Guitar Tab:The Statue Got Me High

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The Statue Got Me High
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: G Major
Year: 1992
    G      F      D
The statue got me high
    G      F      D
The statue got me high
    G   F       C       D      F      C     D
The monument of granite sent a beam into my eye
    G      F       D
The statue made me die
    G      F       D
The statue made me die
   G       F        C          D      Em        F      G
It took my hand, it killed me, and it turned me to the sky


    Em        C         D
The stone, it called to me
     G     Am      C          G         Dsus     D
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
  Em        C       D
A rock that spoke a word
    G  Am    C   G       Dsus    D
(An animated mineral, it can be heard)


    C        Am      D        G     C       Am   D
And though I once preferred a human being's company
     C      Am       D   G         C      Am   D
They pale before the monolith that towers over me


    G      F      D
The statue got me high
    G      F      D
The statue got me high
    G        F         C          D      F        C       D
The truth is where the sculptor's chisel chipped away the lie
    G      F       D
The statue made me fry
    G      F       D
The statue made me fry
   G       F        C       D           Em      F    G
My coat contained a furnace where there used to be a guy


    Em        C         D
The stone, it called to me
     G     Am      C          G         Dsus     D
(And now I see the things the stone has shown to me)
  Em        C       D
A rock that spoke a word
    G  Am    C   G       Dsus   D
(An animated mineral, it can be heard)


    C      Am        D    G      C     Am         D
And as the screaming fire engine siren filled the air
    C  Am        D        G       C           Am      D
The evidence had vanished from my charred and smoking chair


    C         D         G      Am     
And what they found was just a statue 
C        D         G      Am     C     D
Standing where the statue got me high
    C         D         G      Am  
And what they found was just a statue 
C        D         C      D      G
Standing where the statue got me high


Baritone sax solo:
    G     F     D     -

    G     F     D     -

    G     F     C     D     F     C     D


    Em     C       D
And now it is your turn
      G       Am       C         G         Dsus    D
(Your turn to hear the stone and then your turn to burn)
    Em        C        D
The stone, it calls to you
     G       Am      C      G         Dsus      D
(You can't refuse to do the things it tells you to)


    C      Am        D    G      C     Am        D
And as the screaming fire engine siren fills the air
    C  Am         D      G         C           Am      D
The evidence will vanish from your charred and smoking chair


    C         D         G      Am     
And what they found was just a statue 
C        D         G      Am     C     D
Standing where the statue got me high
    C            D        G     Am  
And what they'll find is just a statue 
C        D         C      D       [n.c.]
Standing where the statue got you high





This is the guitar arrangement played by John Flansburgh
on Apollo 18.  Since it's difficult to portray note duration,
you're on your own for the rhythm.  The references to "BarG"
and "BarF" mean the power chord versions of those chords, where
the index finger stretches across the strings and the remaining
digits play an E.  Hope you enjoy being a John for a day!
--Greg.
 
A.  Intro.   No guitar here.
 
B.  "The statue got me high...."
        1     2     3     4     1     2     3     4    <--(Beat)
        BarG  BarG  BarF  BarF  D--------------------
        BarG  BarG  BarF  BarF  D--------------------
        BarG        BarF        C           D
        BarF        C           D--------------------
        BarG  BarG  BarF  BarF  D--------------------
        BarG  BarG  BarF  BarF  D--------------------
        BarG        BarF        C           D
        C           BarF        BarG-----------------
 
C.  "The stone it called to me...."
        1     2     3     4     1     2     3     4
        (no guitar for six beats)
        BarG        Am          C           BarG
        Dsus  Dsus  D     D
        (Same thing again)
 
D.  "And though I once preferred...."
        1     2     3     4     1     2     3     4
        C     C     Am    Am    D     D     G     G
        C     C     Am    Am    D     D     D     D
        C     C     Am    Am    D     D     G     G
        C     C     Am    Am    D     D     D     D
 
E.   "The statue got me high...."  same as B.
 
F.   "The stone it called to me...."  same as C.
 
G.   "And as the screaming fire engine...."  same as D.
 
H.   "And what they found was just a statue...."
        TABLATURE:
high E -0---------------------------------------0-2-3-5-
     B ----3-0-------------------------------0-1--------
     G -------2-0---0-------0-2-0---0-2-0-2-------------
     D -----------4---4-2-4-------4---------------------
        (listen to the song to figure out the rhythm)
 
I.   Big sax / guitar solo:
high E -3-------------3---2---5---10--------------------
     B ----3(slide)-------------------------------------
        These babies are all whole notes.. let'em RIDE!!
 
The rest of the song is pretty self-explanatory.
 
Sincerely,
 Greg Witulski
 The Keyboardist/Bassist/Guitarist/Accordionist