Jeffrey Lee Pierce: "Love Circus" (from the "Wildweed" album)


intro: 4 times E, then 4x verse riff A G E

           A      G   E (continue with riff)
Now, is it uptown or downtown
why did you come down here?
we haven't seen the likes of your blonde hair
since we got the fear

                E G A (continue with riff)
Now, you don't need to be so violent
you don't need to be silent
you don't need to be so private
since you took the loss


F#m  A  E                 F#m  A  E
        Cause it's a Love Circus


     A  G  E ...
Now everyone's so sad in town
and it's a long way downtown
now, is it yellow, black or brown or white
why did you come down here
we haven't seen anyone dead like you
since a war was near

               E G A ...
Now, you don't need that chipped shoulder
you don't need that business folder
you don't need to get any bolder if it's business time


        Cause it's a Love Circus


    A  G  E ...
Now everyone's so sad in town
and it's a long way downtown


instrumental: 4x E G A


           A      G  E ...
Now, is it uptown or downtown
is it Chinatown or Funkytown
you got a price that is not so nice
you got demise written on your mind

         E G A ...
And the heat they all know you
and the heat would like to catch you
and the heat always knew the crew was due on you


        But it's a Love Circus


     A  G  E ...
Now, everyone's so sad in town
and it's a long way downtown ..... yeah


instrumental:   4x verse riff E G A
                then 4x  A   E  A  E  A  E
                        -----------------------------
                        10--910-9-10-9-9-9-9-
                        -9---9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-
                        11--911-9-11-9-9-9-9-
                        -----------------------------
                        -----------------------------

                then melodic guitar solo over D E D E B E F# B; end chord 4x E


           A      G   E ...
Now, is it uptown or downtown
is it Chinatown or Funkytown
we haven't seen the likes of your blonde hair
since we got the fear


instrumental alternating the following riffs in order 1/2/1/2/3/2/3 (each 4x):

                1:       A   E  A  E  A  E
                        -----------------------------
                        10--910-9-10-9-9-9-9-
                        -9---9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-
                        11--911-9-11-9-9-9-9-
                        -----------------------------
                        -----------------------------

                2:       A                                      E
                        ---------------------------------------------
                        10101010-10101010-1010-10-10-10-9-9-
                        -9-9-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-
                        11111111-11111111-1111-11-11-11-9-9-
                        --------------------------------------------
                        ---------------------------------------------

                3:       A A6     A A6     A A6     E
                        ------------------------------
                        -5h7-7-7--5h7-7-7--5h7-7-7---
                        -6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--9
                        -7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7--9-
                        ---------------------------7-
                        ----------------------------7-
 
end: fading out on riff #3

Lyrics and guitar tabs