Guitar Tab:The Bells Are Ringing

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The Bells Are Ringing
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: C Major
Year: 1996
Tabbed By: Samuel Prinzi and AtionSong
E|-8--------8---------
A|---8-10-----8-10----
D|--------7--------7--
G|--------------------
B|--------------------
E|--------------------

C        F         C       F
Bum Bum  Bum Bum   Bum Bum Bum Bum

E|-8--------8-----------
A|---8-10-----8-10---8--
D|--------7--------7----
G|----------------------
B|----------------------
E|----------------------

C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
                  F                G
They travel great distances to the sound


C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
                  F                G
They travel great distances to the sound


Am          Dm            Em              F
They are persuaded by the music of the bells
Dm             F            Dm            G
They're not responsible for anything they do
Am         Dm
The people know
Am         F
The way to go
Dm            G                     C
The bells are ringing they hear the sound


F                    Am                   D
They hear the sound, they hear the sound, they hear the sound
F                    Am                   D
They hear the sound, they hear the sound, they hear the sound

C             C

C             F
The bells are ringing
               C
And everyone's walking
            F           G
With arms extended in a trance
C                F
Forgetting their washing
               C
Neglecting the children
                     F             G
They're dropping all businesses at hand


Am         Dm              Em              F
A voice is telling them to act a different way
Dm              F                   Dm                G
They tilt their heads so they won't miss what it will say
Am            Dm
And when it's so
Am              F
There's this to know
Dm            G                     C
The bells are ringing they hear the sound


C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
                  F                G
They travel great distances to the sound


Am          Dm            Em              F
They are persuaded by the music of the bells
Dm             F            Dm            G
They're not responsible for anything they do
Am         Dm
The people know
Am         F
The way to go
Dm            G                     C
The bells are ringing they hear the sound

F                         C    Dm  Em  C
A girl with cotton in her ears
D                             G   Am  Bm  G
Is shielded from the bells' effect
A
As if by hidden signal,
Dm
The people turn to face her

F
One thousand eyes are staring
G                              
They pull away her earplugs 


C             F
The bells are pealing
            C
And they're revealing
           F           G
The simple key to happiness
C        F
It isn't evil
         C
It isn't good
          F               G
It's only what the people miss


Am          Dm                      Em           F
The bells explain what they've been lacking all along
Dm           F             Dm                G
They were disorganized and that was what was wrong
Am           Dm
And now they know
Am         F
The way to go
Dm               G                  C
The bells are ringing they hear the sound


C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
C                 F                G
They travel great distances to the sound

C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
C                 F                G
They travel great distances to the sound

C             F
The bells are ringing
                 C
The song they're singing
             F                    G
The sound is bringing the people 'round
C             F
They hear the instructions
              C
They follow directions
                 F                G
They travel great distances to the sound