Guitar Tab:Snail Shell

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Snail Shell
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: A Minor
Year: 1994
Tabbed By: J2
Main riff:

e ------------------------------|--0-------------------------
B -------1-----------1-----3-1--|----3-1-3-1-------1-----3-1-
G ---0-2---2-----0-2---0-2------|------------0-2-2---0-2-----
D -2-----------2----------------|----------------------------
A ------------------------------|----------------------------
E ------------------------------|----------------------------

Meanwhile, piano: Am6/C Cm6

There is not a lot of guitar in this song. The chords below are derived from
the keyboard parts. If you're playing them on a guitar, you may find it
useful to play power chords parallel to the bass, especially in the chorus.

Sir hand
Or is it ma'am
I fell out of my right place again
And you
Considered me
And now I'm where a snail has to be

          Am6/C                    Cdim                   Am6/C Cdim
I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell
          Am6/C                    Cdim                   Am6/C Cdim E7/B 
I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell


       Am                  D/B       C 
Was it something you would do for anybody?
       D               Em         A/F#
Was it what you'd only do for me?
          G              E/G#
I need to know because you see
          Am            C          D          E
I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell


(single notes notated from here on out)
                           A
Friend, look what you gave   
                                E
And how can you ever be repaid?
        A                 E (vacillates back and forth to F)
How may I give you a hand
From the position at your feet where I stand?


So let me thank you for putting me back in my snail shell
I'd like to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell

Was it something you would do for anybody?
Was it what you'd only do for me?
I need to know because you see
I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell


G     A
Snail Shell
C     A
Thank you
B     C
Snail Shell
E     A
Thank you

Ah
Ah
Ah


Was it something you would do for anybody?
Was it what you'd only do for me?
                                             A       B
Or was it something where you acted when you saw the need

              C                D                 E         F#
And knew that there would be a way the act could be repaid
          G              G#
And so it may, but for today
          A     A       C       C  D   D      E     E  (do a little flans-shred)
I want to thank you for putting me back in my snail shell

A A