Boat Of Car

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song name Boat of Car
artist They Might Be Giants
releases They Might Be Giants, Then: The Earlier Years, Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants
year 1986
first played February 10, 1992 (42 known performances)
run time 1:15
sung by Margaret Seiler


  • The "daddy'll sing bass" sample is from the Johnny Cash song "Daddy Sang Bass," which was written by Carl Perkins.
  • All studio versions of this song feature the vocals of Margaret Seiler, though the version on the 1985 Demo Tape features a different recording, as well as a lyrical variation: "traces of your fingernails that run along the windows".
  • On the double-tracked vocals in this song, Flansburgh has stated: "It is classic 80s delay (I'd assume a Lexicon PCM70, a unit we still use) set for very short delay so it's a very tight, un-blurry chorusing creating the double."

Song Themes

Music, Non-John Vocals, Puns, Sailing, Songs With Samples, Transportation, Windows


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