Whirling Dervishes - Youre A Mean One Mr. Grinch tab

YOU'RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH
from the TV show "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"
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).

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.
--Dan

CHORDS USED IN THIS ARRANGEMENT:

G C F Bb A D EbE -----------------------------------------------|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! 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. Grinch, You're a three decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce! 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. Grinch, [spoken] 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 AE --------------------------------------------------------------|B --------------------------------------------------------------|G ------------------------------2-1-0---------------------------|D ------------------------------------3-------------------------|A --------------------------------------------------------------|E --------------------------------------------------------------|
You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch You really are
DE --------------------------------------------------------------|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
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