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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. 10, 2001

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonite)
by They Might Be Giants
Transcribed by Steven C. Klinksiek


This is what "The Guitar (The Lion Sleep Tonite)" by They Might Be Giants sounds
to my ears. I always hear an upper part in the main guitar riff and have only seen
TMBG in concert once. I was too busy keeping my lunch down when Flans leaned over
the and gestured me to stum his guitar strings with the pick he gave me during The
Guitar. This is my all time favorite song because of that. Plus it's a kickin' song
to dance to, wake up to and otherwise amuse your friends with.


=This tab, like most tab, is not perfectly what TMBG plays, just what I hear.=

Opening bass note

D--3--
A-----
E-----

Bass Riff

D----------------2--0----|-----------------------:|
A--0---0---0--4--------4-|-5---5---4--5--4--5--2-:|
E------------------------|-----------------------:|


Main riff chords

  A(7)  C#m   Bm(7)  E

E--5-----4-----7-----4--|
B--5-----5-----7-----5--|
G--6-----6-----7-----4--|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


"Lion Sleeps Tonite" riff chords

   A    A/D    A     E

E--5-----5-----5-----4--|
B--5-----5-----5-----5--|
G--6-----6-----6-----4--|
D-----------------------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Horn riff near end

E--------------------|-----------------10--8--7-|
B--10--10--8-10-10---|-8-10-10--10-10-----------|


E--------------------|-10--8--7--5---7---7--|
B--10--10--8-10-10---|----------------------|


Bari Sax riff

E---------------|--------------:|
B---------------|--------------:|
G---------------|--------------:|
D-----------2--4|-4---2--------:|
A-----0---------|--------------:|
E---------------|--------------:|


And the song ends on the traditional A chord

E---0---|
B---2---|
G---2---|
D---2---|
A---0---|
E---x---|

Hope you enjoyed. Comments corrections or whatever --> steve@jackcomic.com
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Skaren 10 Jul 21, 2014 03:09 AM

Tab incomplete.

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