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Sarah Cynthia Silvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out - Shel Silverstein
Album: Freakin at the Freaker's Ball (1972)
Tabbed by Shady Bob

D (xx0232@1)           A (x02220@1)           NC                 DOh, (xx0232@1)Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, Would not take the garbage out!
      G (320003@1)                  DShe'd (xx0232@1)wash the dishes and scrub the pans,
A (x02220@1)               DCook (xx0232@1)the yams and spice the hams,
    G (320003@1)                      DAnd (xx0232@1)though her parents would scream and shout,
           A (x02220@1)                DShe (xx0232@1)simply would not take the garbage out.
    D (xx0232@1)            A (x02220@1)              A (x02220@1)             DAnd (xx0232@1)so it piled up to the ceilings: Coffee grounds, potato peelings, 
D (xx0232@1)            A (x02220@1)          A (x02220@1)            DBrown (xx0232@1)bananas, rotten peas, Chunks of sour cottage cheese.
   D (xx0232@1)                GIt (320003@1)filled the can, it covered the floor,
   A (x02220@1)                    DIt (xx0232@1)cracked the window and blocked the door
     D (xx0232@1)             A (x02220@1)            A (x02220@1)            DWith (xx0232@1)bacon rinds and chicken bones, Drippy ends of ice cream cones,
G (320003@1)                     D (xx0232@1)          A (x02220@1)              DPrune (xx0232@1)pits, peach pits, orange peel, Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal,
G (320003@1)              D (xx0232@1)              A (x02220@1)             DPizza (xx0232@1)crusts and withered greens, Soggy beans and tangerines,
G (320003@1)                                    DCrusts (xx0232@1)of black burned buttered toast, Gristly bits of beefy roasts. . .
NC(D)                 (A)               A (x02220@1)                 DThe (xx0232@1)garbage rolled on down the hall, It raised the roof, it broke the wall. . .
G (320003@1)             D (xx0232@1)            A (x02220@1)            DGreasy (xx0232@1)napkins, cookie crumbs, Blobs of gooey bubble gum,
G (320003@1)                          DCellophane (xx0232@1)from old baloney, Rubbery blubbery macaroni,
Peanut butter, caked and dry, Curdled milk and crusts of pie,

Moldy melons, dried-up mustard, Eggshells mixed with lemon custard,

Cold french fried and rancid meat, Yellow lumps of Cream of Wheat.
   D (xx0232@1)              A (x02220@1)                  A (x02220@1)        DAt (xx0232@1)last the garbage reached so high That finally it touched the sky.
    D (xx0232@1)                       A (x02220@1)           NC
And none of her friends would come to play. And all the neighbors moved away,

And finally Sarah Cynthia Stout said, "OK, I'll take the garbage out!"
    D (xx0232@1)              A (x02220@1)                  A (x02220@1)              DBut (xx0232@1)then, of course, it was too late. The garbage reached across the state,
     D (xx0232@1)             A (x02220@1)              A (x02220@1)                   DFrom (xx0232@1)New York to the Golden Gate. And there, in the garbage she did hate,
     A (x02220@1)          D (xx0232@1)              A (x02220@1)      DPoor (xx0232@1)Sarah met an awful fate, That I cannot now relate
  A (x02220@1)               D (xx0232@1)            NC
Because the hour is much too late. But children, remember Sarah Stout
(bass notes only)
    A (x02220@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A    A (x02220@1)  A (x02220@1) A (x02220@1)name="chord_x2444x@1">B C# (x43121@1)DAnd (xx0232@1)always take the garbage out!

This was a difficult one to tab, as the guitar part was fairly quiet.
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