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Dr Worm Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

From: steve@jackcomic.com
Date: Oct. 16, 2001

Dr. Worm
From the album "Severe Tire Damage"
by They Might Be Giants
Transcribed by Steven C. Klinksiek

Note: The recorded verision, for the sake of the horns, is in the key of G-flat.

(intro riff)

E--------7--|----------|-------7-|----------|-------|
B--8-8-8----|--------7-|-8-8-8---|--------7-|-8-----|
G-----------|-9--9-9---|---------|--7-7-9---|-------|
D-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|
A-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|
E-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|

     G                Em      C               D            G
They call me Dr. Worm.   Good morning how are you? I'm Dr. Worm

                  Em          C          D
I'm interested in things. I'm not a real doctor but I

C         G/Bb                Em
Am a real worm I am an actual worm.

  C           D
I live like a worm

      G                      Em
And I like to play the drums

  C                 D                  G         Em
I think I'm getting good but I can handle critisim,

     C               G
I'll show you what I know and you can

C              G/Bb                            Em
Tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums

     C                D
I'll leave the fron unlocked 'cause

        Eb       F
I can't hear the door bell

(intro riff)

G C G C G C G C

(alternate between G and C)

G       C     G    C    G     C       G   C   G        C  G        C   G      C
   When I get into it I can't tell if you are watching me twirling the stick.

Am     C        Em     G
When I give the signal my friend

C               Cm
Rabbi Bole will play the solo.

(Solo)

E-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B-----|-------0-1-0---|-------3-|-3--1--1--0--|-0------------|--------------|--------------|
G-----|-0--2----------|---------|-------------|----2---2---0-|--0-----------|--------------|
D--0--|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|-----4--2--0--|--2-----------|
A-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|-----3--2--0--|
E-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

(chords under solo)

      | G/D5          | E5      | D/A5        | G5           | A/E5         |              |


D-chord triplets
(intro riff)

Am      C        Em      G
Someday somebody else besides me

     C             Cm
Will call me by my stage name they will


(guitar tacet - hold out Cm)

Call me Dr. Worm. Good morning how are you I'm Dr. Worm.

                                                    G (bass hit)
I'm interested in things. I'm not a real doctor but I

C         G/Bb                Em
Am a real worm I am an actual worm.

  C           D
I live like a worm

      G                      Em
And I like to play the drums

  C                 D                  G         Em
I think I'm getting good but I can handle critisim,

     C               G
I'll show you what I know and you can

C              G/Bb                            Em
Tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums

C              D
I'm not a real doctor but they

Eb      F   G (intro riff)                      G
Call me Dr. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorm!
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601210 10 wrote on April 4 2008, 08:58 am

How do you play G/Bb?

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BassFishin 895 wrote on May 5 2008, 08:31 pm

i personally think maybe you wrote this half a step up, i played the chords you wrote, then tried playing them up one fret (and yes, i am perfectly tuned to E) and it matches up perfectly. excellent effort though!

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Hagane1340 10 wrote on December 13 2008, 10:44 am

This should be played with a capo on the first fret.

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