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    Dr. Worm

    They Might Be Giants

     

    Note: The recorded version, for the sake of the horns, is in the key of G-flat.

     

    Intro Riff:

       G          C          G          C         G (hold 2)

    E--------7--|----------|-------7-|----------|-------|

    B--8-8-8----|--------7-|-8-8-8---|--------7-|-8-----|

    G-----------|-9--9-9---|---------|--7-7-9---|-------|

    D-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|

    A-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|

    E-----------|----------|---------|----------|-------|

     

             G                      Em           C                        D               

    They call me Dr. Worm.   Good morning how are you? I'm Dr.

      G                                  Em            C             D

    Worm.  I'm interested in things. I'm not a real doctor but I

    C5             D5               G5        E5

    Am a real worm I am an actual worm.

       C5           D5              

    I live like a worm

     

             G                      Em           C                          D               

    And I like to play the drums.  I think I'm getting good but I can

      G             Em           C                        D               

    handle criticism.  I'll show you what I know and you can

    C5                  D5                     G5                  E5

    Tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums

          C5                      D5                           Eb5        F5

    I'll leave the front unlocked 'cause I can't hear the doorbell

     

    Repeat Intro in new key:

       Bb5           Eb5             Bb5           Eb5           (hold 2)

    E-----------10-|--------------|----------10-|--------------|-------|

    B--11-11-11----|-----------10-|-11-11-11----|-----------10-|-8-----|

    G--------------|-12--12-12----|-------------|--10-10-12----|-------|

    D--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------|

    A--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------|

    E--------------|--------------|-------------|--------------|-------|

     

    w/Spy Riff:

    / G - C - / x4


    w/Spy Riff:

    G (½)  C (½) G (½)  C (½)   G (½)    C (½)     G (½)  C (½)   

    When I get into    it I   can't     tell if    you     are

      G (½)       C (½)   G (½)     C (½)  G (½)     C (½) G (½) C (½)

    watching me     twirling the      stick.

     

    w/Minor Riff:

    Am (2)               Em (2)

    When I give the signal my friend

    C (hold 2)              C#dim (hold 2)

    Rabbi Bole will play the solo.

     

     

     

    Solo:

            G              Em         C             D              G              C

    E-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|

    B-----|-------0-1-0---|-------3-|-3--1--1--0--|-0------------|--------------|--------------|

    G-----|-0--2----------|---------|-------------|----2---2---0-|--0-----------|--------------|

    D--0--|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|-----4--2--0--|--------------|

    A-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|--3--2--0-----|

    E-----|---------------|---------|-------------|--------------|--------------|-----------3--|

     

    w/triplet strum:

    / D (hold) - - - / D - - - /

     

    Repeat Intro

     

    w/Minor Riff:

    Am (2)                     Em (2)

    Someday somebody else besides me

            C (hold 2)           C#dim (hold 2)

    Will call me by my stage name they will

    (tacet)

    Call me Dr. Worm. Good morning how are you I'm Dr. Worm.

    I'm interested in things. I'm not a real doctor but I

    C5             D5               G5        E5

    Am a real worm I am an actual worm.

       C5           D5              

    I live like a worm

     

             G                      Em           C                          D               

    And I like to play the drums.  I think I'm getting good but I can

      G             Em           C                        D               

    handle criticism.  I'll show you what I know and you can

    C5                  D5                     G5                  E5

    Tell me if you think I'm getting better on the drums

          C5                      D5         Eb5     F5   Repeat Intro x2

    I'm not a real doctor but they call me Dr. Worm

     

    Hold last G


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.