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From the enhanced No! CD

song name Violin
artist They Might Be Giants
releases TMBG Unlimited - March, No!, TMBG Clock Radio
year 2002
first played June 11, 2002 (139 known performances)
run time 2:26
sung by John Linnell


  • From TMBG Unlimited, "With Garo Yellin and Krystof Witek on strings, this is one of the most winding journeys from the No! album."
  • Reflecting on each track from No! for the tenth anniversary of the album's release, John and John said of this song:
This started out as a Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and then it went seriously off the rails. We were subsequently very impressed when a kid showed us a T-shirt he had made that illustrated the 'George Washington's head' verse with quarters gradually adding up to a dollar. Everything started making sense after that.
  • During many shows of the Spine tour, the audience was instructed to perform the wave during the bridge of this song.

Song Themes

Animals, Heads, Kingdom Of Loathing Reference, Music, Not In 4-4 Time, Onomatopoeia, People (Real), Presidents, Puns


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Violin is currently ranked #584 out of 910. (50 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.86)