Guitar Tab:Shoehorn With Teeth

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Shoehorn With Teeth
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: E♭ Major
Year: 1988
 Intro:
 
 Eb                  Ab          Bb
 
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb     Bb         Eb     Bb    Ab      Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    D/Eb    C  Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
           Ab
 He asks a girl if they can both sit in a chair 
        Eb
 But he doesn't get nervous
 Ab               Bb
 She's not really there
 
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    D/Eb    C  Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
          Ab
 Tour the world in a heavy metal band
          Eb
 But they run out of gas
     Ab              Bb
 The plane can never land
 
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb     Bb         Eb     Bb    Ab      Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    D/Eb    C  Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
            Ab
 What's the sense in ever thinking about the tomb
             Eb            Ab               Bb
 When you're much too busy returning to the womb?
 
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb     Bb         Eb     Bb    Ab      Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb (D/Eb - C - Bb)      Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    D/Eb    C  Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
 transcribed by Josh Woodward

Simpler chord version for guitar:

 Eb                  Ab          Bb
 
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb                             Ab              Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    C          Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
           Ab
 He asks a girl if they can both sit in a chair 
        Eb
 But he doesn't get nervous
 Ab               Bb
 She's not really there
 
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    C          Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
          
          Ab
 Tour the world in a heavy metal band
          Eb
 But they run out of gas
     Ab              Bb
 The plane can never land
 
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb                             Ab              Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    C          Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing
 
            Ab
 What's the sense in ever thinking about the tomb
             Eb            Ab               Bb
 When you're much too busy returning to the womb?
 
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
 Eb                             Ab              Bb
 People should get beat up  for stating their beliefs
            Eb            Ab        Eb
 He wants a shoehorn, the kind with teeth
            Eb    C          Bb   Eb
 Because he knows there's no such thing