Church of Women

(Partridge)

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Recordings
XTCfans interview with Andy Partridge
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version.
    Released on Wasp Star.
    Nick Davis (keyboards)
    The Beech Avenue Boys (backing vocals)
    Matt Vaughn (programming)
    Chuck Sabo (drums)

    Andy: “All religion is male dominated, I prefer to worship at the soft female altar. My daughter's cheap school guitar gets another outing. Does anyone know where I can buy ‘girl’ incense?”
  2. "Lie for a Lie".
    Demo version, 1'43.
    Eventually renamed "Church of Women".
    Released on Homegrown.

  3. Demo version, 4'36.
    Released on Homegrown.

  4. Instrumental version.
    Released on 17 October 2002 on Waspstrumental in Japan.


Art

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Lyrics

Album version:

A lie for a lie
But a truth for the truth

Church of Women
Is made out of milk
Which their love turns to butter
Church of Women
Will have you give praise
With a laugh, bark and stutter
Like us men, like us men
They are nothing like us men
Men have gargoyles round their hearts
I'm on my knees but dancing
Want to worship
At the church of women
Breathe 'em in
Until my head goes spinning round
Want to worship at the church
Let me worship at the church of women

Church of women
Is making donations
Of loving and giving
Church of women
Performing that miracle
Raising the living
Like us men, like us men
Will they ever like us men
Men have thorns around their minds
I'm on my mount and preaching
Want to worship
At the church of women
Breathe 'em in
Until my head goes spinning round
Want to worship at the church
Let me worship at the church of women
A lie for a lie
But a truth for the truth
Give 'em back their house
The walls, the doors
The floors and roof
And stop trying to diet 'em
On wafers and wine
And some myth we're in control
Now let's put things right
Let's multiply
The loaves and kisses
'Til we have enough to love and eat forever

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in
Until my head goes spinning round
Want to worship at the church
Let me worship at the church of women
Worship at the church of women now

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Demo version:

Lie for a lie, but a truth for the truth

Church of women is made out of milk
  which they love turns to butter, -er, -er
Church of women would have you give praise
  with a laugh bark and stutter, -er, -er
Like us men like us men they are nothing like us men
Men have gargoyles round their hearts
I'm on my knees but dancing

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
Want to worship at the church,
Let me worship at the church of women

Church of women is making omissions and loving and giving, -ing, -ing
Church of women performing a miracle raising the living, -ing, -ing,
Like us men like us men will they ever like us men?
Men have thorns around their minds
I'm on my mountain preaching

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
Want to worship at the church,
Let me worship at the church of women

Lie for a lie but a truth for the truth
Give 'em back their house - the walls the doors the floors and roof
Stop trying to diet on the wafer and wine and admit we're in control
Now let's put things right,
Let's multiply the love and kisses
Til we have enough to love and eat forever

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
Want to worship at the church,
Let me worship at the church of women
(x4)

[transcribed by Brookes McKenzie]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 19:05:57 -0000
From: "Glyn Rudd" <glyn.rudd (at) ntlworld dot com>
Subject: church of women
Message-ID: <000a01c18f09$84255000$d7d00350 (at) i9m9a3>


The Chorus seems wrong guys. You're all putting E to F#m or F#m7.

Surely it's

Want  to worship         at the church of   women
E        B7/F#bass              A           B7sus4

F#m or F#m7 is not right harmonically....................

Glyn

Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 11:01:42 +0100
From: christer liljegren <kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>
Subject: Updated chords for Church of Women
Message-ID: <B7AFD916.B22%kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>


Church of Women (Andy Partridge)


Chords:
 E--3------0------0------3------2------2------x------x------x--
 B--0------0------2------3------3------0------4------4------6--
 G--0------0------0------2------2------2------4------4------6--
 D--0------2------2------0------0------0------4------4------6--
 A--2------2------0------x------x------x------2------1------4--
 E--3------0------x------x------x------x------x------x------x--
    G      Em     A7    Dsus4   D      D6     B     B/A#    C#

 E--x------0------2------5------0------2-----7------7------5--
 B--6------0------2------5------0------2-----7------7------5--
 G--6------1------2------6------4------3-----6------5------5--
 D--6------2------4------7------2------2-----5------4------4--
 A--3------2------4------7------x------4-----6------5------5--
 E--x------0------2------5------4------2-----x------x------x--
   C#/C    E     F#m     A     E/G#   F#7   Eb#9#5  D13    D9

 E--0------0------0------0------7------2------2--
 B--0------0------0------1------8------4------5--
 G--0------0------0------0------8------2------4--
 D--2------1------0------0------7------4------4--
 A--x------x------x------3------x------2------2--
 E--x------x------x------x------7------x------x--
    Em    Em/D#   Em/D  Cadd9  B7#5    B7    Bsus4


  G / / / Em / / / A7 / / / Dsus4 / D /
 A lie for . . .

