Song: Little Viola Hidden in the Orchestra
Artist: of Montreal
Album: The Bedside Drama:A Petite Tragedy
---Tabbed 21 Nov 2011 by: phriendlybear
Tuning is Eb Standard.
*asterick means the chord formations are at the bottom,
or there is something worth saying about how the chord
is played at the bottom.
D#m7b5 * E7 C#m* A F#
Miniature woodwinds whistle underwater
F#m* B E9 Gbo* A
While electric eels make the ocean warm in summer
Dm F0/B* Fb5*(low)
Olives who were left on the sand
G Cm F7b5* Bb
Become bathing beach bunnies
Dm C9* Am7* F0 F A7 C7**
Being wooed by a seashell singing elegant choruses
Little viola hidden in the orchestra,
how I love to pretend the sounds you make
are flowers that slowly encircle the band.
That curl around each note that's played.
The audience charmed by the floating
garden of music giddily pick musical floral bouquets.
and now its time for the play...
Bm7 D* Bm F#
The actor in the center of the stage
looks sadly at a teacup,
reads a poem off the teacup
and covers his face with a
E+ Am7 A
page of a poem on the teacup
and sings, "What a terrible lie you told me.
A C#m Bm7
That you're heart was mine to buy
All those feelings you implied,
it all was just terrible lies...
oh what a terrible lie.."
Do you remember in the first verse when I told you
about the seashells singing?
Well if you wanna hear what it sounds like,
you just have to listen in....
( a capello)..
I will be a good boy
Dm F G F G
and never tell you the bad things that I think about,
the nasty little/ dirty little/ sinister things
C Am Dm G7
I'll keep them to myself...
(Two more times) (3rd) myself..Dm G7
C F C
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HOW TO READ BELOW.
C7 (a-E: 7-5-5-5-3)
D#m7b5 (d-e: 1-2-2-2-)
C#m (the c# note goes to e [high e: 4->7])
Gbm is higher up
Gbo (d-e: 4-5-5-5)
F7 (d-E: 3-5-4-5)
Fo/B (d-E: 9-10-9-11)
Fb5 (low)(E-g: 1-2-3-2, bass line alternates
between b(a2nd fret) and f (E1st fret))
F7b5 (d-e: 3465)
C9 (a-b: 3-2-2-3) Very hard to decipher
Am7 (E-G: 5-7-5-5)
--Hardest part to decipher.
I tried the following for the Am7:(a-b 0-5-5-5)
or Am7 (E-b 5-(3orx)-5-5-5) or (a-b 0-2-0-1) or
A6 (a-B 3-2-2-1). try
these if the Am7 seems wrong to you--
**C7 (like the first C7 :OOO great song writing)
D0 (a-b: 5-6-4-6)
A (What terrible lie...played higher than the proceeding A)
E (d-E: 6-4-5-4)
G7 first time(d-e: 5-4-3-1 a bit of a stretch)
second time(d-b: 5-4-6) other times bar it.
***:D End chords***
***HOW TO READ CHORD NOTATIONS:***
say the chord is F.
F is formed from (E->e) 1-3-3-2-1-1.
If the notesare x-x-3-2-1-1, than it will say:
F (d-E 3-2-1-1),
Meaning the first number in the sequence, 3,
Is on the D string, the last is on the high e.
Another example: E major minor 7
would look like
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