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Skipper Dan Chords

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                  Skipper Dan (Acoustic Ver)- Weird Al Yankovic
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Tabbed by: Steve Sherwin 'theelusivesound'
Tune your guitar a half step down for this song

Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

*This is how I play the song 

Intro Riff/Verse

NOTE: The last note isn't played the same as the electric guitar does it in the song, 
however it makes it easier to play by yourself on an acoustic guitar.

eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------| 
Gb|-------------------|
Db|--------------2~---|
Ab|---/4-2---2-0-0----|
Eb|-0------0----------| REPEAT 

I stared in every high school play
Blew every drama teacher away
Graduated first in my class at Juilliard
Took every acting workshop I could
And I dreamed of Hollywood
While I read my Uda Hagen
And studied the Bard

TRANSITION

eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------| 
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------2-2-6-6-4~--|
Ab|---/4-2---2-0-0-4-4-2~--|
Eb|-0------0---------------|

Pre-Chorus
(Listen for Strumming)
            E          E       A    E5          E          E      A     E5
eb|---------0----------0-------0----------------0----------0------0-----------|
Bb|---------0----------0-------2----5-----------0----------0------2-----5-----|
Gb|---------1----------1-------2----4-----------1----------1------2-----4-----|
Db|---------2----------2-------2----2-----------2----------2------2-----2-----|
Ab|---------2----------2-------0----------------2----------2------0-----------|
Eb|---------0----------0------------------------0----------0------------------|

    Hit the boards and paid my dues     and got phenomenal rave reviews
               E         E     A       E5        E      E    A
eb|------------0---------0-----0-----------------0------0----0----------------|
Bb|------------0---------0-----2-------5---------0------0----2----------------|
Gb|------------1---------1-----2-------4---------1------1----2----------------|
Db|------------2---------2-----2-------2---------2------2----2----------------|
Ab|------------2---------2-----0-----------------2------2----0----------------|
Eb|------------0---------0-----------------------0------0---------------------|

    I knew the world was gonna love me without a doubt.
          E5             E             E          A      E5
eb|----------------------0-------------0----------0---------------------------|
Bb|-------5--------------0-------------0----------2------5--------------------|
Gb|-------4--------------1-------------1----------2------4--------------------|
Db|-------2--------------2-------------2----------2------2--------------------|
Ab|----------------------2-------------2----------0---------------------------|
Eb|----------------------0-------------0--------------------------------------|

    I was sure that Tarantino would be calling me on the phone
          E               E            A       E5
eb|-------0---------------0------------0--------------------------------------|
Bb|-------0---------------0------------2-------5------------------------------|
Gb|-------1---------------1------------2-------4------------------------------|
Db|-------2---------------2------------2-------2------------------------------|
Ab|-------2---------------2------------0--------------------------------------|
Eb|-------0---------------0---------------------------------------------------|

    Annie Leibowitz would shoot me for Rolling Stone 
            E          E        A            E5       F#m
eb|---------0----------0--------0---------------------2-----------------------|
Bb|---------0----------0--------2------------5--------2-----------------------|
Gb|---------1----------1--------2------------4--------2-----------------------|
Db|---------2----------2--------2------------2--------4-----------------------|
Ab|---------2----------2--------0---------------------4-----------------------|
Eb|---------0----------0------------------------------2-----------------------|

    But the years have come and gone and I'm sorry to say
                                 A
eb|------------------------------0--------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------2--------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------2--------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------2--------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------0--------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    That's not the way that it's all worked out


CHORUS


      C#m  B            A             E
I'm a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride

A       E          B
Skipper Dan is the name

        C#m   B  A           E        A     E             B
And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same

C#m           B               A              E
Look at those hippos, they're wiggling their ears

A                              B
Just like they've done for the last 50 years

        C#m            B                  A        E
Now I'm laughing at my own jokes, but I'm crying inside

           A              B             BACK TO INTRO/VERSE RIFF
'Cause I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride

VERSE 2
(Con't Riff throughout)

Oh the critics they used to say, I was the new Olivier
Thought I'd be the toast of Sundance, or maybe Cannes


PRECHORUS
              E                A  E5
Ah, but don't bother trying to IMDB me,

    E                    A        E5  
The only place you might possibly see me,

   E                A                    E
Is riding my little boat around Adventureland,

         A
It ain't exactly what I planned but
 


CHORUS

      C#m  B            A             E
I'm a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride

A       E          B
Skipper Dan is the name

        C#m   B  A           E        A     E             B
And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same 

C#m        B             A                 E 
I would've killed if I'd been in Speed-the-Plow

A                                B
But what's the difference that's all behind me now

           C#m        B            A             E
'Cause I'm paying the rent and I'm swallowing my pride

        A              B             E
And I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride



BRIDGE
(KEY CHANGE TO G)

G                      A                      D                Bm
  I should be there on Broadway, knocking 'em dead in 12 Angry Men

G                      A
  But instead I'm here telling these lame jokes

(BACK TO KEY OF E)

B
Again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again!


REPEAT CHORUS CHORDS FROM EARLIER OVER THE JUNGLE JOKES

[Bengal tigers can jump over 20 feet...
 That's an African Bull-Elephant...
 There it is the backside of water! What have I done with my life?]

LAST CHORUS W/ CHANGE

C#m         B                A           E
I should've listened when my Grandfather said

A                      B
Why don't you major in business instead?

       C#m       B               A               E
Now my hopes are vanished and my dreams have all died

         A             B                          <----Chord change in this part of Chorus
And I'll probably work forever as a

C#m  B            A             E
Tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride

A       E          B
Skipper Dan is the name

        C#m   B  A           E        A                   B
And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same

C#m           B               A              E
Look at those hippos, they're wiggling their ears

A                        B
Somebody shoot me 'cause I'm bored to tears!

       C#m         B         A            E
Always said I'd be famous, I guess that I lied

           A              B             C#m
'Cause I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride

          A              B             E
I'm still working on the Jungle Cruise ride!

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theelusivesound wrote on July 17 2009, 12:42 pm

The voicing tabbed out for the E5 chord (rather than the scroll over E5 voicing) provides the better high end note you want for that part.

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