This World Over

(Partridge)

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 5'36.
    Produced and mixed by David Lord and XTC.
    Released on The Big Express.

  2. Single edit, 4'45.
    Released on 29 October 1984 as a single in the U.K.

    Andy: “This track, in fact most of the [Big Express] album was written on an open-E tuning. The squeaky feedback noises are Stuart Gordon playing harmonics on a violin. I won an award for the sleeve design on this, but nobody sent it to me.”
  3. BBC version.
    Recorded 11 October 1984 at BBC Studios.
    Produced and engineered by Dale Griffin and Ted De Bono.
    First broadcast 20 November 1984 on the Bruno Brookes Show.
    Released on 16 November 1998 on Transistor Blast in the U.K.


Art

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This World Over 7" single front cover

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This World Over 12" single front cover

#\#i#/#This World Over#\#/i#/# postcards

This World Over postcards

#\#i#/#This World Over#\#/i#/# French promotional 12'' single

This World Over French promotional 12'' single

#\#i#/#This World Over#\#/i#/# single label obverse

This World Over single label obverse

an advert for the #\#i#/#This World Over#\#/i#/# single

an advert for the This World Over single

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“This World Over” by anchormoth

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XTC lip-syncs “This World Over”, 1984

 

Lyrics

Ah well, that's this world over
Ah well, next one begins

Will you smile like any mother
As you bathe your brand new twins?
Will you sing about the missiles
As you dry odd numbered limbs?

Ah well, that's this world over
Ah well, next one begins
Ah well, that's this world over
You sadly grin

Will you tell them about that far off and mythical land
About their leader with the famous face?
Will you tell them that the reason nothing ever grows
In the garden anymore
Because he wanted to win the craziest race
That's this world over

Will you smile like any father
With your children on a Sunday hike?
When you get to a sea of rubble
And they ask “What was London like?”

You tell them, “Ah well, that's the world over”

Will you tell them about that far off and mythical land
And how a child to the virgin came?
Will you tell them that the reason why we murdered
Everything upon the surface of the world
So we can stand right up and say we did it in his name?

That's this world over
Or so it seems
That's this world over
The end of dreams

That's this world over, over, over and out.

© 1984 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 00:59:58 +0200
From: "Stephan Seynaeve" <birdland (at) versatel dot be>
Subject: "This world over" maybe this chords
Message-ID: <002401c7da0f$d7cfe880$5125ba53 (at) demaire>

Hello

I've just found your excellent site.

For the song This world over I thonk this chords sounds good

Dadd2 - C#m

A - B7 - B (of G#m7 ??)- C#m


Dadd2 = xx0230 of x5775x
C#m = x46654
A = 577655
B7 = 797877
B = 799877 G#m7= 4x444x


What do you think about this ? Let me know

Bye

Stephan

PS: Sorry for my englis, I'm just speaking french :-(

Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 17:09:52 +0100
From: Jordi Ibáñez Llauradó <lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com>
Subject: xtc songs
Message-ID: <BAY113-F11D978375E7EAC7A754B66DA390 (at) phx dot gbl>


OK, my first posting. please be gentle. i just want to say that
that's been done with no keyboard or organ at hand, so i can't
be more precise about the chords. that's why here you'll only
find the basic chords: it's up to you, people that can write,
read and dissect chords, to finish this work. so here it goes,
all the songs in the XTC catalogue that hadn't been tabbed in
this great site, from "black sea" to "nonsuch". you won't find
anything from "mummer" because the whole album has already been
"chorded" in this site.

don't expect any riffs or arpeggios, BTW. that's as far as my
skills go...

maybe i should be ashamed to post something like this (so
incomplete, wrong and childish) but it's just for the sake of
people who just want to strum XTC songs and sing and don't care
much if this is a sus4, added or other bollocks chord (and i must
point that i am one of those who really care, so i'm willing to
read all kinds of comments and corrections). please, john relph,
erase every transcription of mine as soon as a proper tab of each
song made by any other XTC fan who's more trained on guitar than me
comes to your mail.

songs like "the somnambulist" or "seagulls..." were meant to be
played on keyboards and sound terrible on guitar. beware!


THIS WORLD OVER
open E tuning
(first time in my life i tune this way, maybe last)

"will you smile...":

E--5--9--
B--5--9--
G#-5--9--
E--5--9--
B--5--9--
E--5--9--

"oh well..."

E--5--4--9--
B--5--4--9--
G#-5--4--9--
E--5--4--9--
B--5--4--9--
E--5--4--9--

"will you tell them...":

E--5--7--4--9--
B--5--7--4--9--
G#-5--7--4--9--
E--5--7--4--9--
B--5--7--4--9--
E--5--7--4--9--

--
hope that will be useful for somebody.
merry Xmas!
feedback welcome at jordiibanez (at) mixmail dot com
                 or lohagoporelmessenger (at) hotmail dot com

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