‘Butterfly in Reverse’

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They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl …


Standard Tuning

The chord names and shapes I used: (EADGBE)

Cmaj7 – x32003 F#m – 244222 D6 – xx0200
Asus2 – x02200 Asus2/C- x32200 Asus2/C#- x42200
A7sus2 – x02203 C – x32010 Asus2/B – x22200
G – 320003 Am – x02210 Bm – x24432
Dsus2 – xx0230 D – xx0232 Gm – 355333
Eb/Bb – 66888x F/C – x33211 Dm/A – 557765
D/A – 55777x E/B – 77999x A/E – 002220

Intro: (piano and guitar transcribed for guitar)
C Am G
E-|–0—3—-0—0—-3——|-
B-|–1——–1——–3—3–|-
G-|–0——–2——–0——|-
D-|–2——–2——–0——|-
A-|–3——–0——–2——|-
E-|——————–3——|-

Chorus:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em Dsus2 Asus2
They did a lot of things right on this girl

Verse 1: (bar chords for odd lines – 1st and 3rd – open chords for even
lines)
F#m Bm G D
Had a lot of girlfriends I should have known them
Am C G
Click your heels and count back from three
F#m Bm G D
Do you want to go back? You should have known that
Am C G
the butterfly in reverse here is me

Chorus 2:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em D6 Asus2 Asus2/B Asus2/C
Asus2/C# D
They did a lot of things right on this girl

*****
For the Interlude (below), to get a similar sound to the CD, pluck the
bass note first, then strum through the rest of the chord.
Take the first chord as an example – pluck the Bb root note, then strum
through the Eb chord.
*****
Interlude:
Eb/Bb F/C Dm/A Eb/Bb
Where’d you want to go to with nothing beside you
D/A E/B A/E ( <- strum these chords)
But webbing and curfews and rain
Eb/Bb F/C Dm/A Eb/Bb
And everything that hurts you is locked up inside you
Am Bm ( <- strum)
like butterflies with wings and other perfect things

Verse 2:
F#m Bm G D
We go swimming in the sunshine, dangling from clotheslines
Am C G
Separate and fall into me
F#m Bm G D
But, did you ever see me? Me, absolutely
Am C G
Me, but all you, but still me?

Chorus:
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
A7sus2 Cmaj7 G
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
Cmaj7 A7sus2 G
I said, Mary-Ann you’re better than the world
Em D6 Asus2
They did a lot of things right on this (girl) did a lot of things right
on this
Em Dsus2 Asus2 Asus2/B Asus2/C Asus2/C# D
Did a lot of things right on this girl

Tabbed by Neil (oxtoby@physics.uq.edu.au) on Thursday 11 and Friday 12
July 2002


Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Had a lot of girlfriends
I should have known them
Click your heels and count back from three
Do you want to go back?
You should have known
That the butterfly in reverse here is me

Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They took a lot of time
Getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Where’d you want to go to
With nothing beside you
But webbing and curfews and rain?
And everything that hurts you
Gets stuffed up inside you
Like butterflies with wings
And other perfect things

We go swimming in the sunshine
Dangling from clotheslines
Separate and fall into me
And did you ever see me?
Me absolutely.
Me, but all you, but still me?

Mary-ann you’re better than the world
They took a lot of time getting it right on this girl
I said Mary-ann
You’re better than the world
They did a lot of things right on this girl
Did a lot of things right on this
Did a lot of things right on this girl

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