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Squirm Squirm – guitar tab

Squirm Squirm | guitar tab
By Pete Townshend, 1990
>From Scoop 3
Written by Pete Townshend (c)2001 Eel Pie Publishing

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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transcribed by                             Whotabs                    
litgo@aol.com          2001-12-15          www.thewho.net/whotabs     
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Tune to DGDADE

Note: patterns and timing are approximate.

[intro/verse/chorus pattern, with variations]
|---------|-------------------|---------|--------0-------|
|5-4--0-0-|0------0---0-------|5-4--0-0-|0------0---0----|
|5-5--4-4-|5-------5---5------|5-5--4-4-|5-------5---5---|
|-0-0-2-2-|5----5---5---5-----|-0-0-2-2-|5----5---5---5--|
|0-0--2-2-|4--4---4---4-------|0-0--2-2-|4--4---4---4----|
|---------|-(5)---------------|---------|--(5)-----------|

[verse]
Here is message number one, I am your beloved son
Here is message number two, I'm in love with only you
Here is message number three, you cannot escape from me
Here is message number four

(I'm so far away...)

[pre chorus]
 Looking down from high above,  flying with a purple dove
|-----------------|------------|-------------|---------(5)----|-(5)---|
|5-------4--------|5-----4-----|5------4-----|0------0--------|-------|
|5-------0--------|5-----0-----|5------0-----|4------5--------|-------|
|(5)-----0--0---0-|(5)---0--0-0|(5)----0-0-0-|2------5--5---5-|-5---5-|
|4-------2----2---|4-----2---2-|4------2--2--|2------4----4---|4--4---|
|-----------------|------------|-------------|----------------|-------|

I try now to describe the scene, this is what I think I seen

[chorus]
Squirm squirm went the worm
Squirm squirm went the worm

[verse]
Here is message number five, you are here, you're alive
Here is message number six, there's no magic, there's no tricks
Here is message number seven, there's no hell, there's no heaven
Here is message number eight,
(I'm so far away, I'm so lost and lonely now...)

[pre-chorus]
Trodding down with my leather shoe
Killing ants as I talk to you
Squashing mites as I deeply slept
This is the record that I kept

[chorus]
Squirm squirm went the worm
Squirm squirm went the worm

[interlude]

Here is message number one, I am your beloved son
Here is message number two, I'm in love with only you
Here is message number three, you cannot escape from me
Here is message number four

(Help!)

Looking down from high above, flying with a purple dove
I try now to describe the scene, this is what I think I seen

Squirm squirm went the worm
Squirm squirm went the worm

|--------|--------|2-------------------------|
|0---0---|0---0---|0----2h3p2-0-----------0--|
|-0-0-0--|-0-0-0--|0-----------3-0--------0--|
|--7---7-|--7---7-|0--------------2-0---5-0--|
|5---5---|5---5---|2-----------------4/5-----|
|--------|--------|0-------------------------|


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litgo@aol.com

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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