Scenes from a Vinyl Recliner", by Toad the Wet Sprocket
  Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
  Revisions by: Walter Tien (walter@nb.net)

Guitar 1 (Glen) is an acoustic
Guitars 2&3 (Todd) are electric

Intro:

Guitar 2 plays: (this is the bit right before the song really starts)
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-----------5-----5--|
|--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
|--------------------|
   P.M.---------|

And then the beginning of the rest of the song:
Guitar 1 plays the chords indicated, guitar 2 plays the tab

   C#m7                          Asus2
|--------0-----|--------0-----|-----0--|-------------------|
|-----------0--|--------------|-----0--|-------------------|
|--------------|-----------2--|--------|--4/6\4/6\4--2--1--|
|--------------|--------------|--------|-------------------|
|--4-----------|-(4)----------|--0-----|-------------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------|-------------------|
                                       |......Fill 1.......|

   C#m7                       Asus2
|-----0-----|--------0-----|-----0--|---------------------|
|--------0--|--------------|-----0--|---------------------|
|-----------|-----------2--|--------|--4/6\4/6\4--2--4/6--|
|-----------|--------------|--------|---------------------|
|--4--------|-(4)----------|--0-----|---------------------|
|-----------|--------------|--------|---------------------|
                                    |.........Fill 2......|

Verse: (Guitar 1 plays chords, Guitar 2 plays fills)

C#m7
high on a wire
Asus2                      *(w/ fill 1)
poised for an imminent fall
clowns always smile                *(w/ fill 2)
greasepaint and lust in their pores
                    *(w/ fill 3)
start to sway and i hold your hand
fall, the smile surrounds his head

|--0--------|-------|
|-----0-----|-------|
|--------2--|-----2/| Fill 3
|-----------|-------|
|-----------|-------|
|-----------|-------|

Prechorus:
   Em        G         C        Em        G
|-------------------|--------|-------------------|
|--12--------10-----|--8-----|--12--------10-----|
|--12--------11-----|--9-----|--12--------11-----|
|-------------------|--------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------|-------------------|

   C
|--------------------------|
|--8-----8-----8-----8-----|
|--9--9-----9-----9--------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|

Em  G      C
Hot ashes, clay

Em  G     C
Hot ashes fade


Chorus: (this is played twice)

 Dsus2                                 C
|-----5--5--3--2--------5--5--3--2--|---------------|
|-----------------3-----------------|--3/5-----3/5--|
|-----------------------------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------|
                                              |.....| (these notes
                                              omitted second time)
Dsus2                             C
to lean, to err, to far along for me

Dsus2                             C
to wait around, to smile is to accept

Em (both guitars play an Em chord for one measure before the verse)

Verse: (same as first)
In center ring
rolling in sawdust and hay
covered in paint
damn everything but the circus
damn the men and the women who stare
at the freaks in the cages and snares

Prechorus: (same as first)
hot ashes, clay
hot ashes fade

Chorus:
to win, to err, to fall to far for safety
to lean, to wait a while is too easy


Bridge:
   Gsus2 (xx0035) throughout the bridge
|--5--5h7--7--7p5--5--5h7--7--7p5--|
|--7--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

|--5--5h7--7--7p5--5--5h7--7--7p5--|
|--7--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|

|--5h7--7--5h7--7--5h7--7--5h7--7-|
|--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--7--7-7--7/|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

|--10/12--12--10/12--12--10/12--12--10/12--12--|---------|
|-------------0----------0----------0----------|--12~~~--|
|----------------------------------------------|---------| to pre-
|----------------------------------------------|---------| chorus
|----------------------------------------------|---------|
|----------------------------------------------|---------|


Prechorus: (Guitar 2 tacet)

|-------------------------------|
|--1-------------1-----1--------|
|----------0--------0-----0-----| Guitar 1 plays this instead of
|-----0h2-----2--------------2--| just strumming the C chord the
|--3-------------------------3--| first time
|-------------------------------|

Hot ashes, clay
Hot ashed fade *(Guitar 2 gradually enters again, over the last C)

Chorus: The chorus is played twice here. The first time is just
like the others. The second time, a third guitar enters, playing
the chords below.

to lean towards, to fall too far for me
to wait a while around is too easy

   Dsus2 C     Dsus2 C
|--5-----3--|--5-----8--|
|--7-----5--|--7-----8--|
|--7-----5--|--7-----9--| Guitar 3 strums these chords over the
|-----------|-----------| second chorus here
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|

to lean too long, to fall too far for safety
to seem to smile, to lie is to accept *(hold the last C chord)


Ending:
|---x---x---x---3---2------x---x---x---3---2--|
|---x---x---3---3---3------x---x---3---3---3--|
|---2---2---2---2---2------2---2---2---2---2--| Guitars 1,2
|---0---0---0---0---0------0---0---0---0---0--|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|                                             |
|---------------------14--14--12--12----------|
|--15--15--15--15---------------------15--15--|
|---------------------------------------------| Guitar 3
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

|---x---x---x---0---0------x---x---x---0---0--|
|---x---x---x---3---1------x---x---x---3---1--|
|---x---x---0---0---0------x---x---0---0---0--| Guitars 1,2
|---2---2---2---2---2------2---2---2---2---2--|
|---3---3---3---3---3------3---3---3---3---3--|
|---------------------------------------------|
|                                             |
|---------------------12--12------------------|
|--13--13--13--13-------------15--15--13--13--|
|---------------------------------------------| Guitar 3
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


All three guitars play these two measures three and a half times.
After that, guitars 1 and 2 continue with the D - C progression,
the same as here, but guitar 3 plays:

   C
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--12/13--13--13--12/13--13--13--12/13--13--13--12/13--13--13--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

    D
|-----------------------------------|
|--/15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--|
|--/14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
                                      \
                                      * These two measures played 2x
    C                                 /
|-----------------------------------|
|--/13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|
|--/12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


|--/14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--|
|--/15--15--15--15--15--15--15--15--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
                                      \
                                      * These two measures played 2x
                                      /
|--/12--12--12--12--12--12--12--12--|
|--/13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

(Guitar 2 ends here. Guitar 1 strums full chords for the last four
measures)

 D                          C
|----12--10-----12p10------|--10---------|
|----------------------10--|------10-----|
|--------------------------|-------------|
|--------------------------|-------------|
|--------------------------|-------------|
|--------------------------|-------------|


 D                        C
|--10---------12p10------|--10--|
|------10------------10--|------|
|------------------------|------|
|------------------------|------|
|------------------------|------|
|------------------------|------|


 
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