Guitar Tab:Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal

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Hey, Mr. DJ, I Thought You Said We Had A Deal
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: A Major
Year: 1989
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 [Convention: each chord is two beats/half a measure.  A dash indicates that
  the chord is held for another two beats; two chords with a slash between
  them are held for one beat/a quarter of a measure each.

  Capo up two frets to be in the original key.]

 Intro:
 |: A  E  D  - :|  (x4)

 1.
 |:       A              E          D  - :|  (x3)
 I could never sleep my way to the top
 'cause my alarm clock always wakes me right up
 and since my options have been whittled away
             B               -     E   -
 I struck a bargain with my radio DJ
 
 I said, "I'd like this song to be number one"
 he said, "I'd really really like to help you, my son"
 and then I knew that I would have him to thank
 because he asked me how much I had in the bank

 |:           A         E      D      -
 He said to think long-term investment
                 F#m          Aaug        D     - :|  Aaug = 021000
 and that all the others had forgiven themselves
 because the net reward had justified
 the colossal mess they made of their lives

 2.
 He said the record wouldn't have to be hot
 and no one ever seemed to care if it's not
 it would depend on something else that I've got
 and that the others who had given it a shot
 
 had seen a modest sum grow geometrically
 and then they had forgiven themselves
 because the net reward had justified
 the colossal mess they'd made of their lives

 Chorus:
  A       E   F#m            E       D     E
 Hey, Mr. DJ, I thought you said we had a deal
 A              E
 I thought you said
   D              E        F#m                E
 "You scratch my back and I'll scratch your record"
         D                  E         A  -
 and I thought you said we had a deal
 
 Instrumental:
 |: A  E  D  - :|  (x4)
 
 3.
 Well I told you about the world (its address)
 I wonder when they're going to clean up the mess
 you know the Rabid Child is still tuning in
 Chess Piece Face's patience must be wearing thin
 
 Because they haven't played this song on the air
 not that anyone but me even cared
 and the disc jockey has moved out of town
 the district courthouse says he's nowhere to be found
 
 He said to think long-term investment
 and that all the others had forgiven themselves
 He said the net reward would justify
 the colossal mess they made of their lives
  
 (Chorus and instrumental fade)
 
 -E.M.
 
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