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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: u9343164@qub.ac.uk   (Paul Hutchinson)

This is taken from the soundtrack of Dumb and Dumber. There are a few places
where I can't make head nor tail of the words - speak English, woman! Hence, I 
would appreciate it greatly if anybody could fill in the gaps.
Enjoy!

THE BALLAD OF PETER PUMPKINHEAD - Crash Test Dummies with Ellen Reid
-------------------------------

Guitar Riff-
 
  +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     +  +   +   +     
         (Stab)           (Stab)           (Stab)           (Stab)
0-0-2-|----2-----2---2-|----2-----2-2---|----3-----3---3-|----3-----3-3---|
0-0-3-|----3-----3---3-|----3-xxx-3-3---|-3--3-----3---3-|----3-xxx-3-3---|
0-0-2-|----2-----2---2-|----2-xxx-2-2-0-|-0--0-----0---0-|----0-xxx-0-0---|
0-0-0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-----0-0---|-0--0-----0---0-|----0-----0-0-0-|
----0-|----0-----0---0-|----0-------0---|----------------|--------------0-|
------|----------------|----------------|-3--------3---3-|----------3-3---|

(x = Left-hand-muted percussive note)

This is played four times as an intro (drums come in the second time, and 
harmonica and Hammond come in the third time). Although the chords for the 
links between the verses are different, I think the riff is played over these 
as well. It's kind of hard to tell what the guitar is doing after the intro, 
since it disappears in the mix.
.............

(Let's begin)

D                 G
 Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
D                    G
 Spreading wisdom and cash around
D                    G
 Fed the starving and housed the poor
D                  G
 Showed the (?---?) what gold's for

G       A             Bm
 But he made too many enemies
G       A                Bm
 Of the people who would keep us on our knees
G           A
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G           Gm/Bb A/C#   D   D/C#  D/B  D/A  G  G/F#  Em  A
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead

Peter Pumpkinhead brought to shame 
Governments who would slur his name
Lusts and sex scandals failed outright
"Be a min," he said, heading down (?----?) alright

But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead

Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
Had him nailed to a chunk of wood
He died grinning on live TV
Hanging there he looked a lot like you and an awful lot like me

But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G           Gm/Bb A/C#   D    D/C#    D/B
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead
G           A
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G           A    
 Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
G           Gm/Bb A   Bm  A/C# D    D/C#   D/B   D/A
 Hooray for Pe   -ter Pumpkin -head
  G        G/F#      C                A/C#       D
Alright, alright - I make you want to cry out (?)
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francey 31 Dec 30, 2006 02:53 AM

congratulations u r the first recipient, ever, of the 4th level deploma in dong lordship

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tommycartmell 105 Jun 02, 2011 03:26 AM

Peter Pumpkinhead came to town
Spreading wisdom and cash around
Fed the starving and housed the poor
Showed the VATICAN what gold's for
But he made too many enemies
Of the people who would keep us on our knees
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
WHO`LL PRAY for Peter Pumpkinhead?
Oh my!
Peter Pumpkinhead pulled them all
Emptied churches and shopping malls
Where he spoke, it would raise the roof
Peter Pumpkinhead told the truth
But he made too many enemies...
Peter Pumpkinhead put to shame
Governments who would slur his name
Plots and sex scandals failed outright
Peter merely said
Any kind of love is alright
But he made too many enemies...
Peter Pumpkinhead was too good
Had him nailed to a chunk of wood
He died grinning on live TV
Hanging there he looked a lot like you
And an awful lot like me!
But he made too many enemies...
Hooray for Peter Pumpkin
WHO`LL PRAY for Peter Pumpkin
Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead
OH MY, OH MY IT`LL MAKE YOU WANT TO CRY, OH

CORRECTIONS ARE IN CAPITALS,
HOPE THIS HELPS

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tommycartmell 105 Jun 02, 2011 03:31 AM

By the way where it says ... that means the chorus

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