Guitar Tab:Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon

From This Might Be A Wiki
Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: E Major
Year: 1989
Tabbed By: No Mo
(In this song, each chord is one beat; chords with a dash between them are
half a beat each)

This is a very loose transcription of the hits...listen to the record to
figure out the exact rhythm of the chords; it's pretty darn funky

Intro:  E   E   E-B   A-B  (4x)

E                     E                 B               B
Fell    in    the     door   and   you fell  on   the   floor with your
A                     A                 E               E
hand    on     the    knob    looking   up     and    abruptly  for-
E                     E                 B               B
get   what   you're  thinking,          fire          alarms go
A                     A                 A               A
off    in     your   head,     you     live           in   the
E                     E                 B               B
Night       -        gown      of      the            sullen
A                     A                 A               A
moon                  -                 -             how  the 
E                     E                 B               B
win         -         dows    lean     in      -      to   the
A                     A                 A               A
room                  -                 -             in   the    
E                     E                 B               B
Night       -        gown     of       the            sullen
A                     A                 A               A
moon                  -                 -               - 
B                     B                 E               A
Drug                  trip, it's  not a drug    trip    so  you
A                     B                 E               E
feel        a         bit            insul     -        ted
B                     B                 E               A
Space                 walk, it's like a space   walk    with the
A                     A                 B               B
cor   -    re     -  sponding           weight          loss  and you're

nothing but air, with your hand in the air and your
shoelaces tied up together with care. There's a
feeling of boredom, of the big whoredom
following dressing up in the
nightgown of the sullen
moon, how the
windows lean into the
room, in the
nightgown of the sullen
moon

instrumental:	B   B   E   E (3x)
		A   A   B   B

E                     E                E  -  B         A  -  B
                      Your             head   is      on   the
E                     E                E  -  B         A  -  B
moon                  -                   -               -
B                     B                B  -  A         E/G#- A
It's                  not              neces     -    sary   to
B                     B                B  -  A         E/G#- A
breathe               -                   -               -
A                     A                A  - E/G#       E/G#- E
                      for      -       ever            is a 
A                     A                A  - E/G#       E/G#- E
long                  time