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The Guitar

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Music video for "The Guitar"
Drawing, from the Apollo 18 promo, representing the song.
Rehearsal for the video.

song name The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Apollo 18, The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP) (as the "UK Single Edit" on some European releases), Direct From Brooklyn Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity, Rhino Hi-Five: They Might Be Giants (EP), Flood + Apollo 18
year 1992
first played June 27, 1992 (752 known performances)
run time 3:49
sung by John Flansburgh; Laura Cantrell sings the "Lion Sleeps Tonight" chorus.


Song Themes

Animals, Music, Non-John Vocals, Numbers, Precious Metal, Questions, Science, Songs With Handclaps, Space, Telecommunication, Title Not In Lyrics, TMBG Remakes


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Available for Purchase[edit]

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AAC 99¢ Purchase

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