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Timothy Chords
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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 14:30:21 -0600
From: Eric Carrier 
To: [email protected]
Subject: CRD: Timothy by Dada

Song:  Timothy
Artist: dada
Me:  Devon Stauffer

OK, the song starts out with strings; I'm not going to try to transcribe
them.  Anyway the basic components of the song are A, D, E and then it
goes to C#minor to G.  Try to strum only the top three strings
(personally I think it sounds better).

Like this:
Intro (when guitar comes in):

A         D        A    D    A    D    E    E

A            D                    A
Look at me I'm ten feet tall

             D                     A
Jungle-Jim hope I don't fall

Gather 'round for my playground


Basically, that's the whole song.  When it changes to "And my mom, she's
a movie star,"  use C#minor to Gmajor.  There are, however, a few parts
in the song that require a decent amount of knowledge regarding
finger-picking techniques, I don't know how to finger-pick that well so
I had trouble figuring them out.  Give it a shot.

Here are the complete words (because I hate it when people don't include

Look at me I'm ten feet tall
Jungle-Jim, hope I don't fall
Gather 'round for my playground

They call me Tim, my real name is
Your attention please but please not
your sympathy
My dad's real cool
He discovered Mars
And my mom is a movie star

The kids at school don't let me play
But I don't care because I have
Any boy could ever need

A helicopter that takes me
A diamond horse, yeah my dad's a
Don't mind the holes in my knees
And my mom's a movie star

Billy Green grabs his lunch from the
window sill
I left mine home, how 'bout a bite
of your sandwich Bill
A friend in need is a friend indeed

The teacher asks oh where are your
parents Tim
It's been five months and I've seen
no sign of them
My dad's not here
He flew back to Mars
And my mom is a movie star

She's a movie star
She's a movie star
My dad's drunk in a bar
And my mom's crashed the car
She's a movie star....

Dada - Timothy Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Timothy tabs @ 911Tabs
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About the artist behind Timothy Chords:

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in neutral Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920. The movement primarily involved visual arts, literature (poetry, art manifestoes, art theory), theatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti war politic through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals. Passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture filled their publications. The movement influenced later styles, Avant-garde and Downtown music movements, and groups including Surrealism, Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art and Fluxus.

Dada is the groundwork to abstract art and sound poetry, a starting point for performance art, a prelude to postmodernism, an influence on pop art, a celebration of antiart to be later embraced for anarcho-political uses in the 1960s and the movement that lay the foundation for Surrealism. Marc Lowenthal, Translator's introduction to Francis Picabia's I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, And Provocation (MIT Press 2007)

Cover of the first edition of the publication Dada. Edited by Tristan Tzara. Zürich, 1917.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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