  G / / / D6 / / / G / / / D6 / / /   (x 2)

 Verse
  G / / / D6 / / / G / / / D6 / / /   (x 3)
 Church of women . . .

  B / / / B/A#bass / / / C# / / / C#/Cbass / / /


 Chorus
  E / / / F#m / / / A / / / E/G#bass / / /   (x 2)
  Want to worship . . .

  E / / / F#m / / / F#7 / / / / / / /

  Eb#9#5 / / / / / / / D13 / / / D9 / / /


 Bridge
  G / / / Em / / / A7 / / / Dsus4 / D /   (x 2)
  Lie for . . .

  Em / / / Em/D#bass / / / Em/Dbass / / / Cadd9 / / / / / / /

  B7#5 / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /


 Solo
  E / / / F#m / / / A / / / E/G#bass / / /   (x 2)

  E / / / F#m / / / F#7 / / / / / / /

  Eb#9#5 / / / / / / / A7 / / / B7 / / /


 Chorus (End)
  E / / / F#m / / / A / / / E/G#bass / / /   (x 2)
  Want to worship . . .

  E / / / F#m / / / F#7 / / / / / / /

  Eb#9#5 / / / / / / / Bsus4 / / / / / / /

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 18:17:53 -0600
From: "Dupuy, James" <James.Dupuy (at) COMPAQ dot com>
Subject: update to Church of Women Chords
Message-ID: <01BD3650.34B82990 (at) exchou-conn02 dot im dot hou dot compaq dot com>


I believe the chorus section should go E, F#(7), A, EMaj7/G#. The tab
for the EMaj7/G# is:

E--4--
B--5--
G--4--
D--6--
A--7--
E--4--
and I like to play the F#(7) (if I can)
E--2--
B--2--
G--3--
D--4--
A--1--
E--2--

Thanks.

Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 12:37:23 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for Church of Women
Message-ID: <PCJo$DADGok0EwJZ (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


Church of Women (demo)


  Em decending bass bit
E------------------------------0-
B------0--------0--------0-----0-
G----0---0----0---0----0---0---0-
D--2--------1--------0---------2-
A------------------------------4-
E--------------------------------


G           Em         A7                 Dsus4  D
A lie for a lie, but a truth for the truce

G    D     G     D
G                  D
Church of women is made out of milk
             G                   D
which their love turns to butter, -er, -er
G                     D
Church of women would have you give praise
       G                       D
with a laugh, bark and stutter, -er, -er
G                   D                           G
Like us men like us men they are nothing like us men
         D                     B     B/Bb
Men have gargoyles round their hearts......
C#        C#/C
I'm on my knees but dancing

(chorus)
E       C#m(7)            A      B(7)
Want to worship at the church of women
E           C#m(7)       A        B(7)
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
E       C#m            F#
Want to worship at the church,
       F#7            D9(054555)  B7     |G   D    G    D
Let me worship at the church of   women

Church of women is making donations in
loving and giving, -ing, -ing
Church of women performing the miracle
raising the living, -ing, -ing,
Like us men like us men will they ever like us men?
Men have thorns around their minds......
I'm on my mountain preaching

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
Want to worship at the church,
Let me worship at the church of women
G         Em        A7                 D
Lie for a lie but a truth for the truth
G        Em
Give 'em back their house -
    A7                  D(sus4)    D
the walls the doors the floors and roof
Em (bass descend)         Em/Eb
Stop trying to diet 'em on wafers and wine
    Em/D           Em/C#
and admit we're in control
          C
Now let's put things right,
      C(7)           A7
let's multiply the loaves and kisses

til we have enough to love and eat forever

[guitar solo over chorus chords]

Want to worship at the church of women
Breathe 'em in until my head goes spinning around
Want to worship at the church,
Let me worship at the church of women
(x4)
--
Tim Harris

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