Guitar Tab:Lie Still, Little Bottle

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Lie Still, Little Bottle
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: B Flat Minor
Year: 1988
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 These are all bass notes as far as the album is concerned, 
 at live gigs Linnell plays the sax over those notes 
 and Flans uses THE STICK to keep time as he sings.

 Bbm -  Db  -  C  -  Ebm-F

     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still, little bottle, 
     Bbm      Db    C     Ebm F
 And shake my shaky hand
       Bbm      Db  C      Ebm F
 Black coffee's not enough for me, 
   Bbm Bbm A  A   Ab - G - Gb - F
 I need a  better friend
     Bbm Db      C      Ebm F
 One pill at the bottom
    Bbm        Db       C     Ebm F
 Is singing my favorite song
   Bbm    Db   C       Ebm  F
 I know I must investigate
   Bbm       Bb    A    A     Ab - G - Gb - F
 I hope that I can sing along

 Bbm        Db       Ebm  F    F(low)
 There's no time for metaphors cried 
     Bbm    Db      Ebm  F   F(low)
 The little pill to me
           Bbm     Db   Ebm   F   F(low)
 He said, "Life is a placebo,
        Bbm   Bbm  A  A Ab - G - Gb - F
 Masquerading as a simile."
         Bbm       Db       Ebm    F   F(low)
 Well, I knew that pill was lying
       Bbm Db       Ebm   F   F(low)
 Too gregarious, too nice
     Bbm   Db       Ebm    F    F(low)
 But as he walked I had to sing this
 Bbm   Bbm Db  Db  C   C   B   B
 Twice

     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still, little bottle
       Bbm             Db       C     Ebm F
 Don't twist, it ain't twistin' time
      Bbm            Db               C         Ebm F
 With every move you make you just disintegrate 
   Bbm Bbm A   A    Ab - G - Gb - F
 My ev er-troubled mind

 'Circus-Break-Sax-Solo':

 E - E - E - E    F# D
 E - E - E - E    F# D
 Db   
 Db - E (and other random notes mixed in)

     Bbm  Db       C       Ebm F
 Lie still, little bottle,
      Bbm     Db    C      Ebm F
 And shake my shaky hand
       Bbm      Db    C        Ebm  F
 Black coffee's not enough for me, 
   Bbm Bbm A  A   Ab - G - Gb - F
 I need a  better friend
     Bbm  Db     C      Ebm F
 One pill at the bottom 
    Bbm        Db       C      Ebm F
 Is singing my favorite song
   Bbm    Db   C      Ebm  F
 I know I must investigate
   Bbm       Bbm   A    A Ab - G - Gb - F
 I hope that I can sing along
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still, little bottle
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still, little bottle
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still
     Bbm  Db       C      Ebm F
 Lie still 
 Bbm

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This is how Linnell plays it on sax:

G - Bb - A - C - D/E/F
G - Bb - A - C - D/E/F
G - Bb - A - C - D/E/F
G G - F F - E E - D C - D/E/F
G Bb A F C Bb A
G Bb A F Bb C

Still working on it. --[[User:Apfelbitsliam|liam]] 11:54, 18 Jun 2006 (MDT)