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Purple Toupee  They Might Be Giants

[A]( [D]W/[E] T[C#]alk[F#m] Box[B]) E A B E


Verse 1:
[G]  I remember the year [C]I went to c[G]amp
he[C]ard about some l[G]ady named Se[A]lma and some bl[D]acks
s[G]omebody put their f[-]ingers in the pr[C]esident's e[G]ars
and it w[C]asn't too much l[G]ater they came o[D]ut with John[G]son's Wax


Pre Chorus 1:
[D]I rem[-]ember the b[G]ook reposit[-]ory
where they[D] crowned the k[-]ing of Cu[G]ba [-]
Th[G]at's all I can th[-]ink of but I'm s[C]ure there's something e[G]lse
w[C]ay down ins[G]ide me I can f[D]eel it coming b[E]ack


Chorus:
Pur[A]ple tou[D]pee will sh[E]ow the [C#]way when s[F#m]ummer br[B]ings you down
E A B E :|
(purple toupee when summer brings you down)
pur[A]ple tou[D]pee and go[E]ld la[C#]me will t[F#]urn your br[B]ain around
[E](purple to[A]upee and g[E]old la[C#]me)


Verse 2:
Chinese people were fighting in the park
we tried to help them fight no one appreciated that
Martin X was mad when they outlawed bell bottoms
ten years later they were sharing the same cell


Pre Chorus 2:
I shouted out "Free the Expo '67"
till they stepped on my hair and they told me I was fat
Now I'm very big I'm a big important man
and the only thing that's different is underneath my hat


Chorus:
Purple toupee will show the way when summer brings you down
(purple toupee when summer brings you down)
purple toupee and gold lame will turn your brain around
(purple toupee and gold lame)


Bridge Outro:
P[F#m]urple tou[B]pee is h[E]ere to s[C#]tay
a[F#m]fter the h[B]air has g[E]one[D] away
the pu[A]rple brig[-]ade is m[B]arching fr[-]om the gr[E]ave


(Same Chords for the La La Part)


[Bb]We're on some kind of mission
[F]we have an obligation
[Eb]we have to wear toupees
[G]                                  

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