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The Thing Chords

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KEY: G

G C D G G D7 G

G
While I was walkin' down the beach
C                    G
One bright and sunny day
I saw a great big wooden box
Am                D7
A-floatin' in the bay
G
I pulled it in and opened it up
C               G
And much to my surprise
                  N.C.
Oh, I discovered a... (drum riff plays)
C       D7      G
Right before my eyes
                  N.C.
Oh, I discovered a... (drum riff plays)
C       D7      G
Right before my eyes

I picked it up and ran to town
As happy as a king
I took it to a guy I knew
Who'd buy most anything
But this is what he hollered at me
As I walked in his shop
"Oh, get out of here with that...
Before I call a cop"
"Oh, get out of here with that...
Before I call a cop"

I turned around and got right out
A-runnin' for my life
And then I took it home with me
To give it to my wife
But this is what she hollered at me
As I walked in the door
"Oh, get out of here with that...
And don't come back no more"
"Oh, get out of here with that...
And don't come back no more"

INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE
G D7

KEY CHANGE-Up a semitone

G#

G#
I wandered all around the town
C#                 G#
Until I chanced to meet
A hobo who was lookin' for
A#m               D#7
A handout on the street
G#
He said he'd take most any old thing
C#                 G#
He was a desperate man
                         N.C.
But when I showed him the...
C#         D#        G#
He turned around and ran
                         N.C.
Oh, when I showed him the...
C#         D#        G#
He turned around and ran

UP ANOTHER SEMITONE IN KEY CHANGE

A
I wandered on for many years
D              A
A victim of my fate
Until one day I came upon
Bm              E7
St Peter at the gate
A
And when I tried to take it inside
D                   A
He told me where to go
                         N.C.
Get out of here with that...
D           E7     A
And take it down below
                         N.C.
Oh, get out of here with that...
D           E7     A
And take it down below

(on the last verse, play slower)

The moral of this story is
If you're out on the beach
And you should see a great big box
And it's within your reach
Don't ever stop and open it up
That's my advice to you
'Cause you'll never get rid of the...
No matter what you do
Oh, you'll never get rid of the...
No matter what you do
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