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Circus Maggots - released October 1996 - Transcriptions

S = sound file L = lyrics T = transcription

S L S 1 02 "A bunch of jocks"

guitar (who knows how it was really played, but it's played this way live):

main part
----------------
----5-4---2-----
----5-4---2-----
----5-4---2-----
----------------
5-----------0---

----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------/7---7-7----\2--/7---7-7----\2---
5---5-5----\0--/5---5-5----\0-----------------------------------
"maybe i'll go pierce my ear" "then i'll go drink some beer"

"i get along with all the teachers" part
-------------hp-
1010--10----787-
----9-----9-----
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----------------
----------------

"we're a bunch of jocks" part
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----------------
----------------
7-7-7-7\--2-2---
7-7-7-7\--2-2---
5-5-5-5\--0-0---

main bassline:
----0-----------
----0-----------
0---------0-/7--
------0---------
"slap" style

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X L S 1 05 "The Monkey Song"

main guitar thing:
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
------x---x---x-------x---x---x-------x---x---x---x-------------
------x---x---x-------x---x---x-------x---x---x-x-x-4---3-------
2---2-x-4-x-5-x-2---2-x-4-x-5-x-2---2-x-4-x-5-x-x-x-2---1-------
0---0---2---3---0---0---2---3---0---0---2---3-------------------

"ska" guitar:
----------------------------------------------------------------
x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-2-3-3-3-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-0-------
x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-2-3-3-3-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-0-------
x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-2-3-3-3-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-0-------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------

bassline:
------------------------------------------------------------2---
--------------------------------------------------------3-2---0-
----------------------------------------------------------------
2---3---2---3---0-0-0-0-3---3---2---3---2---3---0---------------

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S L S 1 06 "Little Sally"

(also "My Wardrobe and Dinner"/"Mr. Dog"/"My Bath"/"Amber"/
"The little devil"/"Jimbo"/"How do they do it")

This is the whole song.

guitar:
------------------------------0---------------------------0-----
----------------------------------------------------------------
2---1--12-1-----2---1---2-1----/2---2---221-----1-------1---2---
------------4-2-------------4---------------4-22----4-24--------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------

bass:
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---0---
----0-----0-2-4-----0-----4-2-0-----0-----0-2-4-----0-----4-----

(It sounds a half step higher than this on the recording)

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S L S 1 07 "Evil Bob vs. Jerry"

guitar w/heavy distortion (in "weird tuning") (1 beat = 8 spaces):
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
--------0---2-3/5---3---2-3-2-----------0-----x---x-----0-------
--------------------------------------------x-x-x-x-------------
0---5---------------------------0---5-------x-x-x---5----------- etc

or in standard tuning with pitch shifter (down 5 half steps):
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
------------4-5/6---5---4-5-4-----------------x---x-------------
--------7-------------------------------7---x-x-x-x-----7-------
0---5---------------------------0---5-------x-x-x---5----------- etc

bassline:
(1)
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
------------0---2---0-----------------------0---2---0-----------
0---2---4---------------4---2---0---2---4---------------4---2---

(2)
----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------
2---2---------------------------2---2---------------------------
--------0---4---4---2---2---------------0---4---4---2---2-------

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S L S 1 08 "Big Banana Generation"

guitar (in "weird tuning"):
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
------0-------0-------0---3-430-------0-------0-------0-3-4-0-
--------------------------------------------------------------
0---5-----0-5---0---5-----------0---5-----0-5---0---5--------- etc.
    ^bend   ^bend   ^bend           ^bend   ^bend   ^bend
		
or in standard tuning with pitch shifter (down 5 half steps):
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------5-65--------------------------5-6---
------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-----7-
0---5-----0-5---0---5-----------0---5-----0-5---0---5--------- etc.
    ^bend   ^bend   ^bend           ^bend   ^bend   ^bend
		
bassline
--------------------------------
--------------------------------
2---2-2-2-------2---2-2-2-4-0---
----------0-2-------------------

I don't really know the other part ("and I quickly run away").

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X L S 1 10 "Anti-Drug Song"

guitar (1 beat = 6 spaces):
---------------7--x--7--
9--9--8--7-----7--x--7--
------------9-----x-----
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------------------------

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X L S 1 12 "My Wardrobe & Dinner"

See Little Sally

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X L S 1 18 "Ashleigh"

guitar:
open Em and C

keyboard:
harpsichord bass notes: C D Eb E E E E E E E C D Eb E E E Eb C C C
pipe organ chord: Em

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X L S 1 19 "Mr. Dog"

See Little Sally

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X L S 1 23 "Cornwallis in the Fray"

intro: C F C G F C D G 

C              G  
Never follow a self-crowned king
  D                           F
into a fight against your old friends
        C                   D
Don't refuse the bread they bring
    G                C
and take the head it lends
      F                         C                         
Don't use your brain, it'll get in the way
        D                           F
of your thoughts and give the wrong meaning
     C                         G
Just use your legs and you can block all the gray
    D                 G                           C D
Get into the white by going for the black-seeming
   F                             C
Pretend you're Cornwallis in the middle of the fray
D                            G
Make believe you're a needle hidden forever in the hay.
     F                       C D G ...
Just imagine you aren't cool

(this might be slightly wrong. there are more chords after this too.)

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X L S 1 24 "Too Many Pancakes"

guitar (in "dropped d" for some reason) (1 beat = ? spaces):
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------5-4-3---
-------5----3----3---3-4-3----------5----3----3-----------
5----5-----------------------5----5-----------------------
and stuff

bassline: (not lined up with guitar) (1 beat = ? spaces)
---------------
---------------
---2-3/5--5\3--
3--------------

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X L S 1 25 "My bath"

See Little Sally

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X L S 2 06 "Amber"

See Little Sally

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X L S 2 07 "Cop Man"

guitar w/heavy distortion:
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------
70708080707060607070808070706060

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X L S 2 10 "Slippin' my speech in your soup"

guitar:
(alternate between these three parts)
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--
-0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--
------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--
-0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------

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------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--13--
-0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--11---0--

bass:
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--

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X L S 2 12 "The little devil"

See Little Sally

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X L S 2 18 "Jimbo"

See Little Sally

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X L S 2 21 "How do they do it?"

See Little Sally

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