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Roy G. Biv

They Might Be Giants


Chord Guide


C#m:  x46654


B :   x2444x


A:    x02220


E:    022100


F#:   244322


F#m:  244222




Strum Guide

Chorus Strum:

C#m   B       A       E

D   X U   U X U   U X U   U X U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Folk Strum:

D   D U   U D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



Verse 1 (hold each chord):

C#m           B                      A                           E

R is for red, O is for orange, Y is for yellow, and G is for green

C#m            B                      F# (2)                       

B is for blue, I for Indigo, And V is for violet

                        A (2)

And that spells Roy G. Biv



C#m    B           A         E

Roy G. Biv is a colorful man

              C#m     B                 A           E

And he proudly stands at the rainbow's end (So you'll see him)

C#m    B          A           E

Roy G. Biv is a colorful man

             C#m          B                    A            E

And his name spells out the whole color spectrum (So you'll see him)


Repeat Chorus


Bridge (hold each chord):

A                         E  

You'll never see a unicorn

A                      F#m

But you'll see a rainbow

A                          F#m

And inside every rainbow

A                          B

Is the spectrum of light


(w/folk strum):

A                        E

You'll never see Roy G. Biv

A                            F#m

But he's inside the rainbow

A                              F#m

Cause inside every rainbow

A                          B

Is the spectrum of light


Verse 1


Chorus x2, hold last E

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