Guitar Tab:Thermostat

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Thermostat
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: B Minor
Year: 1994
 1.
 Bm5         G#5         A5          F#5           G#5           F#5
    When the hands that  operate the motor lose control of the   lever
 Bm5         G#5         A5         F#5        G#5           F#5
     When the mind of its own in the wheel puts two and two together
 Bm5         G#5       A5                 F#5
    When the indicator says you're out of oil,
               G#5              F#5
    Should you continue driving anyway?
 Bm5           G#5             A5            F#5              G#5         
    There's a thermostat that regulates the temperature that might not be
 A5            B5              A#5
 Reliable that should be disconnected
 
 Chorus:
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 Bm5     A5      G#5       G5         F#5
 Turn it up when the cold brings you down
 Bm5      A5           G#5 G5      F#5
 When the heat bothers you turn it down
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 
 G5       F#5
   As I was just saying
 E5       F#5
   As I was just saying
 E5   F#5        G#5           A#5     B5
   As I was just telling you a minute ago
 
  2.
 Bm5  G#5 A5   F#5 G#5 F#5
    I was just talking
 Bm5     G#5 A5    F#5 G#5  F#5
 And someone interrupted
 Bm5   G#5 A5 F#5      G#5      F#5
    Or was it a loud explosion?
 Bm5   G#5    A5    F#5    G#5       A5
    Or is the thermostat engulfed in flames
       B5         Bb5
    Or is it just me?
 
 Chorus:
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 Bm5     A5      G#5       G5         F#5
 Turn it up when the cold brings you down
 Bm5      A5           G#5 G5      F#5
 When the heat bothers you turn it down
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 
 G5       F#5
   As I was just saying
 E5       F#5
   As I was just saying
 E5   F#5        G#5           A#5     B5
   As I was just saying
 
 Repeat the Intro for this Interlude
 
 Final Chorus:
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 Bm5     A5      G#5       G5         F#5
 Turn it up when the cold brings you down
 Bm5      A5           G#5 G5      F#5
 When the heat bothers you turn it down
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 Bm5     A5      G#5       G5         F#5
 Turn it up when the cold brings you down
 Bm5      A5           G#5 G5      F#5
 When the heat bothers you turn it down
 Bm5     A5          G#5  G5  F#5
 Turn it up, turn it down
 (fade out)
 
 transcribed by Paul Wenzel






Lead parts (timing not accurate)

Chorus
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Final chorus
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Transcribed By Stefan Reed