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Metal Detector
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: E Major
Year: 1996
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 Metal Detector
 They Might Be Giants

 Intro:   G  C  G  D

 G             C               G                 D           G     C     G     D
 Down at the shore there's a place where there's no one vacationing
                    G           C           G        D
 there's just the sound of the call of the wild overcoming the
 A             G#m
 fear of the unknown

              C#m /   F#           C#m / F#
 and I've got something to help you understand
           E  /  A       C#m   /   G#
 something waiting there beneath the sand:
 C#m / F#    C#m  / F#   C#m   /      F#        C#m /  F#
   My metal detector         is with me all of the time
 E    A     C#m     B        E    A   C#m   B
  I'm the inspector over the mine

 A
  Look past the volley ball
 E
  Look past the squawking gull
G#           A              F#m            G#
   Ignore the mountain of discarded falderal

 and I've got something to make you understand
 something hidden there underneath the land:
 My metal detector is with me all of the time
 I'm the inspector over the mine
 E   A    C#m     B        E     A   C#m   B
  Metal detector: watch it shine

 G          C           G          D             G      C     G      D
 Every seashell has a story to tell if you're listening
          G             C              G         D
 but underneath every shell there's a story as well if you've
 A                    D
 heard enough of the sea
           G             C              G        D            G      C     G     D
 then everything on the top will just suddenly stop seeming interesting
            G          C            G                D               Em    Em    D#    D#
 so listen now to the sound of the things that are found under the ground

 |:C#m   F#:|  x4
 E   A    C#m     B        E     A   C#m   B

 Don't need no volley ball
 Don't need no squawking gull
 Don't need to look at any bathing beauty doll

 for I've got something to help you understand
 something waiting there beneath the sand:
 My metal detector is with me all of the time
 I'm the inspector over the mine
 
 Look past the volley ball
 Look past the squawking gull
 Ignore the mountain of discarded falderal
 
 Cause I've got something to help you understand
 something hidden there beneath the sand:
 My metal detector is with me all of the time
 I'm the inspector over the mine
 Metal detector: watch it shine

 Don't need no volley ball
 Don't need no squawking gull
 E   A    C#m    B       E     A   C#m   B
 Metal detector all the time

 Ending: C#m