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Steam Powered Giraffe - The Suspender Man chords

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Another good song by them singing Automatons, was surprised to not see it up here already : P

A TON of Minor chords and Ostinatos  
 Enjoy ;D
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One Moonlight Night!

Banjo/Accordion intro

   Dm                              Bb
One moonlight night in the bayou a silhouette
    F                       C
The air was sweet and the fog was vi-o-let
    Dm                                      Bb
The gators were all drinking tea, in a dreamy pantsless glee
    F                           C
I saw a suspendered man, a banjo holstered in his hands.
    Dm                                                 Bb               
He had biggest red suspenders I ever did see, golly gee that's what I've seen
    F                                           C
He flicked the brim of his hat, and this is what he said to me.

    Dm                       Bb
"Mister robot ah am The Suspender Man
    F                         C
And dis banjo 'as shown me dah promised land.
    Dm                                     Bb
Now ah play a song but in return, yoo put dat shiny coin right 'ere in mah urn.
    F                                       C
And ah play yoo sumfin fine. Mah music gonna blow yo mind!"

    Dm                                       Gm 
So I flicked my coin into his pot, I gotta admit it twasn't a lot
                  Dm               
Two cents and then his fingers wriggled,
                  C
he plucked those strings and belched a giggle.
                  Dm
He tapped his foot, howled like a hound
     Gm                  Dm
Igniting up the unholy sound.

                         Dm
And I ain't never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
                         Am7
never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never,
                         C                             Dm
never, never, never, never, never, heard anything so great.

     Dm
Call the vendors.
     Bb
Big Suspenders.
     F                   C         Dm
That's what everybody wants to wear.
     Dm
They stretch to Nantucket.
     Bb
Put them in a bucket
     F                        C              Dm
And send them to the gnome trapped down the well
            Dm
(Tug 'em with thumbs is ideal)
            Dm
(While rollin' back on your heels)
  
  Dm (Let ring)
(Yeah)

He played the two cent show

            Dm
And just like that he stopped playing
            Bb
My jaw dropped to the floor.
            F
He cracked his neck and smiled at me, And said,
            C                
"Buddy, y'gotta pay for more!"

            Dm
But by then a crowd had swarmed the swamp,
            Bb
tossin' coin in after coin.
            Dm                          Dm
So he cleared his throat, and his fingers writhed,
            Bb                         Dm
and everyone shouted for Suspender Guy.

       Dm
Call the vendors
       Bb
Big Suspenders
       F                  C               Dm         
That's what grandma wants for her birthday
       Dm
They're bright red and awesome
       Bb
Even worn by opossums
       F                  C           Dm
Nobody wants their pants to fall down
        
       Dm
(Ma and Pappy want 'em too)
       Dm
(Even the ghost of your Uncle Stu)
  
  Dm(let Ring)
(Yeah)

He played the two cent show


Fracture dat banjo!

(Under Banjo Solo)

Dm, Bb, F, C x4


          Dm
All the children sing and dance
          Bb
Those banjo sounds instill a trance
          Dm
By 4 AM the press what hot
          C
Suspender Man on the front page spot
          Dm
Suspenders were in and spats were out
          Bb
The girls all suffered from fainting bouts
          Dm
The banjos flew off the shelves
          Bb            F
Sprouting wings with dreams
          C             Dm
of being played by Suspender Man.

          Dm
But in the middle of February
          Bb
the fog turned a crimson red
          F
The Suspender Man disappeared,
          C              Dm
everyone was heels over head
          Dm                  
But we found his suspenders and that old banjo
          Bb
sittin' right here on his log

         Dm
And though he's gone,
         Dm
that's what he gets
         C                  Dm
for selling his soul to the bog

     Dm
Big Suspenders
     Bb
Put them in a blender
     F                      C             Dm
Three bat teeth and a blackened gypsy eye
     Dm
Bring it to a boil
     Bb
Release your mortal coil
     F                     C          Dm
Out pops a belt to wear for you and me-
    Dm                 C          Dm
Nobody wants their pants to fall down-
   Dm                  C                   Dm
You could wear a dress and then...you'd have no need
            
          Dm
(The alligators had it right)
          Dm
(Wearing pants it sure does bite)
 
  Dm (let ring)
(Yeah)

                         Dm
He played the two cent show......   

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