Toad The Wet Sprocket - Little Man Big Man tab

Tab: "Little Man Big Man," by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (
Revised by: Walter Tien (

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:
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
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:
Repeat and fade
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