My Little Problem

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcription by Mick Anderson

 Bb  /  Bb(add E)  Bb  F  /  Fmaj7  F         C  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
[                                      ] x3
Bb                           F
You must have heard about my little problem
Bb           F
Oh come on, you must have heard about it
Bb         F               C
It's no ordinary problem, look in my eyes there can be no doubt about it
Bb                  F                 Bb                F
And of course it gets worse at night, it gets late, things start to change
Bb                       F
Clock has stopped thermometer is bulging
 C
Hot late night bound to make us estranged
Bb                  F                 Bb                     F
Soft and new, all over her shoulders, cold shadow in the glare of the glow
Bb                       F
Factory billboards on outskirts of city
  C
Shine down new attractions to the traffic below
Dm               C                  Dm
Remember this day, remember this room
              C                           Gm          Bb  Dm          Bb
Remember the singer singing I remember you, a sudden flash, a sudden light
  C
Abandoning the afternoon as it sinks into night
 Bb  /  Bb(add E)  Bb  F  /  Fmaj7  F         C  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
[                                      ] x3
     Bb                                 F
Fluorescent bedroom flicker starts to teach me to wonder
Bb                  F
I hear a mandolin, in the springs
Bb                             F
Out the wardrobe floats the hint of a rumour
  C
Dressed in your beloved's finest things
 Bb                                F
Can you hear the voices that are constantly talking
Bb                   F
Am I only one to succumb to their roar
Bb                  F                C
Well I know, the form it is taking, it's not making sense anymore
Bb                      F
The way you say, you just want to help me
Bb                           F
The way your clinging is slinging me under
Bb                       F              C
The strength I need already denied me, your big ideas and your little
wonder
Dm               C                  Dm
Remember this day, remember this room
              C                           Gm          Bb  Dm          Bb
Remember the singer singing I remember you, a sudden flash, a sudden light
  C
Abandoning the afternoon as it sinks into night
 Bb  /  Bb(add E)  Bb  F  /  Fmaj7  F         C  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
[                                      ] x3
      Bb                        F
Some people don't come over because of the problem
Bb                             F
I heard the tough guy won't answer his phone
Bb                        F                   C
I wonder if he has the same kind of problem, a little difficulty of his
own
Bb                          F                 Bb                      F
So take this plastic and rent me some wheels, or maybe I'll try to fly
Bb                      F
No reservations I'll see how it feels
        C
When I'm over your house, up in the sky
Bb                       F                        Bb                  F
And when the sun is squeezing through the blinds, you will be far away
Bb                           F
Deep afternoon seeing the moon will have shined
 C
Deep in your dream, I hear you say, say
Bb                      F               Bb                     F
Have you heard about my little problem, I just know that it isn't a secret
Bb                  F
It's just a very ordinary problem
     C
The secret doesn't matter if you keep it or leak it
 Bb  /  /  /  F  /  /  /         C  /  /  /  /  /  /  /
[                         ] x3                               Repeat and
fade

Some notes about MLP:

Bb(add E) is played as a regular Bb barred on fret 1 without the barre:

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Also, if you want to play along with the CD you might find a problem. Some of the tracks on my "Sometime Anywhere" CD are not in perfect pitch. For MLP, I had to tune the guitar down about 1/3 of a semi-tone. You'll see what I mean if you try and get your guitar in tune with the song. As for you piano players ... my commiserations. :)

But for any of you wanting to do TABs or CRDs for the SA album keep in mind to make sure the song is in tune. On a couple of the songs I had to tune down about 1/2 a semitone. Other songs were in perfect tune, so I don't know what was going on in that studio at the time. Brian Adds: When I saw The Church play this song live it was down a fourth from the recording. It looked much easier to play too - the opening chords are Fmaj7 and C. On each one lift your first finger off the C, then back on. I'm sure you get the idea!

The Maven

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet

         C#m  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  A  /  /  /  F#m  /  /  /
[  ]  x2

  C#m
Here comes the maven he's coming around
    A
He's such a connoisseur he's such an autograph hound, yeah
F#m
He's got 60 yes men and they tend to agree

There's a lawman built without any eyes
He's got my number, but he's got your size, yeah
And if you measure up a short trip could be wise

E                                           Gm
Just turn the light off when you go
    E    Gm
Just tell the jury all you know
 Am Bm    C   Cm
He'll send a sign to you over the sea

There goes the maven sowing his seed
One for the rock one for the hand that feeds, yeah
He reaps the harvest with a sleight of hand

Just say the magic word he's at your side
Beware his tender touch his plans are chilly and wide, yeah
Sleeps through the winter in a wide quiet land

Just turn the light off when you go
Just tell the jury all you know
He'll send a sign to you over the sea

 C#m  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  A  /  /  /  F#m  /  /  /
[  ]  x2

Here is the maven draining the cup
He takes your arm then he eats you up, yeah
There is a surfeit of everything you crave

Here is the maven signing the cheque
He bought us dinner so what the fucking heck, yeah
There is a surplus of everything you save

Just turn the light off when you go
Just tell the jury all you know
He'll send a sign to you over the sea

 C#m  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  A  /  /  /  F#m  /  /  /
[  ]  Repeat and fade

