Wonder Annual

(Partridge)

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Fuzzy Warbles Volume One

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Demo version.
    Recorded in April 1991.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume One in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
    Andy: “Actually a song about female masturbation, yay! Let's have more of it. This demo dates from April 91, and along with the ‘Disappointed’, was one of the last two things written for Nonsuch. Oh... How I wanted to record this for that album, or Wasp Star, or any. It's one of my very favourite unrecorded XTC songs, so I guess it'll exist only in this form. If lust equals knowledge, then I side with the snake.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

“Wonder Annual” postage stamp

“Wonder Annual” postage stamp

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Lyrics

Hustle, fustle.
Push shove bustle.
So goes the dance of the milling mass.
Work, rent, mortgage.
Magic shortage.
Why queue for milk from their golden ass.

Open up your Wonder Annual.
Turn on the leaves of your private book.
Open up your Wonder Annual
and, if I may, can I lay and look?
At the gold and the silver
that will fly from your hands.

Hands of Ripper pours paint stripper.
Toasting the worms in their shallow graves
Draw your blinds down.
Sketch an unfrown.
Show me the door through which all are saved.

Open up your Wonder Annual.
Turn on the leaves of your private book.
Open up your Wonder Annual
and, if I may, can I lay and look?
At the shells full of pearl
that will float from your gate.
And if lust equals knowledge
then I side with the snake.

Open up your Wonder Annual.
Turn on the leaves of your private book.
Open up your Wonder Annual
and, if I may, can I lay and look?

Open up your Wonder Annual.
Turn on the leaves of your private book.
Open up your Wonder Annual
and, if I may . . .

[Thanks to Christer Liljegren]


Chords and Tablature

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 16:20:12 +0100
From: Christer Liljegren <kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>
Subject: Chords to Wonder Annual
Message-ID: <BA1D163C.572%kokerskan.3 (at) telia dot com>


Hi folks!
There's actually two rhytm-guitar parts on Andy's demo. This is an attempt
to combine the most important parts of each section so that you will be able
to play the song all by yourself. Hope you will enjoy!

Christer Liljegren
Sockholm, Sweden


Wonder Annual (demo)

  Hust -le,   fust-le,  push shove bust-le,
E-------0---------------------0------------------
B--0-----------0-------------------0-------------
G--1---------------------0-----------------------
D--2---------------2-----0--------------2--------
A--2---------------------2-----------------------
E--0---------------------3-----------------------
   E                     G    G6

   So  does the  dance  of  the  milling mass
E--6-------------6---------------6-------------6--
B--6-------------6---------------6-------------6--
G--8-------------7---------------8-------------7--
D--8-------------8---------------8-------------8--
A--6-------------8---------------6-------------8--
E--x-------------6---------------x-------------6--
   Eb            Bb              Eb            Bb

  (instr.)
E-------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
D--------5---5-----------------5---5--------------
A---6----------8--5-------6----------8--5---------
E--------------------6---------------------6------
    Eb         Bb         Eb         Bb

  Work, rent, mortgage,  ma-gic  shortage,
E-------0--------------------0--------------------
B--0----------0------------------0----------------
G--1---------------------0------------------------
D--2---------------2-----0------------2-----------
A--2---------------------2------------------------
E--0---------------------3------------------------
   E                     G   G6

   why queue the milk from their golden  ass
E--6-------------6---------------6------------6---5--
B--6-------------6---------------6------------8---7--
G--8-------------7---------------8------------6---5--
D--8-------------8---------------8------------8---7--
A--6-------------8---------------6------------6---5--
E--x-------------6---------------x------------x---x--
   Eb            Bb              Eb           Eb7 D7


    Open up your Wonder Annual, Turn all the leaves of your private book
E--0-----x------------------5-------3----------------------------8------13--
B--1-----4------------------6-------4-----------------------6-------12------
G--0-----0------------------5-------3-----------------------5-------10------
D--2-----5------------------8-------6-----------------------7-------12------
A--3-----6--------------------------------------------------5-------10------
E--x-----x--------------6--------4------------------------------------------
   C     Eb           Bbmaj7add2 Abmaj7add2                Dm7      G7
                     (thumb on low Bb and Ab)


    Open up your Wonder Annual,  And,  if I may can I lay and look?
E--0-----x------------------5--------3--------------------8---3----------
B--1-----4------------------6--------4-----------------6------3----------
G--0-----0------------------5--------3-----------------5------0----------
D--2-----5------------------8--------6-----------------7------5----------
A--3-----6---------------------------------------------5------5----------
E--x-----x---------------6-------4----------------------------3----------
   C     Eb           Bbmaj7add2 Abmaj7add2            Dm7    G  /  /  /


    At the  gold and the silver,          That will fly from your hands
E-----------1-----------------------3-----------------1-------------------
B-----------1-----------------------3-----------------1-------------------
G-----------0-----------------------0-----------------0-------------------
D-----------3-----------------------5-----------------3-------------------
A-----------3-----------------------5-----------------3-------------------
E-----------1-----------------------3-----------------1-------------------
           Fadd2                    G                Fadd2


 E                G     G6
 Hands of Ripper, pours paint stripper,
 Eb           Bb             Eb             Bb
 Toasting the worms in their shallow graves
 E                      G      G6
 Draw your blinds down, Sketch an unfrown
 Eb          Bb                 Eb           Eb7 D7
 Show me the door through which all are saved
C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2                  Dm7     G7
 Turn all the leaves of your private book
C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2            Dm7    G  /  /  /
 And, if I may, can I lay and look?
        Fadd2                 G  /  /  /
 At the shells full of pearls
           Fadd2               /  /  /  /          --0--
 That will flow from your gate                     --0--
        Em                   Fadd2 /  /  /         --0--
 And if lust equals knowledge                      --2--
        G                   /  /  /  /             --2--
 Then I side with the snake                        --0--
 G  /  /  /  /  /  /  /                              Em


    (instr.)
E---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---
B---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---
G---3---3---2---2---3---3---2---2---6---5---6---5---6---5---6---5---
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
    Bbdim   A7      Bbdim   A7      Dbdim   C7      Dbdim   C7

E-------------------------------------------------------------------
B---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---5---5---5---5---8---8---11------
G---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---3---3---3---3---6---6---9-------
D---2---2---1---1---2---2---1---1---5---5---4---4---8---8---11------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
    Edim    Eb7     Edim    Eb7     Gdim    Gb7     Bbdim   Dbdim


C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2                  Dm7     G7
 Turn all the leaves of your private book
C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2           Dm7     G7
 And, if I may, can I lay and look?
C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2                  Dm7     G7
 Turn all the leaves of your private book
C     Eb             Bbmaj7add2
 Open up your Wonder Annual
 Abmaj7add2
 And, if I may...

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