FOR MUSICIANS
-- Tabs, Chords & Tunings: World Of Wonders --
Transcribed by Jonathan Tieszen (jjtieszn@intelos.net)

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Disclaimer: The following tab is intended for private enjoyment and educational purposes and should not be read as an encouragement for members of the general public to play the song live. The lyrics and music of "World Of Wonders" are the intellectual property of Bruce Cockburn, his management, and record companies, etc,.


INTRODUCING THIS TAB

This version of World Of Wonders is found on the video River of Sand. I believe it is the same version he plays when performing this song as a solo acoustic piece without a band. The tab is not note-for-note, but it is a close approximation. Enjoy!!

 
Tuning:  Drop F#  (E A D F# B E)  Capo III 

CHORDS:	
Bm             x 2 0 0 3 x		 
Bmadd9         7 x 0 8 7 10		
Bmaddb9        7 x 0 8 7 9 
Bmadd9	   x 2 0 0 2 x		
Bm(2)          7 x 0 0 7 x	 
Gmaj7-3        3 x 0 0 3 2		
Bm(no 5th)??   7 x 0 8 0 7 
Asus2          x 0 2 3 0 0		
Bm9-5          7 x 0 7 0 5 

 
INTRO:   
           Bm                                                     Bmadd9   
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-3-----------3---3-----------3--|-3-----------3---3-------2-s-7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-0------| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0----------| 
|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-2-------2-------2-------2------| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
 
   Bm(2) 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
|-7-----------7---7-----------7--|-7----------7---7-----------7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0----0-----0---0-----0-----0--| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7------7-------7-------7------| 
                                                              I  
Repeat 

%    Bm                                                     Bmadd9   
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-3-----------3---3-----------3--|-3-----------3---3-------2-s-7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-0------| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0----------| 
|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-2-------2-------2-------2------| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
VERSE 1:  stand   on the bridge before the  ca  - vern of  night 
VERSE 2:  somewhere a    sax - o - phone   slides through   changes 
VERSE 3:     theres a rainbow shining in      a bead of spittle  
VERSE 4:  moment  of  p e a c e  like        brief arctic bloom  
 
 
   Bm(2) 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-----------7---7-----------7--|-7-----------7---7-----------7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7-------7-------7-------7------| 
      darkness alive with pos-si - bi  -   li   -  ty 
      like    a wet pipe dripping down    my      neck 
      fal - ling diamonds in      rat  -  tling   rain 
      red gold  ripple   of  the  sun     going   down 
 

   Bm                                                     Bmadd9   
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-3-----------3---3-----------3--|-3-----------3---3-------2-s-7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-0------| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0----------| 
|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-2-------2-------2-------2------| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
    Nose to  this wind   full of      twin--kling lights 
    gives me  a  chill...             sounds like danger but  I  
    light       flexed    on           mov - ing  muscle 
    line     of  black   hills        makes   my  bed 
 

   Bm(2) 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-----------7---7-----------7--|-7-----------7---7-----------7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7-------7-------7-------7------| 
trying to catch the scent of whats coming to      be     (in this) 
    cant stop   moving  till I   cross  this     sector  (of this) 
   I  stand here daz-zled with my heart   in     flames   (at this) 
     sky    full of  love  pulled  over    my     head    (in this)  
 
 

Chorus: 
 
   Gmaj7-3 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    
|-------------------------------|-2-----------------------------| 
|-0-----------2-----------2-h-3-|-0------3----2-----------3-----| 
|-0-----0-----0-----0-----------|--------0----0-----------2-----| 
|-----0-------0-------0---------|---------------------0---------| 
|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
|-3-------3-------3-------3-----|-3------3----3-----------3-----| 
  T       T       T       T       T      T    T           T 
 world   of  won  -  ders  
   Asus2                                           D.S. for verse 2 & 3  
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    
|-------------0---------------0--|-------------0---------------0--| 
|-0-----------0-----------0---0--|-0-----------0-----------0---0--| 
|-3-----3-----------3-----3------|-3-----3-----------3-----3------| 
|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2-------2-------2-------2--| 
|-0-------0-------0-------0------|-0-------0-------0-------0------| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
 world   of  won  -  ders 

Repeat  
 

BRIDGE: 
 
  Bmadd9                           Bmaddb9 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    
|-10--------10----10--------10---|-9---------9-----9---------9----| 
|-7---------7-----7---------7----|-7---------7-----7---------7----| 
|-8-----8-------8-------8-------8|-8-----8-------8-------8-------8| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7-------7-------7-------7------| 
  T       T       T       T        T       T       T       T 
 

  Bm(no 5)??                       Bm9-5         D.S. for verse 4 al coda 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    
|-7---------7-----7---------7----|-5---------5-----5---------5----| 
|-0---------0-----0---------0----|-0---------0-----0---------0----| 
|-8-----8-------8-------8-------8|-7-----7-------7-------7-------7| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7-------7-------7-------7------| 
  T       T       T       T        T       T       T       T           
Repeat 4 times 
 

  Bm                                                     Bmadd9   
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
|-3-----------3---3-----------3--|-3-----------3---3-------2-s-7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-0------| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|-----0-------0-------0----------| 
|-2-------2-------2-------2------|-2-------2-------2-------2------| 
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------| 
 

   Bm(2) 
  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .  
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
|-7-----------7---7-----------7--|-7----------7---7-----------7--| 
|-0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0--|-0----0-----0---0-----0-----0--| 
|-----0-------0-------0-------0--|----0-------0-------0-------0--| 
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
|-7-------7-------7-------7------|-7------7-------7-------7------| 

Repeat and fade 
  




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