Lullaby

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Transcription by Mick Anderson


 d   d   g f# g   b   a     d   d   g f# g   b   a

     D
 We come to pay homage to the golden one


 We share and bare the message of your newborn son

A
 We follow paths of falling stars, in and out of mangers, other bars

D
 Opportunity knocked you up I guess


 Gave you your little baby's success

A
 You've got potential, you have the gift


 You have the chance to heal a million rifts

F       Bb                  F           Bb
 We've been sent to sing a lullaby for you

   F    Bb                  F           Bb
 We've been sent to sing a lullaby

   D
 We've brought oils golden wine and bread


 Dreaming pillow for his divine head

A
 Astrologers all we plot the charts


 And wise men we can look into people's hearts

D
 A doom is on this child that I can see


 He don't belong in this time of you and me

A
 His life will not be very long, before you know it he will be gone

   F    Bb                  F           Bb
 We've been sent to sing a lullaby for you

   F    Bb                  F           Bb
 We've been sent to sing a lullaby

Business Woman

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Transcription by Mick Anderson

 F  Bb  F  F  Bb  Bb  F    Bbsus4    Bb
[                                         ]  x2

    F                          Gm                                 Am
Imagine her, all of her wealth, and in the arms of somebody else

              C
I imagine her in bed

    F                         Gm                                Am
With her communication skills, cabinet full of creams and pills

                         C
Paying the bills, being well read

  Dm7        C          Dm7                  C            Bb
You'll never understand, the wonderful mind of the woman
          Am            C
Powerful beauty in her eyes

 E                             D
Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders
 E                                               C
Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you

And she reveals inner soul, stopped like the flutters in death's robes
When she reveals her secret life
All of the gifts come dear and swift, promise her anything only if
You're gonna have to leave your wife

She'll never understand, the wonderful mind of the woman
Beautiful power in her eyes

Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders
Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you

 F  Bb  F  F  Bb  Bb  F    Bbsus4    Bb
[                                         ]  x2

E  /  /  /  D  /  /  /  E  /  /  /  C  /  /  /

And when she comes the stars explode, exquisite results in input mode
Just when she comes she's suddenly gone
Maybe you'll find her maybe you won't, maybe she loves you baby she don't
Maybe you'll find you are alone

You'll never comprehend, all of her means all of her ends
Business woman in her eyes

Look at that business woman, she's got a head on her shoulders
Look at that business woman, she's not that much older than you

(repeat)

Authority

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Taken from Shadow Cabinet
Mick Anderson transcribing again :)

C        Fmaj7
     She says it's ok
          G                                  Am           Fmaj7
     The rent just went in entertainment, but  who's gonna say
C         Fmaj7
     It's just not my day
            G                                      Am             Fmaj7
     She's got enough stuff to get real tough and she's not gonna play

          C                                          Fmaj7
     The holiday is over, the honeymoon is over, the garden's overgrown
           G                                           Am           Fmaj7
     The trust is rusted, the rake's been busted, the seeds are sown
           C                                     Fmaj7
     The sounds of my breath, what do you expect, echo in the hall
           G                                         Am             Fmaj7
     The ghost of a picture still haunts the master bedroom mirrored wall

    Dm7                      Em7               Fmaj7               G
     I suppose you'd say she made a fool of me, oh but she has authority

C       Fmaj7
     It used to be fine
      G                                        Am            Fmaj7
     Days full of music, nights full of music, music all the time
C      Fmaj7
     Invisible light
     G                                  Am           Fmaj7
     I try my best but I transgressed it  used to be fine

           C                                       Fmaj7
     The chances are used up, the finances used up, energy is low
      G                                          Am              Fmaj7
     Letters are returned, lovers are spurned, delivered quite a blow
          C                                            Fmaj7
     The signs of disaster, I wouldn't put it past her, daggers in the dark
           G                             Am          Fmaj7
     The stale perfume in her old room, heart of the shark

    Dm7                      Em7                Fmaj7            G
     I suppose you'd say she made a slave of me, oh but she has authority

C      Fmaj7
     I guess that that's all
          G                                           Am            Fmaj7
     The curtain comes down, the circus leaves town, leaves begin to fall
C      Fmaj7
     I guess that that's it
          G
     The world keeps spinning, people keep sinning
     Am                   Fmaj7
     All the rest is just bullshit

           C
     The shadow's getting longer, the widow's getting younger
        Fmaj7
     The cup doth overflow
          G                                       Am          Fmaj7
     The luxury of pity, babe this wasn't pretty, on with the show
      C                                           Fmaj7
     Life is a tangle, a one night triangle, some tangle of life limps
           G                                     Am          Fmaj7
     You sleep like a baby, precious as a ruby, goodbye everything

    Dm7                      Em7               Fmaj7            G
     I suppose you'd say she made a fool of me, oh but she has authority

     C  /  /  /  Fmaj7  /  /  /  G  /  /  /  Am  /  Fmaj7  /

      C
     Words were all spoken, promises are broken
     Fmaj7
     Sleepers are awoken, frogs are a-croakin'
      G                                        Am      Fmaj7      C
     Fires are a-smokin', gifts just a token of  authority

The Dead Man's Dream

(Kilbey / Willson-Piper)

Tabs by O.C.Odorn

Acoustic Guitar Solo
   
   D   chord
      1     +    2      +     3     +    4     + 
  ---2--------------2----3---------2----2--------
  ---3---------3-------------------------3--------
  ---2----2------------------------------2--------
  ---0------------------------------------0-------
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  Bass Riff
   
  This is the Bass Riff for the whole song
   
   
       1                2     + a       3            4    
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