Guitar Tab:Purple Toupee

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Purple Toupee
By: They Might Be Giants
Key: Mainly in G major
Year: 1988
Tabbed By: E.M.
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 [Convention: each chord is two beats/half a measure.  A dash indicates that
  the chord is held for another two beats; two chords with a slash between
  them are held for one beat/a quarter of a measure each.]
 A D E C# F#m B
 E A B E
 G      -              C          G
   I remember the year I went to camp
   C               G           A              D
 heard about some lady named Selma and some blacks
  G                  -               C          G
 somebody put their fingers in the president's ears
         C               G               D           G
 and it wasn't too much later they came out with Johnson's Wax
 D    -          G          -
 I remember the book depository
           D             -        G  -
 where they crowned the king of Cuba
   G                -               C                      G
 That's all I can think of but I'm sure there's something else
  C          G             D              E
 way down inside me I can feel it coming back
 |: A      D          E      C#        F#m     B
 Purple toupee will show the way when summer brings you down
 E          A          B      E :|
 (purple toupee when summer brings you down)
 purple toupee and gold lamé will turn your brain around
 (purple toupee and gold lamé)
 Chinese people were fighting in the park
 we tried to help them fight no one appreciated that
 Martin X was mad when they outlawed bell bottoms
 ten years later they were sharing the same cell
 I shouted out, "Free the Expo '67"
 till they stepped on my hair and they told me I was fat
 Now I'm very big I'm a big important man
 and the only thing that's different is underneath my hat
  F#m      B       E       C#
 Purple toupee is here to stay
  F#m       B        E  D
 after the hair has gone away
       A        -       B         -        E
 the purple brigade is marching from the grave

(Tempo shift)

(Each chord is two bars each throughout the coda): 

Bb   F   Eb 

La la la la la la la 
La la la la la la la la 
La la la

 We're on some kind of mission
 we have an obligation
 we have to wear toupees

 [Here's some alternate chords that may be a bit easier... or perhaps not. :)
 In any case, capo up 2]
 G C D B Em A
 D G A D
 F - Bb F
 Bb F G C
 F - Bb F
 Bb F C F
 C - F -
 C - F -
 F - Bb F
 Bb F C D
 |: G C D B Em A
 D G A D :|
 Em A D B
 Em A D C
 G - A - D
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