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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

    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.