• Song:

    Sleeping In The Flowers

  • Artist:

    They Might Be Giants

  • Album:

    John Henry

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From: Buzzsaw876@aol.com
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 1995 22:26:39 -0400

Sleeping in the Flowers
by They Might Be Giants
Transcribed by Adam Lane

This doesn't sound totally right at parts, but it's a good guide.  If you=

can come up with anything better for the chorus, please repost it.  Also,=

I don't have time to figure out the solo.  If there's any interest, maybe=

someone could post that too.

Am (x02210@1)       F (133211@1)    C (x32010@1)        E (022100@1)  I got a crush,   copy shop clerk
Am (x02210@1)             F (133211@1)          C(hit Cchord (x32010@1)and quickly mute)
   But she won't look up at me
Am (x02210@1)                F (133211@1)  Don't want to be known as the freak
C (x32010@1)               E (022100@1)                 Am(hit and mute)
   Who just comes around to catch her eye

            A (x02220@1)             D (xx0232@1)               Bm (x24432@1)           EWe (022100@1)could be sleeping in the flowers, We could sleep all afternoon
         C (x32010@1)                F (133211@1)          Dm (xx0231@1)               EYou'd (022100@1)proclaim that your an island, I proclaim that I'm one too
        A ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]=
]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]D                 Bm (x24432@1)             EThen (022100@1)we float into the harbor, With just piers and boats around
    C               F ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]=
]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]Dm                E
I declare that I am England, You declare that I have drowned

(This part is tough to show rythm as there are no words, but basically
the guitar just plays one note on the high E string)

e5-5-5-55-55-5-55-5-5-5-55-55-5-5e This is the rythm I use with each =

                                   dash or 5 Equals asixteenth (x02210@1)note
                                   but I think you can figure it out

Then the bass does somthing like this:


Repeat these figures twice, then back to the verse

Am (x02210@1)      F (133211@1)   C (x32010@1)          E (022100@1)  I got a ride, home with a drunk guy
Am (x02210@1)     F (133211@1)                  C(hit and mute)
   How ungreatful I must have seemed
Am (x02210@1)         F (133211@1)    C (x32010@1)              E (022100@1)  He showed me how, to spin my head round and round

Chorus and interlude

Solo(Play the chords for the verse over the solo)

Chorus(Extend the chorus to fade with this...)

            A (x02220@1)             DWe (xx0232@1)could be sleeping in the flowers =

        Bm (x24432@1)                CTell (x32010@1)my boss that I've been fired
         A (x02220@1)             DWe'll (xx0232@1)be sleeping in the flowers
        Bm (x24432@1)     Ctell (x32010@1)my boss i'm fired


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