Genesis – Squonk tab

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From: cbk8702@hertz.njit.edu (christopher b king bmed stnt)
Subject: CRD: Squonk (Genesis)
Date: 24 Oct 93 18:25:31 GMT

Hello again! here's something a little newer, still from a time when
Genesis was writing very creative songs. This one's actually
written by Banks and Rutherford.



                       Squonk
                    by Genesis, from
                 _A Trick of the Tail_

unless otherwise noted, chords are in open position.

The intro is basically just like the first verse.
 
(1)
Dm7               C/D
Like father, like son

Dm7                          C/D
Not flesh nor fish nor bone, a red rag hangs from an open mouth

Dm7                              C/D
Alive at both ends but a little dead in the middle

Dm7                           C/D
A-tumbling and a-bumbling he will go

Em7/A                     F#m7/A 
All the king's horses and all the king's men

      Em7/A                     F#m7/A 
could never put a smile on that face

(2)  follows the same pattern as (1)

He's a sly one, he's a shy one, wouldn't you be too?
Scared to be left all on his own
Hasn't a, hasn't a friend to play with the ugly duckling
The pressure on, the bubble will burst before our eyes
All the while in perfect time 
his tears are falling on the ground
But if you don't stand up you don't stand a chance!

This is a "chorus" bit, which comes after:
   "...don't stand a chance"
   "...all to see at night"
   "...you'd better watch out"
   "...just a pool of tears"
                                                                      (repeat)
D(no 3rd) G#o D7   D   G/D             D     A/D       G/D 
-5-5-5-5---4---5-|---2---3-3---------|-2-3-2-0----5-0----|---3------------- ||-3-3-3-3---3---3-|---3---3-3---------|-3-3-3-2----2-2--3-|---3--3---------- ||-2-2-2-2---4---5-|---2---4-4---------|-2-2-2-2----2-2--0-|---0--0----------*||-0-0-0-0---0---0-|---0---0-0---------|-0-0-0-0----0-0--0-|---0--0----------*||-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------- ||chance. you don't stand a :||tears. just a pool of tearsout.night. They don't have eyes
Bridge 1 The second time through the bit above, the measure of the G/D chord becomes in 5/4 time, with a Gm6/D on the second half of beat 2. This only happens here, leading into the first bridge. C/D Dm7 Gm7 Gm Dmsus2,4 Dm add E Go a little faster now, you might get there in time F Am7 Dm7 Dm7 Em7 Dm7 Em7 Mirror mirror on the wall Eb Bb F his heart was broken long before he ever came to you Am7 Dm7 Dm7 Em7 Dm7 Em7 Stop your tears from falling Eb Bb F The trail they leave is very clear for all to see at night Am7 all to see at night (to "chorus") (3) like (1) In season, out of season what's the dff'rence when you don't know the reason? In one hand bread, the other a stone the hunter enters the forest All are not huntsmen who blow thw huntsman's horn By the look of this one, you've not got much to fear (4) Here I am, I'm very firce and fright'ning Come to match my skill to yours Now listen here, listen to me, don't you run away now I am a friend, I'd really like to play with you Making noises my little furry friend would make I'll trick him, then I'll kick him into my sack You'd better watch out, you'd better watch out (to "chorus", no lyrics this time) Bridge 2 (just like bridge 1) I've got you, I've got you, you'll never get away Walking home that night the sack across my back, the sound of sobbing on my shoulder when suddenly it stopped I opened up the sack, all that I had a pool of bubbles and tears just a pool of tears (to "chorus") Second time through chorus, go up to an A chord on the second half of beat 2 (still in 4/4), then go to the ending Ending Bsus4 B F#m All in all you are a very dying race A E Placing trust upon a cruel world B You never had the things you thought you should have had F#m and you'll not get them now A E B and all the while in perfect time your tears are falling on the ground Where this goes from there, I'm not sure. I think there's a C# after the B, but again I'm not entirely sure. But, this is the grand portion of Sqounk, so don't let a little thing like the ending stop you from enjoying it! -Chris
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