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Youre A Mean One Chords & Tabs

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Youre A Mean One Chords

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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 1997 22:37:23 -0800
From: "Dan 'Geeky Spice' Amrich" 
Subject: TAB: 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch' by Dr. Seuss/Whirling Dervishes
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from the TV show "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"
Written by Theodore "Dr." Seuss Geisel and Albert Hague
almost as performed by Whirling Dervishes on "Wish It Would Snow"
Transcribed by Dan Amrich (DanAmrich@aol.com)
**Formatted for Courier 10**

I'm taking my cues for this Dr. Seuss transcription from a great hard-
rock version by a little-known band named Whirling Dervishes. 
Back in 1992 they released a four-song EP of holiday tunes called "Wish 
It Would Snow" on WM Records (PO Box 732, Cranford NJ, 07016). I scored 
a promo copy from the college radio station I worked for at the time it 
came out. Why this didn't become a huge alternarock hit at the time, I 
don't know, but my band used to rip it up 12 months out of the year. 

Here are the complete lyrics to the original song; Whirling 
Dervishes leave out the fourth, fifth and most of the sixth verse. They 
did it with power chords and so will I. Enjoy. 


	G	C	F	Bb	A	D	Eb
E -----------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------------
G ----------5-----------3-----7-----7-----8------
D ----5-----5-----3-----3-----7-----7-----8------
A ----5-----3-----3-----1-----5-----5-----6------
E ----3-----------1------------------------------

         G        C    F      Bb
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch,

    G      A     D
You really are a heel.

	    G           C                 F              Bb       Eb
You're as cuddly as a cactus, you're as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch.

(N.C.)                     D            G   C   G   C   G   C   G   D
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel!

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch,
Your heart's an empty hole.
Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch.
I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole!
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/misc_christmas/youre_a_mean_one_crd.html ]
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You have termites in your smile.
You have all the tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch,
Given a choice between the two of you I'd take the seasick crocodile!

You're a rotter, Mr. Grinch,
You're the king of sinful sots.
Your heart's a dead tomato splotched with moldy purple spots, Mr. 
You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic 

You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch,
With a nauseous super "naus!"
You're a crooked dirty jockey and you drive a crooked hoss, Mr. Grinch.
[spoken until the rhyme kicks in]
Your soul is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most 
disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable mangled up in
tangled up knots!

You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch,
You're a nasty wasty skunk.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk, Mr. 

    G			C			G         C     	 G	 C
The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote, 

 Eb     D      G
"Stink, stank, stunk!"

Here's a few of the licks I've been able to figure out:

	    G        C    F             Bb     G      A
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------------------------2-1-0---------------------------
D ------------------------------------3-------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

  You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch          You really are 

E --------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------7--------------------------------------------------
G -------------7------------------------------------------------
D ---------7-----7----------------------------------------------
A -------5---------5--------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------
  A heel
      (you're picking the full barre chord here)

The lick on the opening and refrains:

E ---------8--------------8-------------8-------------8-10------
B -8-11-10----8---8-11-10---8---8-11-10---8---8-11-10-----------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

Hopefully that's enough to go on.  Good luck and happy holidays. :)

Dan Amrich  DanAmrich@aol.com  http://members.aol.com/danamrich
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