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


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


Am          Dm            C/E             F
They are persuaded by the music of the bells
Dm             C/E          F             G
They're not responsible for anything they do
Am         Dm
The people know
Am         Dm
The way to go
F             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             Dm
The bells are ringing
               C/E
And everyone's walking
            F           G
With arms extended in a trance
C                Dm
Forgetting their washing
               C/E
Neglecting the children
                     F             G
They're dropping all businesses at hand


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

CAR ALARM GUITAR:
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------10-|
D|-10----10-------10----10-|----10----10----10-------|
G|-------------12----------|-------------------12----|
B|----13----13-------13----|-13----13----13----------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   Am    Dm    C/E   F       Dm    C/E   F     G

E|-------------------------|-------------|
A|-------------------------|----------10-|
D|-10----10-------10----10-|----10-------|
G|-------------12----------|-------12----|
B|----13----13-------13----|-13----------|
E|-------------------------|-------------|
   Am    Dm    Am    Dm      F     G



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


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

F                         C    Dm  C/E  C
A girl with cotton in her ears
D                             G   Am  G/B  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             Dm
The bells are pealing
            C/E
And they're revealing
           F           G
The simple key to happiness
C        Dm
It isn't evil
         C/E
It isn't good
          F               G
It's only what the people miss


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


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

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

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