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Toad The Wet Sprocket - Little Man Big Man tab

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Tab: "Little Man Big Man," by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)
Revised by: Walter Tien (walter@nb.net)

Guitar 1 is a 12 string acoustic, tuned EADGBD, with a capo on 4
Guitar 2 is an electric, standard tuning, capo 4

Rhythm figure 1:

   G     (add9)              Bm               Bm7   G/A
|--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--0--2--0--0--|--2/4----4--4--4--4--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----2--2--2--2--0--0--0--|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|------------------------------|


Intro:
Rhythm figure 1 four times, bass and drums enter on third time


Verse: (Guitars tacet; chords implied by bass, vocals)

G
little man big man who came first
what is the measure of our worth
if the was a storm rolled in

Em (Guitar 1 enters here, playing the chords, lightly)
who'd run inside

F
who'd go walking

(w/ rhythm figure 1, twice)

G
little man big man what's inside
it's all in the places
where we find our pride
if there was a soul lost by the road

Em
who'd pass by

F
who'd take it home


Chorus:

|-----|-----|--------|-----------|-----|-----|
|--3--|-----|--1--0--|-----------|--3--|-----|
|--2--|--0--|--0--0--|--2--0-----|--2--|--0--|
|--0--|--2--|--2--2--|--2--2-----|--0--|--2--|
|-----|--2--|--3--3--|--3--3-----|-----|--2--|
|-----|--0--|--------|-----------|-----|--0--|

   Cadd9      Bm             Asus2
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------3-----3-----3-----|--3\1--0--1--0------|
|--2/4-----4-----4-----4--|----------------0--*| these measures
|-------------------------|-------------------*| played twice
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|................Riff 1........................|

   where is the beast lying
   is there a beast hiding

With rhythm figure 1 twice
Guitar 2 plays this, rhythm figure 1B, over rhythm fig. 1:

  G (add9)                 Bm Bm7 G/A
|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|----------|
|--------2-----2p0--------|----------|
|--------0-----0-0--------|----------|
|-------------------------|----------|
|-------------------------|----------|



Verse: (guitar 2 tacet)
G
little man big man who is who
it's all in the damage that our toys can do
if there was a rock and a window pane

Em (guitar 2 enters again, playing chords)
who'd throw stones

F
who'd walk away

Chorus:

   where is the beast lying
   is there a beast hiding


Bridge: (guitar 2)

   F   C     Bb

   are we    learning

|--3--|--0--|-----------0-----3------3---------|
|--3--|--1--|-------1-----1-----1------1---1---|
|--0--|--2--|*----2---2-----2-----2------2----*|
|--0--|--2--|*--3-----------------------------*|
|--2--|--0--|----------------------------------|
|--3--|-----|----------------------------------|

   are we    moving


Verse:
G
little man big man fade away
it's all in the violence of the games we play
it's all in the violence of the games we play

Em                      F
it's all in the love we give today


With rhythm figures 1,1B two and a half times, then continue with:

   G
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--| Guitar 1
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
|                          |
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------| Guitar 2
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
|--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|




Cadd9 Bm G (with Riff 1, x3)


Guitar 1 plays rhythm figure 1, and guitar 2 plays this:

|-----3----------------|
|-----------3-----3-3--|
|--4-----4-----4--4p0--|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|


Repeat and fade




 
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