• Song:

    Corporal Brown

  • Artist:

    Toad the Wet Sprocket

  • Album:


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Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 19:51:58 -0800
From: "Michael A. Mazur" 
Subject: Tab: Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Corporal Brown"

Tab: "Corporal Brown" Toad the Wet Sprocket
Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

All guitars capoed at second fret

Intro: Guitars 1 and 2

     Cadd9/G (bass plays G)
| |-----(0)-----(0)-----(0)-----(0)-----(0)-----(0)-|
| |------1--1----1--1----1--1----1--1----1--1----1--|
| |--3---3--3----3--3----3--3----3--3----3--3----3--|
| |-------------------------------------------------|

   Gadd6/A (A in bass)  Gadd6 (bass plays B)
|-----(0)-----(0)----(0)--(0)---(0)----| |
|--3---3---3---3--3---3/5--5--5--5--5--| |
|--0---0---0---0--0---0-0--0--0--0--0--|*| Play this 9 times
|--5---5---5---5--5---5----7--7--7--7--| |
|--------------------------------------| |

Notes in parenthesis are played only by guitar 2, and only after the
second repeat


|--0--0--0--0--------0h2p0-----0--| Guitar 2 plays for the verse

corporal brown was tall, boy!
and liked to go and fish
corporal's wife was quite fat
and was a raving bitch


   Em7      Asus4    G        Dsus2
|--0--0--|--2--2--|--0--0--|--2--2--| Guitar 1 plays these chords,
|--2--2--|--2--2--|--0--0--|--0--0--| Guitar 2 plays the same
|--2--2--|--------|--------|--------| chords, but muted, and in
|--------|--------|--3--3--|--------| eighth notes

Em7 Asus4 G   Dsus2 Em7 Asus4 G
and i'm a bit drunk as  i     watch
Em7  Asus4 G       Dsus2 Em7 Asus4
they are   yelling loud, he  throws a punch

Guitar 1 plays the same chords from the intro,
Guitar 2 plays this over all the chords

Cadd9/G  Gadd6/A   Gadd6
oh lord, what am i gonna do?

|--0--0--0--0-----2b(3)r2p0-----0--| Before the verse, guitar 2
|--2--2--2--2----------------2-----| plays this variation on the
|----------------------------------| verse riff three times

corporal brown was quite scared
when he looked down at her
corporal's wife was quite dead
so he carried her...

and took her outside
dug a grave and placed her inside
i was amazed

oh lord, what am i gonna do?

(repeat variation of main riff 4 times,
ending on second to last note)
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